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The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

April 2021

14th April

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

19:30 : Arduino SIG What is on my bench
Online Zoom Meeting
A chance for SIG members to talk about what they are doing.

15th April

14:00 : Wales_NAG Automation Project Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Looking at further developments of automatic the ATC to to have working points and also working signals.

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

16th April

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online repair shop / workshop where members can bring their problem circuits and/or gadgets for the group to help rectify online. Feel free to bring your your problem circuit along. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Prof

18th April

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Irish AG meetings. Zoom meetings until we can meet again.

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

20th April

10:00 : The (global) Virtual Area Group 09:00 UTC
Online Zoom Meeting
Contributor: Fraser Smith. Servos and servo mounts.

19:00 : North East Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
What's on your workbench, followed by the second presentation on Power Supplies for Model Railways by David Roberts

21st April

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting
Simon West - Recent Developments

19:30 : Cardiff Area Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Zoom Meeting An Introduction To JMRI Panel Pro with CBUS Integration.

22nd April

11:00 : MERG Automation SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting PART 2 of\'Getting started with Rocrail\' by M3856 Brian Wates together with a brief overview of an Uncoupling system. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Automation SIG in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

23rd April

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

24th April

10:00 : MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Full agenda to follow

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Alistair will Talk about CBUS to start off followed by show and tell from members layout/Collection. Note this is a MREG licence meeting with no time limit.

26th April

14:00 : B&G Beta Blockshops
Online Zoom Meeting
Pilot Course about the use of the visual blocks programming language Blockly to control and animate model railways.

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

27th April

19:30 : Arduino SIG What is on my bench
Online Zoom Meeting
18.30 UTC A chance for SIG members to talk about what they are doing.

28th April

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

29th April

14:00 : Wales_NAG -Automation project
Online Zoom Meeting
A review of activity so far and Looking at further developments of automatic the ATC to to have working points and also working signals, etc.

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

30th April

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

May 2021

1st May

09:00 : Brisbane Model Train Show
RNA Showgrounds
The Brisbane Model Train Show is back. Please come along and visit the MERG Stand

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
M505 Adrian Henshaw will present his Focus on a Circuit for Kits; PMP11-Led Dimmer and PMP12-Random Lights.

2nd May

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

4th May

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Nick Murphy on his experiments with the second generation RFID.

6th May

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

7th May

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes.

10th May

14:00 : B&G Beta Blockshops
Online Zoom Meeting
Pilot Course about the use of the visual blocks programming language Blockly to control and animate model railways.

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

11th May

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

12th May

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

13th May

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

14th May

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online repair shop / workshop where members can bring their problem circuits and/or gadgets for the group to help rectify online. Feel free to bring your your problem circuit along.

14:00 : Wales_NAG My Mimic Panel Journey -by John Gowers.
Online Zoom Meeting
John Gowers will present how he decided the detail of making his Mimic panel and the decisions he made on the journey and his eventual decision to use CANPAN.

16th May

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Irish AG meetings. Zoom meetings until we can meet again.

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

20th May

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

21st May

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes.

24th May

14:00 : B&G Beta Blockshops
Online Zoom Meeting
Pilot Course about the use of the visual blocks programming language Blockly to control and animate model railways.

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

26th May

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

27th May

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

28th May

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes.

14:00 : Wales_NAG -Automation project
Online Zoom Meeting
This a further extension of the project and will be review of progress and making decision of the future of the project.

30th May

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

June 2021

1st June

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

3rd June

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

5th June

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

8th June

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

9th June

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

10th June

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

13th June

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

14th June

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

17th June

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

23rd June

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

24th June

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

26th June

09:00 : Introduction to CBUS weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Beginners intro to CBUS weekend, assuming no prior knowledge. Learn the basics of CBUS, build CBUS kits, get them working and learn how to set up your CBUS for your layout. Note that this is a new date to allow for lockdown timetable.

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

27th June

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

28th June

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine some specific features of the language. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

July 2021

3rd July

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

6th July

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

11th July

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

12th July

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

13th July

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

14th July

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

15th July

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom

17th July

09:00 : MORE CBUS weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
A follow on course from "Introduction to CBUS" that covers many more detailed facets of CBUS, including logic using CANCOMPUTE and working with the Universal CANMIO firwmware.

24th July

09:00 : Starting out with JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Introductory course on using JMRI Panel Pro to create control panels and operate the layout. This course assumes no prior knowledge of JMRI.

25th July

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

26th July

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

August 2021

3rd August

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

7th August

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
This is our first face to face meeting after lockdown. The whole meeting will be turned into a SMD soldering workshop. Members should bring one or more kits with SMD devices and equipment so that they and all members can have a go. We are hoping to see the many different approaches to soldering such small components.

8th August

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

9th August

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

10th August

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

11th August

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19th August

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom

22nd August

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

23rd August

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

28th August

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

September 2021

4th September

09:00 : JMRI Part 2 weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Second JMRI weekend course on blocks, train identification (RFID and Railcom), entry-exit routing and lots on signalling.

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

7th September

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

13th September

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

14th September

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

16th September

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom

27th September

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

October 2021

2nd October

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

5th October

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

9th October

10:00 : Farnham MRC exhibition at Aldershot
Alderwood Leisure Centre, GU12 4AS
The South Hants Area Group will once again have a stand at this exhibition. I am sure I speak for all members when I say how nice it will be to be able to attend exhibitions once again.

11th October

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

12th October

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

21st October

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom

25th October

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

November 2021

2nd November

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

6th November

09:00 : JMRI Part 3 weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Third JMRI weekend course on train automation, covering various automation techniques including custom scripts, YAAT and Dispatcher.

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

8th November

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

9th November

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.