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Model Electronic Railway Group

Leading Model Railway Electronics since 1967

Over 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2018

This page lists forthcoming meetings, exhibitions and courses.

MERG Meeting Programme

Prospective new members are welcome to attend any of the following meetings to discuss MERG and meet those involved.

June 2018
27th Cardiff Area Group meeting
The first time for a meeting at this venue. Agenda will come shortly but will involve the demo layout.

Venue: Synod Office of the United Reform Church, Minster Road, Cardiff CF23 5AS
Time: 19:30
29th More CBUS Weekend Course
Follow on CBUS course, for those who already have a good understanding of the basics. Scroll down to the bottom of this diary page for full details of all courses.

Venue: Rushden Transport Museum - 29th June - 2nd July
Time: 08:00
July 2018
3rd Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30 - Meeting details emailed out week before

Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
12th South Hants area group, evening meeting.
This is our regular monthly Thursday evening meeting. All Merg members from any area are welcome to attend.

Venue: Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Time: 19:30
15th East Midlands Area Group meeeting
Our regular meeting by the seaside kindly hosted by Judi, our kit sale manager. We're trying a Sunday this year for a change. More details to follow.

Venue: Sutton on Sea
Time: 10:00
21st South Hants Area Group Saturday workshop
This is our regular Saturday workshop, where members can work on projects or come along and get help and advice from other members. Merg members from any area are welcome to attend.

Venue: Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Time: 10:00
21st Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
This meeting which will feature a review of members' projectes with presentations by members of the group . The usual workshops will run in the afternoon.

Venue: LWMRS Club Rooms, Knightcote. www.lwmrs.co.uk.
Time: 10:00
22nd West Midlands Area Group
Details to follow

Venue: Titford Pump House, Engine street, Oldbury, West Midlands
Time: 10:00
August 2018
7th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30 - Meeting details emailed out week before

Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
9th South Hants area group, evening meeting.
This is our regular monthly Thursday evening meeting.

Venue: Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Time: 19:30
12th 3 Counties Open Day
A follow up to last years very successful Open day, already with 5 people to demonstrate their ideas and get people interested.
This is not an exhibition

Venue: Greenwood Community Centre - Tippendell Lane Chiswell Green St Albans Herts AL2 3HW
Time: 13:30
18th South Hants Group all day workshop
This is our regular all day Saturday workshop. Members can bring along anything they are working on or are having difficulty with.

Venue:
Time: 10:00
September 2018
1st London Area Group
London area group, open to all members, any location, will start very short business followed by workshop which may include demos
see the posts here: https://www.merg.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=7777&start=25
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Venue: Keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 10:30
1st London Members meeting
Open to members from any location, meeting programme to be arranged.
see the posts here:
https://www.merg.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=225&t=7659#p76403
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Venue: Keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 13:30
4th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30 - Meeting details emailed out week before

Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
13th South Hants Area group evening meeting.
This is our regular Monthly Thursday evening meeting.

Venue: Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Time: 19:30
15th South Hants Area group all day workshop
This is our monthly all day workshop' where members from any area can come along and get help and advice or bring projects they are working on. There are several workbenches available for people who wish to do soldering or other activities requiring a workbench,

Venue: Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Time: 10:00
October 2018
2nd Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30 - Meeting details emailed out week before

Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
5th Introduction to JMRI Weekend Course
Introduction to JMRI, assuming no previous knowledge. Scroll down to the bottom of this diary page for full details of all courses.

Venue: Rushden Transport Museum - 5th to 8th October
Time: 08:00
19th Introduction to JMRI Weekend Course
Introduction to JMRI, assuming no previous knowledge - run as part of the Missenden Railway Modellers autumn weekend. Scroll down to the bottom of this diary page for full details of all courses.

Venue: Missenden Abbey
Time: 16:00
November 2018
3rd London Area Group
London area group, open to all members, any location, will start very short business followed by workshop which may include demos
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Venue: Keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 10:30
3rd Annual General Meeting and London Members' Meeting
Open to members from any location, meeting programme to be arranged. The AGM will precede the London Members' Meeting

Venue: keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 13:30
6th Thames Valley Area Group meeting
7 to 10pm; start at 7:30 - Meeting details emailed out week before

Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1JN
Time: 19:00
9th JMRI part 2 Weekend Course
JMRI layout software part 2 - Scroll down to the bottom of this diary page for full details of all courses.

Venue: Rushden Transport Museum
Time: 16:00

Keen House is the headquarters of The Model Railway Club. It is located just off Pentonville Road at 4, Calshot Street, Kings Cross, London N1, which is about 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross station or 15 minutes from the Angel. Details on other venues can be obtained by clicking the venue link.

MERG Attended Shows

October 2018
Aldershot Model Railway Show
The South Hants Area group are delighted to have been invited back to the Annual Farnham and District Model Railway Club exhibition. Merg members will be on hand to explain the Merg systems to vistors, and also offer hands on soldering tuition to any visitors wishing to learn.

Venue: Alderwood Leisure Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire
Date: 13-14 October
November 2018
Warley National 2018
MERG will again have a stand at the Warley Show for 2018.
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Venue: Hall 5 NEC Birmingham
Date: 24-25 November

Training courses

June 2018
More CBUS Weekend Course
Follow on CBUS course, for those who already have a good understanding of the basics. We will cover Control Panels, diode matrices, the new flexible CANMIO firmware, teaching producer events, long/short events, interpreting the message monitor & more. There will be theory and practical sessions.
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Venue: Rushden Transport Museum
Date: 29 June-02 July
July 2018
CBUS Summer Workshop
Summer workshop about CBUS, assuming no prior knowledge.
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Venue: Strode College, Street, Somerset
Date: 10-11 July
October 2018
Introduction to JMRI Weekend Course
Introduction to JMRI weekend course, assuming no previous knowledge.
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Venue: Rushden Transport Museum
Date: 05-08 October
Introduction to JMRI Weekend Course
Introduction to JMRI, assuming no previous knowledge - run as part of the Missenden Railway Modellers autumn weekend. There will also be other electronics related courses run by MERG tutors.
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Venue: Missenden Abbey
Date: 19-21 October
November 2018
JMRI part 2 Weekend Course
JMRI layout software part 2 - Routing, logic and signalling. For those who are fluent with the basics of JMRI and want to take it further. Bring your laptop to follow along as we go.
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Venue: Rushden Transport Museum
Date: 09-12 November