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Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

Over 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2019

This page lists forthcoming meetings, exhibitions and courses.

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 Meeting Programme

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

November 2019
17th
Time: 10:00
West of Scotland All-Members Meeting
Sessions on 'Building Construction Techniques', 'Stayalives' and 'Motors, Servos & Steppers'.
Visitors welcome by arrangement.
Venue:
Scout Hall, Shawmoss Rd, Glasgow G414AD
20th
Time: 19:30
Three Counties November Meeting
November monthly meeting
Venue:
Eaton Bray Village Hall LU6 2DJ
22nd
Time: 14:00
West of Scotland Drop-in Session
An informal session where ideas are exchanged, members are given advice, projects are looked at, etc.
Venue:
65 Club, 65 Main St, Prestwick, KA91JN
23rd
Time: 10:00
South Hants Area Group Saturday workshop
This is our monthly Saturday workshop. Please note that it is one week later than normal as we are attending an exhibition on mthe third weekend in the month.
Venue:
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
24th
Time: 13:30
Scottish Borders Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Hawick Men\'s Shed
30th
Time: 10:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Sixth Meeting of 2019
Venue:
Leamington and Warwick MRS Club Room
December 2019
3rd
Time: 19:00
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue:
Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
7th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group project plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2019. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form (https://www.merg.org.uk/areagroup.php?area=12).
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
7th
Time: 13:30
Northern Ireland Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Cooke Church Hall, Park Road, Belfast
12th
Time: 19:30
South Hants Area Group meeting
This is our regular monthly evening meeting.
Venue:
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
20th
Time: 14:00
West of Scotland Drop-in Session
An informal session where ideas are exchanged, members are given advice, projects are looked at, etc.
Venue:
65 Club, 65 Main St, Prestwick, KA91RY
21st
Time: 10:00
South Hants Area Group Saturday Workshop
This is our regular monthly workshop and, as it is so near to Christmas there will be cake!
Venue:
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
January 2020
4th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
9th
Time: 19:30
South Hants Area Group meeting
This is our regular monthly evening meeting
Venue:
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
10th
Time: 14:00
West of Scotland Drop-in Session
An informal session where ideas are exchanged, members are given advice, projects are looked at, etc.
Venue:
65 Club, 65 Main St, Prestwick, KA91RY
12th
Time: 10:00
West of Scotland All-Members Meeting
Details to follow
Venue:
Scout Hall, Shawmoss Rd, Glasgow G414AD
18th
Time: 10:00
South Hants Area Group Saturday workshop
This is our monthly Saturday workshop open to any Merg members who wish to come along.
Venue:
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
18th
Time: 11:00
NW Area Group Meeting
Open session for members to bring their projects, requests and problems, and to discuss the format and frequency of further meetings, including representation at exhibitions.
Tea and coffee will be available for a small charge. Space limited so please let me know if you are attending.
Venue:
MMRS Club, Dean Hall, Mersey Road, Sale M33 6HL
24th
Time: 14:00
West of Scotland Drop-in Session
An informal session where ideas are exchanged, members are given advice, projects are looked at, etc.
Venue:
65 Club, 65 Main St, Prestwick, KA91JN
February 2020
1st
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
7th
Time: 14:00
West of Scotland Drop-in Session
An informal session where ideas are exchanged, members are given advice, projects are looked at, etc.
Venue:
65 Club, 65 Main St, Prestwick, KA91JN
15th
Time: 10:30
London Area Group
There will a demo on soldering and we will have the usual workshop

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Venue:
keen House, Kings Cross
28th
Time: 14:00
West of Scotland Drop-in Session
An informal session where ideas are exchanged, members are given advice, projects are looked at, etc.
Venue:
65 Club, 65 Main St, Prestwick, KA91JN
29th
Time: 10:30
Victoria Area Group Meeting
Meeting is to Arrange tasks for construction and completion of a demonstration layout of MERG Modules for exhibitions.
Venue:
Please PM Tim Morrow
March 2020
7th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
28th
Time: 09:00
Introduction to CBUS weekend course
Introduction to CBUS weekend course. Scroll to the bottom of the diary page to see all courses
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Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum
April 2020
4th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
4th
Time: 10:30
London Area Group
Venue:
Keen House, Kings Cross
25th
Time: 09:00
More CBUS weekend course
Follow on from Intro course. Scroll to the bottom of the diary page to see all courses.
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Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum
May 2020
2nd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
29th
Time: 09:00
Intro to JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
Starting out with JMRI Panel Pro - a weekend course that assumes no prior knowledge of JMRI. Scroll to the bottom of this diary page to see details of all courses.
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Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum
June 2020
6th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
13th
Time: 10:30
London Area Group
Venue:
Keen House, Kings Cross
July 2020
4th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
August 2020
1st
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
September 2020
5th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
12th
Time: 09:00
JMRI Part 2 weekend course
Follow on to JMRI Panel Pro intro course. Scroll to the bottom of the diary page to see details of all courses.
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Venue:
12th
Time: 10:30
London Area Group
Venue:
Keen House,Kings Cross
October 2020
3rd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Work will continue on the group projects plus other topics will be covered at some meetings throughout 2020. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil

MERG Attended Shows

November 2019
23rd
Warley Model Railway Show
Around 90 Layouts and 150 Trader Stands. The biggest show there is!
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Venue:
Hall 5 at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT
December 2019
7th
Peterborough Show
Over 30 hand-picked layouts from UK and abroad plus lots of trade and hobby stands.
Venue:
East of England Showground, Peterborough
7th
Manchester Model Railway Xmas Show
MMRS Xmas Show with a MERGNW stand with kit sales
Venue:
Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester, Altrincham Street M1 7JA
February 2020
1st
Kilmarnock MRC
Venue:
8th
The Festival of British Railway Modelling
The Festival of British Railway Modelling returns to Doncaster again for a spectacular show, firmly established as the biggest show in the area, attracting almost 6,000 day visitors across 2 days.
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Venue:
Doncaster
21st
Model Rail Scotland
Come to Scotland's main model railway show - and visit our stand.
Venue:
SSEC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G38YW
March 2020
7th
Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition
Layouts in many scales – Full trade support.
Admission – Adults £8, Child £2, Family (2+2) £18
Latest News at – www.lwmrs.co.uk
Contact Exhibition Manager – David Hewett or Publicity Manager – Mike Collins
Email – exhibition@lwmrs.co.uk or publicity@lwmrs.co.uk

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Venue:
Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE
21st
The London Festival of Railway Modelling
he London Festival of Railway Modelling returns to London again for a spectacular show, firmly established as the biggest show in the area, attracting 10,000 day visitors across 2 days.


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Venue:
Alexandra Palace
May 2020
9th
Wexford MRC Annual Exhibition
WMRCs Annual exhibition , the best dedicated MR exhibition in the country , come to the sunny south east and see for yourself ( we even extended the M11 for you )
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Venue:
St Joseph’s community centre , bishopswater, Wexford

Training courses

March 2020
27th
Introduction to CBUS weekend course
Introduction to CBUS weekend course - assumes no prior knowledge of CBUS
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Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum
April 2020
25th
More CBUS weekend course
Follow on from the CBUS intro course to take your CBUS to the next level.
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Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum
May 2020
29th
Intro to JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
Starting out with JMRI Panel Pro - a weekend course that assumes no prior knowledge of the free layout control software JMRI.
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Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum
September 2020
12th
JMRI Part 2 weekend course
JMRI Panel Pro Part 2 – Blocks, Routing, Logic and Signalling. A follow on from the intro course to tackle more topics.
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Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum