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Model Electronic Railway Group

Leading Model Railway Electronics since 1967

Over 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2019

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.

May 2019
19th Scottish Borders Area Group Meeting
finish off building CBUS modules and testing then setting up

Venue: Hawick Men's Shed
Time: 13:30
22nd MERG Cardiff Area Group Meeting
The next Cardiff area group meeting will be at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 22nd May, at the Synod Office of the United Reform Church, Minster Road, Cardiff CF23 5AS.
This is off Newport Road. See https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir//51.4920098,-3.151842/@51.4917582,-3.1561459,17z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en-GB&authuser=0

Attendees are requested to make a contribution of £1 each to cover the costs of the venue, to be collected at the meeting.

If you are intending to come, please email me at tim.coombs53@gmail.com as this will help me plan.

Outline Agenda:
1. Saturday Workshops
2. Developing an Electronics Project - A series of presentations, planned over several meetings, looking at the various stages of developing a MERG style project.
Part 2 - Developing the Schematic (time permitting)
3. Progress on members projects.
Show Stand Demonstrator
Frog Polarity Switch
4. AOB
Journal Photos & Deliveries
5. General discussion of MERG kits, construction methods and model railways.

Venue: United Reform Church, Minster Road, Cardiff CF23 5AS.
Time: 19:30
25th Southampton Area Group Saturday workshop
This is our monthly, all day, workshop. It is open to any Merg members who wish to come along from any area.
Please note that this event is one week later than normal as we are attending Expo EM at Bracknell on the previous weekend.

Venue: Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Time: 10:00
28th Virtual Area Group Meeting
TBA

Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 11:00
June 2019
1st 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, Preston Road, Yeovil
Time: 10:00
1st London Area Group
Workshop and update by people who have projects

Venue: Keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 11:00
1st Members Meeting in London
Note the change of name please.
Open to all, even non-MERG members
normally 3 speakers

Venue: keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 13:30
4th MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
Time: 19:00
11th Virtual Area Group Meeting
TBA

Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 10:00
13th South Hants Area group meeting
This is our regular monthly evening meeting.

Venue: Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom.
Time: 19:30
23rd Scottish Borders Area Group Meeting


Venue: Hawick Men's Shed
Time: 13:30
25th Virtual Area Group Meeting
TBA

Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 10:00
July 2019
2nd MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
Time: 19:00
6th 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, Preston Road, Yeovil
Time: 10:00
9th Virtual Area Group Meeting
What is on our workbenches?
What layouts are we working on?

Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 10:00
10th MERG North East Area Group meeting
MERG North East Area Group meeting
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Venue: B&TMRS clubrooms North Shields
Time: 19:00
14th MERG West Midlands Area Group Meeting
West Midlands Area Group
more details to follow



Venue: Titford Pump House, Engine street, Oldbury, West Midlands
Time: 10:00
27th Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Fourth meeting of 2019.

Venue: Leamington and Warwick MRS Club Room
Time: 10:00
August 2019
3rd 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, Preston Road, Yeovil
Time: 10:00
6th MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
Time: 19:00
13th Virtual Area Group Meeting


Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 10:00
27th Virtual Area Group Meeting


Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 10:00
31st London Area Group


Venue: keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 10:30
31st members Meeting in London
Note the change of name please.
Open to all, even non-MERG members
normally 3 speakers

Venue: Keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 13:30
September 2019
3rd MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
Time: 19:00
7th 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, Preston Road, Yeovil
Time: 10:00
10th Virtual Area Group Meeting


Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 10:00
21st Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Fifth meeting of 2019
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Venue: Leamington and Warwick MRS Club Room
Time: 10:00
24th Virtual Area Group Meeting


Venue: Zoom video conference call
Time: 10:00
October 2019
1st MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
Time: 19:00
12th MERG West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Details to follow

Venue: Titford Pump House, Engine street, Oldbury, West Midlands
Time: 10:00
November 2019
2nd London Area Group


Venue: Keen House, Kings Cross
Time: 10:30
2nd Members meeting in London


Venue: Keen House,Kings Cross
Time: 13:30
3rd MERG AGM and Exhibition
Open to members from any location, meeting programme to be arranged.

Venue: Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall
Time: 10:00
5th MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
Time: 19:00
30th Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Sixth Meeting of 2019

Venue: Leamington and Warwick MRS Club Room
Time: 10:00
December 2019
3rd MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting

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Venue: Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
Time: 19:00

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

July 2019
Basildon MRC Exhibition
Basildon MRC's 40th show.
MERG Essex Area Group will have their usual stand at this year's event.
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Venue: James Hornsby School, Leinster Road - Nicholas Lane, Laindon, Basildon, Essex SS15 5NX
Date: 06-07 July
Barnstaple & District MRC show
MERG Cornwall Area Group stand
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Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Bear Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7BU
Date: 27-Jul
August 2019
Hawick Model Railway Show
Hawick Railway Club annual Show

Venue: The Auld Baths, Bath Street, Hawick (Next to Sainsburys) TD9 7DP
Date: 24-25 August
Guildex O Gauge show


Venue: International Centre, St. Quentin Gate,Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
Date: 31 August-01 September
Andover MRC open day
Merg South Hants group have been invited to attend and will have our Cbus demo and PMP projects demo on display. We have also been asked to give soldering tuition so we will be doing that as well.

Venue: The lights, Andover, Hampshire
Date: 31-Aug
October 2019
Croydon UK Model Railway Exhibition
The exhibition venue is close to Croydon and is easily accessible from East Croydon station and the M25.

Venue: Warlingham School, Surrey
Date: 12-13 October
November 2019
Shoeburyness MRC 37th Festival of Model Railway & Hobbies
MERG Essex Area Group stand

Venue: Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre, Garron Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea SS2 4FA
Date: 16-17 November
December 2019
Peterborough


Venue: East of England Showground
Date: 07-08 December

Training courses

None currently scheduled