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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.

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.

July 2019
20th
Time: 10:00
South Hants Area Group Saturday workshop.
This is our monthlyall day Saturday workshop.
Venue:
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
27th
Time: 09:30
East Anglia Group
Regular meet. All welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available!
Venue:
Parkview Chapel, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
27th
Time: 10:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Fourth meeting of 2019.
Venue:
Leamington and Warwick MRS Club Room
28th
Time: 13:30
Scottish Borders Area Group Meeting
talk by Davy Dick on Basic Electronic (if all goes well)
Venue:
Hawick Men's Shed
August 2019
3rd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group meeting
The group members will be programming all cbus modules on the groups layout project. Come and have a go!
Paul Howes will be giving a talk on system design considerations and working with an overview of the group's layout project so that we can grasp the larger picture.
Venue:
St James Church Hall, Preston Road, Yeovil
5th
Time: 19:00
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Rescheduled from Tues 6th Aug due to nonavailability of usual venue
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Venue:
RSME (Reading Society of Model Engineers) approx postcode RG30 2BD
6th
Time: 19:00
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
This meeting is cancelled and has been rescheduled for Monday 5th Aug at RSME (Reading Society of Model Engineers) approx postcode RG30 2BD
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Venue:
Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD
13th
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
27th
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
31st
Time: 10:30
London Area Group
Arrival 1030 - 1100
No speaker so far, straight into a workshop
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Venue:
keen House,Kings Cross
31st
Time: 13:30
members Meeting in London
Note the change of name please.
Open to all, even non-MERG members
normally 3 speakers
So far Rob Thomas will do update on resonators
Martin Perry will give an update on the committee’s latest decisions and progress

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Venue:
Keen House,Kings Cross
September 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
10th
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
21st
Time: 10:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group Meeting
Fifth meeting of 2019
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Venue:
Leamington and Warwick MRS Club Room
24th
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
October 2019
1st
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
5th
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
5th
Time: 13:30
Northern Ireland Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Cooke Church Hall, Park Road, Belfast
12th
Time: 10:00
MERG West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Details to follow
Venue:
Titford Pump House, Engine street, Oldbury, West Midlands
November 2019
2nd
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
2nd
Time: 10:30
London Area Group
Venue:
Keen House, Kings Cross
2nd
Time: 13:30
Members meeting in London
Venue:
Keen House,Kings Cross
2nd
Time: 13:30
Northern Ireland Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Cooke Church Hall, Park Road, Belfast
3rd
Time: 10:00
MERG AGM and Thirsk Northern Event
Open to members from any location, meeting programme to be arranged.
Venue:
Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall
5th
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
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

MERG Attended Shows

July 2019
20th
CMRA Interactive Modellers Workshop, WD25 0UU
An Interactive Modellers Workshop featuring experts from all fields including DCC,Scenic Design, Layout Control, Electronics, Loco Control, Track Wiring, CAD, 3D Printing,Valuation, Baseboard Construction, Layout Photography and much more.
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Venue:
Parmiters School, High Elms Lane Watford,
27th
Barnstaple & District MRC show
MERG Cornwall Area Group stand
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Venue:
Methodist Church Hall, Bear Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7BU
August 2019
24th
Hawick Model Railway Show
Hawick Railway Club annual Show
Venue:
The Auld Baths, Bath Street, Hawick (Next to Sainsburys) TD9 7DP
24th
Belfast Model Railway Exhibition
Selection of exhibits, cars, aircraft and railway layouts,Model Retailers and pre-owned items table.
Venue:
Methodist College, Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6BY
31st
Guildex O Gauge show
Venue:
International Centre, St. Quentin Gate,Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
31st
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
31st
Soar Valley Model Railway Society Exhibition
There will be a MERG presence at the show staffed by members of the East Midlands Area Group as well as 33 layouts, Traders and Demo stands.
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Venue:
Loughborough Grammar School, Burton Walks Off Leicester Road Loughborough LE11 2AQ
September 2019
21st
Enniskillen Model Railway Exhibition
Selection of exhibits, cars and railway layouts, retailers
Venue:
Cathedral Halls, Halls Lane, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
28th
Worthing Model Railway Club exhibition
Merg South Hants Group will be flying the flag for Merg again this year, at this exhibition. This year we will have a complete classroom as "The Merg Room" and will have all our demo units as well as giving soldering tuition.
Venue:
Durrington High School,The Boulevard, Worthing. BN13 1LA
October 2019
5th
Wigan Model Railway Exhibition
Layouts, Traders, Demonstrators and Societies
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Venue:
Robin Park Arena & Sports Centre Loire Drive Wigan WN5 0UH
12th
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
13th
Keighley Model Railway Club 7mm Festival
At least 7 layouts plus traders
Venue:
Units T1/T3 3rd Floor Keighley Business Centre Knowle Mill South Street Keighley BD21 1SY
November 2019
16th
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
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

Training courses