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Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

Over 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2021

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.

January 2021
19th
Time: 19:00
North East Area Group Zoom Meeting "3D Printing Parts for Model Railways"
I'm hoping to show a presentation and have sent an email to the group with the list of presentations we haven't yet seen.
Venue:
MERG Zoom Server
20th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
20th
Time: 19:30
Arduino SIG Programming Course
Arduino Progreaming Course Meetings
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
21st
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
22nd
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
25th
Time: 19:30
JALSIG beginners Session
Beginners sessions will work through a series of topics to enable participants to develop their programming skills. This session will look at more program flow commands.

If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom Call
27th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
Railway Depots - Experience on a 12" to 1Ft railway - Ian Kay
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
28th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
29th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
29th
Time: 14:00
Cumbria AG Zoom Meeting - SMD soldering
SMD soldering for the kitchen table by Alan Turner.
Venue:
Online Zoom Meeting
30th
Time: 10:00
MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting
Full agenda to follow
Venue:
ZOOM ONLINE
31st
Time: 14:00
East of Scotland Area Group
Jim Hardie is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: First online AGM, with a chance to volunteer to be group leader.
I will support you all the way (well until the end of the meeting) :-)
Will also be time to chat and discuss life.


Venue:
Zoom meeting
February 2021
2nd
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Clive Essery on "Understanding Programming for the Terrified" part 2.
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
3rd
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
3rd
Time: 19:30
Arduino SIG Programming Course
Arduino Progreaming Course Meetings
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
4th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
6th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Focus on a Circuit Series: M505 Adrian Henshaw will present the KIT85-CANACC5 and KIT88-CANACC8. M7004 John Greenwood will present how he had designed Paddington Station (this could be stretched to a second part if time is short). 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
8th
Time: 19:30
JAL Special Interest Group 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.
Venue:
Zoom meeting
10th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
Projects that have enhanced my railway - Alan Ferriday.
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
10th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
11th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
12th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
12th
Time: 14:00
Cumbria AG Zoom Meeting - Developing Requirements.
Simon West will give his presentation:
Developing Requirements - things to think about when deciding on a model railway layout and its control.
Venue:
Zoom
13th
Time: 10:30
SE QLD MERG
SE QLD MERG meeting - workshop. Bring your projects and tools. PMP kits available for sale.

Note the start time: 10.30
Venue:
Banyo Library, St Vincent St, Banyo
17th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
17th
Time: 19:30
Arduino SIG Programming Course
Arduino Progreaming Course Meetings
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
18th
Time: 14:00
Wales_N group meeting - Shuttle Project
This will be the fourth in a series of practical project meetings, taking us through using PMP/PMK kits to make a simple shuttle and then to add additional features.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
18th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
19th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
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
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
21st
Time: 18:00
Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Monthly Irish AG meetings.
Zoom meetings until we can meet again.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom video call
22nd
Time: 19:30
JALSIG beginners Session
Beginners sessions will work through a series of topics to enable participants to develop their programming skills. This session will look at more program flow commands.

If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom Call
24th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
ROSEDALE Update - Keith Newton
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
25th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
26th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
26th
Time: 14:00
Cumbria AG Zoom Meeting - TBA
Venue:
Zoom
27th
Time: 10:00
MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting
Full agenda to follow
Venue:
ZOOM ONLINE
March 2021
2nd
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
John Gowers will present "A way to add LED lighting to coaches and avoid the dreaded flicker"
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
3rd
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
3rd
Time: 19:30
Arduino SIG Programming Course
Arduino Progreaming Course Meetings
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
4th
Time: 19:00
Wales_N group meeting Intro to DCC
Pete Brownlow will take us through the elements of DCC and its applications
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
4th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
6th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Focus on a circuit Series: M8127 Don Willsmer will present KIT91A-CANCMD and KIT92-CANCAB. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
9th
Time: 10:00
Blockly and Grove SIG
First meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG - a soldering-averse group using Blockly visual programming blocks to animate model railway layouts.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
10th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
My Garage Layout - the challenges and solutions - Chris Farmer.
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
10th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
11th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
12th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
17th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
17th
Time: 19:30
Arduino SIG Programming Course
Arduino Progreaming Course Meetings
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
18th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
19th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
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
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
21st
Time: 18:00
Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Monthly Irish AG meetings.
Zoom meetings until we can meet again.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom video call
22nd
Time: 19:30
JALSIG beginners Session
Beginners sessions will work through a series of topics to enable participants to develop their programming skills. This session will look at more program flow commands.

If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom Call
24th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
Subject to be defined.
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
25th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
31st
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
April 2021
3rd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
6th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Doug Kightley on “My T Gauge layouts and How I’ve implemented MERG DCC on them”
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
7th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
Subject to be defined.
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
14th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
14th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
18th
Time: 18:00
Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Monthly Irish AG meetings.
Zoom meetings until we can meet again.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom video call
21st
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group
Subject to be defined.
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
28th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
May 2021
1st
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
4th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Nick Murphy on his experiments with the second generation RFID.
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
12th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
12th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
16th
Time: 18:00
Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Monthly Irish AG meetings.
Zoom meetings until we can meet again.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom video call
26th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
June 2021
1st
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
5th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
9th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
9th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
23rd
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
July 2021
3rd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
6th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
14th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
August 2021
3rd
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
7th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
11th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
September 2021
4th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
7th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
October 2021
2nd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
5th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
November 2021
2nd
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
6th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
December 2021
4th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call

MERG Attended Shows

Training courses

March 2021
27 to 29th
Introduction to CBUS weekend course
Introduction to CBUS weekend course - assumes no prior knowledge of CBUS
Click for more details
Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum