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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.

September 2019
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
29th
Time: 13:30
Scottish Borders Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Hawick Men's Shed
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
This is an all day workshop for Kits and 3D Printing with some talks given by member during the morning. 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
8th
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group Meeting

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Venue:
Zoom video conference call
12th
Time: 10:00
MERG West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Details to follow
Venue:
Titford Pump House, Engine street, Oldbury, West Midlands
16th
Time: 19:30
Three Counties October Meeting
New Venue for our monthly meetings
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Venue:
Hemel Hempstead model Railway Society Nash mills Recreation Centre Off Red Lion Lane Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP3 9TE
22nd
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group Meeting
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
26th
Time: 10:00
MERG East Midlands Area Group meeting
Hosted at the Nene Valley Railway, Wansford. Arduino day with Alex Hamilton on getting started with Arduino and Duncan Greenwood with a more advanced case study. Full agenda to follow.
Venue:
Wansford
26th
Time: 14:00
Ireland (ROI) AG formation meeting
Come along to the formation meeting of the AG . We are meeting during the exhibition ( the room will be signposted ) . MERG and non MERG members welcome ( we would expect you to join MERG to continue to access the AG )
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Venue:
Blackrock college during SDMRC exhibition
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
12th
Time: 11:00
Virtual Area Group Meeting

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Venue:
Zoom video conference call
16th
Time: 10:00
3rd Bristol AG Workshop
A Workshop aimed primarily at beginners in CBus, JMRI, Layout Planning, Pic Firmware, Fault Finding. Open to all AG Members of any experince as I need help supervising the work-Groups!
Visitors may apply if places left.
All will be charged between £5 and £10
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Venue:
North West Bristol, info to registered delegates
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

MERG Attended Shows

September 2019
21st
Swansea Model Railway Show
MERG will at the SRMG's 10th Model Railway Show at a new venue for this year.
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Venue:
Pentrehafod School, Swansea
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
MERG NW AREA GROUP STAND
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
12th
Farham & District MRC exhibition
This is the Farham and District M R C annual exhibition. The South Hants Area Group will be in attendance and will be offering soldering tuotion as well as advice and a display of Merg equipment. Any Merg members from any other areas who wish to help out on the stand are welcome to do so.
Venue:
Alderwood Leisure Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire. GU12 4AS.
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
19th
LDMRC Post Modern Exhibition
20+ Layouts and a good selection of traders
Venue:
Newark Showground
19th
33rd Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition
Once again MERG will have the Cardiff AG demo stand at this show.
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Venue:
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Cardiff
26th
South Dublin Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Venue:
Blackrock college , Dublin
27th
Colchester & District Model Railway Club - Annual Model Railway Exhibition
MERG Essex Area Group stand
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Venue:
Colchester County High School For Girls, Norman Way, Colchester, Essex CO3 3US
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 MERG Stand
Venue:
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