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Introduction to CBUS - weekend course

26th to 28th June 2021 (Rushden)

(Postponed from March 2021 and again from May 2021)

It became clear that we cannot have confidence that things will have become safe enough, with restrictions lifted sufficiently, to run this course on the 2021 dates we had originally hoped.

So we have taken the difficult decision to reschedule it yet again to the date in late June as shown above. This is after the date when the government hopes to have lifted all restrictions, so we are all hoping we can run the course then.

All bookings for postponed dates in 2020 and 2021 will be honoured for this one. If you already have such a booking, you will be contacted by email with latest updates.

The course will take place in the “Goods Shed” meeting room at the Rushden Transport Museum & Railway, Rushden Station, Northamptonshire.

For those just starting out in CBUS, this weekend course will take you from first principles through building CBUS kits to setting up CBUS operations.

The course will start with arrivals from 4pm on Friday evening and then takes place over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

We also have an optional follow-on practical workshop day on Monday 28th June. This will be a practical workshop day for you to apply the knowledge learnt over the weekend. You can work on whatever you wish, with assistance from the tutors, such as building and setting up CBUS modules, or revisiting certain course subjects.

This course assumes no previous knowledge of CBUS.

Topics covered will include:

  • Introduction to CBUS principles
  • CBUS theory and practice - use with DC or DCC
  • The various CBUS modules that are available – including latest designs
  • Building and testing CBUS kits – practical workshop sessions
  • Building CBUS modules that are not yet available as kits
  • Wiring and power supply arrangements for CBUS
  • Setting up CBUS using SLiM and FLiM.
  • Connecting CBUS to a computer
  • Using the FLiM Config Program (FCU)
  • Setting up the modules, teaching events
  • Building control panels for CBUS
  • CBUS in action
  • The MERG DCC system – integrating with CBUS

Bookings are open now, you can download more details and the enrolment form below:

Details for Introduction to CBUS course 2021

Enrolment form for Introduction to CBUS course 2021

These courses are organised by a group of MERG members for the benefit of other MERG members and railway modellers in general. Your booking is directly with the course organisers, not with MERG itself.

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