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Introduction to CBUS - weekend course

26th to 28th June 2021 (Rushden)

(Postponed from March 2021 and again from May 2021)

This course will now finally run on this date.

This date would have been after the original date for the lifting of Covid restrictions, but as you will no doubt be aware, the full relaxation of restrictions has been deferred until July.

We have studied the regulations closely, and discussed this with the venue. We can go ahead with this course under the current regulations, provided we comply with all the Covid requirements.

There is a specific exemption from the “rule of 6” for meeting indoors, which applies to training.

We will fully comply with the various Covid rules, including seating 2m apart, wearing a mask when moving around indoors, keeping windows open for ventilation and following the track and trace requirements, with the NHS track and trace barcode available for scanning. We will limit attendees to 6 to allow sufficient distancing. Further, the vast majority, if not all, of those attending, including the tutors, have had both vaccinations.

Those who have bookings on this course can either attend on this date, or you can defer to when we run the course again later if you prefer.

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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