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PeteB Updates for current course schedule
public:courses [2020/07/06 15:16] (current)
PeteB [MERG related courses] Update wording
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 Note that you do not have to be a MERG member to come on these courses. Note that you do not have to be a MERG member to come on these courses.
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-===== More CBUS =====+**PLEASE NOTE** that all courses are currently postponed until 2021, when we hope it will be safe to run them again. ​ All bookings with be honoured for the re-scheduled course, or any other course if you prefer to come on a different one at that time.
  
-** 9-10th July 2019 **+We have now decided that we will not be trying to run any courses in the remainder of 2020, even if lockdown eases further, and we will start again with the sequence of courses on similar dates in 2021 to those that were planned for 2020.
  
-** Strode CollegeSomerset **+The dates below are all confirmed for 2021with the venue already booked.
  
-This course is for those already familiar with the basics of CBUSwho would like to take it further. +In the meantimewe will also be running online versions ​of each course ​on the originally scheduled 2020 datesfor those have booked for the physical coursesusing the Zoom teleconferencing system.
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-The course ​will take place at Strode College in Somerset, as part of their Summer Workshops. +
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-This course ​assumes that you have attended ​the Introduction to CBUS courseor that you already ​have a good understanding of the basics of CBUSbuilding modules and getting them working. +
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-Booking is direct with Strode College, click below for more details: +
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-[[public:​More CBUS Course|More CBUS weekend course details]]+
  
  
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-===== STARTING OUT WITH JMRI PANEL PRO =====+===== Introduction to CBUS =====
  
-** 11-12th July 2019 **+** 27th to 29th March 2021 (Rushden) ​**
  
-** Strode CollegeSomerset **+The course will take place in the “Goods Shed” meeting room at the Rushden Transport Museum & RailwayRushden  
 +Station, Northamptonshire.
  
-The course will take place at Strode College in Somerset, as part of their Summer Workshops.+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.
  
-JMRI is free software that you can download to control your model railway +This course assumes no previous knowledge of CBUS.
  
-The course assumes no previous knowledge of JMRI and takes you through from first principles. ​+Click below for more details:
  
-Booking is direct with Strode College, click below for more details: +[[public:CBUS Intro Course|Introduction to CBUS weekend ​course details]]
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-[[public:introtojmricourse|Starting out with JMRI Panel Pro course details]]+
  
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-===== Introduction to DCC =====+===== More CBUS =====
  
-** 4-6th October 2019 (Missenden Abbey) **+** 24th-26th April 2021 (Rushden) **
  
-This course is for those who are new to DCC (Digital Command Control) ​of model railwaysand assumes no prior knowledge.+This course is for those already familiar with the basics ​of CBUSwho would like to take it further.
  
-The course will take place as part of the Missenden Railway Modellers autumn weekend ​in 2019.+Particular emphasis on configuring CBUS in FLiM and using the universal CANMIO firmware.
  
-For those just considering or starting out in DCC, this weekend ​course will take you from first principles through fitting decoders to DCC operations, including ​the use of Decoder Pro for setting up your decoders.+The course will take place in the “Goods Shed” meeting room at the Rushden Transport Museum & Railway, Rushden  
 +Station, Northamptonshire.
  
-This course assumes ​no previous knowledge ​of DCC.+This course assumes ​that you have attended the Introduction to CBUS course, or that you already have a good understanding ​of the basics of CBUS, building modules and getting them working.
  
-Bookings are open and are via the Missenden Railway Modellers website.+Bookings are now open.
  
-[[public:​DCC Intro Course|Introduction to DCC weekend course ​details]]+Click below for more details.
  
- +[[public:More CBUS Course|More CBUS weekend ​course details]]
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-===== Missenden Railway Modellers weekends ===== +
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-The Missenden Railway Modellers Weekends are workshops with expert tutors from MERG on hand. The Autumn weekend every October includes electronics classes that come with expert MERG tutors, covering all aspects of electronics for model railways including CBUS.  +
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-In October 2018, we will be running a beginners group with John Gowers integrated with a general workshop group with Mike Bolton. The beginners group will have breakout sessions on specific subjects. We are also running the "​Introduction to DCC" course once again with Pete Brownlow as described above. +
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-Bookings are open and are via the Missenden Railway Modellers website. +
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-[[http://​www.missendenrailwaymodellers.org.uk/​|Missenden Railway Modellers ​weekend]]+
  
  
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 +===== STARTING OUT WITH JMRI PANEL PRO =====
  
-===== Introduction to CBUS ===== +** 12th-14th June 2021 (Rushden) **
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-** 13th to 16th September 2019 (Rushden)** +
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-** Please note revised date form original one announced provisionally. ​ ** +
-** This revised date is now confirmed ** +
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-By popular demand, we have arranged another weekend course for those who want to learn about CBUS.+
  
 The course will take place in the “Goods Shed” meeting room at the Rushden Transport Museum & Railway, Rushden ​ The course will take place in the “Goods Shed” meeting room at the Rushden Transport Museum & Railway, Rushden ​
 Station, Northamptonshire. 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.+JMRI is free software that you can download ​to control your model railway 
  
-This course assumes no previous knowledge of CBUS.+The course assumes no previous knowledge of JMRI and takes you through from first principles
  
-Bookings are open: click below for more details:+Bookings are now open
  
-[[public:CBUS Intro Course|Introduction to CBUS weekend ​course details]]+Click below for more details. 
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 +[[public:introtojmricourse|Starting out with JMRI Panel Pro course details]]
  
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 ===== JMRI Part 2 – Blocks, Routing, Logic and Signalling ===== ===== JMRI Part 2 – Blocks, Routing, Logic and Signalling =====
  
-** Next course date/venue TBA **+** 4th-6th September 2021 (Rushden) ​**
  
 This is part 2 of our three JMRI courses. This is part 2 of our three JMRI courses.
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 As a pre-requisite you should have attended our introduction to JMRI Panel Pro course, or be fluent with drawing a layout diagram in the Layout Editor, setting up turnouts & sensors, turnout feedback, linking from a Layout Editor Panel to the physical layout & the basics of train detection. As a pre-requisite you should have attended our introduction to JMRI Panel Pro course, or be fluent with drawing a layout diagram in the Layout Editor, setting up turnouts & sensors, turnout feedback, linking from a Layout Editor Panel to the physical layout & the basics of train detection.
  
-Course details will be published when the next course date is set In the meantime, here are the details ​for the last course to give you an idea:+Bookings are now open. 
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 +Click below for more details:
  
 [[public:​jmripart2course|JMRI Part 2 – Blocks, Routing and Signalling course details]] [[public:​jmripart2course|JMRI Part 2 – Blocks, Routing and Signalling course details]]
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 ===== JMRI Part 3 – Automation with scripts and the Dispatcher ===== ===== JMRI Part 3 – Automation with scripts and the Dispatcher =====
  
-** Next course date/venue TBA **+** 6th-8th November 2021 (Rushden) ​**
  
 This is part 3 of our three JMRI courses. This is part 3 of our three JMRI courses.
  
 This is a weekend course for JMRI power users who want to take it on to partial or full automation. ​ This is a weekend course for JMRI power users who want to take it on to partial or full automation. ​
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 +The course will take place in the “Goods Shed” meeting room at the Rushden Transport Museum & Railway, Rushden ​
 +Station, Northamptonshire. ​
  
 As a pre-requisite you should be a fluent JMRI user, having attended our Introduction and part 2 courses, or be comfortable with setting up panels in the Layout Editor, blocks and train detection, pathing and signalling. As a pre-requisite you should be a fluent JMRI user, having attended our Introduction and part 2 courses, or be comfortable with setting up panels in the Layout Editor, blocks and train detection, pathing and signalling.
  
-Course ​details ​will be published when the next course date is set.  In the meantime, here are the details for the last course to give you an idea:+Click below for more details:
  
 [[public:​jmripart3course|JMRI Part 3 – Automation with scripts and the Dispatcher course details]] [[public:​jmripart3course|JMRI Part 3 – Automation with scripts and the Dispatcher course details]]
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 +=====3D Printing courses=====
  
 +[[public:​3dprintingcourse|3D Printing]]
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 +None currently scheduled.
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 +===== Missenden Railway Modellers weekends =====
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 +The Missenden Railway Modellers Weekends are workshops with expert tutors from MERG on hand. The Autumn weekend every October includes electronics classes that come with expert MERG tutors, covering all aspects of electronics for model railways including CBUS. 
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 +At present, bookings for the Autumn weekend in October will not open until the end of July, when organisers will make a decision about whether it is possible to go ahead.
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 +Bookings and more details are via the Missenden Railway Modellers website.
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 +[[http://​www.missendenrailwaymodellers.org.uk/​|Missenden Railway Modellers weekend]]
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