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PeteB Update co-ordinators, as Brian no longer doing east mids co-ordination
public:eastmids [2019/08/11 07:14] (current)
PeteB Add August 2019 meeting details
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 +====== AUGUST 2019 East Midlands area group meeting ======
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 +**Saturday 17th AuguatJuly 2019 from 10:00**
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 +Kindly hosted by David Straker at his place in Leicester.
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 +Weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to see and operate David'​s '​O'​ gauge garden layout, Victoria to Beckenham Junction.
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 +Collection can be arranged from Leicester station for those who would like to come by train.
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 +Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own packed lunch.
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 +The meeting is on the ground floor and easily accessible with no steps.
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 +**AGENDA**
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 +The meeting will be informal and flexible, so these are approximate times:
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 +  * 10:00 Arrival, Informal chat and get to know the other members
 +  * 10:30 Welcome - David Straker
 +  * 10:40 Introductions and group news
 +  * 10:50 Kit locker Update - Judi Rastall
 +  * 11:15 Short coffee break
 +  * 11:30 CBUS enhancements to JMRI, demo and discussion - Steve Young
 +  * 12:15 Finding your way around the MERG website, forum and wiki - Pete Brownlow
 +  * 13:00 Lunch - bring your own packed lunch (tea and coffee provided)
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 +  * 13:30 A chance to operate David Straker'​s '​O'​ gauge garden railway
 +  * in parallel with:
 +  * 13:30 Making it work - our usual problem solving clinic
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 +  * 16:00 “Wrap up” discussion, confirm next meeting and thanks to our host
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 +If you would like to bring anything to run on David'​s layout, it is '​O'​ gauge with dead track, so battery and radio control is usually the best bet.
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 +There will be some kits available for purchase, but we can only bring a selection so If you want any specific kits, you would be best to order them in advance from the kit locker and specify collection at the Leicester area group meeting at the checkout page.
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 +For the clinic session, as we have done before, if you have built something and would like any help and advice, please bring it along and we'll work on it with you as a demonstration for everyone. If you know in advance what you would like to get sorted, let us know in advance so we can gen up on it.
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 +If you would like to come, please send an email to eastmids@merg.org.uk or post a message in the East Midlands Area group section of the MERG forum. You will get a reply with full address details and directions to the venue. (If you have already done so - your confirmation email should arrive in the next day or two)
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 +If you would like to come by train, please let us know if you need a lift from the station. If coming by train, please plan to arrive at Leicester station by about 09:45 so that whoever comes to pick you up does not have to miss any of the meeting.
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 +All visitors, and MERG members from outside the East Midlands, are always welcome at our area group meetings.
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