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 For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=55|area group forum]]. For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=55|area group forum]].
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 +====== JUNE 2020 East Midlands ONLINE area group meeting ======
 +
 +**Sunday 28th June 2020 from 10:00**
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 +This meeting will be online using Zoom.
 +
 +As before, we have found that breaks of 10-15 mins per hour worked well, to avoid people getting fatigued from staring at their screens, so we will plan to do the same again.
 +
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 +
 +**AGENDA**
 +
 +The meeting will be informal and flexible, so these are approximate times:
 +
 +  * 10:00 - Get connected, sort out any microphone/​audio/​video issues
 +  * 10:30 - Welcome, group news and Introductions
 +  * 10:45 - Kit Locker news Special
 +  * 11:15 - Tea/coffee break (make your own!)
 +  * 11:30 - Progress with my Garden Railway - Colin Head
 +  * 12:15 - Tea/coffee break (make your own!)
 +  * 12:30 - CBUS and JMRI update, including CANINP and CANOUT - Pete Brownlow
 +  * 13:00 - Lunch Break
 +  * 14:00 - QnA and anyone looking for advice and help on any projects
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +For the QnA sessions, if you have built something and would like any help and advice, please be ready to wave it at the camera, and we'll see what help and advice we can give from afar.
 +
 +If you would like to join in, please send an email to eastmids@merg.org.uk or post a message here in the East Midlands Area group section of the MERG forum. I will add you to the list and, in the next couple of days, you will get a reply with Zoom link and meeting id.
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 +
 +====== MAY 2020 East Midlands ONLINE area group meeting ======
 +**Saturday 16th May 2020 from 10:00**
 +
 +This meeting will be online using Zoom.
 +
 +During our online courses, we found that breaks of 10-15 mins per hour worked well, to avoid people getting fatigued from staring at their screens, so we will plan to do the same again.
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +**AGENDA**
 +
 +The meeting will be informal and flexible, so these are approximate times:
 +
 +  * 10:00 - Get connected, sort out any microphone/​audio/​video issues
 +  * 10:30 - Welcome, group news and Introductions
 +  * 10:45 - Fitting crystal adapter boards to CBUS modules - Graham Clark
 +  * 11:15 - Tea/coffee break (make your own!)
 +  * 11:30 - Update on my projects - Pete Brownlow
 +  * 12:00 - QnA and anyone looking for advice and help on any projects
 +  * 12:30 - Lunch Break
 +  * 13:30 - Kit locker update from Judi Rastal
 +  * 14:00 - Continuation of QnA and advice clinic, until everyone has had enough!
 +
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +For the QnA sessions, if you have built something and would like any help and advice, please be ready to wave it at the camera, and we'll see what help and advice we can give from afar.
 +
 +If you would like to join in, please send an email to eastmids@merg.org.uk or post a message in the East Midlands Area group section of the MERG forum. I will add you to the list and, during the Friday before the meeting, you will get a reply with Zoom link and meeting id.
 +
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 +
 +====== APRIL 2020 East Midlands ONLINE area group meeting ======
 +
 +Here is the agenda for our Easter online area group meeting.
 +
 +**Saturday 11th April 2020 from 10:00**
 +
 +This meeting would have been at the Kingsway Centre in Wellingborough,​ home to Kingsway Model Railway Society. Thanks are due to Kingsway Cenetre and KMRS, and hopefully we can re-schedule another meeting there at some time in the future.
 +
 +In the meantime, this meeting will now be online using Zoom.
 +
 +During our online courses, we found that breaks of 10-15 mins per hour worked well, to avoid people getting fatigued from staring at their screens, so we will follow that idea for the area group meeting.
 +
 +----
 +
 +**AGENDA**
 +
 +The meeting will be informal and flexible, so these are approximate times:
 +
 +  * 10:00 - Get connected, sort out any microphone/​audio/​video issues
 +  * 10:30 - Welcome, group news and Introductions
 +  * 10:45 - Kit locker update - Judi Rastall
 +  * 11:15 - Tea/coffee break (make your own!)
 +  * 11:30 - CBUS & JMRI update - Pete Brownlow
 +  * 12:15 - Another break
 +  * 12:30 - QnA and anyone looking for advice and help on any projects
 +  * 13:30 - Lunch Break
 +  * 14:30 - Optional continuation of QnA and advice clinic, if we hadn't finished in the morning
 +
 +----
 +
 +For the QnA sessions, if you have built something and would like any help and advice, please be ready to wave it at the camera, and we'll see what help and advice we can give from afar.
 +
 +If you would like to join in, please send an email to eastmids@merg.org.uk or post a message here in the East Midlands Area group section of the MERG forum. I will add you to the list and, during tomorrow Friday, course, you will get a reply with Zoom link and meeting id.
 +
 +I will also host a test Zoom meeting at 7pm on Friday evening, for anyone who wants to test out that they can get connected ok before the meeting proper.
 +
 +
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 +
 +====== MARCH 2020 East Midlands area group meeting ======
 +
 +**Saturday 14th March 2020 from 10:00**
 +
 +Our March meeting is Kindly hosted by the Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS) at their Museum and Study Centre located at The Midland Railway Centre, Swanwick Junction, near Derby.
 +(See http://​www.hmrs.org.uk)
 +
 +We will ask for a donation of £2 per head to cover teas/​coffees and a donation to HMRS for our use of the room.
 +
 +I have been advised that there will be no catering on site that day, other than the teas and coffees, so you will need to bring a packed lunch.
 +
 +The meeting room is upstairs, but HMRS have a platform stair lift which I have confirmed is working, so step free access is available. The platform should accept a standard wheelchair, but will not take the larger mobility scooters. When confirming your place, please let us know if you have any mobility requirements.
 +
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 +----
 +
 +
 +
 +**AGENDA**
 +
 +The meeting will be informal and flexible, so these are approximate times:
 +
 +  * 10:00 - Arrival, Informal chat and get to know the other members
 +  * 10:30 - Welcome, group news and Introductions
 +  * 10:45 - An Arduino based timed shuttle - Jeremy Cole
 +  * 11:30 - Tea/coffee break
 +  * 12:00 - CBUS/CANMIO update & building CBUS modules that are not yet in the kit locker - Pete Brownlow
 +  * 13:00 - MERG Kit locker Update - Judi Rastall – News on new/updated kits, availability,​ changes to the kit locker
 +
 +  * 13:30 - LUNCH BREAK
 +
 +  * 14:30 - 16:30ish - Making it work: Practical session & problem clinic plus demos & Soldering help (inc surface mount) with John Gowers
 +
 +
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 +
 +
 +For the practical sessions, 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 all those interested.
 +
 +If you already know what you want help on for this session, please email or post the details in advance so we can gen-up on it and look like we know what we are talking about!
 +
 +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. I will add you to the list and, in due course, you will get a reply with full address details, directions to the venue and parking information. Let us know if you need a lift from a nearby station - Alfreton is the closest.
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 +(Those who have already let me know that you are coming, I will be sending out confirmation emails in the next few days.)
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 ====== OCTOBER 2019 East Midlands area group meeting ====== ====== OCTOBER 2019 East Midlands area group meeting ======
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