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cbegg50 [Meetings]
public:northeast [2020/01/07 15:38] (current)
Bob Vetterlein
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 [[:​public:​areagroups|Return to Area Groups News]]\\ ​ [[:​public:​areagroups|Return to Area Groups News]]\\ ​
-[[http://​www.merg.org.uk/​index.php|MERG Home page]]+[[:​public:​start|Index to other public pages]]\\  
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-To send us an email, [[http://​www.merg.org.uk/​areagroup.php?​area=3|use the MERG Area Group contact form]]\\  +To send us an email, [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​areagroup.php?​area=3|use the MERG Area Group contact form]]\\  
-For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[http://​www.merg.org.uk/​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=76|area group forum.]]+For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=76|area group forum.]]
  
  
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-Meetings are held approximately every two months and usually alternate between [[http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​index.html|BTMRS]] and [[http://www.a19modelrailwayclub.org/​findus.php|A19 MRC]] +Meetings are held approximately every two months and usually alternate between [[https://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​|BTMRS]] and [[http://​a19modelrailwayclub.org/​contact-us/|A19 MRC]]\\  
- +The next meeting ​of the MERG North East Area Group will be on **Tuesday ​21st January 2020** in the in A19 Model Railway Club in Hebburn.\\ \\  
- +New clubrooms ​of the A19 Model Railway Club in Hebburn\\  
-Next meeting ​is on Tuesday ​15th September 2015, 19:00 at the club rooms of the A19 Model Railway Club. For directions, see the [[http://​www.a19modelrailwayclub.org/​findus.php|link]] at the bottom ​of the page. +Room 4\\  
 +The Eco Centre\\  
 +Windmill Way\\  
 +Hebburn\\ ​ 
 +NE31 1SR\\ 
 ==== Shows ==== ==== Shows ====
  
 +**2019**\\ ​
 +18th and 19th of May Middlesbrough Model Railway Club\\ ​
  
-We plan to have stands at two shows this coming year (2014). +====Links====
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-The first will be at the Middlesbrough Model Railway Club exhibition on Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May at the  +
-Settlement Community Centre, Union Street, Middlesbrough TS1 5NQ +
-from 10am until 5pm. Will anyone able to help on one or both days please contact [[cbegg50@outlook.com?​subject=Middlesbrough Show 2014|me]]. +
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-The second will be at the [[http://​www.newcastlemodelrailway.org.uk/​‎|Newcastle and District Model Railway Societ]]y show in early November at Gateshead International Stadium. +
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-==== Survey ​===+
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-Since Railex, I've put out a survey of the members to discover what they want from the group. Here are the Survey Results: +
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-__SURVEY RESULTS SUMMARY__  +
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-Of 26 recipients of the Survey, 19 opened it and 9 replied (including myself). +
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-//Why did you join MERG NE Area Group?//  +
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-Summary: Combining electronics and model railways. Access to kits, PCBs, technical info, CBus. Learn from others. +
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-__Meetings__  +
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-//How often, should we hold meetings, monthly, two monthly, quarterly?//​  +
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-Summary: Two to three monthly. +
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-//What would you like to see happening at meetings?//  +
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-Summary: Demonstrations,​ Q & A, Projects / Developments / Ideas, Problems and fixes. Kit building. +
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-//What would you like to see NOT happening at meetings?//  +
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-Summary: Reading of old minutes, lack of participation +
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-//How far would you travel to attend a meeting?//  +
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-Summary: Most 10 to 25 miles. Some 60-70. +
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-//What would you like to learn from meetings?//  +
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-Summary: CBUS, answers to problems, new MERG products, basic theory, modelling. +
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-//What could you teach others at meetings?//  +
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-Summary: Fault finding, computers, CBUS, JMRI, DCC, programming +
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-__Shows__  +
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-//Do you think we should demonstrate on a stand at model railway shows?//  +
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-Summary: Yes or probably +
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-//Do you object to us recruiting for MERG at shows?//  +
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-Summary: Unanimous, no objection to recruiting. +
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-//How far would you travel to assist at a show?//  +
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-Summary: 20-30 miles or much further. Some unable to help due to health reasons or prior arrangements! Some have a preference for only a single day (shows usually two-day). +
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-__Conclusions__  +
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-The strangest responses were regarding shows where every recipient was willing to travel some distance and assist. Whilst I realise the Middesbrough show was a long way to expect people to travel ,more offered to help there than for Railex NE, much closer to where most of the members live. This is why we had to cancel. Not one person offered to help. +
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-[[http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​index.html|http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​index.html]]\\  +[[https://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​|Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society]]\\  
-[[http://www.a19modelrailwayclub.org/​findus.php|http://​www.a19modelrailwayclub.org/​findus.php]]+[[http://​a19modelrailwayclub.org/​contact-us/|A19 Model Railway Club]]\\ 
  
  
-[[http://​www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/​index.aspx?​articleid=7017|http://​www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/​index.aspx?​articleid=7017]]\\ ​ 
-[[http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​exhibition-2013.html|http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​exhibition-2013.html]] 
  
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