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-====== MERG North East Area Group ======+~~NOCACHE~~
  
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-[[:​public:​areagroups|Return to Area Groups News]]\\  +====== MERG North East Area Group ======
-[[http://​www.merg.org.uk/​index.php|MERG Home page]] +
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-==== Email ==== +
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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]]\\  +
-For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[http://​www.merg.org.uk/​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=76|area group forum.]] +
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-==== Secretary ​==== +
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-Colin Begg M3387 +
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-Martin Lloyd M2978, has agreed to be a second point of contact. +
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-==== Meetings ==== +
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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]] +
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-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. +
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-==== Shows ==== +
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-We plan to have stands at two shows this coming year (2014). +
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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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-//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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 +=== How do I contact the Area Group === 
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 +[[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​areagroup.php?​area=3|MERG North East Area Group contact form]] 
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 +=== Who is the leader of the group? ===
  
-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.+<WRAP hide> 
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 +Colin Begg\\ 
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 +=== Would you like to join today? ===
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 +Not a member? then <WRAP button>​[[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​membership.php|Join MERG Here]]</​WRAP>​ and sign up to this Area Group. If you are already a member <WRAP button>​[[https://​merg.org.uk/​membership/​areagroups.php|Join the North East Area Group]]</​WRAP>​
 +Select **North East Area Group** from the drop down list in **Other Area Groups** and press the **Subscribe to Area Group** button.
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-|+=== How do you meet? === 
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 +Members in the North East are spread over a wide area and have found that Zoom video calls are proving a good way of keeping in touch and listening to some stimulating presentations and demonstrations from MERG members in all parts of the country. 
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 +=== And the Next Meeting? ===
  
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 +Previous meetings have included: -
  
-[[http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​index.html|http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​index.html]]\\  +<​ORG34>​ALL|-100|3|NO</ORG34>
-[[http://​www.a19modelrailwayclub.org/​findus.php|http://​www.a19modelrailwayclub.org/findus.php]]+
  
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-[[http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/index.aspx?​articleid=7017|http://​www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/​index.aspx?​articleid=7017]]\\  +=== Local Links === 
-[[http://www.btmrs.co.uk/exhibition-2013.html|http://​www.btmrs.co.uk/​exhibition-2013.html]]+<WRAP hide> 
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 +Link to local model railway sites. 
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 +[[https://www.btmrs.co.uk/|Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society]]\\  
 +[[http://a19modelrailwayclub.org/contact-us/|A19 Model Railway Club]]\\  
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