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MERG South Hampshire Area Group

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Some examples of our activities:

Presentations to the group & electronic assembly using the Southampton MRS club facilities.

Software development and device programming & attending exhibitions supporting MERG.

How do I contact the Area Group

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Who are the leaders of the group?

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Chris Barker - Leader
Stuart Burgess - Deputy Leader

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How do you meet?

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Whilst restrictions are in place, we are using Zoom video calls.

We meet at the Southampton Model Railway Society (SMRS) clubroom. Meeting Venue: Unit 1b, Kemps Quay, Quayside Road, Southampton, SO18 1BZ.

Evening meetings took place on the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7:30pm (clubroom should be open at 7:00pm).

Workshop days normally take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, unless we are representing MERG at an exhibition, starting at 10:00am (clubroom is usually open by 09:45am).

The club room is well equipped with several work benches, which are available on a first come first served basis, an open area with a 50“ screen that can be used for presentations and discussions, plus catering and toilet facilities.

It is situated on the first floor of an industrial unit. Access is by stairs but unfortunately there is no lift.

The meetings are flexible: You can build, test and fault find your electronic modules. Chris can assist you in developing your soldering skills. We can program the PICs used in MERG designs and have some basic test facilities for CBUS modules and DCC loco decoders and accessories. Presentations are welcome, and advice, guidance, tea, coffee and biscuits are always available.

We are assisting in rebuilding one of the Southampton MRS exhibition layouts to enhance its operational capabilities and possibly add some animations.
The layout is being controlled by MERG CBUS and DCC modules. It will be controlled using route selection from a single control panel and one or two CANCABs will be used for loco control.

And the Next Meeting?

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19:30 21-JanSouth Hants AG Zoom CallDave McCabe will be giving his second presentation on signalling. Colour light signals.Zoom Video Call
19:30 28-JanSouth Hants AG Zoom CallZoom Video Call
19:30 04-FebSouth Hants AG Zoom CallZoom Video Call
19:30 11-FebSouth Hants AG Zoom CallZoom Video Call
19:30 18-FebSouth Hants AG Zoom CallZoom Video Call
19:30 25-FebSouth Hants AG Zoom CallZoom Video Call

Link to local model railway sites.

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