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Chris Barker - Leader
Stuart Burgess - Deputy Leader
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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 currently rebuilding an 009 exhibition layout 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.
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|19:30 14-Jul||19:30 BST South Hants Area Group Live Meet||Southampton Model Railway Society (SMRS)|
|10:00 16-Jul||10:00 BST South Hants Saturday Workshop||Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom|
|10:00 23-Jul||The Southampton Summer Exhibition||South Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.||Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5ZA|
|10:00 30-Jul||South Coast Model Railway Club||South Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.||The Arnewood School, Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6RS|
|10:00 31-Jul||South Coast Model Railway Club||The Arnewood School, Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6RS|
Link to local model railway sites.