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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

Please indicate South Hampshire Area Group in your message Contact MERG

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 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.

And the Next Meeting?

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19:30 14-Jul19:30 BST South Hants Area Group Live MeetSouthampton Model Railway Society (SMRS)
10:00 16-Jul10:00 BST South Hants Saturday WorkshopSouthampton Model Railway Society clubroom
10:00 23-JulThe Southampton Summer ExhibitionSouth Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5ZA
10:00 30-JulSouth Coast Model Railway ClubSouth Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.The Arnewood School, Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6RS
10:00 31-JulSouth Coast Model Railway ClubThe Arnewood School, Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6RS

Link to local model railway sites.

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