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 [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​index.php|MERG Home page]]\\ ​ [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​index.php|MERG Home page]]\\ ​
  
- Chris Barker (M4638) has arranged with the Southampton Model Railway Society (SMRS) for MERG members to be able to meet at their clubroom.+Chris Barker (M4638) has arranged with the Southampton Model Railway Society (SMRS) for MERG members to be able to meet at their clubroom.
 Meeting Venue: Unit 1b, Kemps Quay,  Quayside Road,  Southampton,​ SO18 1BZ.  Meeting Venue: Unit 1b, Kemps Quay,  Quayside Road,  Southampton,​ SO18 1BZ. 
  
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 We are assisting in rebuilding one of the Southampton MRS exhibition layouts to enhance its operational capabilities and possibly add some animations.\\ We are assisting in rebuilding one of the Southampton MRS exhibition layouts to enhance its operational capabilities and possibly add some animations.\\
-All the points have now been converted to servo operation. ​ We are adding ToTIs as we convert the track wiring to DCC.  ​The layout ​control will be by CBUS and DCC by MERG DCC.\\ +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.\\
-Once we have got it reliably running, we hope to add JMRI on a Raspberry Pi 3B to add smart phone throttle control and a control panel using a tablet.\\ +
-At the March workshop we agreed to use route selection ​to control ​the layout ​and started the procurement of components and MERG modules ​for the control ​system. The new rear section with storage and a reversing loop has added 16 more points to be controlled.\\ +
-At the August workshop we continued adding and wiring the MERG modules to the scenic section. ​ We started setting up the point servos, using the FCU.\\+
  
-=====Scheduled meetings===== +We just missed the Southampton show, despite an extra session working ​on the control system. The scenic section ​is a complicated layout with three interconnected reversing loops using DCC unfriendly points, so accurate timing and sequencing is required ​to avoid shorts.\\
-The **October 2019** meetings will be on:\\  +
- The evening of Thursday 10th October starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\  +
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 19th October. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ +
-  +
-The **November 2019** meetings will be on:\\  +
- The evening of Thursday 7th November starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\  +
- The all day workshop ​is moved to Saturday 23rd November as we are at an exhibition on Saturday 16th November.\\+
  
-The **December 2019** meetings will be on:\\  
- The evening of Thursday 12th December starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​ 
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 21st December. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ 
  
-The **January 2020** meetings will be on:\\  + 
- The evening of Thursday 9th January starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​ + 
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 18th January. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ ​+=====Scheduled meetings=====
  
 The **February 2020** meetings will be on:\\  The **February 2020** meetings will be on:\\ 
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  The all day workshop will be on Saturday 21st March. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ ​  The all day workshop will be on Saturday 21st March. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ ​
  
 +The **April 2020** meetings will be on:\\ 
 + The evening of Thursday 9th April starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​
 + The all day workshop will be on Saturday 18th April. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\
  
 +The **May 2020** meetings will be on:\\ 
 + The evening of Thursday 14th May starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​
 + The all day workshop will be on Saturday 23rd May. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\
 + Note that the Saturday meeting has moved from the 16th as we are manning the MERG stand at expoEM on the 16th.
  
 +The **June 2020** meetings will be on:\\ 
 + The evening of Thursday 11th June starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​
 + The all day workshop will be on Saturday 20th June. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\
  
-=====Exhibitions=====+The **July 2020** meetings will be on:\\  
 + The evening of Thursday 9th July starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\  
 + The all day workshop will be on Saturday 18th July. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ ​
  
-If you cannot get to the meetings, you can come and meet us at one of the following exhibitions where we will be manning the MERG stand.\\ 
  
-**Worthing MRC Annual Exhibition**\\ 
-Saturday 28th September 2019 10:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 29th September 2019 10:00 to 16:00\\ 
-At Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1LA. \\ 
  
-**Farnham and District MRC Annual Exhibition**\\ 
-Saturday 12th October 2019 10:30 – 17:00 and Sunday 13th October 10:00 - 16:30\\ 
-At Alderwood Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS.\\ 
  
-**South Hants MRC Annual Portsmouth Exhibition**\\ +=====Exhibitions=====
-Saturday 16th November 2019 10:30 - 16:30\\ +
-At Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT.\\+
  
-**Southampton MRS Exhibition**\\ +If you cannot get to the meetings, you can come and meet us at one of the following exhibitions where we will be manning the MERG stand.\\
-Saturday 25th January 2020 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 26th January 10:00 - 16:30\\ +
-At Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA (Satnav use SO50 5BX).\\+
  
  
 **Basinstoke MRS Exhibition**\\ **Basinstoke MRS Exhibition**\\
-Saturday 14th March 2020 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 15th March 10:00 – 16:00\\+Saturday 14th March 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 15th March 10:00 – 16:00\\
 At Aldworth Science College, Basingstoke,​ RG22 6HQ.\\ At Aldworth Science College, Basingstoke,​ RG22 6HQ.\\
  
-//**Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition**\\+**Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition**\\
 Saturday 4th April 10:30 - 18:00 and Sunday 5th April 10:30 - 16:30\\ Saturday 4th April 10:30 - 18:00 and Sunday 5th April 10:30 - 16:30\\
-Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire, P02 9QA\\ +At Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire, P02 9QA\\ 
-To be confirmed.//+ 
 +**expoEM Spring 2020**\\ 
 +Saturday 16th May 10:30 – 17:30 and Sunday 17th May 10:00 - 16:30\\ 
 +At Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE.\\ 
 + 
 +**Farnham and District MRC Annual Exhibition**\\ 
 +Saturday 10th October 2019 10.30 – 17.00 and Sunday 11th October 10.00 - 16.\\ 
 +At Alderwood Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS.\\ 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 =====Contacts===== =====Contacts=====
  
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