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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.\\
-The layout is being controlled by MERG CBUS and DCC modules.  ​single control panel has been built and one or two CANCABs will be used for loco control.\\ +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.\\
-At the August workshop we continued adding and wiring the MERG modules to the scenic section and started setting up the point servos, using the FCU.\\ +
-All the MERG modules have now been installed on the scenic section and wiring up continues.\\ +
-The new rear lower level section for the storage and a reversing loop has been built. ​ The track and points have been installed and track wiring started. ​ The mountings for the 16 servos controlling the points were added at the October Saturday workshop.\\ +
-Any help would be appreciated as we hope to have it ready for the Southampton show in January 2020.\\ +
-We can work on it at other times when the club room is open.\\+
  
 +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.\\
  
-=====Scheduled meetings===== 
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-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.\\ ​ 
  
-The **February 2020** ​meetings ​will be on:\\  +=====Scheduled ​meetings=====
- The evening of Thursday 13th February starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\  +
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 15th February. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\  +
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-The **March 2020** meetings will be on:\\  +
- The evening of Thursday 12th March starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\  +
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 21st March. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ ​+
  
 +**<color #​ed1c24>​All meetings cancelled until further notice</​color>​**\\
 + 
 The **April 2020** meetings will be on:\\  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 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 all day workshop will be on Saturday 18th April. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\
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 +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.
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 +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.\\
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 +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.\\
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 +The **August 2020** meetings will be on:\\ 
 + The evening of Thursday 13th August starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​
 + The all day workshop will be on Saturday 15th August. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ ​
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 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.\\ 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.\\
  
-**South Hants MRC Annual Portsmouth Exhibition**\\ 
-Saturday 16th November 2019 10:30 - 16:30\\ 
-At Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT.\\ 
  
-**Southampton MRS Exhibition**\\ +**Portsmouth Model Railway ​Exhibition** -- **<color #​ed1c24>​Postponed</​color>​**\\ 
-Saturday ​25th January ​2020 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday ​26th January ​10:00 - 16:30\\ +Saturday ​4th April 10:30 - 18:00 and Sunday 5th April 10:30 - 16:30\\ 
-At Barton Peveril CollegeEastleighSO50 5ZA (Satnav use SO50 5BX).\\+At Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire, P02 9QA\\ 
 + 
 +**expoEM Spring ​2020** -- **<color #​ed1c24>​Cancelled</​color>​**\\ 
 +Saturday 16th May 10:30 – 17:30 and Sunday 17th May 10:00 - 16:30\\ 
 +At Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE.\\ 
 + 
 + 
 +**Fareham and District MRC Annual Exhibition**\\ 
 +Saturday 3rd October 10:30 – 17:00 and Sunday ​4th October ​10:00 - 16:00\\ 
 +At Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham, PO16 7JU.\\ 
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 + 
 +**Farnham and District MRC Annual Exhibition**\\ 
 +Saturday 10th October 10:30 – 17:00 and Sunday 11th October 10:00 - 16:00\\ 
 +At Alderwood Leisure CentreTongham RoadAldershot, GU12 4AS.\\ 
  
  
-**Basinstoke MRS Exhibition**\\ 
-Saturday 14th March 2020 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 15th March 10:00 – 16:00\\ 
-At Aldworth Science College, Basingstoke,​ RG22 6HQ.\\ 
  
-//​**Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition**\\ 
-Saturday 4th April 10:30 - 18:00 and Sunday 5th April 10:30 - 16:30\\ 
-Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire, P02 9QA\\ 
-To be confirmed.//​ 
 =====Contacts===== =====Contacts=====
  
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