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ianh [MERG South Hampshire (Southampton) Area Group]
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-======MERG South Hampshire (Southampton) Area Group====== +~~NOCACHE~~
-[[:​public:​areagroups|Return to Area Groups News]]\\  +
-[[:​public:​start|Index to other public pages]]\\  +
-[[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+<WRAP hide> 
-Meeting Venue: Unit 1b, Kemps Quay,  Quayside Road,  Southampton,​ SO18 1BZ. +**************************************************** 
 +Replace Somewhere ​with the name of your area group
 +**************************************************** 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
-Evening meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month.\\  +====== ​MERG South Hampshire Area Group ======
-Workshop days normally take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, unless we are representing ​MERG at an exhibition.\\+
  
-The club room is well equipped with several work benches, an open area with a 50" screen that can be used for presentations and discussions,​ plus catering and toilet facilities.\\ +<WRAP info centeralign button>​[[:public:​areagroups|Area Groups]] [[:​public:​start|Public pages]] [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/index.php|MERG Home page]] </​WRAP>​
-It is situated on the first floor of an industrial unit.  Access is by stairs but unfortunately there is no lift.\\ +
-\\ +
-The meetings are flexibleYou 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 and guidance always available.\\+
  
-We are assisting in rebuilding one of the Southampton MRS exhibition layouts to enhance its operational capabilities and possibly add some animations.\\ +<WRAP hide> 
-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 November workshop we continued wiring the MERG modules and track feeds on the scenic section.\\ +Replace photo with a area group meeting photo 
-The Track wiring on the new rear lower level section for the storage and reversing loop was completed and the 16 point servos installed and set up using the FCU.  An update with pictures is in our area group page on the forum.\\ +**************************************************** 
-Any help would be appreciated as we hope to have it ready for the Southampton show in January 2020.\\ +</​WRAP>​ 
-We can work on it at other times when the club room is open.\\ +<WRAP box round centeralign>​ 
- +{{:​public:​istock-168615238.jpg?​nolink&​400|}} 
- +</​WRAP>​ 
-=====Scheduled meetings=====+=== How do I contact the Area Group ===
    
-The **December 2019** meetings will be on:\\  +<WRAP hide> 
- 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 DecemberThe club will be open from 09.45am.\\+Replace NN with the number ​of your area group - get from the AG admin page. 
 +Update the contact form title. 
 +*************************************************************************** 
 +</​WRAP>​ 
 +<WRAP help round button>  
 +\\ 
 +[[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​areagroup.php?​area=24|MERG South Hampshire Area Group contact form]] 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
-The **January 2020** meetings will be on:\\  +=== Who are the leaders ​of the group? ===
- 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:\\  +<WRAP hide> 
- The evening ​of Thursday 13th February starting at 7.30pmThe club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​ +**************************************************** 
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 15th February. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\  +Replace photo with the names and titles ​of leaders
-  +**************************************************** 
-The **March 2020** meetings will be on:\\  +</​WRAP>​ 
- The evening of Thursday 12th March starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\  +<WRAP info round>  
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 21st March. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\ +\\ 
 +Chris Barker - Leader\\ 
 +Stuart Burgess - Deputy Leader\\ 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
-The **April 2020** meetings will be on:\\  +=== Would you like to join today? === 
- The evening of Thursday 9th April starting at 7.30pmThe club will be open from 7pm.\\  +<WRAP hide> 
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 18th AprilThe club will be open from 09.45am.\\+**************************************************** 
 +Update area group name. 
 +**************************************************** 
 +</​WRAP>​ 
 +<WRAP tip round> 
 +Not a member? then <WRAP button>​[[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​membership.php|Join MERG Here]]</​WRAP>​ and sign up to this Area GroupIf you are already a member <WRAP button>​[[https://​merg.org.uk/​membership/​areagroups.php|Join the South Hampshire Area Group]]</​WRAP>​ 
 +Select **South Hampshire Area Group** from the drop down list in **Other Area Groups** and press the **Subscribe to Area Group** button. 
 +</​WRAP> ​   ​
  
-The **May 2020** meetings will be on:\\  +=== How do you meet? === 
- The evening of Thursday 14th May starting at 7.30pm. The club will be open from 7pm.\\ ​ +<WRAP hide> 
- The all day workshop will be on Saturday 16th May. The club will be open from 09.45am.\\+**************************************************** 
 +Provide meeting details 
 +**************************************************** 
 +</​WRAP>​ 
 +<WRAP info round> ​
  
 +Whilst restrictions are in place, we are using Zoom video calls. ​
  
-=====Exhibitions===== +Previously we met at the Southampton Model Railway Society (SMRS). Meeting Venue: Unit 1b, Kemps Quay, Quayside Road, Southampton,​ SO18 1BZ.\\ 
- +\\ 
-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.\\+Evening meetings took place on the 2nd Thursday of each month.\\ 
 +\\ 
 +Workshop days normally take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, unless we are representing MERG at an exhibition.\\ 
 +\\ 
 +The club room is well equipped with several work benches, 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 buildtest 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 and guidance 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. 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
-**Southampton MRS Exhibition**\\ +=== And the Next Meeting? === 
-Saturday 25th January 2020 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 26th January 10:00 16:30\\ +<WRAP hide> 
-At Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA (Satnav use SO50 5BX).\\+*************************************************************************** 
 +Replace NN with the number of your area group get from the AG admin page. 
 +Update the contact form title. 
 +*************************************************************************** 
 +</​WRAP>​ 
 +<WRAP box round>  
 +<​ORG34>​ALL|40|24|NO</​ORG34>​ 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
- +=== Local Links === 
-**Basinstoke MRS Exhibition**\\ +<WRAP hide> 
-Saturday 14th March 2020 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 15th March 10:00 – 16:00\\ +**************************************************** 
-At Aldworth Science College, Basingstoke,​ RG22 6HQ.\\ +Link to local model railway sites
- +**************************************************** 
-//**Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition**\\ +</​WRAP>​ 
-Saturday 4th April 10:30 - 18:00 and Sunday 5th April 10:30 - 16:30\\ +<WRAP tip round> 
-Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire, P02 9QA\\ +\\ 
-To be confirmed.// +[[https://southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com/​|Southhampton Model Railway Society]] 
-=====Contacts=====+</​WRAP>​
  
  
-Contact Chris for more information[[https://​merg.org.uk/​forum/​memberlist.php?​mode=viewprofile&​u=3304|via profile page]]\\ ​ 
-Non member enquiries [[https://​merg.org.uk/​areagroup.php?​area=24|via MERG Area-Groups page]]\\ 
-For more information on the Southampton MRS, go to their Web site [[https://​southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com|SMRS website]]\\ ​ 
  
  
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