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How do I contact the Area Group

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Who are the leaders of the group?

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«Vacant» - Leader
Fraser Smith - Deputy
John Walker - Communications

Would you like to join today?

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then sign up to Tayside Area Group.

Already a member? Then Select Tayside Area Group from the drop down list in Other Area Groups and press the Subscribe to Area Group button.

We currently have over 60 members in the Group, with around 16 - 20 participating in our meetings.

How do you meet?

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The group normally meets every second Wednesday (currently between 8pm and 9:30pm using Zoom)

Dates for meetings are held in the MERG meetings diary unless otherwise stated or see When are the next Meetings? below.

Members wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form or subscribe to the area group.

When are the Next Meetings?

DateEventDescriptionLocationLink
19:30 11-NovTayside Area Group Zoom virtual meetingTonight Alan Anderson will give a talk on Adding Sound, which is one of the topics from our recent Poll list. This will be followed by a general Q&A sessionZoom Call
19:30 25-NovTayside Area Group Zoom virtual meetingTonight ColinB will give a talk on Coupling/Uncoupling, which again is one of the topics from our recent Poll list. This will be followed by a general Q&A sessionZoom Call
20:00 25-NovTayside Area Group Zoom virtual meetingTonight Colin B will give a talk on Coupling/Uncoupling, which is another one of the topics from our recent Poll list. This will be followed by a general Q&A sessionZoom meeting

Do you hold workshops?

“Yes we do, usually together with a meeting.”

  • Members bring their own kits to assemble with help from others in the group where required
  • Members bring their own built kit for where they have failed to get it working or need to share test equipment
  • Any electronic circuit is welcome not just MERG kits
  • Members work on the current group projects together

GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS AND TRAVEL Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions all our area group meetings are currently online using Zoom video conferencing software. Zoom is easy to use so please join us online. We normally have a 90 minute meeting on a midweek evening (fortnightly).

This situation will continue for the forseeable future, until the scottish government guidelines allow us to resume face to face meetings and also that we can meet any required social distancing at the venue.

How do Zoom Video Calls Work?

The calls will last 90 minutes or so. To participate, members need a mobile phone, tablet or a PC / Mac with a camera and microphone.

Topics are agreed in advance.

When it is time to start a call, a voice and video conference is opened up which has thumbnails of each video participant and any shared presentations or desktops. The call leader facilitates the call and the discussions and tries to get through the agenda in the agreed time. Zoom has two views available. The first is the speaker view which selects the video stream from the person speaking. The second is Gallery view which shows streams from all participants.

If you would like to try out Zoom, then there is a test meeting service where you are the only participant and you can experiment with the various options available.

This link is available to anybody, not just members of the area group.

Link to local model railway sites.


Model Railway Clubs
Dundee Model Railway Club Runs Exhibition in Dundee
Perth Model Railway Group Runs Exhibition in Perth
Cupar Model Railway Club Runs Exhibition in Cupar
East Neuk Model Railway Club Runs Exhibition in St Andrews
Railway Locations
Caledonian Railway (Brechin) ASCII
Strathspey Railway (Aviemore) strathspey_rail1.jpg
Keith And Dufftown Railway dufftown_rail1.jpg
Model Shops
Invergowrie Models
Macs Models (Kirriemuir)
Tayside Attactions
The Tay Bridge
The Friary
The V&A Museum

public/tayside.txt · Last modified: 2020/10/23 15:59 by john_walker