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MERG Tayside Area Group

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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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James Lynch - Leader
Fraser Smith - Deputy
John Walker - Communications

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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 on the second Saturday of every month between 10am and 4pm in The Friary, Tullidelph Road, Dundee. Meetings run similar to following timetable: (times variable depending on availability)

  • (10:00 - 11:15) A presentation
  • (11:30 - 14:00) A session on our Group Demo Layout for Local Shows (with a break for lunch)
  • (14:00 - 16:00) A practical workshop session for your own boards / projects

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

Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.

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 meetings are currently online using Zoom video conferencing software. Zoom is easy to use so please join us online. You should find that we normally have a 90 minute meeting on a midweek evening (fortnightly).

This situation will continue until the scottish government guidelines allow us to resume and we can meet any required social distancing at the venue can be achieved.

And the Next Meeting?

DateEventDescriptionLocationLink
20:00 19-AugTayside Area Group MeetingMembers discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layoutZoom Online Meeting
20:00 02-SepTayside Area Group MeetingZoom Online Meeting

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
Kerr's Miniature Railway (Arbroath) 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: 2020/08/02 20:38 by john_walker