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MERG Thames Valley Area Group

How do I contact the Area Group

Who are the leaders of the group?

M615 Howard Watkins Group Leader
M674 Paul Miller Secretary and Deputy Leader

Would you like to join today?

Not a MERG member? then first

If you are already a MERG member sign up to this Area Group.

Select Thames Valley Area Group from the drop down list in Other Area Groups and press the Subscribe to Area Group button.
You will also need to subscribe to our groups.io list which ensures you get details of our meetings. To get on this list please email our area group (details are in the Journal)

How do you meet?

Whilst restrictions are in place, we are currently using Zoom video calls together with fellow members from the South Hampshire Area Group. Details are posted on the our groups.io page.

Previously TVAG used to meet on the first Tuesday of every month at Grazeley Village Hall, Church Lane, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire RG7 1LD, approximately 1 mile south of J11 of the M4, just off the A33.

Arrive from 7pm, sit down 7:30, finish by 10pm. Each of us contribute a £3 donation to our hosts.

Meetings include some or all of the following:

  • A presentation
  • A session on a group project
  • A practical workshop.

Do you visit other Model Railways or hold workshops?

We have visited the McKinley model railway in Bournemouth, and Pete Waterman's extensive layout.

We periodically have Tuesday evening tutorials. For example we have had one on surface mount, Jeff Pike gave us a demonstration of his radio controlled 4mm road vehicles.

And the Next Meeting?

DateEventDescriptionLocationLink
19:30 01-DecMERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meetingAn end of year "What has been on my workbench over the year"This will be a ZOOM meeting
19:30 05-JanMERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meetingClive Essery on "Understanding Programming for the Terrified" part 1.This will be a ZOOM meeting
19:30 02-FebMERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meetingClive Essery on "Understanding Programming for the Terrified" part 2.This will be a ZOOM meeting
19:30 02-MarMERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meetingJohn Gowers will present "A way to add LED lighting to coaches and avoid the dreaded flicker"This will be a ZOOM meeting

This is what the group gets up to

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