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 This was a highly interactive session with many questions posed and answered. This was a highly interactive session with many questions posed and answered.
  
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 In the afternoon, David Roberts presented “Power Supplies & Wiring for CBUS”. Besides giving a comprehensive description of the types of power supplies available, he emphasised the safety aspects of choosing a power supply and also the appropriate wire sizes for the power and CBUS installation. ​ In the afternoon, David Roberts presented “Power Supplies & Wiring for CBUS”. Besides giving a comprehensive description of the types of power supplies available, he emphasised the safety aspects of choosing a power supply and also the appropriate wire sizes for the power and CBUS installation. ​
 Again, many questions and a lively discussion. Again, many questions and a lively discussion.
  
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 +<color #​ed1c24>​**JULY 27th 2019**</​color>​
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 +The WNO MERG Area Group continues to attract in excess of 30 members to the bi-monthly day long meetings at the Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society Clubrooms. On July 27th, 35 members were joined by **<color #​00a2e8>​Bob Vetterlein</​color>​**,​ the MERG Committee Area Groups Co-ordinator.
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 +As usual, members arrived at 9:30 to allow time for the group'​s signature bacon rolls, a drink and an informal chat before the meeting gets underway. With both our regular cooks still unavailable,​ **<color #​00a2e8>​Jeremy Mole</​color>​** stepped in to provide day long catering leaving **<color #​00a2e8>​Bob Mercer</​color>​** to handle meet and greet and the front of house activities.
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 +**<color #​00a2e8>​Mike Plowman</​color>​** welcomed the members by introducing the fourth session of the year long **<color #​00a2e8>​CBUS from Soup to Nuts</​color>​** programme and reminded members of the next meeting dates. He also emphasised the importance of updating their personal membership data to ensure that, as the MERG email system is rolled out, they will continue to receive area group emails. ​
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 +**<color #​00a2e8>​Simon West</​color>​** presented on the subject of **<color #​00a2e8>​Developing Requirements</​color>​**. This was a wide ranging subject, offering the members advice about how to plan a model railway effectively taking into account personal objectives, budget, modelling capabilities,​ interests, portability and many other subjects. This stimulated many questions and many suggestions leading to a highly interactive session. ​
 +He followed on with a short presentation on **<color #​00a2e8>​Sourcing Components for Non-Kit Modules</​color>​** that is where PCB's are available either in the kit locker or direct from another MERG member (often where the module is listed on the Software Wiki). Again a highly interactive session. ​
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 +As the planned second presentation presenter was unfortunately indisposed,​**<​color #​00a2e8>​Mike Plowman</​color>​** gave members an update on the LWMRS n-gauge exhibition layout **<color #​00a2e8>​Kineton MERG CBUS / DCC implementation</​color>​.**
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 +An important part of the WNO Group activities are the informal, free format workshop activities in the afternoon. Members are able to ask questions, seek advice, see demonstrations and show technology or solution that they are developing.
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 +Here **<color #​ed1c24>​Roger Edwards</​color>​**,​ the MERG Journal Publishing Manager, in questioning mode looking at Bob Mercer'​s inglenook demonstrator,​ Hutchinson'​s End. This demonstrator uses a combination of CBUS technology with Hector detectors and an Arduino to investigate different control methods.
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 +The soldering advice and hands-on sessions delivered by**<​color #​ed1c24>​John Gowers</​color>​** are always in demand. John always encourages members to "have a go" especially with SMD components. John also provides the Area Group Kit locker for the members during the lunch break.
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 +Small groups of members often form around new demonstrations. ​
 +Here, **<color #​00a2e8>​Simon West</​color>​** is seen leading the discussion around technology which will be implemented shortly on the LWMRS Duxbury 00 gauge layout.
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 <color #​ed1c24>​**Further 2019 meetings will be held on the following dates**</​color>​ <color #​ed1c24>​**Further 2019 meetings will be held on the following dates**</​color>​
-  * July 27th+
   * September 21st   * September 21st
   * November 30th   * November 30th
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