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MERG Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group

Contacting the Area Group

Who are the leaders of the group?

Mike Plowman Group Leader
Simon West Group Technical Lead
Mike Collins Zoom Meeting Moderator

Area Group Meetings

In Normal times, the WNO area group meet six times each year for a full day, generally on a Saturday, at the club rooms of the Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society where MERG members are able to see the Society's three Exhibition Layouts that have MERG CBUS and MERG DCC installed.

Meetings generally comprise:

  • A presentation on a subject previously requested by the members.
  • Open workshops / discussions.
  • Assistance for individuals and groups of members.


Since April 2020, the group have been holding fortnightly Virtual Area Group meetings using Zoom.

Area Group Workshops

Workshops are always held in the afternoon of bi-monthly meetings to assist the following:

  • Members bringing their own kits to assemble with help from others in the group where required
  • Members bringing their built kit where they need assistance to get it working or need to share test equipment
  • Members interconnecting working kits to learn how kits can work together to improve the operation of their model railway.

Additionally, specialist workshops are run on an occasional basis. Most recent subjects have been:

  • Introduction to Arduino
  • Building a CANMIO Kit.
  • Configuring CBUS using FCU.


The WNO Area Group actively support the Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society Show which is scheduled for Saturday 6th March and Sunday 7th March 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 situation the viability of running an exhibition in 2021 is currently under review.
Latest News at – or Contact Exhibition Manager - Email –

Meetings Coming Up

Zoom online Meetings You will need to opt into the Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group to ensure an emailed invite to any of the following meetings

19:00 20-OctWNO Zoom MeetingIan Kay - Part 3 of “My life on the railway”Online Zoom Meeting

Past Meeetings

Recent meetings include: -

10:00 18-SepWarwickshire, North Oxfordshire MERG Area Group Provisional Date for physical meeting. Andy Cumming -a design for a Toti detector LWMRS Clubrooms, Knightcote.

Past Activities of the Group

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