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We meet at theBirmingham Canal Navigations Society's historic premises at
Titford Pump House
There is plenty of car parking – mostly on Engine Street, some within the Pump House compound.
All facilities are at ground level.
We meet four times a year in January, April July and October.
Usually the January and July meetings are on the second Sunday of the month, with the April and October meetings on the second Saturday.
COVID - 19 Meeting Requirements
These have been eased, and we are re-starting our meetings.
There is plenty of space in the pump house, and we will have the doors and windows open to keep it well ventilated.
To further reduce risks we ask, whilst seated for the presentation, the audience will wear face covering (unless you have a medical exemption). In discussions, Members should observe social distancing (2 Metre) rules where possible. If that is not possible, then members should wear face covering.
(Consuming coffee and cake through a mask is not a problem that we have been able to solve yet!)
Our day's meeting starts at 10:00 am and concludes at 16:00. See below for details of our next meeting.
The day is split into two parts.
The morning session is more formal in so far as we have one or more guest speakers.
The topics are far-ranging. Take a look at the next section to see some of our previous meetings.
The afternoon session is informal and generally consists of:
We charge £3 for the day which goes to the BCN Society for the use of the pump house.
We do not charge for tea, coffee or the superb cakes that are kindly supplied by one of our members' wives.
|10:00 09-Oct||West Midlands Area Group Meeting||At our next meeting John Fletcher will be adding to our understanding of Arduinos, and Peter Wilson will be talking about 3d printing.||Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL|
|10:00||Coffee & Registration||All|
|11:30||Coffee, Tea,& Cake Break||All|
|13:30||Practical session 1||All|
|14:30||Tea, Coffee & Cake Break?||All|
|14:45||Practical session 2||All|
Some forthcoming activities are as follows: -
The East Midlands Area Group hosts a very popular call once per month.
|10:00 16-Oct||MERG East Midlands Area group meeting||Face to face meeting, date now confirmed. Agenda to follow.||Wansford|
|09:00 06-Nov||JMRI Part 3 weekend course||Third JMRI weekend course on train automation, covering various automation techniques including custom scripts, YAAT and Dispatcher.||Rushden Transport Museum||Link|
|10:00 13-Nov||MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting||Online meeting, agenda to follow.||Online Zoom Meeting|
Our colleagues at Warwick and North Oxford AG are holding biweekly virtual meetings on a Wednesday evening. East Midlands AG are also holding monthly virtual all-day meeting. The schedule of both these groups is given below. If you are interested in attending these groups sign up here and select ‘join area group’.
|10:00 18-Sep||Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire MERG Area Group||Provisional Date for physical meeting. Andy Cumming -a design for a Toti detector||LWMRS Clubrooms, Knightcote.|
|19:00 20-Oct||WNO Zoom Meeting||Ian Kay - Part 3 of “My life on the railway”||Online Zoom Meeting|