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-To contact us use the MERG West Midlands Area Group contact form here [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​areagroup.php?​area=17|]]+To contact us use the [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​areagroup.php?​area=17|MERG West Midlands Area Group contact form.]]\\
  
 For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=110|area group forum.]] For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=110|area group forum.]]
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-The next meeting of the West Midlands Area Group will be: +//<color #ed1c24>The next meeting of the West Midlands Area Group has been cancelled</​color>​. ​ See below ://
-===== Sunday 14th July 2019 =====+
    
  
  
-At **Titford Pump HouseEngine streetOLDBURYWest Midlands**.+====== Important information about our next meeting ====== 
 + 
 +**In the view of the ongoing Coronavirus situation and the advice received from MERG Committeemy WMAG colleagues and I have decided to <color #​ed1c24>​cancel our meeting on Saturday 11th April 2020</​color>​. 
 +  
 +We shalllike many othersmonitor the situation and decide whether future meetings will take place nearer the time. **  
 + ===== =====
  
-[[https://​www.google.co.uk/​maps/​place/​Titford+Pumphouse/​@52.4966868,​-2.0095574,​19z/​data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48709794db0b2afb:​0x85f894929c8ab6f8!8m2!3d52.4966868!4d-2.0090102|Google Map]] 
  
 ==== About Titford Pump House. ==== ==== About Titford Pump House. ====
   ​   ​
-//There is plenty of car parking – mostly on Engine Street, some within the pump house compound. The address above includes a Google maps link. All facilities are at ground level.// 
  
  
-==== This months topic: ====+**Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL**.
  
-===== To be announced in due course===== +[[https://​www.google.co.uk/​maps/​place/​Titford+Pumphouse/​@52.4966868,​-2.0095574,​19z/​data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48709794db0b2afb:​0x85f894929c8ab6f8!8m2!3d52.4966868!4d-2.0090102|Google Map]]
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- +//There is plenty of car parking – mostly on Engine Street, some within the Pump House compound. The address above includes a Google maps link. All facilities are at ground level.//
  
  
 +==== This quarters topics: ====
  
 +None - as the meeting has been cancelled.
  
 +The rest of the programme has been left unchanged, so that the format remains for future meetings.
  
  
-===== Interested in attending? ===== 
  
  
  
-The meeting is open to **all** MERG Members. 
  
-To give us an idea of numbers, could you let us know you are coming by contacting me allanhgardner@gmail.com or use the MERG contact form above. 
  
-We will need a contribution of £3 to cover the costs of the meeting. 
  
  
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-===== Programme ===== 
-//​Registration,​ with coffee and tea available.//​  
  
-=== 10:00   ​Welcome Introduction and housekeeping === 
-//  Allan Gardner// 
  
  
-=== 10:15    Talk 1 === 
-// // 
  
-=== 10.45   Talk 2=== 
-// // 
  
  
-=== 11:15  Refreshment Break === 
  
  
-=== 11:30    Talk 3 === 
-// // 
  
-=== 12:00    Talk 4   === 
-//  // 
  
-=== 12.30 Discussion: Any Questions and Answers !! === 
-//​Opportunity to discuss things further// 
  
  
-=== 13:​00 Lunch  ​=== +==== Programme ​==== 
-//Bring your own or eat cake! //+ 
    
-=== 13:30 Practical Workshop Session 1 ===+=== 10:00 Coffee & Registration ​=== 
 + 
 +=== 10:15 Welcome Introduction:​ Allan Gardner === 
 +  
 +//​Housekeeping//:​ Fire exit & procedure, First aid, Toilet, Dishwasher. ​  
 + 
 +//Other matters//  
 + 
  
-//. 
-Chat amongst yourselves or If that's not your things then work on your current project. We’ll do our best to help with construction and problem-solving. Bring your own tools including your soldering iron. // 
  
-=== 14:30 Refreshment Break  ​===+=== 10.30 Talk 1   ===
  
  
-=== 14:​45 Practical Workshop Session 2 === 
    
  
-//​Continuance of the practical session //+=== 11:30 Refreshment Break ===
  
-=== 15:45 Wash Up and close === +Tea, Coffee, ​and cake.
- //​Allan Gardner//+
  
 +=== 11:45 Talk 2   ===
  
  
 +=== 12:15 Talk 3   ===
  
-   
  
 +=== 12.45 Discussion: Any Questions and any Answers!! ===
  
 +Opportunity to discuss things further from this morning sessions.
  
-===== Meeting dates for 2019 =====+=== 13:00 Lunch ===
  
 +Bring your own or eat loads of cake! 
  
-The dates below are for the quarterly ​meetings ​for 2019.+For Saturday meetings, there are nearby sandwich shops - for Sunday ​meetings, if you haven'​t your own sandwiches, you will need to head in to Sainsbury'​s in Oldbury.
  
-  * Winter - Sunday ​13th January +=== 13:30 Practical Workshop Session 1 === 
-  * Spring - Saturday ​13th April + 
-  * Summer - Sunday ​14th July +Our usual informal session. ​ Chat to colleagues or work on your current project. ​  ​We will do our best to help with construction and problem-solving. ​ Bring your own tools etc.  
-  * Autumn - Saturday ​12th October ​+ 
 +=== 14:30 Refreshment Break === 
 + 
 +=== 14:45 Practical Workshop Session 2 === 
 + 
 +Continuance of the practical session  
 + 
 +=== 15:45 Clean up, Wash Up and close === 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +////  
 + 
 + 
 +  
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Interested in attending? ===== 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +The meeting is open to **all** MERG Members. 
 + 
 +To give us an idea of numbers, could you let us know you are coming by contacting me allanhgardner@gmail.com or use the MERG contact form above. 
 + 
 +We will need a contribution of £3 to cover the costs of the meeting. 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Meeting dates for 2020 ===== 
 + 
 + 
 +The dates below are for the quarterly meetings for 2020. 
 + 
 +  ​* Winter - Sunday ​12th January 
 +  * Spring - Saturday ​11th April 
 +  * Summer - Sunday ​12th July 
 +  * Autumn - Saturday ​10th October ​
  
  
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 ===== Previous meetings ===== ===== Previous meetings =====
  
-April 2019 + 
 + 
 +==== January 2020 ==== 
 + 
 + 
 +David Roberts gave two talks.  
 + 
 +John Fletcher talked about 'My MERG Journey'​ 
 +==== October 2019 ==== 
 + 
 +John Gower came and talked about the mechanics of a steam engine. ​ Capturing real sounds and applying them to your model railway 
 + 
 +Inserting sound chips in locos and how to use them effectively. ​  
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +==== July 2019 ==== 
 +Electrostatic Discharge: ​ What it is and Why it is Important. ​ David Roberts 
 + 
 + 
 +David will explain to us what Electrostatic Discharge is, how it is caused and the damage that it can cause to modern electronic devices and systems. Simple and affordable measures to mitigate the problems will also be described.  
 + 
 +The Theory and Practice of a Simple MERG Kit: David Roberts 
 + 
 + 
 +Some of us assemble kits without knowing very little about the types of components used and why they are important. ​ David’s presentation will consider a simple MERG kit – the CANACT – look at the components used and explain why they are chosen and how it works. 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +==== April 2019 ==== 
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