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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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-===== Sunday 14th July 2019 =====+===== Saturday 11th April 2020 =====
    
  
  
-At **Titford Pump House, Engine ​street, OLDBURY, West Midlands**.+At **Titford Pump House, Engine ​Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands ​B69 4NL**.
  
 [[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]] [[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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 ==== About Titford Pump House. ==== ==== About Titford Pump House. ====
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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.//+//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 ​topics: ====+==== This quarters ​topics: ==== 
 + 
 +TBD
  
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-We once again welcome our good friend David Roberts who will give talks on: 
-=== 1.   ​Electrostatic Discharge: What it is and Why it is Important. === 
  
-=== 2. The Theory and Practice of a Simple MERG Kit === 
  
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 === 10:15 Welcome Introduction:​ Allan Gardner === === 10:15 Welcome Introduction:​ Allan Gardner ===
    
-//​Housekeeping//:​ Fire exit & procedure, First aid, Toilet, Dishwasher.+//​Housekeeping//:​ Fire exit & procedure, First aid, Toilet, Dishwasher. ​ 
  
-//Arduino Workshop//:   ​Expression of interest.+//Other matters// 
  
  
-=== 10.30 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+=== 10.30 Talk 1   === 
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 === 11:30 Refreshment Break === === 11:30 Refreshment Break ===
  
-Tea, Coffee and cake.+Tea, Coffeeand cake.
  
-=== 11:45 The Theory and Practice of a Simple MERG Kit: David Roberts ​===+=== 11:45 Talk 2   ===
  
  
-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.+=== 12:15 Talk 3   === 
  
 === 12.45 Discussion: Any Questions and any Answers!! === === 12.45 Discussion: Any Questions and any Answers!! ===
  
-Opportunity to discuss things further.+Opportunity to discuss things further ​from this morning sessions.
  
 === 13:00 Lunch === === 13:00 Lunch ===
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 === 13:30 Practical Workshop Session 1 === === 13:30 Practical Workshop Session 1 ===
  
-David will be with us all day so, take the opportunity to delve deeper into today’s subjects.  ​If that's not your thing then work on your current project. ​  We will do our best to help with construction and problem-solving. ​ Bring your own tools including your soldering iron+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
  
 === 14:30 Refreshment Break === === 14:30 Refreshment Break ===
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-===== Meeting dates for 2019 =====+===== Meeting dates for 2020 =====
  
  
-The dates below are for the quarterly meetings for 2019.+The dates below are for the quarterly meetings for 2020.
  
-  * Winter - Sunday ​13th January +  * Winter - Sunday ​12th January 
-  * Spring - Saturday ​13th April +  * Spring - Saturday ​11th April 
-  * Summer - Sunday ​14th July +  * Summer - Sunday ​12th July 
-  * Autumn - Saturday ​12th October ​+  * Autumn - Saturday ​10th October ​
  
  
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 ===== Previous meetings ===== ===== Previous meetings =====
  
-April 2019 + 
 + 
 +==== January 2020 ==== 
 + 
 + 
 +David Roberts gave two talk  
 + 
 +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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 What is Arduino and what can it do for railway modellers What is Arduino and what can it do for railway modellers
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