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public:westscotland [2019/02/18 07:23]
Bob Vetterlein
public:westscotland [2020/06/30 14:12] (current)
davy_dick [Other Activities]
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 For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://​​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=86|area group forum.]] For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://​​forum/​viewforum.php?​f=86|area group forum.]]
-==== Secretary ==== 
-M1853 Davy Dick \\  +==== Who are the leaders of the group? ==== 
-M4589 Bob Young\\ ​ +<WRAP info round>  
-M5195 George Parkinson+M1853 Davy Dick //Group Leader// ​\\ M4589 Bob Young //Deputy Group Leader// ​\\ M5195 George Parkinson ​//Deputy Group Leader// 
 ==== Meetings ==== ==== Meetings ====
 +<WRAP info around>
 +We see ourselves as a mutual-assistance group, where members look to each other for advice, help and support.
 +Our members range from having little electronic knowledge to being fairly advanced.
 +Interested members co-operate on their specific interests – e.g. everything from soldering skills and kit building to 3D printing and PIC and Arduino programming. The group aims to cater for all levels of skill.
 +There is no specific commitments required from those who join.
 +Members can put in and take out as much as they wish. None of us know everything and we can all learn from each other in a more informal manner than through the MERG forums and email groups.
 +Of course, you don't have to participate in the Area Group, but you might find that we have a lot to offer - and learn - from each other.
 +<WRAP info round>
 +We were very active prior to Covid-19, with all-members meetings in Glasgow on Sundays and fortnightly drop-in sessions on alternate Friday afternoons. ​ In addition, we ran a selection of training workshops on basic electronics,​ kit building, using oscilloscopes,​ layout planning software, etc.
 +Here is a typical members'​ session. ​  
 +Previous discussions included power supplies and cutouts, layout wiring, fault finding methods, automation, motors, servos and steppers, making control panels, PCB design software, etc.
 +=== And the Next Meeting? ===
 +<WRAP hide>
 +Replace NN with the number of your area group - get from the AG admin page.
 +Update the contact form title.
 +<WRAP box round> ​
 +==== Other Activities ====
 +<WRAP info around>
 +Here is one of our demonstration layouts that show how to fit MERG kits to augment model railways.
 +  ​
 +Here is our annual Open Day where we had demonstrations of building baseboards, track laying, point controllers,​ DCC, layout controls (CBUS and EzyBus), adding lighting, adding sound, Faller road systems, 3D printing, Arduino projects .......
 +Here is a training workshop we ran on programming Arduinos.
 +<WRAP info round>
 +At the moment, we keep in touch with each other through our national and our local websites.
 +We also have fortnightly Zoom sessions on alternate Sunday afternoons.
 +Subjects covered included:
 +* Making latching reed switches for coach lighting
 +* Reusing parts salvaged from old printers and scanners
 +* Resin 3D printing
-**Sunday 24th March 2019**\\  +Building animations
-Venue Shawlands Scout Hall, Glasgow, **G41 4AE** +
-Open Day\\ +
-{{ :​public:​poster-wosag19.gif?​nolink |}} +* Measuring voltage and current in DCC systems
-Note postcode on poster incorrect.+
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