Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

About MERG

MERG (Model Electronic Railway Group) is an international, UK based society for people interested in the application of electronics and computing to all aspects of railway modelling.

Our aim is to enhance enjoyment of railway modelling by the development and use of electronics and computing to assist control and operation of our layouts.

To achieve this aim we publish a regular Journal with all previous issues archived in the online library. We also have an active online forum and extensive knowledgebase including video tutorials. We also make available to members an extensive range of electronic kits ranging from the simple to the sophisticated, all developed and produced by members for members. Our area groups and special interest groups provide opportunities for face to face and Zoom meetings for social interaction and mutual assistance.

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Joining MERG

Membership of MERG is amazingly good value, starting at just £16 per annum.

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MERG Area Groups

One of the excellent beneficial aspects of joining MERG is access to our growing number of MERG Area Groups.

Groups are being started up throughout the UK and worldwide - giving members the chance to meet and share knowledge.

To keep active during the current Coronavirus lock down many area groups are holding meetings over the web.

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What's On

23-May JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
24-May Arduino Introductory Tutorial
Online Zoom Meeting
25-May Cardiff Area Group Monthly Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
26-May 19:30 BST South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
27-May Wales NAG meeting Decoder &DCC discussion led by John Fogerty
Online Zoom Meeting
27-May 19.00 3D Modelling SIG Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
28-May MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
28-May Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms
29-May East Scotland Workshop
West Calder Community Centre EH55 8DZ
29-May Scottish Borders Area Group
Hawick Men\'s Shed 7 Lothian Street Hawick TD9 9HD
01-Jun Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
02-Jun 19:30 BST South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

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Resources & Information

Below are links to various resources and information relating to electronics and electronic components that MERG makes freely available (subject to any copyright notices). Most of these are the responsibility of members(s), and MERG accepts no responsibility or liability for their use nor offers any warranty or validation on them.

Model Rail Electronics Book

MERG is pleased to recommend and support the widely downloaded book, written by MERG member Davy Dick, entitled "Electronics for Model Railways".

This excellent publication is available for free download.

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