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

25-Jan Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
26-Jan Cardiff Area Group Monthly Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
27-Jan South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
28-Jan Cumbria AG DCC++EX
Online Zoom Meeting
29-Jan MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
01-Feb MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall and Online Zoom Meeting
02-Feb Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
02-Feb 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting
03-Feb South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
05-Feb MERG Somerset Area Group Workshop
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
05-Feb MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
06-Feb Scottish Borders AG Face to Face Meeting
Hawick Men\'s Shed 7 Lothian Street Hawick TD9 9HD

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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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