Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

About MERG

MERG (Model Electronic Railway Group) is an international, UK based society promoting interest in the application of electronics & computers to all aspects of railway modelling.

Our aim is to introduce modellers to the use of electronics to control and enhance their layouts, whether you are using techniques such as DC, DCC or Radio Controlled, manual or computer operated.

We do this through our vast library of information, video tutorials, local groups and extensive range of electronic kits, which range from the simple to the sophisticated.

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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

27-Jul Arduino SIG Meeting An Arduino Auto-Shuttle
Online Zoom Meeting
28-Jul Cardiff AG Virtual Meeting - JMRI Decoder Pro
Online Zoom Meeting
29-Jul South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
30-Jul MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
30-Jul Cumbria AG TBA
Online Zoom Meeting
31-Jul South Coast MRC Exhibition. This event has been cancelled.
Arnewood School, Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire.
03-Aug MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
05-Aug South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
07-Aug MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
07-Aug MERG East Midlands Area group meeting
08-Aug Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
09-Aug JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

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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.

Click here to read more about it and download a copy.


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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.