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 (wiki) 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.
Further information on all these aspects of MERG activity is available on other sections of this page and in more detail on the linked pages. Feel free to browse and if you like what you see join us.

Joining MERG

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

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MERG Area Groups and Special Interest Groups

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

Area Groups are being started up throughout the UK and worldwide - giving members the chance to meet and share knowledge. Special Interest Groups allow members interested in the relevant topic to share their interest without geographical restriction and usually meet via Zoom.

To keep active during the Coronavirus lock down many Area Groups are also holding Zoom meetings but are mostly now resuming in person meetings as well.

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What's On

29-Jun Cardiff Area Group Monthly Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
30-Jun 19:30 BST South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
01-Jul 10:00 BST Fusion 360 starter basic & intermediate talks
Online Zoom Meeting
01-Jul Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
02-Jul MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
02-Jul NI AG Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
03-Jul 10:00 BST Jim Hardie Cricut Talk And General Chat
Online Zoom Meeting
05-Jul 19:30 BST MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall
05-Jul Arduino SIG
Online Zoom Meeting
06-Jul Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
07-Jul 19:30 BST South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
08-Jul Croydon Area Group Meeting
Croydon Model Railway Club

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Resources & Information

Below are links to various resources and information pages 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.

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


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