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Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

October 2021

20th October

19:00 : WNO Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Free form chat. Show and tell What’s on my work bench Requests for help.

21st October

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

22nd October

14:00 : Wales_NAG - Animation Workshop
Online Zoom Meeting
Discussion about some characteristics of Absolute Block control identified by Tim from the SuperBloc documentation, paraphrased below: - * Each block controller is master of its own section * A controller has a 'rules engine' and a track power controller * Inter block communications is important, should it be wire, I2C, CBUS or something else * Do blocks need identifiers, how might these be set? * Is backward compatibility a requirement? * Differential loco performance needs to be considered *Should each block have its own microprocessor (Pico or Nano) or should the 'rules engine' be centralised?
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25th October

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
There will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

26th October

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
To be advised

27th October

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Time for a chat, exchange of ideas and discussion around ideas and plans for exhibition materials.

19:30 : Cardiff Area Monthly Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Sound for your layout Part 2

28th October

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

30th October

09:30 : MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX

14:00 : East Scotland Zoom Meeting
West Calder
General chat and update on physical meetings.

31st October

19:30 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting
Scottish Borders coffee and general chat

November 2021

2nd November

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
TBA

3rd November

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

4th November

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

5th November

14:00 : Cumbria AG TBA
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Cumbria AG Zoom

6th November

09:00 : JMRI Part 3 weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Third JMRI weekend course on train automation, covering various automation techniques including custom scripts, YAAT and Dispatcher.
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10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
This session will concentrate on Prototyping methods and equipment where Ron and others will demonstrate how they convert the circuit in their head into a test circuit. This is mainly a practical session so bring your tools and equipment to be sure of contributing.

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

8th November

19:30 : JAL Special Interest Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Regular Show and Tell meeting where a member will show the project that they are working on and discuss how they have tackled the programming.

9th November

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Control Panels - Mike Bolton
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Area Group Meeting. Mike will cover how he makes control panels with push buttons and LEDs plus his original intention of using CANPANs. Mike will cover how four wires can be used to connect panels to a layout and how different control panels can have duplicate functions.
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
To be advised

11th November

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

19:30 : South Hants Area Group Live Meeting
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Our Thursday night group meeting. All MERG members are welcome to attend.

13th November

10:00 : MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Online meeting, agenda to follow.

10:00 : South Hants Area Group Saturday workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Another of our Saturday workshops. All MERG members are welcome to attend. Members can arrive and leave at any time that is convenient to them during the session.

14th November

03:15 : CBUS ANZ SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Agenda TBD 12:15 AEST for 12:30 start

11:00 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Face to Face meeting
Scottish Borders Face to Face Meeting at Hawick Men's Shed 7 Lothian Street Hawick TD9 9HD

18th November

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

19th November

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes.

20th November

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire MERG Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms, Knightcote.
Provisional date for physical meeting.

10:00 : Tayside Area Group
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
Come along and join in with kit building and layout construction, ask questions or listen to a talk. If there is a topic you would like to see covered then please ask.

10:30 : The Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition
Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT
The MERG South Hants AG will have a stand at this show. Please feel free to come for a chat and try our demonstration boards.

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

21st November

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting with the Irish Area Group.

22nd November

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
There will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

23rd November

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
To be advised

24th November

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Time for a chat, exchange of ideas and discussion around ideas and plans for exhibition materials.

25th November

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

26th November

14:00 : Wales_NAG - Animation Workshop
Online Zoom Meeting

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27th November

09:30 : MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX

28th November

19:30 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting
Scottish Borders coffee and general chat

December 2021

1st December

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

2nd December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

4th December

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
Subjects to be decided nearer the time but mainly a practical session so bring your tools and equipment to be sure of contributing.

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

9th December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

19:30 : South Hants Area Group Meeting
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Our Thursday night group meeting. All MERG members are welcome to attend.

11th December

10:00 : Tayside Area Group
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
Come along and join in with kit building and layout construction, ask questions or listen to a talk. If there is a topic you would like to see covered then please ask.

10:00 : South Hants Area Group Saturday workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
Another of our Saturday workshops. All MERG members are welcome to attend. Members can arrive and leave at any time that is convenient to them during the session.

12th December

11:00 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Face to Face meeting
Scottish Borders Face to Face Meeting at Hawick Men's Shed 7 Lothian Street Hawick TD9 9HD

14th December

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Christmas Electronics
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Area Group Meeting. A free flowing discussion of how members have used electronics to celebrate Christmas on their layout or at home.
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
To be advised

16th December

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

17th December

11:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes.

18th December

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

19th December

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting with the Irish Area Group.

22nd December

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Time for a chat, exchange of ideas and discussion around ideas and plans for exhibition materials.

23rd December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

25th December

11:00 : East Scotland workshop
West Calder

27th December

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
There will be an opportunity in the first half-hour to raise any problems you might be having in your coding. We will then move on to examine the code in another PMP kit. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

30th December

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
If anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.

January 2022

1st January

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

5th January

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

6th January

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

9th January

10:00 : West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL
More details to follow near the time

11:00 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Hawick Men's Shed 7 Lothian Street Hawick TD9 9HD
Coffee and Chat and to work on our layout we are building also discussion on kits and projects

11th January

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Kitlocker Showcase
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group. The Kitlocker team will be the stars of this call; more details nearer the date.
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

13th January

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

15th January

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

20th January

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

22nd January

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms

23rd January

19:30 : Scottish Borders Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and Chat on Zoom

25th January

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

27th January

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

February 2022

2nd February

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

3rd February

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

5th February

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

8th February

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

10th February

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

16th February

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting

17th February

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

19th February

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

22nd February

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

24th February

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

26th February

11:00 : East Scotland workshop
West Calder

March 2022

2nd March

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

3rd March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

5th March

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

8th March

09:30 : 09:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
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19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

10th March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

17th March

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

19th March

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

22nd March

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

24th March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

26th March

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms

31st March

19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

April 2022

2nd April

14:00 : MERG NI AG Monthly Meeting
Cooke Centenary Church Hall
Usually a mix of presentation, chat and workshop

5th April

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

6th April

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

9th April

10:00 : West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL
Details to follow

12th April

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
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16th April

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

19th April

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

20th April

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group
Online Zoom Meeting

21st April

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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27th April

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

May 2022

3rd May

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

4th May

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

10th May

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
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17th May

19:30 : Arduino SIG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Details to come later

19th May

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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21st May

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

25th May

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

28th May

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms

June 2022

1st June

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

14th June

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
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16th June

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

18th June

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

22nd June

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

July 2022

6th July

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

10th July

10:00 : West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL
More details to follow

12th July

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

16th July

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

12:30 : MERG ANZAG Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
12:30 AEST start time. Please join the ANZAG virtual monthly meeting. This month is coffee chat format.

21st July

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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23rd July

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxford Area Group
LWMRS Clubrooms

27th July

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

August 2022

3rd August

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

9th August

09:30 : 08:30 UTC Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

18th August

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

20th August

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop

24th August

10:00 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A talk, and/or a chat.

September 2022

7th September

19:30 : 3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts)
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
A mix of chat and presentation of work in progress.

13th September

09:30 : Virtual AG: Placeholder
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Virtual Area Group
Click for more information

15th September

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
Click for more information

17th September

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
A mix of talks and workshop