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Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

August 2022

11th August

19:30 : 19:30 BST South Hants Area Group Live Meet.
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

12th August

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
Get your mug and join in. Ask questions, show projects. Open discussion on all things Model railways and Electronics.

19:00 : Croydon Area Group Meeting
Croydon Model Railway Club

17th August

19:30 : 3DSIG 19:30 Bst Cad Software Demonstration
Online Zoom Meeting
Brain Norris will demonstrate Onshape to the group which will be followed by a Q & A session. Then the meeting will be an open chat session.

18th August

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

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 August

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
Face to face meet for project work, fault finding etc.

10:00 : 10:00 BST South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

21st August

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

22nd August

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

27th August

00:00 : East Scotland No meeting
None
No meeting this month

09:30 : MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
Free parking and tea & coffee available. All welcome.

10:00 : Bournville MRC Annual exhibition
The Austin Sports and Social Club 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingam B31 2SF
MERG West Midlands Area Group in attendance at the exhibition. See link below
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September 2022

3rd September

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

10:00 : MERG East Midlands are group face to face meeting
Kingsway Centre, Wellingborough
Full agenda to follow

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

6th September

19:30 : 19:30 BST MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall
N.B. At the August zoom meeting, it was decided to alternate zoom meetings with face-to-face meetings at Grazeley. This month Alan Whitmore will ask for help with a Rasperry Pi on the demonstration layout.

7th September

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

8th September

19:30 : 19:30 BST South Hants Area Group Live Meet.
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

9th September

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
Get your mug and join in. Ask questions, show projects. Open discussion on all things Model railways and Electronics.

19:00 : Croydon Area Group Meeting
Croydon Model Railway Club

10th September

09:00 : JMRI part 2 weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Moving on from the intro course, includes more on block detection and routing, LogixNG, signalling etc.
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12th September

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members present projects they are working on and/or a talk on a topic related to JAL programming

15th September

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Meeting
Aberdeen Model Railway Club
Monthly Area Group Meeting
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16th September

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.

17th September

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
Face to face meet for project work, fault finding etc.

10:00 : 10:00 BST South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

18th September

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

23rd September

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
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24th September

09:30 : MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
Free parking and tea & coffee available. All welcome.

10:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Area Group
LWMRS Clubroom
JMRI LogixNG - Ian Kay, MERG CABs - Simon West

10:00 : Stafford Model Railway Circle Annual Exhibition
Stafford County Showground
MERG West Midlands Area Group in attendance.
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26th September

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

October 2022

1st October

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Workshop
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
Paul howes will demo his Kato test track system hopefully with the new ATC2 showing how useful it can be. This is also a practical session so bring your tools and equipment to be sure of contributing. Feel free to bring your questions and non-working kits along for help by other members.

10:00 : Worthing Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition 2022
Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1LA
South Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.

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

2nd October

10:00 : Worthing Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition 2022
Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1LA
South Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.

4th October

19:30 : 19:30 BST MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
N.B. At the August zoom meeting, it was decided to alternate zoom meetings with face-to-face meetings at Grazeley. This month Ian Morgan will give a presentation " What is Merg CBUS? An introduction to Layout Control Buses, and Merg CBUS in particular.

5th October

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

6th October

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

8th October

10:00 : Cradley Heath MRC exhibition
St. Michael's Church of England High School Curral Road Rowley Regis West Midlands B65 9AN
MERG West Midlands Area Group in attendance at Cradley Heath MRC annual exhibition.
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10:00 : Farnham and District MRC 47th Annual Exhibition
Alderwood Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4AS
South Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.

9th October

10:00 : Farnham and District MRC 47th Annual Exhibition
Alderwood Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4AS
South Hants AG will be attending this event with our stand.

10th October

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members present projects they are working on and/or a talk on a topic related to JAL programming

13th October

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

19:30 : 19:30 BST South Hants Area Group Live Meet.
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

14th October

19:00 : Croydon Area Group Meeting
Croydon Model Railway Club

15th October

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
Face to face meet for project work, fault finding etc.

10:00 : 10:00 BST South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

10:00 : West Midlands AG Meeting
BCNS Titiford Pump House, Engine street, OLDBURY, West Midlands
More details to follow in due course

16th October

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

20th October

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

21st October

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
tba

22nd October

09:00 : JMRI part 3 weekend course - Automation
Rushden Transport Museum
For those already familiar with the JMRI layout control software, this course deals with automation, using scripts and dispatcher.
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24th October

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

27th October

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

29th October

09:30 : MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
Free parking and tea & coffee available. All welcome.

10:30 : East Scotland meeting
West Calder Community Centre EH55 8DZ
The order of events will (roughly) be as follows: 10:30 Arrival, tea, coffee, biccies 11:00 News, ideas, gripes, the future. 11:30 DCC Control by Jim Hardie 13:00 Lunch 13:00 Q&A 14:00 Any repairs 15:30 End

November 2022

1st November

19:30 : 19:30 GMT MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall
N.B. At the August zoom meeting, it was decided to alternate zoom meetings with face-to-face meetings at Grazeley.

2nd November

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

3rd November

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

4th November

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
tba

5th November

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online meeting subjects to be decided. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).

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

10th November

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

19:30 : 19:30 BST South Hants Area Group Live Meet.
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

14th November

19:30 : JALSIG Zoom meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members present projects they are working on and/or a talk on a topic related to JAL programming

17th November

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

18th 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.

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
tba

19th November

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

10:00 : Tayside Area Group meeting
The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee DD2 2PN
Face to face meet for project work, fault finding etc.

10:00 : 10:00 GMT South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

20th November

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

24th November

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

26th November

09:30 : MERG EA Meeting
Parkview Chapel, The Street, Botesdale, IP22 1BX
Free parking and tea & coffee available. All welcome.

28th November

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

December 2022

1st December

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

2nd December

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
tba

3rd December

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Workshop
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
Subjects to be decided nearer the time but a practical session so bring your tools and equipment to be sure of contributing. Feel free to bring your questions and non-working kits along for help by other members.

6th December

19:30 : 19:30 GMT MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
N.B. At the August zoom meeting, it was decided to alternate zoom meetings with face-to-face meetings at Grazeley. This month we are combining our meeting with the South Hants group on December 22. Judi Rastall will give a talk about the evolution of her railway "Charnwood Journey"

8th December

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

15th December

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

16th 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.

14:00 : Cumbria AG Brew And Banter
Online Zoom Meeting
tba

17th December

10:00 : 10:00 GMT South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

18th December

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

22nd December

19:30 : 19:30 GMT South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting
Judi Rastall will discuss the evolution of her layout "Charnwood Journey"

26th December

19:30 : JAL Beginners' session
Online Zoom Meeting
Sessions that should help those new to JAL to get a handle on how to make it work for them. If you have questions about using JAL then please raise them here.

29th December

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

January 2023

3rd January

19:30 : 19:30 GMT MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall

5th January

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

12th January

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

19th January

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

21st January

10:00 : 10:00 GMT South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

26th January

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

February 2023

2nd February

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

7th February

19:30 : 19:30 GMT MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall

9th February

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

16th February

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

18th February

10:00 : 10:00 GMT South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

23rd February

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

March 2023

2nd March

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

7th March

19:30 : 19:30 GMT MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall

9th March

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

16th March

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

18th March

10:00 : 10:00 GMT South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

23rd March

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

30th March

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

April 2023

4th April

19:30 : 19:30 BST MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall

6th April

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

13th April

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

15th April

10:00 : 10:00 BST South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

20th April

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

27th April

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

May 2023

2nd May

19:30 : 19:30 BST MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall

4th May

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

11th May

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

18th May

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

20th May

10:00 : 10:00 BST South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

25th May

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

June 2023

1st June

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

6th June

19:30 : 19:30 GMT MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall

8th June

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

15th June

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

17th June

10:00 : 10:00 BST South Hants Saturday Workshop
Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom

22nd June

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

29th June

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

July 2023

4th July

19:30 : 19:30 BST MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Grazely Village Hall

6th July

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