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Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

May 2021

13th May

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

19:30 : Automation SIG Meeting Invitation
Online Zoom Meeting
M3856 Brian Wates will present "Automatic Uncoupling" Automatic uncoupling with tension lock and magnetically operated couplings using Rocrail and CBUS. No special mechanisms or functions. General principles should be applicable to other automation software and coupling systems.

14th May

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
Online Zoom Meeting
This is an online repair shop / workshop where members can bring their problem circuits and/or gadgets for the group to help rectify online. Feel free to bring your your problem circuit along.

14:00 : Wales_NAG My Mimic Panel Journey -by John Gowers.
Online Zoom Meeting
John Gowers will present how he decided the detail of making his Mimic panel and the decisions he made on the journey and his eventual decision to use CANPANEL.

16th May

14:30 : Area Group Leader meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Discussion on 1. New Website. 2. Safe Guarding Officer. 3. Using MERG address for Zoom. 4. MERG TV. 5. You-Tube. 6. Exhibitions. 7. Anything else!

19:00 : Irish Area Group virtual meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Irish AG meetings. Zoom meetings until we can meet again.
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19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

19th May

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Various Electronics Projects - Jeremy Mole

20th May

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

21st May

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.

24th May

14:00 : B&G Beta Blockshops
Online Zoom Meeting
Pilot Course about the use of the visual blocks programming language Blockly to control and animate model railways. The subject for this session is Track Power Switching.
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19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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 May

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

27th May

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

28th May

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 : Wales_NAG -Automation project
Online Zoom Meeting
This a further extension of the project and will be review of progress and making decision of the future of the project.

29th May

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

30th May

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

June 2021

1st June

19:30 : MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Dave Radcliffe will discuss his work on the FCU

2nd June

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Ian Kay - Part 2 Railway Depots, my experience

3rd June

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

5th June

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).

8th June

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

9th June

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

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

10th June

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

13th June

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

14th June

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.

16th June

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Colin Head - My Garden Railway

17th June

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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19:30 : South Hants AG Zoom Call
Online Zoom Meeting

23rd June

19:30 : Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout

24th June

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

26th June

09:00 : Introduction to CBUS weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Beginners intro to CBUS weekend, assuming no prior knowledge. Learn the basics of CBUS, build CBUS kits, get them working and learn how to set up your CBUS for your layout. Note that this is a new date to allow for lockdown timetable.
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14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

27th June

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

28th June

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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 some specific features of the language. If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).

30th June

19:00 : Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Discussion - The future of the WNO Group

July 2021

3rd July

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
M6456 Malcolm asker will present The ESP32-CAM. An Arduino Based wifi enabled micro video streaming device measuring only 27mm x 41mm x 4.5mm for under a tenner….

6th July

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

11th July

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

12th July

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.

13th July

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

14th July

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

15th July

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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17th July

09:00 : MORE CBUS weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
A follow on course from "Introduction to CBUS" that covers many more detailed facets of CBUS, including logic using CANCOMPUTE and working with the Universal CANMIO firwmware.
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24th July

09:00 : Starting out with JMRI Panel Pro weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Introductory course on using JMRI Panel Pro to create control panels and operate the layout. This course assumes no prior knowledge of JMRI.
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25th July

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

26th July

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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).

August 2021

3rd August

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

7th August

10:00 : MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
This is our first face to face meeting after lockdown. The whole meeting will be turned into a SMD soldering workshop. Members should bring one or more kits with SMD devices and equipment so that they and all members can have a go. We are hoping to see the many different approaches to soldering such small components.

8th August

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

9th August

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.

10th August

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

11th August

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

19th August

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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22nd August

19:30 : Scottish Borders AG Coffee and Chat meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Coffee and chat meeting

23rd August

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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).

28th August

14:00 : East Scotland meeting
Online Zoom Meeting

September 2021

4th September

09:00 : JMRI Part 2 weekend course
Rushden Transport Museum
Second JMRI weekend course on blocks, train identification (RFID and Railcom), entry-exit routing and lots on signalling.
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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).

7th September

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

13th September

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.

14th September

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

16th September

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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18th September

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

27th September

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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).

October 2021

2nd October

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).

5th October

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

9th October

10:00 : Farnham MRC exhibition at Aldershot
Alderwood Leisure Centre, GU12 4AS
The South Hants Area Group will once again have a stand at this exhibition. I am sure I speak for all members when I say how nice it will be to be able to attend exhibitions once again.

11th October

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.

12th October

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

21st October

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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25th October

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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).

November 2021

2nd November

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

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
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).

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

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

18th November

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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20th November

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

22nd November

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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).

December 2021

4th December

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).

14th December

10:00 : Blockly and Grove
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Blockly and Grove SIG to discuss the application of pre-soldered modules and Blockly visual block programming to model railway layouts.

16th December

19:00 : Aberdeen Area Group Virtual Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Monthly Virtual Meeting on Zoom
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27th December

19:30 : JALSIG beginners Session
Online Zoom Meeting
here 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).