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This is the public page of the MERG - Croydon Area Group Created May 2022 Croydon is area group #42

MERG Croydon Area Group

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The Croydon Area Group was created in April 2022 and meets monthly at the Croydon Model Railway Society (CMRS) at its club house in South Croydon.

The format of meetings varies but include the following elements: -

  • presentations on a variety of topics, recent presentations include DCC++, Sensors
  • Demonstrations including mimic panels and automated shuttles
  • beginners sessions
  • sharing experience and skills
  • assistance to members with kit construction issues
  • implementing automated signals
  • construction of a coal tipler
  • learning about the application of JMRI and CBUS to automate layouts.

CMRS makes a number of test layouts available to allow experimentation and encourages participation in the application of electronics to club layouts.

The club is accessible on the following bus routes.

Number Route Via Stations
60 Streatham Station to Old Coulsdon Coulsdon South
Coulsdon Town
West Croydon
166 West Croydon to Caterham Coulsdon Town
West Croydon
312 Norwood Junction to South Croydon Bus Garage
407 Sutton Town Centre to Caterham Valley West Croydon
Whyteleafe South
466 Addington Village to Caterham-on-the-Hill East Croydon

The following stations are nearby: -

  • Purley Oaks (Walk to Brighton Road and take buses 60, 166, 407, 466. Be aware that not all trains between South Croydon and Purley, stop at Purley Oaks!)
  • Sanderstead (15 minute walk)
  • South Croydon (Walk to Swan and Sugar Loaf and take 60, 166, 312, 407, 60)

How do I contact the Area Group


Please indicate Croydon Area Group in your message Contact MERG

Who are the leader of the group?

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Allan Geekie

Would you like to join today?

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How do you meet?

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The group will meet on the second Friday on each month at 19:00 at Croydon Model Railway Society in South Croydon.

And the Next Meeting?

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DateEventDescriptionLocationLink
14:00 25-JulCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 01-AugCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 08-AugCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
19:00 09-AugCroydon Area Group MeetingSending Messages - CBUS and MQTT - Ray / AllanCroydon Model Railway Society Clubhouse
14:00 15-AugCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 22-AugCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 29-AugCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 05-SepCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 12-SepCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
19:00 13-SepCroydon Area Group MeetingWires, Connectors and Cable Management. Richard Walters will help us understand what wire we should use, how to connect them and how to avoid a rat's nest of wires under our layouts.Croydon Model Railway Society Clubhouse
14:00 19-SepCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 26-SepCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 03-OctCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
14:00 10-OctCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House
19:00 11-OctCroydon Area Group MeetingMimic Panels - a presentation and discussion about the various types of mimic panel - AllanCroydon Model Railway Society Clubhouse
14:00 17-OctCroydon Area Group: Afternoon WorkshopHelp is available on: * SMD module testing, * Kit building, * Kit repair, * ATC, * CBUS, * JMRI, * Raspberry Pi layout control, * Tablet and mobile phone throttles and point operation.Croydon MRC Club House

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