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Model Electronic Railway Group

The Leading Society for Model Railway Electronics

Over 50 years of Innovation: 1967-2020

This page lists forthcoming meetings, exhibitions and courses.

Keen House is the headquarters of The Model Railway Club. It is located just off Pentonville Road at 4, Calshot Street, Kings Cross, London N1, which is about 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross station or 15 minutes from the Angel. Details on other venues can be obtained by clicking the venue link.

MERG Meeting Programme

Prospective new members are welcome to attend any of the following meetings to discuss MERG and meet those involved.

November 2020
25th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Between Analogue and CBUS - Andy Cumming
Venue:
Zoom Virtual Meeting
25th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom virtual meeting
Tonight Colin Stevenson will give a talk on Coupling/Uncoupling, which again is one of the topics from our recent Poll list.

This will be followed by a general Q&A session

Note meeting starts at **19:30**
Venue:
Zoom Call
26th
Time: 14:00
PTP lite presentation /Wales North monthly meeting
Judi Rastall will give a presentation on the construction and operation of PTP Lite. This will be followed by a Q&A and discussion
Venue:
zoom virtual meeting
26th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
27th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
28th
Time: 10:00
MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting
Area group ONLINE meeting. Theobald's Yard, a DC layout converted to DCC using CBUS - Neale Brodie.
Click for more details
Venue:
ZOOM ONLINE
29th
Time: 14:00
Scottish Borders Area Group Meeting
A recap of the North Wales Shuttle Project by Andrew Woolass
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
December 2020
1st
Time: 18:30
Virtual Area Group - Test and Trace - Simon West
Simon will take you through some basic fault finding techniques in the unlikely event that your MERG kit does not work.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom video call
1st
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
An end of year "What has been on my workbench over the year"
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
2nd
Time: 19:30
Arduino SIG Beginners Course V
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
3rd
Time: 11:00
Automation SIG Monthly Meeting
Mid Hants Railway - OO layout in a PMV. The electronics for full automation of a 38ft 'dog bone' plan layout by M2740 Dave Harris. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Automation Special Interest Group in (Your Profile) and view the meeting in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
3rd
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
4th
Time: 14:00
Cumbria AG Zoom Meeting
Howard Watkins - Crimping, Bootlace Ferrules and Joining wires.

Today we welcome Howard with his interesting talk on Crimping, now expanded to include Bootlace Ferules and joining wires.
Venue:
Online Zoom Meeting
5th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
M7517 Kerry Naumann will give a presentation on PIC Programming. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
8th
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group - CBUS Deployment on O-Gauge - Dave McCabe
Dave will present a CBUS wiring strategy for a large club O gauge layout.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom video call
8th
Time: 14:30
Arduino SIG Presentation Meeting
Details to be notified
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
9th
Time: 19:00
Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire VIRTUAL Area Group meeting
Keith Nuttall -EzyBus.
Venue:
Zoom Virtual Meeting
9th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
9th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom virtual meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom Call
9th
Time: 20:00
Tayside Area Group Zoom virtual meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom meeting
10th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
11th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
11th
Time: 14:00
Wales North AG Shuttle kit building part 3
The third of the series of meetings to advance the shuttle kit project
Venue:
Zoom Virtual Meeting
14th
Time: 19:30
JAL Special Interest Group 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.
Venue:
Zoom meeting
15th
Time: 12:30
Virtual Area Group - How CANVOUT Works - Martin Perry
Martin will select a current MERG kit and explain how it works using the circuit diagram and the components on the printed circuit board.
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Venue:
Zoom conference call
16th
Time: 19:30
Arduino SIG Beginners Course VI
Beginners Course Meeting and Virtual Christmas Party
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
17th
Time: 11:00
Automation SIG Knowledgebase Edit Training
A walk through the existing Automation SIG website, Learn the basics for adding Text and Images, followed by an advanced session for those that want to learn more about knowledgebase editing. For those who have requested help through the online poll and others who now need help.
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
17th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
18th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
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 problem circuit along. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
18th
Time: 14:00
Cumbria AG Zoom Meeting
3D Printing. Allan Geekie introduces additive manufacturing to our portfolio.
Venue:
Online Zoom Meeting
22nd
Time: 10:00
Virtual Area Group - What is on Our Workbenches
A show and tell session where members show work-in-progress materials from their workbenches and describe their successes ... and failures.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom video call
23rd
Time: 20:00
Tayside Area Group Zoom virtual meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom meeting
24th
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
28th
Time: 19:30
JALSIG beginners Session
Beginners sessions will work through a series of topics to enable participants to develop their programming skills. This session will aim to look at Timers and/or Pulse Width Modulation and how they can be used in your programs. Mince pies and mulled wine may be consumed during this session.

If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom Call
31st
Time: 19:30
South Hants AG Zoom Call
Venue:
Zoom Video Call
January 2021
2nd
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Meeting
M7517 Kerry Naumann will give a presentation on CBUS with CANVOUT. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
5th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Clive Essery on "Understanding Programming for the Terrified" part 1.
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
6th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout.

This time Fraser Smith will talk about his experiences with 3D printing.
Venue:
Zoom session
7th
Time: 14:00
Wales North AG kitlocker presentation and available kits:
Paul Tomkins the new kits sales manager will provide a look at the working of the kit locker and the avialble kits and possible future developments.
Venue:
Zoom Virtual Meeting
8th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
11th
Time: 19:30
JAL Special Interest Group 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.
Venue:
Zoom meeting
13th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
15th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
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. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Prof
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
20th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
25th
Time: 19:30
JALSIG beginners Session
Beginners sessions will work through a series of topics to enable participants to develop their programming skills. This session will look at more program flow commands.

If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom Call
February 2021
2nd
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Clive Essery on "Understanding Programming for the Terrified" part 2.
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
3rd
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
6th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
8th
Time: 19:30
JAL Special Interest Group 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.
Venue:
Zoom meeting
10th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
12th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
17th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
18th
Time: 14:00
Wales_N group meeting - Shuttle Project
This will be the fourth in a series of practical project meetings, taking us through using PMP/PMK kits to make a simple shuttle and then to add additional features.
Click for more details
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
19th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
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. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Prof
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
22nd
Time: 19:30
JALSIG beginners Session
Beginners sessions will work through a series of topics to enable participants to develop their programming skills. This session will look at more program flow commands.

If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom Call
March 2021
2nd
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
John Gowers will present "A way to add LED lighting to coaches and avoid the dreaded flicker"
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
3rd
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
4th
Time: 19:00
Wales_N group meeting Intro to DCC
Pete Brownlow will take us through the elements of DCC and its applications
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
6th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
10th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
12th
Time: 11:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee Break
This is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Project, Progress, Problems and successes. 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
17th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
19th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Repair Shop
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. To get zoom joining information ensure that you are subscribed to the Somerset Area Group in (Your Prof
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
22nd
Time: 19:30
JALSIG beginners Session
Beginners sessions will work through a series of topics to enable participants to develop their programming skills. This session will look at more program flow commands.

If you are subscribed to the JAL Special Interest Group, view the meeting details in (My Upcoming Events).
Venue:
Zoom Call
31st
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
April 2021
3rd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
6th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Doug Kightley on “My T Gauge layouts and How I’ve implemented MERG DCC on them”
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
14th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
14th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
28th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
May 2021
1st
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
4th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
Nick Murphy on his experiments with the second generation RFID.
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
12th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
12th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
26th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
June 2021
1st
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
5th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
9th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
9th
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
23rd
Time: 19:30
Tayside Area Group Zoom Meeting
Members discuss model rail issues, talk or show, electronic projects on their layout
Venue:
Zoom session
July 2021
3rd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
6th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
14th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
August 2021
3rd
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
7th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
11th
Time: 19:30
3 Counties AG (Beds, Bucks and Herts) meeting
Venue:
Zoom Meeting
September 2021
4th
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
7th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting
October 2021
2nd
Time: 10:00
MERG Somerset Area Group 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).
Venue:
Zoom video conference call
5th
Time: 19:30
MERG Thames Valley Area Group (TVAG) meeting
TBA
Venue:
This will be a ZOOM meeting

MERG Attended Shows

Training courses

March 2021
27 to 29th
Introduction to CBUS weekend course
Introduction to CBUS weekend course - assumes no prior knowledge of CBUS
Click for more details
Venue:
Rushden Transport Museum