See the list of possible courses for 2023, and if you are interested in this or another course for 2023, please let us know.
Watch this space for when the next course is scheduled, but note that we will only run this course in 2023 if we receive sufficient expressions of interest.
JMRI is free software that you can download to control your model railway. It includes a component called “Decoder Pro” which can be used to program the various settings (CVs) of your DCC locos, using a much more friendly on-screen interface, compared to having to work out all the CV numbers when programming a handset.
The loco “Roster” that you create, also has other useful features that you might find useful.
This course assumes no previous knowledge of JMRI or Decoder Pro, although a working understanding of basic DCC concepts would be helpful.
Note that this course is distinct from our series of courses on JMRI Panel Pro - you can take this course independently of those.
The course will start with arrivals from 4pm on Friday evening and then takes place over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
We also have an optional follow-on practical workshop day on Monday 21st March. This will be a practical workshop day for you to apply the knowledge learnt over the weekend. You can work on whatever you wish, with assistance from the tutors, such as working with your own DCC locos, revisiting certain course subjects or installing DCC decoders in your locos.
Topics covered will include:
You can download more details and the booking form below:
These courses are organised by a group of MERG members for the benefit of other MERG members and railway modellers in general. Your booking is directly with the course organisers, not with MERG itself.