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MERG Somerset Area Group

MERG Somerset Area Group

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How do I contact the Somerset Area Group

Click to send us a message,
Contact MERG Please indicate Somerset Area Group in your message

Who are the leaders of the group?

M1925 Paul Howes Group Leader
M4418 Anthony Braithwaite Deputy Group Leader
M6456 Malcolm Asker Group Communications Officer

Can I join you today?

Then make sure you join the Somerset Area Group when you are signed up and bolster the 240 members currently subscribed to our Area Group.

Select Somerset Area Group from the drop down list in Other Area Groups and press the Subscribe to Area Group button.

How do you meet?

The group normally meets on the first Saturday of every other month between 10am and 4pm in Yeovil, Somerset. Meetings include some or all of the following:

  • A session on a group project
  • A practical workshop

For the month in between there is a Zoom meeting held between 10am and 1pm on the first Saturday of the month.

Dates for meetings are held in the MERG meetings diary unless otherwise stated or see When are the next Meetings? below.

The meetings are normally held at St James Church, Preston Road, Yeovil. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form.

The group also meets two weeks later on a Friday every month between 11am and 12noon via Zoom
This meeting is called a “Coffee Break” which as the name implies is a relaxed chat about all sorts of topics which could include your kit problem, your layout, the meeting etc.

Do you hold workshops?

“Yes we do, sometimes together with a meeting sometimes a separate event.”

  • Members bring their own kits to assemble with help from others in the group where required
  • Members bring their own built kit for where they have failed to get it working or need to share test equipment
  • Any electronic circuit is welcome not just MERG kits
  • Members work on the current group projects together
  • Members interconnect working kits and add hardware to learn how kits can work together

What do you do at your coffee break meetings?

Members of the group meet online via Zoom software and share what they have been up to showing examples of kits they have built, railway related construction projects, ask questions where they had issues and generally help each other with advice and comments. There is a fair amount of chat and banter as members enjoy themselves in a light and friendly atmosphere.

When are the next meetings?

10:00 02-DecMERG Somerset Area Group WorkshopWe hope to combine more MOOO sections than last time and Malcolm is working towards brining 4 Signal Box units that should permit us to run more than one locomotive on the same track. There is even the posibility running DCC and DC together! If you have some DC and/or DCC locomotives then please bring them along to try. This is 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.St James Church Hall, Preston Road Yeovil BA21 3RL
11:00 15-DecMERG Somerset Area Group Virtual Coffee BreakThis is an online coffee break where members can relax and chat among themselves about Projects, Progress, Problems and Successes. Online Zoom Meeting

Zoom online Meetings If you are already a MERG member, then You need to subscribe to the Somerset Area Group which ensures you get an emailed invite to all the above meetings

Select Somerset Area Group from the drop down list in Other Area Groups and press the Subscribe to Area Group button.

Where can I see what the group gets up to?

public/somerset.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/27 01:03 by phowes