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MERG South Hampshire Area Group

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Some examples of our activities:

Presentations to the group & electronic assembly using the Southampton MRS club facilities.


Software development and device programming & attending exhibitions supporting MERG.


How do I contact the Area Group

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Who are the leaders of the group?

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Chris Barker - Leader
Stuart Burgess - Deputy Leader

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How do you meet?

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Whilst restrictions are in place, we are using Zoom video calls.

We meet at the Southampton Model Railway Society (SMRS) clubroom. Meeting Venue: Unit 1b, Kemps Quay, Quayside Road, Southampton, SO18 1BZ.

Evening meetings took place on the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7:30pm (clubroom should be open at 7:00pm).

Workshop days normally take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, unless we are representing MERG at an exhibition, starting at 10:00am (clubroom is usually open by 09:45am).

The club room is well equipped with several work benches, which are available on a first come first served basis, an open area with a 50“ screen that can be used for presentations and discussions, plus catering and toilet facilities.

It is situated on the first floor of an industrial unit. Access is by stairs but unfortunately there is no lift.

The meetings are flexible: You can build, test and fault find your electronic modules. Chris can assist you in developing your soldering skills. We can program the PICs used in MERG designs and have some basic test facilities for CBUS modules and DCC loco decoders and accessories. Presentations are welcome, and advice, guidance, tea, coffee and biscuits are always available.

We are currently rebuilding an 009 exhibition layout to enhance its operational capabilities and possibly add some animations.
The layout is being controlled by MERG CBUS and DCC modules. It will be controlled using route selection from a single control panel and one or two CANCABs will be used for loco control.


And the Next Meeting?

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DateEventDescriptionLocationLink
19:30 21-OctSouth Hants AG Zoom CallIf anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.Online Zoom Meeting
19:30 28-OctSouth Hants AG Zoom CallIf anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.Online Zoom Meeting
19:30 04-NovSouth Hants AG Zoom CallIf anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.Online Zoom Meeting
19:30 11-NovSouth Hants AG Zoom CallIf anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.Online Zoom Meeting
19:30 11-NovSouth Hants Area Group Live MeetingOur Thursday night group meeting. All MERG members are welcome to attend.Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
10:00 13-NovSouth Hants Area Group Saturday workshopAnother of our Saturday workshops. All MERG members are welcome to attend. Members can arrive and leave at any time that is convenient to them during the session. Southampton Model Railway Society clubroom
19:30 18-NovSouth Hants AG Zoom CallIf anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.Online Zoom Meeting
10:30 20-NovThe Portsmouth Model Railway ExhibitionThe MERG South Hants AG will have a stand at this show. Please feel free to come for a chat and try our demonstration boards.Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT
19:30 25-NovSouth Hants AG Zoom CallIf anyone wants to show and tell or have any questions. Please feel free to share.Online Zoom Meeting

Link to local model railway sites.

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