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MERG Tayside Area Group

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How do I contact the Area Group


Please indicate Tayside Area Group in your message Contact MERG

Would you like to join today?

then sign up to Tayside Area Group.

Already a member? Then Select Tayside Area Group from the drop down list in Other Area Groups and press the Subscribe to Area Group button.

We currently have over 70 members in the Group, with around 16 - 20 participating in our meetings.

How do you meet?

The group normally meets every 1st Wednesday of each month (currently between 7:30pm and 9:30pm using Zoom) and also the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee (what3words range.shirts.shrimp) from 10am to 3 pm. If you are interested in joining MERG then feel free to come along to one of the Friary meetings and see what it's all about.

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

Members wishing to attend a meeting can get directions from the group via the contact form or subscribe to the area group.

When are the Next Meetings?

DateEventDescriptionLocationLink
19:30 17-AprTayside Area Group Zoom sessionTayside members meet via Zoom to discuss what they have been working on.Online Zoom Meeting
10:00 04-MayTayside Area Group WorkshopTayside AG members meet to work on a group or their own project. All those registered to the group are welcome to attend. Come along and get solutions to those problems that are holding you back.The Friary, Tullideph Road, Dundee, DD2 2PN
19:30 15-MayTayside Area Group Zoom sessionTayside members meet via Zoom to discuss what they have been working on.Online Zoom Meeting

Do you hold workshops?

“Yes we do, usually together with a meeting.”

  • 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

We currently meet (monthly) via Zoom on a Wednesday evening, and on the 3rd Saturday of the month we have Face to Face meetings at the Friary in Tullidelph Road Dundee from 10am till around 3pm.

How do Zoom Video Calls Work?

The calls will last 90 minutes or so. To participate, members need a mobile phone, tablet or a PC / Mac with a camera and microphone.

Topics are agreed in advance.

When it is time to start a call, a voice and video conference is opened up which has thumbnails of each video participant and any shared presentations or desktops. The call leader facilitates the call and the discussions and tries to get through the agenda in the agreed time. Zoom has two views available. The first is the speaker view which selects the video stream from the person speaking. The second is Gallery view which shows streams from all participants.

If you would like to try out Zoom, then there is a test meeting service where you are the only participant and you can experiment with the various options available.

This link is available to anybody, not just members of the area group.

Link to local model railway sites.


Model Railway Clubs
Dundee Model Railway Club Runs Exhibition in Dundee
Perth Model Railway Group Runs Exhibition in Perth
Cupar Model Railway Club Runs Exhibition in Cupar
East Neuk Model Railway Club Runs Exhibition in St Andrews
Railway Locations
Caledonian Railway (Brechin) ASCII
Strathspey Railway (Aviemore) strathspey_rail1.jpg
Keith And Dufftown Railway dufftown_rail1.jpg
Model Shops
Invergowrie Models
Macs Models (Kirriemuir)
Tayside Attactions
The Tay Bridge
The Friary
The V&A Museum

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