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MERG West Midlands Area Group (WMAG)

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How do I contact the Area Group

Please indicate West Midlands Area Group in your message Contact MERG

Who is the leader of the group?

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Allan Gardner M6237 - Group Leader

Would you like to join today?

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

Where do you meet?

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We meet at theBirmingham Canal Navigations Society's historic premises at
Titford Pump House
Engine Street
West Midlands
B69 4NL.

There is plenty of car parking – mostly on Engine Street, some within the Pump House compound.

All facilities are at ground level.

How often do you meet?


We meet four times a year in January, April July and October. Usually the January and July meetings are on the second Saturday of the month, with the April and October meetings on the second Sunday.

What does the group get up to?

Our day's meeting starts at 10:00 am and concludes at 16:00. See below for details of our next meeting.

The day is split into two parts.

The morning session is more formal in so far as we have one or more guest speakers.
The topics are far-ranging. Click here to view examples of previous meetings

The afternoon session is informal and generally consists of:

  1. Members working on their current project (normally a Kit).
    We will do our best to help with construction and problem-solving.
  2. Talking to presenters about the days topic.
  3. Bring along something you are working on, even if its work in progress and share it with others
  4. Passing the day talking about all thing model railway electronics.

We charge £5 for the day which goes to the BCN Society for the use of the pump house.

We do not charge for tea, coffee or the superb cakes that are kindly supplied by one of our members' wives.

What have we have been up to previously?

Our Next Meeting including exhibitions where MERG are in attendance?

10:00 13-JulWest Midlands Area Group Summer MeetingDetails to followBCNS, TITFORD PUMP HOUSE, ENGINE STREET, OLDBURY

Programme for our next Meeting?

10:00 Coffee & Registration All
10:15 Welcome AG
10:30 Talk 1.
11:30 Coffee, Tea,& Cake Break All
11:45 Talk 2
13:00 Lunch All
13:30 Practical session 1 All
14:30 Tea, Coffee & Cake Break All
14:45 Practical session 2 All
15:45 Clear Up
16:00 Meeting close

What Local Organisations do we work with?

Link to local model railway sites.

The MERG West Midlands Area Group have attended model railway exhibitions, organised by the following clubs: -

Stafford Railway Circle

Bourneville Model Railway Club

Warley Model Railway Club

Cradley Heath Model Railway Club

Telford Railway Modellers Group

What is Happening at other MERG Area Groups ?

Here are some of the activities being organised by the nearby East Midlands and Warwickshire & North Oxfordshire area groups.

East Midlands Area Group

The East Midlands Area Group hosts a very popular call once per month.

10:00 06-JulMERG East Midlands Area Group face to face meetingOur summer meeting by the sea, kindly hosted by Judi Rastall. James Cunningham on programming sound into DCC decoders and David Ellis on WebFCU Sutton on Sea

Warwickshire and North Oxfordshire Area Group

Our colleagues at Warwick and North Oxford AG are holding face to face meetings every 2 months. If you are interested in attending these groups sign up here and select ‘join area group’.


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