The forum is available to subscribing members of the Model Electronic Railway Group. It provides a means for MERG members to correspond over the Internet on matters relating to the application of electronics (including computers) to all aspects of railway modelling, and other affairs relating to the Group. Discussion of other related railway and modelling matters is also allowed.
Forum members may choose to access the forum entirely by browsing on the web or may choose to subscribe to specific subsections or topics which interest them. If subscribed the notification of new posts to those topics will be sent to the member by email. As an option the subscriber can choose to get the full text of the posting in the email. Provision for RSS feeds is under consideration as an additional feature but has not yet been implemented.
Here are some of the topics on the forum:
- Kit building
- Digital Command Control (DCC)
- CBUS application (layout control)
- Signal Operation
- Layout Construction and Wiring
- Radio Control
As well as the forum, there are a number of MERG Yahoo Groups.