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TrainController updates

phowes | 24th Jul 2020 at 17:05 | 3155 views

 We have updated our TrainController videos list as more have become available.  You can find the updated list at more

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First shuttle video

phowes | 13th Jun 2020 at 20:50 | 2319 views

This is the first time I have been able to publish one of the automatic sequences.  This is a test sequence where the dwell time at platforms has been reduced to save time. The quality of the mon... more

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Weeding out the gremlins

phowes | 11th Aug 2019 at 21:02 | 1827 views

Automation on a railway allows us to run the same train on the same track at the same speed in the same way many times.  We all know the Murphy's law that states a train will run 19 times with no... more

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Trains Jim, but not as we know them

phowes | 19th May 2019 at 19:44 | 1382 views

Well it's 7 weeks to the YMRG Open Day and Yeovil Town needs to impress.  Progress to date is that the scenic areas of the layout are now almost complete and Automatic running applied to 3/4 of t... more

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Updating the web

phowes | 02nd Feb 2019 at 00:35 | 1380 views

For some time now Yeovil Town has been a difficult project with my wife Olivia and I trying to grab as much time as possible to complete the "Garden" area for scenic effects. It has been qu... more

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Traintronics TT300 problems but fixing them for now

phowes | 31st Dec 2017 at 09:42 | 2226 views

After changing a TT300 point motor in the goods yard in November which appeared to male before break on the micro-switch we discovered that we have a further 3 units causing the same fault in the fidd... more

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Is increasing from one switch to three just over the top on a 32 foot railway

phowes | 10th Dec 2017 at 01:20 | 1644 views

After exhaustive testing we conclude that we can't run a ZTC USB Interface together with the Lenz USB interface on the same PC without problems!  They both run ok individually but we now have had... more

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Signals are changing

phowes | 01st Dec 2017 at 00:41 | 1651 views

A short delay for attending the NEC over the weekend means we have bought more signals and controllers.  We have managed to operate the Dapol signals via the ZTC 511 using DCC.  The task now... more

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Computers have taken over

phowes | 15th Nov 2017 at 04:02 | 1558 views

The main computer (mini Tower Dell) has been set up with Traincontroller Gold version 9 and installed at the layout.  I updated to version 9 to keep us up to date with the latest software and its... more

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Automation just about there

phowes | 03rd Nov 2017 at 09:27 | 1571 views

It's been a long time coming but we have now completed the wiring for feedback modules under the layout.  Some people fit just a few sensors to their layout to save cost and gain automation betwe... more

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Lets straighten a few things out then

phowes | 04th Aug 2017 at 15:51 | 1651 views

During open day the baseboard for the goods area dipped about 5mm in the middle as it must have had some excessive weight on it sometime in the last year! We are planning to remove it and add st... more

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Let me level with you

phowes | 01st Aug 2017 at 23:37 | 1826 views

Well it was a frantic time getting ready for the YMRG Open Day in July.  Keith managed to complete the new track-work for points to and from Yeovil Junction just in time but Olivia and I had a bu... more

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Ready, Set, Go!

phowes | 25th Oct 2016 at 16:32 | 1778 views

The boards are now fixed together never to be separated and the surface sanded.  New cork has been laid and sanded so all is well for the new track to be fitted. I now need to plan the electrics... more

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It's a swivel Jim but not as we know it

phowes | 22nd Sep 2016 at 09:35 | 1888 views

We have finally made some headway with the new track on the new front boards.  The boards were designed many years ago and by chance the joint between two 6ft x 2ft boards lies directly under com... more

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Repairs after renewal

phowes | 01st Sep 2016 at 11:03 | 1949 views

Having stripped down the two scenic boards that have been partly completed and removed them to a shed at home to complete the task we stripped off more boards from the front of the layout so that the ... more

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