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Ships passing in the night

phowes | 07th Apr 2016 at 21:14 | 1348 views

Just had a call from Stewart (he and Paul first started Yeovil Town way back) and he wondered if the club night was still Wednesday night?  He had called by a few weeks ago at 19:30 and there wer... more

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Time to dismantle but then forge ahead

phowes | 31st Mar 2016 at 10:36 | 1281 views

We are finding it very slow travelling to the clubhouse to model small areas of detail on each board so we are moving most of them back to my garage where I can pop in every so often which is what wor... more

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Brown is the colour

phowes | 09th Dec 2015 at 01:18 | 1321 views

 Having managed to get the second board scenic section blocked out with polystyrene and then coat it with plaster bandage last club night (Wednesday) we slipped in over the weekend to paint it br... more

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Movement at last

phowes | 12th Nov 2015 at 16:22 | 1279 views

After a long holiday period and some secondment to the "The Summit" project We have finally started to make the second board scenic. Again we are using Polystyrene for the cutting sides as t... more

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Hectic Days in Yeovil

phowes | 29th Jun 2015 at 11:45 | 1195 views

With two of the team in not the best of health at present there is a lot to do for the remaining two of us, in preparation for our Open Day. There are always the tasks you forgot like completing the ... more

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Change is signaled at Yeovil Town

phowes | 21st Feb 2015 at 11:41 | 1184 views

After much consideration as to the merits of motorising the ground signals on Yeovil Town and purchasing some white metal signals to use as the starter kit.  It has been decided that we shall onl... more

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Dark Days in Yeovil

phowes | 08th Feb 2015 at 22:37 | 1134 views

 Whilst board 2 is away from the layout gaining a scenic look! we have been gradually covering the approaches and exits to/from the the scenic part of the layout.  This is where the dark day... more

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Terraforming in Yeovil!

phowes | 30th Nov 2014 at 22:43 | 1238 views

I have the left most board at home and have added the hill and small mounds together with grass and weeds. We have yet to add telegraph poles, fencing, coping stones for bridge and complete the roadw... more

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Electronics with a mind of it's own!

phowes | 26th Sep 2014 at 12:48 | 1084 views

After spending two sessions trying to get my Lenz LH100 to work as per the English manual (version 3.6) I finally discovered it was still set to German! This must be why the previous owner put it on E... more

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Automating Yeovil Town

phowes | 18th Sep 2014 at 13:22 | 1248 views

The first stage of automating our Yeovil Town layout has commenced.  We have fitted two 8-way LDT block occupancy detector units.  The track feed (red) has been rerouted through the detector... more

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Undercover and black things happening!

phowes | 17th Aug 2014 at 21:36 | 1157 views

Let me explain... BLACK We have now painted a plinth for the laptop and monitors black, inside and out.  It is the scenic break from the fiddle yard off scene to both the Pen Mill line to Yeovi... more

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Old bugs in trackwork

phowes | 09th Aug 2014 at 23:12 | 1116 views

We have fixed all bugs in the track work on the front end and tested all routes. There were some strange physical issues caused by a defective micro-switch and the age of the layout track work and al... more

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Things are about to get dirty

phowes | 31st Jul 2014 at 23:47 | 1045 views

Yes, after buying a heavily weathered tank loco and several other secondhand ones we are about to embark on a dirty campaign - Weathering them to look like those quite dirty tanks in all the photos. ... more

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Chips with everything!

phowes | 14th Jul 2014 at 11:18 | 1046 views

My prize locomotive (A sound enabled EWS livery Class 66) and it's sister class 66 (no sound) both failed recently so no impresive long trains to test Yeovil Town. One was dead and would not respond ... more

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Distractions but progress

phowes | 10th Jul 2014 at 14:10 | 1004 views

Members are being drawn from all quarters as main interests range from the expected OO and O gauge through to 3 rail! Back to progress; we have renumbered the one of the duplicated tanks from 6757 (S... more

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