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Change is signaled at Yeovil Town

phowes | 21st Feb 2015 at 11:41 | 744 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 | 689 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 | 804 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 | 673 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 | 822 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 | 690 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 | 663 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 | 600 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 | 595 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 | 567 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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Progress Tracked!

phowes | 06th Jun 2014 at 10:57 | 614 views

There is nothing like an Open day deadline to concentrate efforts on a layout! The problem with the point motors being out of sync has been fixed with some programming.  The new temporary track ... more

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The sucker punch!

phowes | 17th Mar 2014 at 12:59 | 613 views

 Not some kind of fight at the Yeovil Town layout but a new bit of kit that will help the viewer and user experience. Yes, guessed right, it's a vacuum cleaner.  Much under rated we are fin... more

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Open Wide!

phowes | 29th Jan 2014 at 12:31 | 593 views

 Whilst squeezed into the old building CS1 Yeovil Town was difficult to operate with multiple operators due to the narrow width at the control desk area.  There was just no room to pass with... more

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Home at last

phowes | 10th Oct 2013 at 12:46 | 680 views

After much deliberation between members we have been allocated a new space in the new clubhouse.  The original plan for layouts was one where the larger layouts used as few lights as possible so ... more

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Don't take a fence!

phowes | 02nd Jun 2013 at 22:19 | 706 views

After laying a 24 slab patio at the end of the garden we traveled to the club house to continue with construction of brick sided platform.  This is a narrow platform and is primarily used for arr... more

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