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Progress Tracked!

phowes | 06th Jun 2014 at 10:57 | 1052 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 | 1103 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 | 1026 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 | 1067 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 | 1104 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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Faster Routes for Yeovil Town

phowes | 28th May 2013 at 11:30 | 1057 views

One of the snags from running during Open Day yesterday was that route setting took too long.  We use a ZTC 511 to which I have installed my own extended memory EEPROM a few years ago now.  ... more

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Egg on Face!

phowes | 13th Jul 2012 at 00:49 | 1400 views

Ok, I put my hands up.  When we tested the currupt locomotives on the rolling road we used the main ZTC 511 controller (on the programming track).  They ran ok in both directions and then it... more

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Sorting out the mess

phowes | 09th Jul 2012 at 00:59 | 1321 views

After fixing the issue of point motors doingtheir own thing when they want to! We tested the main track with several different types of locomotive; An Intercity 125 with a full rake of coaches ... more

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Traintronics TT300 Point Motor Problems

phowes | 07th Jun 2012 at 14:49 | 3936 views

After fitting the Traintronics TT300 slow motion DCC point motors to the layout we carried out some tests.  The motors moved well for most of the time but whenever the track had a short they all ... more

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Silent Runing!

phowes | 05th Mar 2012 at 22:30 | 1325 views

It's been a long time since I have posted anything here about Yeovil Town, hence the silent bit in the title! Basically the layout was started nearly 30 years ago and although the fiddle yard is all ... more

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Letting go of control

phowes | 04th Jul 2011 at 00:11 | 1711 views

It has finally happened. Yeovil Town today had it's first session with computer control.  We have much work to do on splitting the layout up into blocks but at the mo just operating points and ru... more

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The team grows

phowes | 03rd Apr 2011 at 00:23 | 2052 views

Finding this web site after searching for his own company Roger has taken a shine to the Yeovil Town project and decided to get stuck in with Yeovil Town.  With a project this size there will alw... more

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It's all upside down at Yeovil Town again!

phowes | 25th Feb 2011 at 01:06 | 1453 views

We are on the last pice of fiddle yard track wiring and the end boards have been upturned to wire them up.  We have had slow but steady progress recently as my hallway needed major domestic work ... more

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Does DCC work at minus temperatures?

phowes | 09th Dec 2010 at 13:03 | 1362 views

The answer must be yes because last night it was freezing at the club house and I had to run the DCC track and accessories to test the new bus bar extensions I fitted so we can now have 7 hand control... more

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What's the point?

phowes | 08th Nov 2010 at 13:18 | 1254 views

After a long period of getting our heads down we have not only completed and tested the fiddle yard but also the existing boards and track of the main layout. I am currently working on a hand built p... more

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