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Faster Routes for Yeovil Town

phowes | 28th May 2013 at 11:30 | 640 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 | 991 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 | 894 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 | 2759 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 | 873 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 | 1259 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 | 1585 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 | 1035 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 | 936 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 | 832 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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What a fiddle!

phowes | 04th Jan 2010 at 11:40 | 1165 views

Work has started on the fiddle yard for Yeovil Town.  It will consist of four 2ft x 6ft boards with a short 1/2 metre board in the centre.  The two end boards will house the points and DCC a... more

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Landslip at Yeovil Town

phowes | 12th Nov 2009 at 08:55 | 910 views

After replacing a couple of H&M point motors the base board was replaced.  The alignment proved a problem and after much investigation one track was deemed to be at fault.  It was by an ... more

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What a fiddle!

phowes | 26th Oct 2009 at 08:56 | 916 views

It's started... We have purchased the first bits of hardware for the the fiddle yard.  Yeovil Town will eventually become a very useful club layout where we can run complete trains to and from a... more

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Out with the old, in with the new

phowes | 07th Sep 2009 at 12:12 | 994 views

Several H&M point motors have been intermittent in their operation after a couple of months standing still.  As Yeovil Town is exhibition standard we can't have any unreliable aspects.  ... more

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Here we grow again...

phowes | 09th Jun 2009 at 13:49 | 1009 views

With work progressing well on structures for Yeovil town (our OO faithful fine-scale reproduction of Yeovil Town Station) efforts have been turned to the last scenic board which encompasses the last f... more

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