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What a fiddle!

phowes | 26th Oct 2009 at 08:56 | 1025 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 | 1102 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 | 1128 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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Yeovil Town Cools Down!

phowes | 18th May 2009 at 13:46 | 1010 views

When you don't have the correct devices to convert a DCC accessory decoder for use with slow motion point motors then you resort to using a bunch of resistors (who has 2 watt resistors hanging around?... more

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Smoking electronics and floods...

phowes | 18th Dec 2008 at 14:43 | 1039 views

Well I refitted the accessory decoders to Yeovil Town yesterday one by one and the last one failed on one H&M motor (all the others worked). When I checked it out I found that we had a direct shor... more

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Getting there...

phowes | 11th Dec 2008 at 12:32 | 934 views

Last night at the club we tracked down the remaining fault with the DCC accessories.  The decoders had become scrambled when the CDU failed (or visa versa!).   I am back in at the weeke... more

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Up in a puff of smoke!

phowes | 09th Dec 2008 at 09:47 | 999 views

Well after lots of hours of automatic control the system of Yeovil Town failed.  We tried swapping out the ZTC controllers, the Power Booster, the leads etc. and could not track it down.  Th... more

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Automation Magic!

phowes | 17th Nov 2008 at 20:49 | 1118 views

Yeovil Town has seen some impressive demonstration running due to an extra memory chip being added to the ZTC 511.  We now have 46 preset routes which work amazingly well.  A loco can be tak... more

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Life in the fast lane...

phowes | 07th Nov 2008 at 13:15 | 1056 views

As a software engineer I should have know better.  Once Yeovil Town had been fitted with DCC Accessory Decoders and CDUs we could not only operate each point from a common ZTC 511 (Sort of signal... more

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Gee Wiz...

phowes | 03rd Nov 2008 at 19:08 | 1151 views

Last Saturday on the Yeovil Town layout saw yet another milestone with a ZTC 304 and CDU working 4 of the H&M points as though they were made for each other.  Some very simple wiring and two ... more

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phowes | 30th Oct 2008 at 19:58 | 1001 views

Ok, so Yeovil Town did not quite work correctly last night... We got someone to clean the track and they were a bit too enthusiastic and the track cleaner was not up to the job so we ended up with li... more

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phowes | 23rd Oct 2008 at 22:58 | 1289 views

Last night saw the track faults on Yeovil Town just about sorted (one minor stretch left).  We were then able to run a class 08 shunter up and down all the tracks. It's little milestones like th... more

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Thanks to Dave Sapp

phowes | 09th Oct 2008 at 11:33 | 1131 views

Well after a bit of head scratching last night at the club, Dave came along and pointed out the error of our ways.  We were looking at the three-way point wiring diagram at face value and should ... more

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Single slip success

phowes | 07th Oct 2008 at 13:43 | 1185 views

Last Sunday I had some spare time at the club house to progress the snag list on Yeovil Town.  The problem was the single slip on the station approach which together with another point permits th... more

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Club Night with DCC on Yeovil Town

phowes | 25th Sep 2008 at 20:36 | 1230 views

Last night I had a snag list for the Yeovil Town layout.  Phil Busby and I produced the previous week whilst testing the track now that the final legs had been fitted.  We found various plac... more

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