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What a fiddle!

phowes | 04th Jan 2010 at 11:40 | 1622 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 | 1370 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 | 1363 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 | 1426 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 | 1443 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 | 1367 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 | 1354 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 | 1246 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 | 1319 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 | 1436 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 | 1379 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 | 1475 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 | 1314 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 | 1616 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 | 1472 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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