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ZTC have gone away

The demise of ZTC as reported by their website and our forum (see here) has been a blow. Their 4007 decoder was a great little decoder that has helped force the market to reduce costs and i...
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ZTC The Future ...

Following on from the demise of ZTC Controls as a DCC manufacturer & supplier it has been a reall effort to gain any of the quickly depleting stock of parts.  One stockist today informed us t...
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Is increasing from one switch to three just over the top on a 32 foot railway

After exhaustive testing we conclude that we can't run a ZTC USB Interface together with the Lenz USB interface on the same PC without problems!  They both run ok individually but we now have had...
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The team grows

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...
/blog/yeovil-town/2486.htm

Gee Wiz...

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 ...
/blog/yeovil-town/805.htm

Egg on Face!

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...
/blog/yeovil-town/2763.htm

Faster Routes for Yeovil Town

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.  ...
/blog/yeovil-town/faster-routes.htm

Automation Magic!

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...
/blog/yeovil-town/855.htm

Opps!

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...
/blog/yeovil-town/791.htm

Chips with everything!

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 ...
/blog/yeovil-town/3259.htm

Computers have taken over

The main computer (mini Tower Dell) has been set up with Traincontroller Gold version 9 and installed at the layout.  I updated to version 9 to keep us up to date with the latest software and its...
/blog/yeovil-town/3359.htm

Signals are changing

A short delay for attending the NEC over the weekend means we have bought more signals and controllers.  We have managed to operate the Dapol signals via the ZTC 511 using DCC.  The task now...
/blog/yeovil-town/3360.htm

Undercover and black things happening!

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...
/blog/yeovil-town/3275.htm

The sucker punch!

 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...
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Single slip success

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...
/blog/yeovil-town/471.htm