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ZTC was founded by Robin Palmer in the 1990's and was one of the first systems to emerge after the development of the NMRA approval code. When Robin decided it was time to move on after offering ZTC to Sherwood Models/PLS Layouts it was acquired by David Nicholson - we did not take up the offer as we are not digital electronic engineers and believed that ZTC needed to move forward, something we could not achieve. We remained as retailers/installers during the ownership of the Nicholson family but on their decision to cease their association with ZTC we decided it was time for us to stop retailing as much of the system was in need of upgrade and was being overtaken by global manufacturers. However we have many years experience with ZTC supply, installation and trouble shooting (we believe more than anyone else!) so if you require some assistance with installation issues please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have purchased ZTC apparatus and are struggling with your installation we offer a specialist ZTC installation service using your ZTC components. We also supply many more advanced components that as NMRA approved items will work with your ZTC system but are more efficient and more reliable.
Some words of advice for ZTC users or potential users:
Despite ZTC now being a little out dated we still prefer to use the ZTC511 for programming locomotive decoders. It has a very simple CV programming interface and has advantages over some systems when programming. The ZTC511 when using the program track output reads CV's very easily and allows a locomotive to run on the program track once programming mode has been exited.
If you are new to DCC and are looking to purchase a DCC control system and may need help from Professional Layout Services in system installation or the construction of your layout please contact us before purchasing for advice.
ZTC Manual Archive
ZTC Controls Limited manual or instruction archive based upon the ZTC127 All Manuals disc. This disc contained manuals for most products available and includes ztc217, ztc255, ztc302, ztc304, ztc310, ztc313, ztc335, ztc450, ztc451, ztc470, ztc471, ztc472, ztc473, ztc4004, ztc4005, ztc4006, ztc4007, ztc505, ztc511, ztc550, ztc555, ztc620, ztc622, ztc640 and general decoder manual. Please email for a user name and password then click here to enter.
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