DCC systems and decoders have come a long way in the past few years. Decoders today offer many more functions and sounds than it did just a few short years ago. These advancements mean that programming decoders is much more complicated than it used to be. Generic programmers do not always do the trick. Many decoder manufacturers now produce their own programmers to simplify the process. Model Railroad Academy Editor Ron Marsh will introduce you to the ESU LokProgrammer. It is the ideal tool for programming ESU LokSound and LokPilot decoders.
August’s Track Talk Live with MRA’s Allen Keller, Doug “Clickety” Hodgdon and Steve “Clack” Doyle featured a wide range of topics including news from the recent NMRA Convention, advances in decoder technology and how to foster the growth of model railroading among young boys and girls. Participants from as far afield as Australia, Brazil, South…Watch Now >>
Taking Track Talk Live on the road again, Model Railroad Academy’s Doug Hodgdon (“Clickety”) and Steve Doyle (“Clack”) visited the 129-year old St. Louis Park Depot in Minnesota, which once served the Milwaukee Road, and learned more about its preservation as a National Register of Historic Places site. In the monthly live event, they also…Watch Now >>
N-Scalers took center stage on the latest Track Talk Live with MRA Editor Steve Doyle and model railroad expert, Doug Hodgdon. Responding to a host of questions submitted live, Steve and Doug discussed DCC, speaker baffles for sound, adding weight to improve traction, track cleaning devices and even creating custom liveries and logos for our…Watch Now >>
Model Railroad Academy’s Clickety and Clack (Doug and Steve) fielded a wide variety of live questions from viewers on the latest edition of Track Talk Live. Among the topics discussed are DCC (use it!), flower foam for scenery (don’t!), creating smooth transitions for inclines (cookie cutter method), making basic turnouts DCC-ready (cut gaps), replacements for…Watch Now >>