Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday Tip: ESU LokProgrammer & Decoder Tester - 10 Minute Overview

So it's been a bunch of months since I first went down the ESU/LokProgrammer rabbit hole (thanks in no small part to BillS loaning me his), but with the impending holidays and other layout stuff to do, I quickly scratched my way back up to the surface for a bit.

Until, that is, when I just recently bought my own programmer - and(!) decoder tester. I'll admit, it all sat in the unopened boxes for a couple of weeks while I ginned myself up to hook everything up. But I needn't have waited. The setup process went more smoothly than I'd imagined. So well, in fact, that I decided to share my experience in my First Ever how-to video in the hopes that I can help clear any fog or fear you may have about these great tools.

It certainly ain't Cecil B. DeMille, but if you'd like a quick overview on how to set up the ESU LokProgrammer and Decoder Tester - from a newbie's perspective - click on my video here or below:

The link to the super helpful LokProgrammer (#53452) Unboxing & Setup video that I mentioned can be found at the top of this page.

And if you don't have the instruction manual for the decoder tester, you can get it here.

I hope you find the video helpful and not too painful! %^) I'd love any feedback! So be sure to let me know what you think either in the comments below or by email.


  1. Great idea, Chris - thanks for sharing the video!
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

    1. Thanks Trevor! Given that you're quite a ways ahead of me down the road of video-dom, I'd appreciate any feedback/criticism you'd like to provide either here or offline ;^)