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The Lionel LionChief App lets you control Lionel LionChief and LionChief Plus locomotives from your iOS device. Select between multiple available locomotives via icons matching the appearance of each unique engine. Once selected, the app provides all the features of the Lionel LionChief hardware remote control and adds additional features including individual volume controls, pitch customization of bell and whistle, remote smoke on/off, speed limit, momentum and more. Also controls accessories such as an announcement coach and powered or un-powered B-units.

What’s New

Version 1.3.7

-Universal Remote HotSpot mode is here!
-Enhanced screen sizing for better UI experience
-Added icons for Legacy and LionChief+2.0 locomotives
-Numerous bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

alaska forever ,

Blue tooth with gold train

Didn’t like downloading the iPhone app to my iPad Pro w/iOS 11, however, it works well. Especially like putting a speed limit on my 5yr grand son. :-).

Doctorl12 ,

Needs improvement

One major bug is I can’t disconnect my iPhone 7 from the train. When I go into settings it shows that no train is connected when obviously i am connected considering I’m controlling the train. So when I want to go from Bluetooth to controller I have to close the app. Also I wish the app saved your prior settings including volume, speed control, etc.

It shows how little money Lionel wants to spend since the last update was 5 months. Come on guys, it’s almost 2018.

ErnM1973 ,

Game changer

This is best innovation Lionel has had since puffing smoke. Being able to control multiple trains from my phone is a game changer. My 3 year old grandson immediately mastered the controls, and being able to dial down the top speed allows me to make sure the trains stay on the track during tight curves.


Lionel, LLC
42.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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