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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 1.4.5

New VSR: Voice Streaming and Recording. Available with select LionChief engines.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

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.

best game ever💗💗💓💓 ,

Pretty good

I like that you get features on this appThat you don’t get on the controller, that’s pretty cool. But it sometimes takes a while to hook up. And right when you get the app it should show that you have to turn the controller off to hook up your train because I did not know that it took me a while to figure that out. And that was kind of annoying. And also sometimes it would randomly disconnect and that would also get annoying. But other than that I love this app! and I hope you guys have a great day thank you for reading! Bye bye🐺🐺🐺 oh and one more thing I know I’m asking quite a lot but on the Bluetooth thing can you like hook up your own music if you have like a music app like Pandora or something like that so you could play your own music on the train I think that would be super cool of you guys and I think a lot of people would agree with me but other than that I have nothing else thank you for reading!!

B923 ,

Simple to use, needs improvement/updates

I downloaded the app and had my train running in seconds. The app can, and should, be easily updated to make a clean and concise interface. The images are very low resolutions, which makes for a lackluster interface. You cannot switch from landscape to portrait modes on your own.
Overall the app works well and I have not noticed any issues which would hinder use.

App Privacy

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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