Lionel LionChief 4+

Lionel, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.5 • 179 Ratings
    • Free

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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

3.5 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

BachTrumpetGuy ,

Not Bad. Could be better!

It’s been real solid for me on my LionChief trains and now with the LC+2.0 I picked up. Always connects right away and responds almost as immediately as a conventional controller and maybe better than the battery remote.

That being said like others it would be nice to have access to things on the 2.0 trains that you can with the Command Control system like Crew Talk. Also there is NOT a version that is specific to iPad. Both my kids have iPads and the control screen is small like a phone screen and not very clear. It would be nice if it scaled/fit an iPad screen better natively.

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!!

JimHas57 ,

Blue tooth not working/inconsistent

Last year, one engine, all was good. Added a second engine this year. I have successfully connected to each engine once, about 45 min apart. I cannot consistently connect to either engine. When I tap on the select engine screen, it blinks once and does not go to the next screen. On the rare occasion it goes to the next screen, neither engine shows up. I’ve never had both engines show up. All of my attempts to connect are with both controllers off and both engines are making the tone indicating the are looking for blue tooth. Distance is not an issue because I can connect to other devices further away. I’ve even deleted and reloaded the App on my phone. They s is very frustrating!

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