News Flash: Lionel Releases LEGACY protocol to Bring Hobbyists Together

Concord, NC – January 15, 2014 – Lionel LLC today announced it will make public its Legacy command protocol and open its WiFi-to-model-railroad interface in an effort to grow the hobby by allowing a single remote to control all manufacturers’ locomotives.

Read the full press release here.
Download the LEGACY command specification
here.

LCS Partner Program



Lionel is currently working with outside partners to grow and enhance the Layout Control System. Interested individuals, clubs and companies are encouraged to contact us for details. Partners will receive documentation and examples for the existing Legacy command protocol as well as all the new LCS command structures, so that they can develop new and exciting software and hardware products for the LCS eco-system.

Are you interested? Please send an email and we’ll get back to you with details.

Write us at: lcs-dev-support(at)lionel.com and please replace the (at) with the @ symbol before you send.

LCS Partner Showcase


The first available LCS Partner App is “Bluetrain” from industry innovator Bob Krivacic. It’s an Andriod app that connects to LCS WiFi and operates TMCC, Legacy and Vision products. And it can be used simultaneously with any other LCS-compatible smart device or Lionel Cab remote controller.

You can find BlueTrain on Google Play following this link. Here’s a pair of screen shots from this great app:

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