LCS App

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The LCS App in action (click for larger image)

LCS App lets you create custom control panels to operate your locomotives and layout. It is a free application for the Apple iPad™ and can be download by following this link. The LCS App requires LCS WiFi to connect to your layout.

Using your Lionel command base and LCS WiFi, use it to run TMCC and LEGACY locomotives, operate wireless command-controlled switches and accessories. Use LCS App also works with the other LCS modules. For example, you’ll receive real-time location updates when compatible locomotives cross over LCS SensorTracks™.


Below is an overview of the LCS App’s main operating screen with yellow arrows and text describing key features.

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The LCS App main operating screen (click for larger image)


Additional LCS modules are required to operate or track power blocks (BPC2) conventional lighting, operating switches and accessories (ASC2) and wired command accessories (SER2). Please refer to What do I need? and the Example System Diagram to identify the LCS products that best suit your layout and operating style.

LCS App Screen Shot Roster 06-17-2013

The engine roster page (shown above) is automatically copied from your Legacy Base. The roster can include Legacy, Vision and older TMCC locomotives.

LCS App Screen Shot Roster detail 06-17-2013

Click on a locomotive from the roster and edit road name, number, lighting options and more. You can attach your own photo to any engine in the roster.

LCS App Gantry Crane 2

LCS App will include special control panels for specific Lionel accessories, like the TMCC Gantry Crane shown above.

LCS App works with the Base-1L; a Legacy base adds additional features. It is also possible to use LCS App and LCS WiFi in a system without a Lionel command base. This would be appropriate for a layout that exclusively uses conventional locomotives, or one where a different locomotive control system is in use, such as DCC. In this “No Base” configuration, additional LCS modules would be required to operate all switches, lighting, track power blocks or other accessories.

Click here for LCS Overview video on YouTube