LCS App is an optional part of the LCS system. It’s available as a free download by following this link.
LCS App is a free application for the Apple iPad™. It requires LCS WiFi in order to connect to your layout. Use LCS App to create custom control panels, view and edit your locomotive roster and receive real-time updates when compatible locomotives cross over LCS SensorTracks™.
Using only your Lionel command base and LCS WiFi, LCS APP can run TMCC and LEGACY locomotives and also operate wireless command-controlled switches.
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.
The engine roster page (shown above) is automatically copied from your Legacy Base. The roster can include Legacy, Vision and older TMCC locomotives.
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 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