Welcome to the Legacy Users Group Meeting April 28th, 2017

LUG Fall 2017The Lionel Legacy Users Group Meeting

Friday April 28th, 2017      7:45 AM-8:45

Orange Hall Meeting Room

(Enter through the Orange Hall Lobby and right of the concession stand, down the hallway)

The Lionel Legacy Users Group is not associated with Lionel Trains in any way other than sharing the enjoyment and trading of information related to operating the Lionel Legacy System!

It's already that time once again for the Legacy Users Group Meeting.  Once again thanks to the folks from the EDTCA we will hold our meeting in the Orange Hall Meeting room.  The room is convenient to the meet and very spacious.

As always we will solicit questions here on the OGR forum in this thread to send into JonZ and his team at the Legacy Labs. Please make sure all questions are clear and to the point so we can get the best answer back from Lionel. I may ask for a clarification if need be. We will be much stricter on the content that can be submitted and keep the question subjects to operation of Legacy, iCab, LCS, and Legacy products.  All production questions should be asked at the Lionel booth or to Lionel's "Talk to Us".  As always, operational suggestion will be forwarded as well.

We once again will support the LCS partners and will have any updates and information on hand.

If you would like to get your Legacy system updated to the latest and greatest we'll have a couple of options.  Bring your system (Cab2 and Base) and we can update it.  Bring 2 black or writable GRJ modules and we'll walk you through the procedure to make them and test them before you leave.  The current versions are 1.6 for the Legacy base and 1.61 for CAB2.

As of right now there is a lot up in the air as far as the agenda goes.  The questions as of late have been less and less and as I said that's probably a good thing. We've had minimal updates to Legacy and the iCab system since the fall.  We have reached out to Dean Brasseur to join us and he has graciously agreed to stop in and answer your customer service questions. 

Update:  Dave Olsen Lionel's Engineering Manager will be joining us for the Legacy Meeting.

Your host for the Legacy Users Group is Marty Eibeck (MartyE)

We are planning to record the event once again for those who cannot attend. Thanks to Dave Slie for providing this!

As always, I am sure some of the questions asked here could be answered by some of our forum members but I ask they refrain from doing so.  I promote that we'll send the questions to JonZ and Lionel to answer and it's what i do. 

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I'm in Marty, always nice to hear the latest and meet with old and new friends.

ezmike posted:

Thanks Marty, by the way, what version is the latest and greatest?

Mike

Base is 1.6,  CAB2 1.61.  This is the first time where the 2 were out of sync per say.

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I will be standing by along with Pine Creek waiting for the video. I'm too far away to attend, but I really look forward to and enjoy watching all the videos of the meetings and presentations they have at the York meets. Thanks for doing all this!!

Dave doesn't have that excuse, he's a pretty easy drive to York.

I will have to cut the questions off a little earlier this year as I might be attending the NAB show directly before York so I'll need to get them in and back before I leave. 

Cut Off for all questions to Lionel and JonZ will be April 14th.  This will give me time to get them back and the agendas pdf'd and printed before hand.  Get them in!  Again please make sure before they are submitted they are clear and to the point so we can have Jon and his team give you the best answer he can. 

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Question 1. Is Bluetooth control for Legacy locomotives possible/ on the horizon?

Question 2. Will there be an Icab equivalent for android users like myself who have no intention of ever getting any "I" things?

EDIT (Questions added 3/19/17)

Question 3. Between approx. 1998 and 2008, Lionel used "Box" infrared sensors for communication between steam locomotives. Starting in 2008 and to this day, the sensors are "eyelet" sensors. Was there a "legacy" reason for this switch, or purely commercial?

Question 4. Do all legacy engines have rule 17 lighting? I noticed that some older (2007ish) legacy engines do not have rule 17 lighting.

Question 5. Is it possible that the footprint of the legacy board could be made smaller for other scales (for example, HO scale)?

Question 6. Some Legacy engines, even to this day, have "railsounds lite." Is there any difference between "railsounds lite" and legacy railsounds 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 and later?

(More will be added later)

With a little more than a month to go I just want to again ask if you submit questions please have them posted by April 14th.  I have noted Nick's above.  (Thanks for being clear, it makes the answers easier to get.)

In case you missed it, Dave Olsen, Lionel's Engineering Manager will be joining us.  For a change I am told he will have some questions for us.  This maybe you chance to have your opinion heard on future Legacy enhancements.

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Looking forward to the meeting, although since Lionel is not making their app for android devices (unless something has changed) not sure there will be much new info for me.  I am curious as to where Bluetooth is going.

Ron

 

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More questions.

Question 6. Is there a parts list for the Vision Reefer sets (item numbers 6-81142, 6-83545, and 6-83549)?

Question 7. When TMCC 1 and TMCC 2 (Legacy) engines are having signal problems (as evidenced by flickering headlights) there is a trick called the "hand trick" which is when you hold your hand right above the locomotive with signal problems, it temporarily regains signal. Why does this trick work? (I tried to be as descriptive as possible.) 

As a side note, I seem to have monopolized the question section of this thread. Sorry about that.

Good Morning MARTYE, Your Tennessee Connection, Leapin Larry and From Kentucky, Charles "Legacy Lionel Lentz", will be at your Legacy Users Group Meeting...We simply want to learn more about the Greatest Command System from Lionel. Also, we want to meet our friends that participate on this fine OGR FORUM...Thank You for this Invitation... (please give good directions once we are in the Orange Hall.....Cheers!

Nicks Trains posted:

More questions.

Question 6. Is there a parts list for the Vision Reefer sets (item numbers 6-81142, 6-83545, and 6-83549)?

Question 7. When TMCC 1 and TMCC 2 (Legacy) engines are having signal problems (as evidenced by flickering headlights) there is a trick called the "hand trick" which is when you hold your hand right above the locomotive with signal problems, it temporarily regains signal. Why does this trick work? (I tried to be as descriptive as possible.) 

As a side note, I seem to have monopolized the question section of this thread. Sorry about that.

No worries.  I will ask question 6 to Dean when he is present. 

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leapinlarry posted:

Good Morning MARTYE, Your Tennessee Connection, Leapin Larry and From Kentucky, Charles "Legacy Lionel Lentz", will be at your Legacy Users Group Meeting...We simply want to learn more about the Greatest Command System from Lionel. Also, we want to meet our friends that participate on this fine OGR FORUM...Thank You for this Invitation... (please give good directions once we are in the Orange Hall.....Cheers!

Map posted in first posts of this thread.

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