I thought I read it was possible to have 3 "different" LC+ locos in a lash up using the universal remote but I can't get it to work.  The idea is all three would be respond to the speed wheel together for example.  It appears it would work if I had 3 GP20s for example.  But one GP20, a GP38, and a NW2 - not so much. Has anyone tried this?  

Here is as close as I can come in the instruction manual- that fourth paragraph apparently is not intended for the situation I describe.

 

Hokie 71

Chief of Operations, Free Union, Blacksburg, and Albemarle Railroad (FUBAR)

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Thanks Gary, I must have dreamed what I wanted to do was possible.  I don't see a lashup option in the blue tooth app either- but that is academic at this point- I only have one blue tooth loco.  

Hokie 71

Chief of Operations, Free Union, Blacksburg, and Albemarle Railroad (FUBAR)

AND- the same item numbered LC+ locomotives will probably perform differently, enough so that they cannot be run together even under one remote (Universal or otherwise).

And (all should know)  LC+ locomotives of recent (2017+??) manufacture are very different than the originals:

1.  New metal geared trucks.  I had a failure that was probably my fault- ballast in a plastic tooth.  

2.  The new metal geared trucks seem to be of a different (lower) gear ratio and older ones run away from them. 

3.  The boards are very different in terms of the plug arrangement.

4.  Plus the stated differences in Lionel's information, like Bluetooth-capability, and improved sound. 

I had hoped to simply transfer the main PC board and the guts of the remote from a Peabody Coal RS-3 (2018 manufacture) to my original-issue PRR RS-3 (2014).  After I saw the big difference in the boards- I just put back together and now have 2 PRR RS-3s  (what I wanted, but)  not two PRR RS-3s that can be run at the same time from different remotes.  AND a Peabody Coal BT model.

From what I see- it appears that Lionel will be moving toward fully-compatible (Universal Remote, BT, TMCC and Legacy.) LionChief Locomotives - now being called LionChief Plus 2.0.

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AND- the same item numbered LC+ locomotives will probably perform differently, enough so that they cannot be run together even under one remote (Universal or otherwise).

Actually, my experience has been they run quite well together.  Since the LC+ uses a flywheel based speed control, they have very accurate speed regulation.  The identically numbered units that respond to one remote will run together very well.

Lee Willis does a lot of LC+ and had a number of identical units he runs together with no issues at all.

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