Great news, I can now drive LionChief Trains using the Cab-2 Remote!
See it in action here: https://youtu.be/4Ujb8xEGKEk
I just recently bought a Legacy Cab-2 Remote System. My project of the last several months has been cracking/decoding the LionChief controller. I have now successfully integrated almost every feature of LionChief/LC+ into the Cab-2 remote using the correct buttons on the touch screen to set off the correct actions.
Here is summary of other things related to this project done before the worldwide shutdown.(Temporarily could not access most of my train equipment).
1. A LionChief Gateway that interprets commands sent by the LC remote and adds things like new drive modes and accessory control. WORKS, train show mode (locked out speed, couplers ext.) here: https://youtu.be/Ie4wmCQ8vOg
1b. LC App version of the same. WORKS, Demo here: https://youtu.be/ZtITYrEDdwc
2a. Lionchief remote control of TMCC/Legacy locomotives. Halfway done, demo: https://youtu.be/9tPro7mHm8A
2b. Legacy cab-2 control of LionChief trains. Demo here: https://youtu.be/4Ujb8xEGKEk
3a. An interior conversion board to add LC control to older Locos including postwar Pullmor motors.
Bluetooth control demo here: https://youtu.be/KA2-Qvt5x-4
Electro-Coupler working here: https://youtu.be/2E3mnqfNdRg
3b. A track power regulator that allows Bluetooth control of any conventional/transformer controlled loco. WORKS, Demo here: https://youtu.be/ZABna2tu9bE
4. An external sound board with a link to the LC remote or app via my LC Gateway project. Basically works as of 2-22-20 demo here: https://youtu.be/eIlx7CZphtk
5. Allow the synchronized running (CONSISTS) of multiple Bluetooth LC engines via Either the LC App or Remote. Works as of 2-8-20 demo here: youtu.be/mYDu9uKFSws
6. Build a Legacy cab-2 simulator for PC. I plan on using this as a development tool. https://youtu.be/guqH1td5vls
Probably more to come.
My end goal is either producing/selling a gateway product to link everything Lionel together with the remote of your choosing(Cab-2 or LC Bluetooth remote/phone), OR to get this to Lionel and work directly with them to improve the platform and it's integration. Many sleepless nights were spent working on this and it has been a long multi month learning experience. While fun, it would be awesome to have something to show for it.
The thread of updates on the project is here: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...ief-bluetooth-remote