I have two Lion Chief (not Plus) sets. Is there a way I can find out if they will be compatible with the Universal Remote?
The Lionel link below should tell you what you want to know.
There is, I believe, at least on exception. An early Thomas as I recall still doesn't work with it. However, virtually all LC and LC+ stuff should run with the Universal Remote.
If your Universal Remote has the firmware update to version 1.1 then you shouldn't have a problem with any lionchief engine ever made except a few variants of the very first Thomas engines that would require a board swap.
The Universal Remote can be updated to for free using your smart phone and app available from Lionel.
I believe v1.2 is the latest.
Thanks to you all for the responses. Ordering my universal remote tonight !
I have two of the early Thomas engines. I can confirm they do not respond to the Universal Remote.