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Introducing the Base3 and Cab3 APP

Necessity is the mother of invention. The ever-growing list of trains offered by Lionel has allowed for user flexibility from the most basic of operating controls in the LionChief category to the legendary advanced features of a Legacy locomotive. This broad range of engine control types has left a ravine when it comes to having a single hand-held controller to operate a model railroad. That is until now.


Symbolically modeled after the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City, the new Lionel Base3 bridges the gap between all Lionel control system types. Legacy, TMCC, and LionChief+2.0 engines are now joined by LionChief, LionChief+, and FlyerChief engines (both Bluetooth and RF varieties) in being controlled from a single controller. The Base3 is compatible with the Legacy Cab2 or Cab-1L hardware remotes, or the all-new Cab3 APP for Android or Apple smart devices.



The Base3 and Cab3 APP features many new innovations that allow you to fully connect with your world of Lionel model trains.