High Rail users with an iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 are already taking advantage of
3D Touch to control a moving engine’s momentum. It’s truly awesome!
The Lionel Legacy Base stores engine names in UPPERCASE. This is fine for the
CAB-2 remote. However, modern apps should NOT YELL AT THE USER. The initial
High Rail Engine feature shipped leaving the engine names in UPPERCASE.
Personalizing an engine with a photo is a great way to create a custom app experience. The engine speed
graph and gesture control adapt to the selected image.
This site was originally maintained using Wordpress. For numerous reasons I decided
to start using a static-site generator. The site is now maintained using
Jekyll. I “lost” a few blog posts containing app screenshots
in the process. I hope to restore some of that information soon.
The High Rail software architecture was built from the start to support a highly
interactive user experience. The gesture driven engine control (i.e. control your
engines with your fingers) is a start to that experience.
There’s a collection of a useful Lionel links on the Lionel Links page.
This video shows a technique for converting LCS SensorTrack™ to Atlas-O 3-Rail track. As with any electronics project, you should only attempt this conversion if you are comfortable that you won’t break anything. Proceed at your own risk.