Lionel Train Forum - Lionel Trains

Author Topic: Controller for Thomas the Tank Engine  (Read 65 times)

George Davison, Jr.

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Controller for Thomas the Tank Engine
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:09:27 pm »
The controller for the Thomas the Tank engine set which I have for my grandchildren has failed.

Will the Lion Chief controller work with Thomas?

What do I need to do to make it work?  I have a two year old Grandson who is getting tired of my reports that Thomas is still in the roundhouse.

Thank you for the help.

George Davison, Jr.

Social Buttons


  • Toy Train Infidel
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 305
  • A Child at Heart, Still Plays with Trains.
  • Location: Couch Mt, overlooking scenic Lone Star, Tx.
    • View Profile
    • Marx Trains & Toys
  • Scale(s) Modeled: G~1:20.3, 1:22.5 & 1:24, O/O-27, Wind Up, S scale & N scale.
Re: Controller for Thomas the Tank Engine
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 06:16:10 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

Which set are you refering to?
O scale or G scale?

I don't believe the controlers are coded, unless you are trying
 to run a G scale Thomas with a O scale controller.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge will chime in.

Happy Rails.

George Davison, Jr.

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Controller for Thomas the Tank Engine
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 08:58:00 am »
My Thomas is 0 gauge.  The controller that came with the set is blue with a red dial.  For some reason even with fresh batteries, the controller will not turn on and connect to Thomas so that he can be run.

Maybe my best bet is to try the controller that I have for a Mickey Mouse train with Thomas.  That should establish whether or not a Lion Chief Controller will work.

Thanks for the response and the request for more information.

George Davison


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
Last post March 28, 2016, 11:41:55 am
by KeithL
0 Replies
Last post June 29, 2017, 03:34:46 pm
by dffurger4190

Recent Threads

Re: Polar express mountain by djacobsen
December 16, 2017, 08:09:09 am

Re: Mid 70's Blue Comet passenger car maitance/modification question by 70gtvert
December 15, 2017, 03:28:13 pm

Polar express mountain by biker1950
December 15, 2017, 01:34:41 pm

Re: 2035 issue by TrainLarry
December 14, 2017, 07:04:49 pm

Re: 2035 issue by 70gtvert
December 14, 2017, 04:15:43 pm


Donate to LTF Here

Lionel Trains

Lionel Train Forum - Model Train Forum