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How do you run 2 lion chef trains on one track. Thanks
do it all the time. easier with two remotes.

in fact this passed Tuesday we ran 3 on one track. each with their own remote.

lots of fun just trying to keep the faster ones from running into the slower ones.
 

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I have one lion chief train going around a oval. How do I add another lion chief train so I have 2 trains running either on same track or different tracks. Thank
 

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It's not terribly complicated. If they're both Lionchief equipped locomotives, put them both on the tracks and then run them with their individual remotes.
 

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They will run independently if they are different numbered locomotives. All 3 locomotives are lionchief on my layout.



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Cheifmcfuz question: I have one oval with only one lion chief train running on it right now. Can you tell me how I can run more than one lion chief train. What do I have to do. What is needed. Thanks. Much appreciated.
 

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Cheifmcfuz question: I have one oval with only one lion chief train running on it right now. Can you tell me how I can run more than one lion chief train. What do I have to do. What is needed. Thanks. Much appreciated.
All you need is 2 lionchief locomotives with separate remotes. They can't be the same locomotive number. That is it.

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Cheifmcfuz. How do I set my set up like yours where I can have the lion cheif trains tuning on different tracks. What’s needed.
So how do you run the lion chief trains on separate tracks like you did. Thanks.
 

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Chief. Your set up has has lion chief trains running on different tracks. I saw your video. How do I duplicate it. What is needed to make the same set up. Thanks.
 

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All of my layout is connected powered by 1 power supply.

I put 3 lionchief locomotives on the tracks. Turn on the power. Turn on the remotes. I then use the remotes to run the trains.

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Chief. All your lion chief trains are they ready to run sets. I want to put some switches in just like your layout. I did not know one power supply would power up the whole lay out. I thought you need a power supply for each track.
I really like your layout. Your video was nice. Thanks for the help.
 

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Question: what power supply do you have.
I have 1 ready to run lion chief set it’s the polar express. This lion chief ready to run set comes with a power supply you plug into the wall. It’s not a transformer. If I want to start running 3 lion chief trains like you is this power supply ok or I need a different one. Thanks.
 

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I have a mth z-4000 transformer. I run 2 starter set Lionchief Locomotives and 1 Lionchief Plus Locomotive.

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Question: since I am new to this. Right now I only have one train on my layout it’s the polar express lion chief ready to run set. It is powered by its own power supply. Wall wort. If I expand my layout with more ready to run sets can I power all the ready to run sets each with their own power supply/wall wort and not use a transformer or when I add more rtr sets I need to put them on a transformer.
Is the transformer for power or controlling train or both.
What can be put on a transformer lion chief lion chief+ or both.
Since I am new to this I do not know. Thanks.
 

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Just asking what do most people do. All on one track or separately powered tracks. Thanks.
 

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John. Since I am new to trains. Just asking. When you by a ready to run set like I did. Which I bought the polar express. It’s probably not meant to be upgraded. That’s why they give you a basic wall wort power supply. If you want to run more trains with ready to run sets that is why you have to upgrade the power supply.
But being new to trains I don’t know any of this just taking my own guess. For a first train or starting out maybe this was not the way to go. Ready to run set I mean. I don’t know. Thanks.
 

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Yes, if you're running multiple trains at the same time, you'll need more than the basic set power supply.

Nothing wrong with starting with a ready-to-run set, get your feet wet and tinker a little before you decide which direction you're going.
 

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John. Thanks. That is what I figured. If you want to run anymore trains than the one that comes with the ready to run set you have to get away from wall power supply and use a transformer.
Is transformer for power or controlling or both. Thanks.
 
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