Rare Lionel

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Lionel Prewar  165 83 Bag Of Steel Blanks For  165 Magnetic Crane EX+ Rare
Lionel Prewar 165 83 Bag Of Steel Blanks For 165 Magnetic Crane EX+ Rare
$99.99
LIONEL HALOWEEN SET VERY RARE UNCATALOGUED 1960 ONLY USED
LIONEL HALOWEEN SET VERY RARE UNCATALOGUED 1960 ONLY USED
$975.00
Lionel Pennsylvania Switcher 6 8471 O guage Tested working Rare 8471
Lionel Pennsylvania Switcher 6 8471 O guage Tested working Rare 8471
$79.99
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 2257 CABOOSE w painted stack heat stamped RARE
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 2257 CABOOSE w painted stack heat stamped RARE
$279.99
Rare 1957 SET Lionel 2373 Canadian Pacific F 3 AA Units Rough Shape Please Read
Rare 1957 SET Lionel 2373 Canadian Pacific F 3 AA Units Rough Shape Please Read
$799.99
Lionel 736 Berkshire Engine and Tender RARE PLASTIC Trucks Postwar
Lionel 736 Berkshire Engine and Tender RARE PLASTIC Trucks Postwar
$199.99
RARE LIONEL TRAIN LCCA 2008 BUFFALO NY DIPPYS OVER THE FALLS VAT CAR
RARE LIONEL TRAIN LCCA 2008 BUFFALO NY DIPPYS OVER THE FALLS VAT CAR
$126.50
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6447 CABOOSE RARE RARE RARE
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6447 CABOOSE RARE RARE RARE
$499.99
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3494 625 SOO OPERATING CAR BOX ONLY RARE Hard to find
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3494 625 SOO OPERATING CAR BOX ONLY RARE Hard to find
$199.99
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
$389.95
Lionel RARE PREWAR Big 763E 4 6 4 HUDSON  2263W Vanderbilt TENDER + MORE
Lionel RARE PREWAR Big 763E 4 6 4 HUDSON 2263W Vanderbilt TENDER + MORE
$2,250.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
$10.00
Lionel POSTWAR 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE
$320.00
Lionel Postwar RARE 6828 Black Flatcar w PH BIG CRANE + MORE  READ
Lionel Postwar RARE 6828 Black Flatcar w PH BIG CRANE + MORE READ
$100.00
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR GP9 2346 BM ENGINE BOX ONLY 1965 66 RARE Hard to find
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR GP9 2346 BM ENGINE BOX ONLY 1965 66 RARE Hard to find
$64.99
LIONEL POSTWAR 2331RARE BLACK  YELLOW VIRGINIAN WITH GRAY MOLD EXC COND
LIONEL POSTWAR 2331RARE BLACK YELLOW VIRGINIAN WITH GRAY MOLD EXC COND
$449.99
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3364 LOG UNLOADING CAR w RARE BOX
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3364 LOG UNLOADING CAR w RARE BOX
$69.99
LIONEL 6424 AUTO CARRIER  TWO VERY RARE 6414 6424 AUTOMOBILES
LIONEL 6424 AUTO CARRIER TWO VERY RARE 6414 6424 AUTOMOBILES
$140.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 3366 HORSE CIRCUS CARCORALHOSES Rare  hard to find
LIONEL POSTWAR 3366 HORSE CIRCUS CARCORALHOSES Rare hard to find
$249.99
RARE 1977 LIONEL ILLUMINATED BUDD CAR SET
RARE 1977 LIONEL ILLUMINATED BUDD CAR SET
$179.99
Rare Lionel Mustang Train set
Rare Lionel Mustang Train set
$425.00
Lionel 6520 Searchlight Car Postwar Rare Maroon Generator In Box O Gauge
Lionel 6520 Searchlight Car Postwar Rare Maroon Generator In Box O Gauge
$47.49
Postwar Lionel 6014 85 Orange Frisco Boxcar w Correct RARE Hagerstown OB
Postwar Lionel 6014 85 Orange Frisco Boxcar w Correct RARE Hagerstown OB
$225.00
Rare Lionel 6 21790 Canadian National TankTrain Set Dash 9 44CW 2528 LN OB
Rare Lionel 6 21790 Canadian National TankTrain Set Dash 9 44CW 2528 LN OB
$695.00
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
$3,200.00
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
$168.95
LIONEL No 209 NEW HAVEN ALCO DIESEL SHELL ONLY RARE COLORS
LIONEL No 209 NEW HAVEN ALCO DIESEL SHELL ONLY RARE COLORS
$70.00
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
$295.00
RARE 1967 Lionel 6402 variation with wire side rails and log load
RARE 1967 Lionel 6402 variation with wire side rails and log load
$1,299.00
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.75
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE L BC
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE L BC
$139.95
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 6417 25 64173 LIONEL LINES TUSCAN CABOOSE MADE 1954 ONLy
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 6417 25 64173 LIONEL LINES TUSCAN CABOOSE MADE 1954 ONLy
$9.99
RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE
RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE
$299.99
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE PAINTED 6315 LIONEL LINES TANK CAR C 8 LN WITH ORIGINAL BOX
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE PAINTED 6315 LIONEL LINES TANK CAR C 8 LN WITH ORIGINAL BOX
$485.00
Lionel POSTWAR Rare ORIGINAL  2349  LIVINGSTON  Silver Top PASSENGER CAR
Lionel POSTWAR Rare ORIGINAL 2349 LIVINGSTON Silver Top PASSENGER CAR
$22.00
LIONEL ORANGE BAR STOOL W SHARP SQ B W O LIONEL LOGO RARE ONLY 1 EBAY MADE USA
LIONEL ORANGE BAR STOOL W SHARP SQ B W O LIONEL LOGO RARE ONLY 1 EBAY MADE USA
$139.99
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 154 Engine Has reversing switch tested runs F
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 154 Engine Has reversing switch tested runs F
$160.00
RARE Original Lionel 57 AEC Switcher instruction sheet dated 9 59
RARE Original Lionel 57 AEC Switcher instruction sheet dated 9 59
$14.95
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
$185.00
Lionel RARE HTF WHISTLE TENDER 2046W w Raised Number Board VG Condition
Lionel RARE HTF WHISTLE TENDER 2046W w Raised Number Board VG Condition
$69.00
2124  LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL
2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL
$650.00
LIONEL PREWAR 49F5974 RARE UNCATALOGUED SEARS PASSENGER SET GOOD IN ORIG BOX
LIONEL PREWAR 49F5974 RARE UNCATALOGUED SEARS PASSENGER SET GOOD IN ORIG BOX
$549.95
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
$2,850.00
Rare Lionel 2554 Canadian Pacific Craig Manor Coach Passenger Car Postwar
Rare Lionel 2554 Canadian Pacific Craig Manor Coach Passenger Car Postwar
$350.00
Rare Lionel 2553 Canadian Pacific Blair Manor Coach Passenger Car
Rare Lionel 2553 Canadian Pacific Blair Manor Coach Passenger Car
$249.99
Lionel Sandy Andy Automatic Gravel Loader 2175 NEW RARE
Lionel Sandy Andy Automatic Gravel Loader 2175 NEW RARE
$59.23
RARE  The Lionel Factory  kit  1928
RARE The Lionel Factory kit 1928
$329.00
RARE ORIGINAL NOS MINT ROLL VINTAGE LIONEL TRAIN PACKAGING TAPE 150 feet long ++
RARE ORIGINAL NOS MINT ROLL VINTAGE LIONEL TRAIN PACKAGING TAPE 150 feet long ++
$499.99
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
$595.00
Lionel 6 30005 W E Disney Railway Train Set VERY RARE
Lionel 6 30005 W E Disney Railway Train Set VERY RARE
$379.99
RARE LIONEL 160 LOADING BINRARE SMALL LIONEL MARKING
RARE LIONEL 160 LOADING BINRARE SMALL LIONEL MARKING
$5.99
PREWAR Lionel RARE  436 POWER STATION
PREWAR Lionel RARE 436 POWER STATION
$164.95
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL Postwar 3662 Operating MILKCAR +Cans + STAND +More
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL Postwar 3662 Operating MILKCAR +Cans + STAND +More
$70.00
Rare Lionel 6 24110 New York Central Railroad Tugboat Accessory w Smoke
Rare Lionel 6 24110 New York Central Railroad Tugboat Accessory w Smoke
$249.99
Vintage Lionel Rare Metal Heavy Duty Catalog Pedestal in Good Sha
Vintage Lionel Rare Metal Heavy Duty Catalog Pedestal in Good Sha
$9.99
super rare LIONEL 6464 325 BALTIMORE  OHIO SENTINEL BOX CAR collectors look
super rare LIONEL 6464 325 BALTIMORE OHIO SENTINEL BOX CAR collectors look
$899.95
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 153 Engine Has reversing switch tested runs F
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 153 Engine Has reversing switch tested runs F
$149.99
Lionel Early Postwar 6357 SP Illuminated CABOOSE + Rare OVER STAMPED BOX
Lionel Early Postwar 6357 SP Illuminated CABOOSE + Rare OVER STAMPED BOX
$21.00
RARE LIONEL K4 PENNSYLVANIA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMPLETE PRR FREIGHT SET 6 31902
RARE LIONEL K4 PENNSYLVANIA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMPLETE PRR FREIGHT SET 6 31902
$395.00
Lionel 52339  52338 TCA 50th Ann 2004 Conv BANQUET  MINT CARS W COINS RARE
Lionel 52339 52338 TCA 50th Ann 2004 Conv BANQUET MINT CARS W COINS RARE
$431.10
Rare Lionel 6 11716 Lionelville Circus Special Train Set Complete
Rare Lionel 6 11716 Lionelville Circus Special Train Set Complete
$289.99
LIONEL POST WAR RARE SET 1467W ERIE DIESEL FREIGHT SET EX+ W BOXES
LIONEL POST WAR RARE SET 1467W ERIE DIESEL FREIGHT SET EX+ W BOXES
$899.95
LIONEL 6 25020 RARE WISCONSIN CENTRAL BOX CAR BUILT 1 08
LIONEL 6 25020 RARE WISCONSIN CENTRAL BOX CAR BUILT 1 08
$17.95
RARE HUGE Vintage American Flyer  Lionel Train Set LOT TrainStation CraneLight
RARE HUGE Vintage American Flyer Lionel Train Set LOT TrainStation CraneLight
$494.99
RARE LIONEL 6 11810 ANHEUSER BUSCH PROMOTIONAL TRAIN SET in ORIGINAL BOX
RARE LIONEL 6 11810 ANHEUSER BUSCH PROMOTIONAL TRAIN SET in ORIGINAL BOX
$249.99
Lionel 2350 Rare New Haven Cab Great Condition
Lionel 2350 Rare New Haven Cab Great Condition
$51.00
Lionel Rare Burlington Pioneer Zephyr Passenger Train Set TMCC 6 51008 New C 9+
Lionel Rare Burlington Pioneer Zephyr Passenger Train Set TMCC 6 51008 New C 9+
$886.50
Lionel Rare Irvington Tinplate Factory Layout Accessory  6 32905  New C 9
Lionel Rare Irvington Tinplate Factory Layout Accessory 6 32905 New C 9
$445.50
Lionel train set 19340 Rare 1964 version of 500 pcs produced
Lionel train set 19340 Rare 1964 version of 500 pcs produced
$499.95
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
$1,879.94
American Flyer Lines Trains 4 LOT SET 4017 4018 4000 4040 RARE AUTHENTIC Lionel
American Flyer Lines Trains 4 LOT SET 4017 4018 4000 4040 RARE AUTHENTIC Lionel
$299.95
RARE Vintage LIONEL Union Pacific ROMEO Baggage Car 6 16066 O SCALE 1991 NiB
RARE Vintage LIONEL Union Pacific ROMEO Baggage Car 6 16066 O SCALE 1991 NiB
$34.00

Model trains were extremely popular back in the early 1900's and during those times, typically the most popular were O scale model trains. The wonderful thing about O gauge trains was that although they were small, they were not too small for everybody to handle, including kids. After that, numerous sizes became available, and the O scale fell out of favor. In the 1990's, a different company commenced building trains in this size all over again, and new people learned the enjoyment of model trains.

Something that helps make this size popular is because it is a lot easier to build a permanent background and track. When using the smaller sizes, the details on the setup can begin to merge together, which makes it tough to have a fantastic setup. With the slightly bigger size of the O gauge trains, it can be less difficult to make all of your other models to the correct scale, so you do not have to sacrifice any details.

The O gauge tends to make a fantastic starter set for anyone of any age. They are the best size for the smaller hands of young children. They will put them together easier, and pick the trains up and manage them easier after a derailment. O scale trains used to come in just a 3 rail model, but currently are also obtainable in a 2 rail model. Lots of people still like the 3 rail model. This might be from the nostalgia of adults, because they could have played with the 3 rail model as kids.

Of all the numerous scales on the market, model trains O scale are the preferred. Part of the reason being it is simpler to put together a miniature world to go along with the train set. For some, their initial exposure to model trains were trains that were O scale. They are also far more available when compared with many of the other train sizes. Due to their size, they are a fantastic option to give to a child as his or her starter set, plus straightforward for a beginner to handle. Should you be thinking about model trains, consider the O scale trains.

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