Rare Lionel

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Rare Lionel 228 Canadian National ALCO Diesel
Rare Lionel 228 Canadian National ALCO Diesel
$48.00
LIONEL 6 11209 700E NYC HUDSON VISION LINE NEW IN BOX RARE
LIONEL 6 11209 700E NYC HUDSON VISION LINE NEW IN BOX RARE
$6,999.99
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL Postwar 3662 Operating MILKCAR +Cans + STAND +More
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL Postwar 3662 Operating MILKCAR +Cans + STAND +More
$60.00
LIONEL 6401 FLAT CAR WITH RARE ORIGINAL BOX 1965
LIONEL 6401 FLAT CAR WITH RARE ORIGINAL BOX 1965
$150.00
Lionel Prewar O Gauge 252 with Box Rare TerryCotta
Lionel Prewar O Gauge 252 with Box Rare TerryCotta
$375.00
Lionel P WAR RARE 2552  SKYLINE 500  Canadian Pacific VISTA DOME CAR
Lionel P WAR RARE 2552 SKYLINE 500 Canadian Pacific VISTA DOME CAR
$184.95
Rare Lionel Postwar Operating Boxcar 3494 Series Soo Line Monon and More
Rare Lionel Postwar Operating Boxcar 3494 Series Soo Line Monon and More
$1,400.00
Lionel POSTWAR BOXED RARE 3459 GREEN COAL Dumping Car +Instructions
Lionel POSTWAR BOXED RARE 3459 GREEN COAL Dumping Car +Instructions
$46.00
Lionel PIRATE SHIP RIDE 6 14171 NEW IN BOX RARE Motion Carnival
Lionel PIRATE SHIP RIDE 6 14171 NEW IN BOX RARE Motion Carnival
$300.00
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 52328 CITY OF NEW HAVEN REEFER BAGGAGE BOXCAR UNCATALOGUED VERY RARE
LIONEL 52328 CITY OF NEW HAVEN REEFER BAGGAGE BOXCAR UNCATALOGUED VERY RARE
$69.95
RARE BOXED LIONEL POSTWAR 2530 LARGE DOOR BAGGAGE CAR 1954 ONLY W SET 2234W
RARE BOXED LIONEL POSTWAR 2530 LARGE DOOR BAGGAGE CAR 1954 ONLY W SET 2234W
$400.00
Lionel RARE PREWAR Big 763E 4 6 4 HUDSON  Diecast 2226W TENDER + MORE
Lionel RARE PREWAR Big 763E 4 6 4 HUDSON Diecast 2226W TENDER + MORE
$2,250.00
LIONEL PREWAR 912 ILLUMINATED SUBURBAN HOME EXC WITH INCREDIBLY RARE ORIG BOX
LIONEL PREWAR 912 ILLUMINATED SUBURBAN HOME EXC WITH INCREDIBLY RARE ORIG BOX
$975.00
ORIGINAL VERY RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL 1955 OUTFIT NO 511
ORIGINAL VERY RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL 1955 OUTFIT NO 511
$1,895.95
LIONEL 6 9141 RARE HARD TO FIND GRAND TRUNK WESTERN TENDER
LIONEL 6 9141 RARE HARD TO FIND GRAND TRUNK WESTERN TENDER
$17.95
RARE PROMOTIONAL Lionel 9642 Freight Set with 2037 Engine
RARE PROMOTIONAL Lionel 9642 Freight Set with 2037 Engine
$450.00
Lionel 6 32960 Hindenburger Cafe  Route 66 Collectors Series  RARE
Lionel 6 32960 Hindenburger Cafe Route 66 Collectors Series RARE
$289.95
Lionel Postwar 3665 Operating Minuteman Missile Box Car Medium Blue Roof RARE
Lionel Postwar 3665 Operating Minuteman Missile Box Car Medium Blue Roof RARE
$75.00
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
$359.95
ORIGINAL RARE PETER KING CO LIONEL PROMOTIONAL SET 19000 2893
ORIGINAL RARE PETER KING CO LIONEL PROMOTIONAL SET 19000 2893
$399.95
Lionel Post War 2330  2332 Very Nice Shape Original Rare Trains
Lionel Post War 2330 2332 Very Nice Shape Original Rare Trains
$800.00
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 1882 HALLOWEEN GENERAL  TENDER 1960 ONLY
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 1882 HALLOWEEN GENERAL TENDER 1960 ONLY
$125.00
ORIGINAL RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL X600 QUAKER OATS 1961 PROMOTIONAL SET
ORIGINAL RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL X600 QUAKER OATS 1961 PROMOTIONAL SET
$315.95
LIONEL RARE 6 27429 UNION PACIFIC HERITAGE KATY PS 2 HOPPER
LIONEL RARE 6 27429 UNION PACIFIC HERITAGE KATY PS 2 HOPPER
$127.95
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 6 14180 BALTIMORE AND OHIO TUGBOAT RARE ITEM UNOPENED BOX MINT
LIONEL 6 14180 BALTIMORE AND OHIO TUGBOAT RARE ITEM UNOPENED BOX MINT
$325.00
Lionel P WAR RARE 2551  BANFF PARK  Canadian Pacific OBERVATION CAR
Lionel P WAR RARE 2551 BANFF PARK Canadian Pacific OBERVATION CAR
$22.00
RARE 1957 LIONEL 1575 MISSOURI PACIFIC FREIGHT TRAIN OUTFIT
RARE 1957 LIONEL 1575 MISSOURI PACIFIC FREIGHT TRAIN OUTFIT
$499.95
Lionel 6520 Searchlight Car Postwar Rare Maroon Generator In Box O Gauge
Lionel 6520 Searchlight Car Postwar Rare Maroon Generator In Box O Gauge
$45.12
NOS  New Old Stock  Vintage RARE Lionel Meter Count Min Volts 0 1500 Gauge
NOS New Old Stock Vintage RARE Lionel Meter Count Min Volts 0 1500 Gauge
$143.95
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
$185.00
Lionel postwar  6119 75 DLW work caboose and box  rubber stamped rare
Lionel postwar 6119 75 DLW work caboose and box rubber stamped rare
$150.00
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6464 475 YELLOW MOLD BOSTON  MAINE BOXCAR EXCELLENT++ OB
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6464 475 YELLOW MOLD BOSTON MAINE BOXCAR EXCELLENT++ OB
$1,450.00
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.33
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
$389.00
Lionel Blue Comet Whistling tender  265W Serviced works RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE
Lionel Blue Comet Whistling tender 265W Serviced works RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE
$99.00
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 RARE 29217 AIREX SPORT BOXCAR UNCATALOGUED FROM 1997
LIONEL RARE 29217 AIREX SPORT BOXCAR UNCATALOGUED FROM 1997
$37.44
LIONEL POSTWAR 6464 500 RARE TIMKEN PAINTED ON YELLOW SHELL VG REPRODUCTION BOX
LIONEL POSTWAR 6464 500 RARE TIMKEN PAINTED ON YELLOW SHELL VG REPRODUCTION BOX
$210.00
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
$295.00
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
PREWAR Lionel RARE  436 POWER STATION
PREWAR Lionel RARE 436 POWER STATION
$164.95
NiB Lionel 6 11933 Dodge Motorsports Freight Train Set Never Used Rare Set
NiB Lionel 6 11933 Dodge Motorsports Freight Train Set Never Used Rare Set
$179.00
Lionel Prewar Parts  Instruction Sheets Digital Reissue of Rare Book
Lionel Prewar Parts Instruction Sheets Digital Reissue of Rare Book
$18.00
Lionel 6 30005 W E Disney Railway Train Set VERY RARE
Lionel 6 30005 W E Disney Railway Train Set VERY RARE
$379.99
2124  LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL
2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL
$650.00
RARE  The Lionel Factory  kit  1928
RARE The Lionel Factory kit 1928
$279.00
Lionel Postwar  6511 24 Separate Sale Box Of 5 Plastic Pipes Excellent Rare
Lionel Postwar 6511 24 Separate Sale Box Of 5 Plastic Pipes Excellent Rare
$89.95
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
$3,200.00
NEW IN THE BOX LIONEL RARE QVC SANTE FE HUDSON JR TANK TRAIN SET 31909
NEW IN THE BOX LIONEL RARE QVC SANTE FE HUDSON JR TANK TRAIN SET 31909
$295.00
Rare Lionel Special Boxcar from 1996  9700 19947MINT OB
Rare Lionel Special Boxcar from 1996 9700 19947MINT OB
$65.00
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 ++
$449.99
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
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
$35.00
Lionel Very Rare Jones  Laughlin Steel JL Slag Train Set 6 31733 Nice C 8+
Lionel Very Rare Jones Laughlin Steel JL Slag Train Set 6 31733 Nice C 8+
$508.50
O Scale Brass Rare Old Early KTM Model 4 6 2 3 Rail Like Lionel Katsumi USRA
O Scale Brass Rare Old Early KTM Model 4 6 2 3 Rail Like Lionel Katsumi USRA
$474.99
1952 Lionel postwar 2056 Hudson separate sale box and insert only Very rare
1952 Lionel postwar 2056 Hudson separate sale box and insert only Very rare
$29.99
RARE Lionel Ives Prewar 1058 Junior Freight Outfit with Transformer
RARE Lionel Ives Prewar 1058 Junior Freight Outfit with Transformer
$399.84
LIONEL 6 25020 RARE WISCONSIN CENTRAL BOX CAR BUILT 1 08
LIONEL 6 25020 RARE WISCONSIN CENTRAL BOX CAR BUILT 1 08
$17.95
Lionel train set 19340 Rare 1964 version of 500 pcs produced
Lionel train set 19340 Rare 1964 version of 500 pcs produced
$499.95
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
$299.95
LIONEL POST WAR 2531 SILVER DAWN ALUMINUM OBSERVATION CAR BROADWAY LIMITED RARE
LIONEL POST WAR 2531 SILVER DAWN ALUMINUM OBSERVATION CAR BROADWAY LIMITED RARE
$99.95
LIONEL POSTWAR 6162 110 RARE RED NYC GONDOLA CORRECT OVERSTICKERED ORIGINAL BOX
LIONEL POSTWAR 6162 110 RARE RED NYC GONDOLA CORRECT OVERSTICKERED ORIGINAL BOX
$375.00
MTH RARE BE SQUARE MOTOR OIL TANK CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE LK NEW IN BOX
MTH RARE BE SQUARE MOTOR OIL TANK CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE LK NEW IN BOX
$49.95
LIONEL 2357 RARE w o SMOKESTACK STAMPED 6357 ON FRAME OVERSTAMPED 2472 6357 BOX
LIONEL 2357 RARE w o SMOKESTACK STAMPED 6357 ON FRAME OVERSTAMPED 2472 6357 BOX
$700.00
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
$575.00
LIONEL RARE MILWAUKEE RD SET2373W W F 3 A B LOCOS  FREIGHTS OBS  SET BOX
LIONEL RARE MILWAUKEE RD SET2373W W F 3 A B LOCOS FREIGHTS OBS SET BOX
$2,995.00
RARE 1961 Lionel X 653 SET BOX ONLY Mercantile Stores space military set
RARE 1961 Lionel X 653 SET BOX ONLY Mercantile Stores space military set
$395.00
LIONEL 52309 LOTS PATRIOTIC TANK CAR VERY RARE N B
LIONEL 52309 LOTS PATRIOTIC TANK CAR VERY RARE N B
$99.95
EXTREMELY RARE LIONEL LONE RANGER ADD ON OUTLAWS WILD WEST HANDCAR 6 38202 MINT
EXTREMELY RARE LIONEL LONE RANGER ADD ON OUTLAWS WILD WEST HANDCAR 6 38202 MINT
$199.99
Lionel 6050 Swifts Premium Box Car POSTWAR Variation C RARE
Lionel 6050 Swifts Premium Box Car POSTWAR Variation C RARE
$3.25

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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RARE Old Toy Lionel Model Trains Railroads ART PRINT AD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 1951, RARE LIONEL 1963 B STYLE ADVANCE DEALER CATALOG IN NEW CONDITION, RARE LIONEL 1949 CATALOG PRINTING ERROR MADE WITHOUT SEVERAL PAGES, RARE 1977 LIONEL 8765 BO ILLUMINATED DUMMY BAGGAGE CAR, Rare Lionel 6017 ATSF Gray CabooseVery Nice, LIONEL 6401 25 ARMY TANK FOR SEARS 19326 9820 UNCATALOGED SET RARE FOR 6401 25, HUGE VIN LOT OF 1948 Lionel Locomotive 1655 W tENDER +MANY MORE, LIONEL RARE 6 27429 UNION PACIFIC HERITAGE KATY PS 2 HOPPER, LIONEL PREWAR 912 ILLUMINATED SUBURBAN HOME EXC WITH INCREDIBLY RARE ORIG BOX, MTH RARE HOODS SONS MILK REEFER CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE LK NEW IN BOX, MTH RARE BE SQUARE MOTOR OIL TANK CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE LK NEW IN BOX, Rare Old LIONEL TRAIN Owners Operators Manuals Lot , RARE RED WHITE LIONEL 6650 80 SEPARATE SALE MISSILE IN TUBE MINT, LIONEL WELLSPRING 2007 HOLIDAY CABOOSE NEW VERY RARE MIB, LIONEL WELLSPRING HOLIDAY CABOOSE NEW VERY RARE MIB J22, 1950 s Lionel Train Vintage Antique Collection Of Many Parts Supplies Rare BO, LIONEL 6 11209 700E NYC HUDSON VISION LINE NEW IN BOX RARE, 1950 s Lionel Train Vintage Antique Collection Of Many Parts Supplies Rare Larg, 1950 s Lionel Tender 2046w Rare Train Vintage Antique Car Whistle Tender , 1950 s Lionel Automated Refrigerated Milk Car 3472 Rare Vintage, Lionel TRAIN Original Vintage KW 190 Watt Transformer RARE RED HANDLE TOPS, Vintage Lionel 027 Gauge Graduated Trestle Set in Box Rare LOOK, RARE Lionel 3461X Automatic Lumber Car, GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE, VERY RARE 1949 LIONEL PROMOTIONAL 78 RPM RECORD WHISTLES AND BELLS AND PUFFING, SP Brown caboose 6167 E rare, Rare Lionel Postwar Operating Boxcar 3494 Series Soo Line Monon and More, Rare Lionel Trains Large Lionel Factory Kit Sealed, LIONEL 6 9250 RARE WATERPOXY GENERAL MILLS CHEMICAL 3 DOME TANK CAR BUILT 7 70, LIONEL 6 6300 RARE CPC INTERNATIONAL CORN PRODUCTS BUILT 1 81,