Rare Lionel

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lionel pre war passenger train 1913 to 1916 rare set
lionel pre war passenger train 1913 to 1916 rare set
$200.00
ORIGINAL VERY RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL 1955 OUTFIT NO 511
ORIGINAL VERY RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL 1955 OUTFIT NO 511
$2,850.00
Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL 2530  REA EXPRESS BAGGAGE  CAR
Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL 2530 REA EXPRESS BAGGAGE CAR
$119.95
Lionel RARE Postwar 6657 RIO GRANDE Illuminated CABOOSE
Lionel RARE Postwar 6657 RIO GRANDE Illuminated CABOOSE
$84.95
Lionel Postwar RARE 6557  SMOKING CABOOSE +MORE
Lionel Postwar RARE 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE +MORE
$134.95
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 45 US MARINES Mobile Missile LAUNCHER RUNS EX  + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 45 US MARINES Mobile Missile LAUNCHER RUNS EX + MORE
$199.95
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
$950.00
Lionel RARE  HALLOWEEN GENERAL POSTWAR 1882 4 4 0 ENGINE +1882 TENDER + MORE
Lionel RARE HALLOWEEN GENERAL POSTWAR 1882 4 4 0 ENGINE +1882 TENDER + MORE
$269.95
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.99
RARE VERSION LIONEL PREWAR O GA 1700 JUNIOR SMOOTH SIDE SILVER RED SET
RARE VERSION LIONEL PREWAR O GA 1700 JUNIOR SMOOTH SIDE SILVER RED SET
$150.00
ANTIQUE VTG LIONEL  MARX TRAIN LOT ENGINES BOX CARS SOME RARE PRICED TO SELL
ANTIQUE VTG LIONEL MARX TRAIN LOT ENGINES BOX CARS SOME RARE PRICED TO SELL
$95.50
Lionel PREWAR RARE 87 ILLUMINATED RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNAL
Lionel PREWAR RARE 87 ILLUMINATED RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNAL
$74.95
super rare LIONEL 6464 325 BALTIMORE  OHIO SENTINEL BOX CAR collectors look
super rare LIONEL 6464 325 BALTIMORE OHIO SENTINEL BOX CAR collectors look
$1,200.00
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
$415.00
Rare RGS Limited Editions Trains  HELP  The Beatles Very Scarce lionel
Rare RGS Limited Editions Trains HELP The Beatles Very Scarce lionel
$149.00
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 6417 50 6417 51 LEHIGH VALLEY GRAY CABOOSE MADE 1954 ONLY
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 6417 50 6417 51 LEHIGH VALLEY GRAY CABOOSE MADE 1954 ONLY
$85.00
LIONEL 6430 COOPER JARRET TRAILER WITH VERY RARE FRUEHOFF STICKERS
LIONEL 6430 COOPER JARRET TRAILER WITH VERY RARE FRUEHOFF STICKERS
$129.99
Lionel P WAR 622 BELL RINGER NW 2 Diesel ENGINE RUNS EX + Rare VARIATION + BOX
Lionel P WAR 622 BELL RINGER NW 2 Diesel ENGINE RUNS EX + Rare VARIATION + BOX
$189.50
RARE Lionel 1943 Paper Train Repro War Time Freight Set New
RARE Lionel 1943 Paper Train Repro War Time Freight Set New
$75.00
Lionel Postwar Rare ORIGINAL BOX for the 3530 Electro Mobile POWER CAR + MORE
Lionel Postwar Rare ORIGINAL BOX for the 3530 Electro Mobile POWER CAR + MORE
$14.00
RARE Postwar Lionel TUSCAN 1007 caboose fresh out of the attic
RARE Postwar Lionel TUSCAN 1007 caboose fresh out of the attic
$595.00
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
$2,850.00
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
$395.00
Original rare Lionel D 402 O27 and HO Display instruction sheet dated 5 62
Original rare Lionel D 402 O27 and HO Display instruction sheet dated 5 62
$149.99
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
$60.00
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 1956 LIONEL TRAINS 750 O27 FREIGHT SET WITH SET BOX
RARE 1956 LIONEL TRAINS 750 O27 FREIGHT SET WITH SET BOX
$219.95
Original rare Lionel D 400 O27 and HO Display instruction sheet dated 3 62
Original rare Lionel D 400 O27 and HO Display instruction sheet dated 3 62
$149.99
50s Space Age Lionel Military Martian Invader With Rare Army Soldier MIB
50s Space Age Lionel Military Martian Invader With Rare Army Soldier MIB
$29.95
RARE Lionel 76 Lamp Posts AQUA Variation RARE
RARE Lionel 76 Lamp Posts AQUA Variation RARE
$250.00
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
$650.00
Lionel HO Ft Knox Gold Reserve Car RARE
Lionel HO Ft Knox Gold Reserve Car RARE
$12.99
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS  + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS + MORE
$228.50
Lionel PREWAR RARE 76 Warning BELL Shack + MORE
Lionel PREWAR RARE 76 Warning BELL Shack + MORE
$119.95
Lionel Postwar Rare ORIGINAL INSERT for the 3530 Electro Mobile POWER CAR BOX
Lionel Postwar Rare ORIGINAL INSERT for the 3530 Electro Mobile POWER CAR BOX
$33.00
Lionel Halloween Haunted House VERY RARE Mint In Box
Lionel Halloween Haunted House VERY RARE Mint In Box
$225.00
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 2528WS GENERAL SET 1959 61 VERY NICE RARE VINTAGE
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 2528WS GENERAL SET 1959 61 VERY NICE RARE VINTAGE
$950.00
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC 50 HIGH CUBE BOX CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC 50 HIGH CUBE BOX CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE
$77.88
1948 Lionel Set 1111 with die cast 1001 Scout Locomotive Rare set variation
1948 Lionel Set 1111 with die cast 1001 Scout Locomotive Rare set variation
$995.00
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
$174.95
Postwar Lionel RARE 6501 Flatcar w JET TRANSPORT BOAT
Postwar Lionel RARE 6501 Flatcar w JET TRANSPORT BOAT
$124.95
LIONEL No 209 NEW HAVEN ALCO DIESEL SHELL ONLY RARE COLORS
LIONEL No 209 NEW HAVEN ALCO DIESEL SHELL ONLY RARE COLORS
$80.00
RARE LIONEL FACTORY ERROR Double Heat Stamp One Side  One Side Blank 6476
RARE LIONEL FACTORY ERROR Double Heat Stamp One Side One Side Blank 6476
$169.95
Lionel Lines 6424 AUTO FLATCAR w CARS ORIGINAL Postwar RARE
Lionel Lines 6424 AUTO FLATCAR w CARS ORIGINAL Postwar RARE
$100.00
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
$185.00
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC EXTENDED VISION CABOOSE LIONEL COMPATIBLE
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC EXTENDED VISION CABOOSE LIONEL COMPATIBLE
$88.77
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 152 Engine switch tested runs forward  Restored
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 152 Engine switch tested runs forward Restored
$159.99
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
$189.95
Lionel Santa Fe El Capital SEVEN Car Pass Set MOB RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND
Lionel Santa Fe El Capital SEVEN Car Pass Set MOB RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND
$1,249.95
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6404 FLAT CAR BROWN AUTO CAR w Gray Bumpers
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6404 FLAT CAR BROWN AUTO CAR w Gray Bumpers
$395.00
Lionel Santa Fe Hi Level SIX Car Passenger Set MOB RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND
Lionel Santa Fe Hi Level SIX Car Passenger Set MOB RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND
$995.95
RARE LIONEL Moving contact for 022 072 switch 711 216 711 170
RARE LIONEL Moving contact for 022 072 switch 711 216 711 170
$19.99
Lionel Disney 6464 1971 Rare Mickey Mouse Disneyland TCA Convention Boxcar
Lionel Disney 6464 1971 Rare Mickey Mouse Disneyland TCA Convention Boxcar
$175.00
Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral RARE YELLOW PAINTED PLATFORM
Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral RARE YELLOW PAINTED PLATFORM
$475.00
Rare Antique Post War Complete 1956 Lionel Train Set and Box
Rare Antique Post War Complete 1956 Lionel Train Set and Box
$775.00
RARE Lionel Postwar 6814 RESCUE CABOOSE NICE
RARE Lionel Postwar 6814 RESCUE CABOOSE NICE
$59.99
Lionel Trains Very Rare 963 100 Original With Box Complete
Lionel Trains Very Rare 963 100 Original With Box Complete
$185.00
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+
$565.00
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 trains rare set 2368
Lionel trains rare set 2368
$1,600.00
LIONEL BOYS SET 6 31701 RARE LEGENDARY TRAINS NIB C 10
LIONEL BOYS SET 6 31701 RARE LEGENDARY TRAINS NIB C 10
$455.00
Lionel Trains Caboose Lot of 3 Including RARE Green Jersey Central Illuminated
Lionel Trains Caboose Lot of 3 Including RARE Green Jersey Central Illuminated
$34.99
RARE LIONEL 6 9672 MICKEY MOUSE EXPRESS 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOXCAR
RARE LIONEL 6 9672 MICKEY MOUSE EXPRESS 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOXCAR
$249.99
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
$299.95
Rare Original Postwar Lionel No0209 Two Part O Gauge Barrel Set Rare Box NR
Rare Original Postwar Lionel No0209 Two Part O Gauge Barrel Set Rare Box NR
$10.50
Lionel 6361 TIMBER TRANSPORT CAR Type III RARE
Lionel 6361 TIMBER TRANSPORT CAR Type III RARE
$190.00
MTH Lionel Corporation Tinplate No 2657 O Gauge Caboose Christmas Edition Rare
MTH Lionel Corporation Tinplate No 2657 O Gauge Caboose Christmas Edition Rare
$79.99
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
$175.00
Lionel Rare Canadian National  CN  Tank Train Set  6 21790  TMCC  Nice C 8
Lionel Rare Canadian National CN Tank Train Set 6 21790 TMCC Nice C 8
$795.00
RARE HUGE Vintage American Flyer  Lionel Train Set LOT TrainStation CraneLight
RARE HUGE Vintage American Flyer Lionel Train Set LOT TrainStation CraneLight
$499.99
Lionel Trains Rare Baltimore  Ohio  BO Tugboat  6 14180  Brand New C 10
Lionel Trains Rare Baltimore Ohio BO Tugboat 6 14180 Brand New C 10
$350.00
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
$1,999.94

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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LIONEL Postwar 2273W Milwaukee Road Set RARE ORIGINAL C 7 Condition LJJT, LIONEL 9 6920 FACTORY DIRECT SHIP CABOOSE IN THE BA LOGO 1986 VERY RARE, RARE ORIGINAL NOS MINT ROLL VINTAGE LIONEL TRAIN PACKAGING TAPE 150 feet long ++, LIONEL 6 18433 DISNEY MICKEY AND MINNIE MOUSE HANDCAR LN Box RARE , 1983 LIONEL SANTA FE BUNK CAR 6 5717 NEW IN BOX WRAPPED IN ORIGIN, Lionel RARE Postwar 6657 RIO GRANDE Illuminated CABOOSE, Lionel PREWAR RARE ORIGINAL SHELL ONLY for 2227 BELL RINGER DIECAST TENDER, LIONEL 6 17069 MAINE CENTRAL OFFSET HOPPER CAR NEW BOXED SUPER RARE, RARE NEW LIONEL 29949 UNCATALOGUED EMPLOYEE CHRISTMAS CAR 2007 SEALED, LIONEL PRE WAR 191 VILLA RARE GRAY ROOF VERSION C6 VG COND ALL ORIGINAL NICE, LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 6424 AUTO FLAT WITH VERY RARE CREAM AUTO RED AUTO SHARP, ANTIQUE VTG LIONEL MARX TRAIN LOT ENGINES BOX CARS SOME RARE PRICED TO SELL, Lionel Vintage 1039 Transformer Multivolt 35 Watts RARE NICE Tested Works, NiB Lionel 6 11933 Dodge Motorsports Freight Set Never Used Rare Set, RARE LIONEL MINT IN BOX 9704 N W BOX CAR 9200 SERIES SHELL, RARE POSTWAR LIONEL No 57 AEC SWITCHER VERY NICE RUNS FINE NO RESERVE, LIONEL POSTWAR 2348 RARE MINNEAPOLIS ST LOUIS GP 9 DIESEL IN EXC+ CONDITION, LIONEL 6264 LUMBER CAR INSTRUCTIONS RARE DATED 9 57, VTG LIONEL O POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 97 WORKING COAL ELEVATOR W RARE MARBLE BIN, Lionel Rare Dark Mustard Yellow Auto Gray Bumpers Brown Flat 6401 Uncataloged, LIONEL 2035 STEAM LOCO INSTRUCTIONS DATED 5 66 LATE RARE, Lionel 9 6290 Standard O four car assortment set including Rare Shipper Uncat, Lionel 6 14543 Southern Pacific F 3 B Unit R S NEW Rare, Lionel 1953 advance catalog for hobby shops and stores Rare, LIONEL CHRISTMAS AQUARIUM CAR MIOB 6 19855 1998 RARE C 9+, Lionel Postwar RARE 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE +MORE, ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113, ORIGINAL VERY RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL 1955 OUTFIT NO 511, RARE 1956 LIONEL TRAINS 750 O27 FREIGHT SET WITH SET BOX, Vintage RARE General Electric A C Volts 0 150 Type AO 58 Model 8AO58V CT42,