Rare Lionel

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Lionel RARE POSTWAR  GIRLS TRAIN  PINK 2037 STEAM ENGINE + ORIGINAL TENDER
Lionel RARE POSTWAR GIRLS TRAIN PINK 2037 STEAM ENGINE + ORIGINAL TENDER
$549.95
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR ORIGINAL 1050 ENGINE AND TENDER
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR ORIGINAL 1050 ENGINE AND TENDER
$19.95
LIONEL POSTWAR ORIGINAL 2020 PRR PENNSYLVANIA TURBINE TRAIN SET RARE BOX INSERT
LIONEL POSTWAR ORIGINAL 2020 PRR PENNSYLVANIA TURBINE TRAIN SET RARE BOX INSERT
$899.00
LIONEL Postwar 2273W Milwaukee Road Set RARE ORIGINAL C 7 Condition LJJT
LIONEL Postwar 2273W Milwaukee Road Set RARE ORIGINAL C 7 Condition LJJT
$2,989.00
Lionel Tuscan with Yellow Print Flatcar 9020 Rare Color C 6
Lionel Tuscan with Yellow Print Flatcar 9020 Rare Color C 6
$50.00
RARE 1954 LIONEL 6464 100 Western Pacific Orange with Blue Feather Box Car
RARE 1954 LIONEL 6464 100 Western Pacific Orange with Blue Feather Box Car
$729.00
Rare Lionel OO Gauge Hudson Train Engine and Tender Two Rail
Rare Lionel OO Gauge Hudson Train Engine and Tender Two Rail
$100.00
LIONEL 2519W VIRGINIAN TRAINMASTER SET BOX ONLY SUPER O RARE BOX ORIGINAL
LIONEL 2519W VIRGINIAN TRAINMASTER SET BOX ONLY SUPER O RARE BOX ORIGINAL
$51.00
Lionel Postwar RARE 3494 550 MONON OPERATING BOXCAR EX + MORE
Lionel Postwar RARE 3494 550 MONON OPERATING BOXCAR EX + MORE
$329.95
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT Platform + More
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT Platform + More
$249.00
Lionel Early PW ORIGINAL  2466W TENDER FLYING SHOES TRUCKS RARE
Lionel Early PW ORIGINAL 2466W TENDER FLYING SHOES TRUCKS RARE
$69.00
Rare Lionel Prewar 6401WC original set box  original boxes and Trains
Rare Lionel Prewar 6401WC original set box original boxes and Trains
$450.00
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
$324.95
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 6651  BIG BERTHA  CANNON CAR + WORKS + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 6651 BIG BERTHA CANNON CAR + WORKS + MORE
$192.50
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
$11.00
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive  Tender Runs
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive Tender Runs
$64.99
THREE LIONEL POSTWAR 6357 CABOOSES RARE DARK RED VERIZON
THREE LIONEL POSTWAR 6357 CABOOSES RARE DARK RED VERIZON
$27.00
Lionel 3472 Automatic Refrigerated Milk Car Boxed Set Insert w Box Vintage Rare
Lionel 3472 Automatic Refrigerated Milk Car Boxed Set Insert w Box Vintage Rare
$79.99
RARE 1917 LIONEL 900 ARMY TRAIN AMMO BOX CAR Not Marx Nice Original
RARE 1917 LIONEL 900 ARMY TRAIN AMMO BOX CAR Not Marx Nice Original
$395.00
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS
$229.50
LIONEL BOXED VERY RARE ORANGE UHL 6464 500 TIMKEN BOX CAR NEVER ON THE TRACK
LIONEL BOXED VERY RARE ORANGE UHL 6464 500 TIMKEN BOX CAR NEVER ON THE TRACK
$250.00
RARE LIONEL EARLY POSTWAR 3656 OPERATING CATTLE CAR WITH BLACK LETTERING
RARE LIONEL EARLY POSTWAR 3656 OPERATING CATTLE CAR WITH BLACK LETTERING
$195.00
Lionel Post War RARE 6464 350 MKT  TUSCAN  BOXCAR
Lionel Post War RARE 6464 350 MKT TUSCAN BOXCAR
$274.95
1951 Lionel Scout 1110 train set steam locomotive RARE type air hole in boiler
1951 Lionel Scout 1110 train set steam locomotive RARE type air hole in boiler
$150.00
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
RARE LIONEL 248 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE UNCATALOGUED TRAIN SET  BOX 1958
RARE LIONEL 248 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE UNCATALOGUED TRAIN SET BOX 1958
$425.00
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
$57.95
RARE LIONEL 6 38028 PENNSYLVANIA S2 6 8 6 STEAM TURBINE LOCO  TENDER
RARE LIONEL 6 38028 PENNSYLVANIA S2 6 8 6 STEAM TURBINE LOCO TENDER
$699.99
LIONEL PREWAR 012 ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED SWITCH BOX BOX ONLY VERY RARE
LIONEL PREWAR 012 ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED SWITCH BOX BOX ONLY VERY RARE
$25.00
Lionel Steam Engine and Tender 5405 RARE NEW YORK CENTRAL UN CATOLOG C 8 COND
Lionel Steam Engine and Tender 5405 RARE NEW YORK CENTRAL UN CATOLOG C 8 COND
$119.99
1960 62 Lionel 45 US Marines Mobile Launcher Diesel Rare Postwar Engine
1960 62 Lionel 45 US Marines Mobile Launcher Diesel Rare Postwar Engine
$239.00
Rare Lionel 1591 1958 US Marine Train Set 212 6803 6807 68096017
Rare Lionel 1591 1958 US Marine Train Set 212 6803 6807 68096017
$395.00
Vintage 1933 Lionel Lines Junior Jr Train Set Rare Locomotive
Vintage 1933 Lionel Lines Junior Jr Train Set Rare Locomotive
$175.00
50s Space Age Lionel Military Martian Invader With Rare Army Soldier MIB
50s Space Age Lionel Military Martian Invader With Rare Army Soldier MIB
$24.00
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 45 US MARINES Mobile Missile LAUNCHER VG +
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 45 US MARINES Mobile Missile LAUNCHER VG +
$214.95
RARE Lionel Trains Route 66 Hindenburger Cafe 6 32960 MINT with 2 Ship Cartons
RARE Lionel Trains Route 66 Hindenburger Cafe 6 32960 MINT with 2 Ship Cartons
$415.00
LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY JEEP  CANNON UNCATALOGED 19326 SET RARE
LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY JEEP CANNON UNCATALOGED 19326 SET RARE
$9.99
NEW LIONEL 6 18413 CHARLIE BROWN  LUCY OPERATING HANDCAR RARE MADE IN 1991
NEW LIONEL 6 18413 CHARLIE BROWN LUCY OPERATING HANDCAR RARE MADE IN 1991
$89.99
LIONEL RARE 6464 500  GLEN UHL  ORANGE TIMKEN BOXCAR W BLANK NUMBER BOARDS
LIONEL RARE 6464 500 GLEN UHL ORANGE TIMKEN BOXCAR W BLANK NUMBER BOARDS
$174.88
LIONEL 9681 UNCATALOGUED SET BOX ONLY RARE ORIGINAL
LIONEL 9681 UNCATALOGUED SET BOX ONLY RARE ORIGINAL
$9.99
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
$299.95
Lionel MISSOURI PACIFIC UP Heritage CA 4 CABOOSE 3 rail smoke 6 27603 RARE mth
Lionel MISSOURI PACIFIC UP Heritage CA 4 CABOOSE 3 rail smoke 6 27603 RARE mth
$110.00
NEW LIONEL 6 29657 VERY RARE 50th ANNIVERSARY 6413 CAPSULE CAR
NEW LIONEL 6 29657 VERY RARE 50th ANNIVERSARY 6413 CAPSULE CAR
$179.99
Rare Hard to Find Limited Collection Set Lionel Southern Pacific 6 1970
Rare Hard to Find Limited Collection Set Lionel Southern Pacific 6 1970
$299.99
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
$39.00
C 5 Good Rare Antique Post War Complete 1958 Lionel Train Set Cat and Boxes
C 5 Good Rare Antique Post War Complete 1958 Lionel Train Set Cat and Boxes
$494.95
LIONEL3362 3364 OPERATING UNLOADING CAR W HELIUM TANKS  ORIG BOX RARE 1969
LIONEL3362 3364 OPERATING UNLOADING CAR W HELIUM TANKS ORIG BOX RARE 1969
$200.00
Lionel Prewar 163 Freight Station Set in Original Box w Inserts RARE LQQK
Lionel Prewar 163 Freight Station Set in Original Box w Inserts RARE LQQK
$275.00
Lionel Pre War 226E 2 6 4 Steam Engine  2226W rare Die Cast Tender Excellent
Lionel Pre War 226E 2 6 4 Steam Engine 2226W rare Die Cast Tender Excellent
$529.99
Ives Train Track with Pronounced Center Rails Very Rare for Lionel layout
Ives Train Track with Pronounced Center Rails Very Rare for Lionel layout
$19.00
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.33
Lionel Very Very Rare PAINTED 6167 Caboose Close To New
Lionel Very Very Rare PAINTED 6167 Caboose Close To New
$219.95
LIONEL 6 52069 RARE SIGNED CARAIL TRACTOR TRAILER IN BOX
LIONEL 6 52069 RARE SIGNED CARAIL TRACTOR TRAILER IN BOX
$50.00
SUPER RARE LIONEL 6 11127 SOUTHERN PACIFIC LEGACY SCALE 4 8 4 GS 4
SUPER RARE LIONEL 6 11127 SOUTHERN PACIFIC LEGACY SCALE 4 8 4 GS 4
$1,399.99
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+
$985.00
Rare Collectible Lionel Lines 1688 Locomotive  Tender Die cast Model Train Set
Rare Collectible Lionel Lines 1688 Locomotive Tender Die cast Model Train Set
$69.99
LIONEL 18002 NYC 4 6 4 GRAY HUDSON RARE 1987 O SCALE O B MINT
LIONEL 18002 NYC 4 6 4 GRAY HUDSON RARE 1987 O SCALE O B MINT
$359.99
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 RARE PRE WAR SET 239E WITH 260E LOCO  FREIGHTS EX ORIG W SET BOX
LIONEL RARE PRE WAR SET 239E WITH 260E LOCO FREIGHTS EX ORIG W SET BOX
$1,199.95
LIONEL N013018 BOX ONLY IN GOOD CONDITION RARE
LIONEL N013018 BOX ONLY IN GOOD CONDITION RARE
$170.00
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
LIONEL ANHEUSER BUSH BUDWEISER TRAIN SET  6 11810 IS MINT NEW IN BOX8 RARE
LIONEL ANHEUSER BUSH BUDWEISER TRAIN SET 6 11810 IS MINT NEW IN BOX8 RARE
$195.00
Rare Lionel 6456 Glossy Red Painted Lehigh Valley Hopper with Yellow Lettering
Rare Lionel 6456 Glossy Red Painted Lehigh Valley Hopper with Yellow Lettering
$99.99
LIONEL POSTWAR 2333 NYC F3 DIESEL AA SET RARE W RUBBER STAMPED LETTERING
LIONEL POSTWAR 2333 NYC F3 DIESEL AA SET RARE W RUBBER STAMPED LETTERING
$299.00
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
$194.95
LIONEL 224E post War 2 6 2 Locomotive  6466W Tender Whistle RARE Vintage RUNS
LIONEL 224E post War 2 6 2 Locomotive 6466W Tender Whistle RARE Vintage RUNS
$129.98
1961 Lionel Train O Scale Limited Release Launcher 6630 with RARE WHITE MISSILE
1961 Lionel Train O Scale Limited Release Launcher 6630 with RARE WHITE MISSILE
$100.00
LIONEL RARE POSTWAR  6142 TRANSLUCENT GREEN GONDOLA C 9 COLLECTOR PIECE
LIONEL RARE POSTWAR 6142 TRANSLUCENT GREEN GONDOLA C 9 COLLECTOR PIECE
$129.99
LIONEL 6 17069 MAINE CENTRAL OFFSET HOPPER CAR NEW BOXED SUPER RARE
LIONEL 6 17069 MAINE CENTRAL OFFSET HOPPER CAR NEW BOXED SUPER RARE
$79.00
LIONEL 6 7803 RARE 6464 009 TRAINS N TRUCKIN BOXCAR sorry no box
LIONEL 6 7803 RARE 6464 009 TRAINS N TRUCKIN BOXCAR sorry no box
$15.95
Lionel 6418 4 Die Cast Depressed Machinery Car O scale rare
Lionel 6418 4 Die Cast Depressed Machinery Car O scale rare
$55.00
Lionel Coca Cola Coke Train Set BLT1 74 With Original Box Rare Vintage Antique
Lionel Coca Cola Coke Train Set BLT1 74 With Original Box Rare Vintage Antique
$150.00

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.

Rare Lionel items recently purchased through this site:

LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3357 HYDRAULIE PLATFORM MAINTENANCE CAR TYPE IIIRare, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6414 AUTO LOADER with YELLOW CARS 4 5 8 RARE 1962 BOX, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 2460 CRANE Hard to find Rare with Gray Cab, LIONEL 235 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE with 1130 TENDER Tested Runs GreatSuper Rare , LIONEL POSTWAR 3366 HORSE CIRCUS CAR Rare hard to find, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6409 25 FLAT CAR with PIPE Rare and Hard to find, LIONEL POSTWAR 6414 AUTO LOADER RED CARS 4 5 8 Gray Bumpers w RARE 1966 BOX, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 2257 CABOOSE w painted stack heat stamped RARE w BOX, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR GP9 2346 BM ENGINE BOX ONLY 1965 66 RARE Hard to find, LIONEL POSTWAR 6464 250 CAR BOX for 6464 100 Western Pacific Blue Feather Rare, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6167 E Rare Unpainted Brown Caboose made 1963 64 only, LIONEL PREWAR 012 ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED SWITCH BOX BOX ONLY VERY RARE, Rare Lionel 1700 Lionel Jr Junior Streamliner Painted Silver, LIONEL 6 52069 RARE SIGNED CARAIL TRACTOR TRAILER IN BOX, LIONEL RARE TYPE PREWAR 59 GOOSENECK STREET LAMP POST O GAUGE 9 TALL, Lionel Very Rare 151 Semaphor Hillside Box Complete Mint, Lionel Very Rare 6057 Painted Red Caboose HTF, 1951 Lionel Scout 1110 train set steam locomotive RARE type air hole in boiler, Very Rare Lionel Snap On Tools Billboard Sign Transformer 6 14138, LIONEL 9681 UNCATALOGUED SET BOX ONLY RARE ORIGINAL, Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER for the ERIE 2460 12 Wheeled CRANE, Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL BOX for the 6826 FLATCAR w CHRISTMAS TREES, LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE, Rare Lionel 6475 Unstamped Yellow Pickle Vats set of four, Lionel MISSOURI PACIFIC UP Heritage CA 4 CABOOSE 3 rail smoke 6 27603 RARE mth, RARE Lionel Postwar 2257 Caboose With SMOKESTACK Good Condition, Lionel Tuscan with Yellow Print Flatcar 9020 Rare Color C 6, MARX MARLINE PLASTIC YARD SIGN SET RARE LQQK, LIONEL POSTWAR 6162 110 RARE RED NYC GONDOLA CORRECT OVERSTICKERED ORIGINAL BOX, Vintage Lionel 124 City Station in Good Condition with More Rare Speckled Base,

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