Rare Lionel

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Very Rare 1930s LIONEL Stephen Girard 636W CITY OF DENVER STREAMLINER TRAIN SET
Very Rare 1930s LIONEL Stephen Girard 636W CITY OF DENVER STREAMLINER TRAIN SET
$1,750.00
LIONEL Postwar 1587S Girls Train Original Set 1957 58 Rare Find   J2T
LIONEL Postwar 1587S Girls Train Original Set 1957 58 Rare Find J2T
$2,949.99
NEW FACTORY SEAL Lionel Honda Flyer Train Set 6 30055 O Gauge RARE
NEW FACTORY SEAL Lionel Honda Flyer Train Set 6 30055 O Gauge RARE
$170.99
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL POSTWAR 6650 MISSILE LAUNCHING CAR WITH NUMBER RIGHT
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL POSTWAR 6650 MISSILE LAUNCHING CAR WITH NUMBER RIGHT
$195.00
Lionel Rare Uncataloged Stokely Vancamp Box Car Made 1961 To 1964 New Low S Bid
Lionel Rare Uncataloged Stokely Vancamp Box Car Made 1961 To 1964 New Low S Bid
$24.95
LIONEL 1673 1674 1675 JR STREAMLINE PASS PREWAR RARE SET IN THIS CONDITION
LIONEL 1673 1674 1675 JR STREAMLINE PASS PREWAR RARE SET IN THIS CONDITION
$99.99
LIONEL 6 9212 RARE FLAT CAR WITH TRAILERS BUILT 5 76
LIONEL 6 9212 RARE FLAT CAR WITH TRAILERS BUILT 5 76
$16.95
Lionel Postwar RARE 3494 550 MONON OPERATING BOXCAR Nice
Lionel Postwar RARE 3494 550 MONON OPERATING BOXCAR Nice
$334.95
RARE LIONEL 6 11810 ANHEUSER BUSCH PROMOTIONAL TRAIN SET in ORIGINAL BOX
RARE LIONEL 6 11810 ANHEUSER BUSCH PROMOTIONAL TRAIN SET in ORIGINAL BOX
$269.99
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6409 25 FLAT CAR with PIPE Rare and Hard to find
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6409 25 FLAT CAR with PIPE Rare and Hard to find
$79.99
Rare O SCALE LIONEL 6 9444 LOUISIANA MIDLAND BOXCAR Mint in Box
Rare O SCALE LIONEL 6 9444 LOUISIANA MIDLAND BOXCAR Mint in Box
$19.99
Lionel 18732 Christmas 4 4 0 and Tender General Engine RARE
Lionel 18732 Christmas 4 4 0 and Tender General Engine RARE
$150.00
LIONEL 6 19211 RARE VERMONT RAILWAY BOX CAR BUILT 1 89
LIONEL 6 19211 RARE VERMONT RAILWAY BOX CAR BUILT 1 89
$17.75
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL COAST GUARD RESCUE MEDICAL CAR 16577 EXCELLENT RARE
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL COAST GUARD RESCUE MEDICAL CAR 16577 EXCELLENT RARE
$29.88
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6454 BABY RUTH BOX CAR EXCELLENT CONDITION
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6454 BABY RUTH BOX CAR EXCELLENT CONDITION
$285.00
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
$349.50
Lionel VERY RARE 6464 Parker Kalon Promotional Box Car Hard To Find
Lionel VERY RARE 6464 Parker Kalon Promotional Box Car Hard To Find
$4,500.00
Lionel Rare Insert and Box for 151 Postwar Semaphore
Lionel Rare Insert and Box for 151 Postwar Semaphore
$29.99
POSTWAR MANHATTEN CAR W SILOUETTES RARE nice condition
POSTWAR MANHATTEN CAR W SILOUETTES RARE nice condition
$199.00
LIONEL 6 19951 VERY RARE I LOVE MASSACHUSETTS BOX CAR BUILT 1 97
LIONEL 6 19951 VERY RARE I LOVE MASSACHUSETTS BOX CAR BUILT 1 97
$19.95
RARE Lionel Postwar Girl Set Tender Box 1130T 500 in P 6+ Condition BOX ONLY
RARE Lionel Postwar Girl Set Tender Box 1130T 500 in P 6+ Condition BOX ONLY
$150.00
LIONEL 6464 50 MINNEAPOLIS ST LOUIS BOXCAR RARE 3 TYPE 1
LIONEL 6464 50 MINNEAPOLIS ST LOUIS BOXCAR RARE 3 TYPE 1
$79.00
RARE LIONEL 2358 EP 5 GREAT NORTHERN POSTWAR
RARE LIONEL 2358 EP 5 GREAT NORTHERN POSTWAR
$299.99
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
$16.00
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
$269.99
Lionel Train O Scale 6 24925 Building COWENS CORNER HOBBY SHOP NRFB RARE
Lionel Train O Scale 6 24925 Building COWENS CORNER HOBBY SHOP NRFB RARE
$599.99
O GAUGE LIONEL AMTRAK FLATCAR RAIL CARRIER WITH RAIL LOAD NIB RARE FIND
O GAUGE LIONEL AMTRAK FLATCAR RAIL CARRIER WITH RAIL LOAD NIB RARE FIND
$20.91
LIONEL POSTWAR ERA 455 SUNOCO OPERATING PUMPING OIL DERRICK VERY RARE RED TOP
LIONEL POSTWAR ERA 455 SUNOCO OPERATING PUMPING OIL DERRICK VERY RARE RED TOP
$135.00
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 152 switcher engine Nice tested runs C 6
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 152 switcher engine Nice tested runs C 6
$144.99
Rare Lionel 2008 6 39319 Boy Scouts Box Car with Red Sliding Door
Rare Lionel 2008 6 39319 Boy Scouts Box Car with Red Sliding Door
$99.99
Rare And Tested Lionel Outfit No 1485 WS O27 all w Boxes And Original Set Box
Rare And Tested Lionel Outfit No 1485 WS O27 all w Boxes And Original Set Box
$234.99
Rare Linex Lionel Subminiature Stereo Camera Set In Box  More Near Mint
Rare Linex Lionel Subminiature Stereo Camera Set In Box More Near Mint
$249.00
Vintage Lionel Burlington Route O Scale Locomotive Engine 158 2333 20 Rare
Vintage Lionel Burlington Route O Scale Locomotive Engine 158 2333 20 Rare
$99.99
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6464 475 YELLOW MOLD BOSTON  MAINE BOXCAR EXCELLENT++ OB
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6464 475 YELLOW MOLD BOSTON MAINE BOXCAR EXCELLENT++ OB
$1,500.00
Lionel 3419 Rare Green Dump Car Very Good Condition Very Shiny
Lionel 3419 Rare Green Dump Car Very Good Condition Very Shiny
$100.00
Vintage Lionel Great Northern O Scale Locomotive Engine 971 2333 20 Rare
Vintage Lionel Great Northern O Scale Locomotive Engine 971 2333 20 Rare
$100.00
Vintage Lionel 6119 DL  W Caboose Rare Variation Built Lionel Ex Condition
Vintage Lionel 6119 DL W Caboose Rare Variation Built Lionel Ex Condition
$68.95
Lionel Tuscan with Yellow Print Flatcar 9020 Rare Color C 6
Lionel Tuscan with Yellow Print Flatcar 9020 Rare Color C 6
$60.00
Lionel Art Boxcar 5 6 29959 MIB Very Rare O Gauge
Lionel Art Boxcar 5 6 29959 MIB Very Rare O Gauge
$39.99
Lionel RARE Postwar RED  White 6556  M K T  KATY  Double Door  STOCK CAR
Lionel RARE Postwar RED White 6556 M K T KATY Double Door STOCK CAR
$249.95
LIONEL 6 18268 LIONEL CENNTENIAL SD 90 MAC 2000 RARE
LIONEL 6 18268 LIONEL CENNTENIAL SD 90 MAC 2000 RARE
$299.95
O GAUGE LIONEL AMTRAK FLATCAR WHEEL RACK WITH WHEEL LOAD NIB RARE FIND
O GAUGE LIONEL AMTRAK FLATCAR WHEEL RACK WITH WHEEL LOAD NIB RARE FIND
$20.91
Lionel Trains Postwar 6457 Caboose in Rare Over Stamped Box
Lionel Trains Postwar 6457 Caboose in Rare Over Stamped Box
$119.00
Rare Vintage Lionel No 6557 illuminated Smoking Caboose
Rare Vintage Lionel No 6557 illuminated Smoking Caboose
$129.99
Lionel PREWAR New York CENTRAL 717 SCALE DIECAST CABOOSE EX Minus + RARE
Lionel PREWAR New York CENTRAL 717 SCALE DIECAST CABOOSE EX Minus + RARE
$424.50
Orignal Super Rare 1949 Consumer Post War Lionel Catalog In Super Mint Condition
Orignal Super Rare 1949 Consumer Post War Lionel Catalog In Super Mint Condition
$59.99
New Rare Lionel The Scrambler Carnival Ride 6 24179  Lionelville Suburban House
New Rare Lionel The Scrambler Carnival Ride 6 24179 Lionelville Suburban House
$275.00
LIONEL BOYS SET 6 31701 RARE LEGENDARY TRAINS NIB C 10
LIONEL BOYS SET 6 31701 RARE LEGENDARY TRAINS NIB C 10
$549.95
Rare Nice Complete 1089W Lionel Prewar Steam Train Set Boxes Seldom Seen
Rare Nice Complete 1089W Lionel Prewar Steam Train Set Boxes Seldom Seen
$475.00
LIONEL 6 6917 RARE JERSEY CENTRAL EXTENDED LIGHTED CABOOSE BUILT 1 86
LIONEL 6 6917 RARE JERSEY CENTRAL EXTENDED LIGHTED CABOOSE BUILT 1 86
$24.95
Lionel Baltimore and Ohio Hopper Car 6 9130 New C9 Rare Miss Label Box Look
Lionel Baltimore and Ohio Hopper Car 6 9130 New C9 Rare Miss Label Box Look
$39.75
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 254Engine C 7 Excellent With original C 6 box LK
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 254Engine C 7 Excellent With original C 6 box LK
$280.00
LIONEL 6 9424 RARE TPW BOXCAR BUILT 1 80
LIONEL 6 9424 RARE TPW BOXCAR BUILT 1 80
$17.95
ANTIQUE RARE Lionel prewar 1021 RAILROAD TRAIN STATION PLATFORM original box
ANTIQUE RARE Lionel prewar 1021 RAILROAD TRAIN STATION PLATFORM original box
$9.99
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
$369.00
Lionel Prewar Parts  Instruction Sheets Digital Reissue of Rare Book
Lionel Prewar Parts Instruction Sheets Digital Reissue of Rare Book
$18.00
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
$59.95
MOPAR EXPRESS LIONEL Train Set 6 11757 1987 Dealership Promo RARE 1 1500
MOPAR EXPRESS LIONEL Train Set 6 11757 1987 Dealership Promo RARE 1 1500
$299.99
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
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 224 Engine FactPaint C7 EXC Runs Great Square Back Black Handrails Rare
Lionel 224 Engine FactPaint C7 EXC Runs Great Square Back Black Handrails Rare
$80.00
RARE RED  WHITE LIONEL 6650 80 SEPARATE SALE MISSILE IN TUBE MINT
RARE RED WHITE LIONEL 6650 80 SEPARATE SALE MISSILE IN TUBE MINT
$44.95
LIONEL POSTWAR 1957 No 6464 515 MKT RARE BOX ONLY NICE TAKE A LOOK
LIONEL POSTWAR 1957 No 6464 515 MKT RARE BOX ONLY NICE TAKE A LOOK
$19.95
LIONEL TRAINS 19957 AMBASSADOR CABOOSE VERY RARE UNCAT CAR NIOB SHARP
LIONEL TRAINS 19957 AMBASSADOR CABOOSE VERY RARE UNCAT CAR NIOB SHARP
$385.00
LIONEL 6464 225 SOUTHERN PACIFIC BOXCAR RARE 4 TYPE II BUILT 1954
LIONEL 6464 225 SOUTHERN PACIFIC BOXCAR RARE 4 TYPE II BUILT 1954
$149.00
Lionel O Gauge Lumber Loader Number 364 Made In USA Rare
Lionel O Gauge Lumber Loader Number 364 Made In USA Rare
$12.99
LIONEL 6 17233 VARY RARE 9464 198 WESTERN PACIFIC BOXCAR BUILT 1 98
LIONEL 6 17233 VARY RARE 9464 198 WESTERN PACIFIC BOXCAR BUILT 1 98
$19.95
LIONEL 6 5706 RARE CHICAGO MILWAUKEE  ST PAUL BINDER  TWINE REEFER BUILT 1 87
LIONEL 6 5706 RARE CHICAGO MILWAUKEE ST PAUL BINDER TWINE REEFER BUILT 1 87
$17.95
ORIGINAL LIONEL Pre War MICKEY MOUSE CIRCUS CARS Circa 1935 SUPER RARE
ORIGINAL LIONEL Pre War MICKEY MOUSE CIRCUS CARS Circa 1935 SUPER RARE
$639.99
RARE LIONEL TRAINS FACTORY EMPLOYEE PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES
RARE LIONEL TRAINS FACTORY EMPLOYEE PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES
$99.99
LIONEL WELLSPRING 2007 HOLIDAY CABOOSE NEW VERY RARE MIB
LIONEL WELLSPRING 2007 HOLIDAY CABOOSE NEW VERY RARE MIB
$39.00
Lionel O Scale RARE Santa Fe Railway Express Agency Mail Baggage Car 9541
Lionel O Scale RARE Santa Fe Railway Express Agency Mail Baggage Car 9541
$60.00

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 PostWar 2355 WESTERN PACIFIC AA DIESEL SET+BOXES+WRAP Exc+ RARE, LIONEL 6250 SEABOARD NW 2 SWITCHER IN RARE C 7 CONDITION NICE FIND, RARE Old Toy Lionel Model Trains Railroads ART PRINT AD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 1952, LIONEL 6 31747 PENNSYLVANIA BALLAST TRAIN TMCC RARE FACTORY SEALED IN BOX, MINT LIONEL POSTWAR 256 ILLUMINATED FREIGHT STATION W RARE LTGREEN ROOF, Lionel Rare 2562 SF Regal Pass Vista Dome Car Close To New OB, Lionel Rare 1950s US Steel 214 Girder Bridge, LIONEL 6401 25 ARMY TANK FROM SEARS 19326 9820 UNCATALOGED SET RARE FOR 6401 25, Lionel RARE White 195 75 Eight Bulb Extension White Box Only Separate Sale, RARE RED WHITE LIONEL 6650 80 SEPARATE SALE MISSILE IN TUBE MINT, LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6454 BABY RUTH BOX CAR EXCELLENT CONDITION, Lionel Pre War 85 Race Car Original RARE Vintage Hard to find in this condition, Lionel 6469 Liquefied Gases ERIE Train Car RARE 1963, Rare Early Lionel Postwar x2458 PRR Box Car Flying Shoe 1945 OB DAKOTApaul, New Rare Lionel The Scrambler Carnival Ride 6 24179 Lionelville Suburban House, Lionel Early PW ORIGINAL 1666 TS TENDER FLYING SHOES WHIRLY WHEELS RARE, LIONEL POSTWAR 1957 No 6464 510 NYC PACEMAKER BOX CAR RARE MUST SEE, LIONEL POSTWAR 1957 No 6464 515 MKT RARE BOX ONLY NICE TAKE A LOOK, Lionel 3562 25 RED LETTER 1954 Only RARE Barrel Car OB Breakup 2217WS Set, Lionel RARE Prewar WOOD CONTAINER for TRANSFORMER ALTERNATING CURRENT, Lionel 656025 Bucyrus Erie Crane Rare Variation EX CONDITION, Lionel Cars For Wind Up TrainRare, LIONEL RARE DALE JR 8 HELICOPTER CAR, SP Brown caboose 6167 E rare, LIONEL O GAUGE 6824 USMC RESCUE UNIT WORK CABOOSE WITH RARE BOX, LIONEL 6 19211 RARE VERMONT RAILWAY BOX CAR BUILT 1 89, LIONEL 6 9424 RARE TPW BOXCAR BUILT 1 80, LIONEL 6 9212 RARE FLAT CAR WITH TRAILERS BUILT 5 76, LIONEL 6 6917 RARE JERSEY CENTRAL EXTENDED LIGHTED CABOOSE BUILT 1 86, LIONEL 6 17233 VARY RARE 9464 198 WESTERN PACIFIC BOXCAR BUILT 1 98,

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