Rare Lionel

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RARE LIONEL TRAIN LOT 627 6017 6464 6112 6121 NICE MUST LOOK WOW
RARE LIONEL TRAIN LOT 627 6017 6464 6112 6121 NICE MUST LOOK WOW
$52.00
LIONEL 6357 RARE SCARCE VARIATION SP CABOOSE TRAIN SET PARTS BOXED POSTWAR
LIONEL 6357 RARE SCARCE VARIATION SP CABOOSE TRAIN SET PARTS BOXED POSTWAR
$85.00
LAST CHANCE 1953 LIONEL TRAIN SET 2211Ws With BOXES Rare w681smokin locomotive
LAST CHANCE 1953 LIONEL TRAIN SET 2211Ws With BOXES Rare w681smokin locomotive
$299.99
Lionel Postwar RARE 6557  SMOKING CABOOSE +MORE
Lionel Postwar RARE 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE +MORE
$139.00
POSTWAR M RARE 1960s LIONEL DESK DRESSER LIGHT WITH SHADE
POSTWAR M RARE 1960s LIONEL DESK DRESSER LIGHT WITH SHADE
$35.00
SUPER RARE NEW HAVEN F3 FRIGHT SET 2507w
SUPER RARE NEW HAVEN F3 FRIGHT SET 2507w
$3,995.00
Lionel Rare 4454 Electronic Box Car
Lionel Rare 4454 Electronic Box Car
$39.95
Lionel 1643C Space Set Original Shipping Box 1961 Vintage Post War RARE
Lionel 1643C Space Set Original Shipping Box 1961 Vintage Post War RARE
$74.99
LIONEL  6812 TRACK MAINTENANCE CAR RARE CREAM COLOR C 9 CONDITION NO BREAKS
LIONEL 6812 TRACK MAINTENANCE CAR RARE CREAM COLOR C 9 CONDITION NO BREAKS
$123.49
LIONEL O SCALE 6417 CABOOSE RARE TYPE II WITHOUT NEW YORK ZONE LETTERING EX
LIONEL O SCALE 6417 CABOOSE RARE TYPE II WITHOUT NEW YORK ZONE LETTERING EX
$250.00
Lionel Postwar 1950s SP Type CABOOSE No 6357 25 Rare Train in Original Box
Lionel Postwar 1950s SP Type CABOOSE No 6357 25 Rare Train in Original Box
$8.99
Rare Lionel State of Maine Operating Boxcar 3494 275 No Number in C 7
Rare Lionel State of Maine Operating Boxcar 3494 275 No Number in C 7
$150.00
Rare Post War 1950s Lionel Train 2337 Wabash Railway Set W Original Box+MORE
Rare Post War 1950s Lionel Train 2337 Wabash Railway Set W Original Box+MORE
$600.00
RARE SET OF POSTWAR 1950 MADISON CARS PRR DECALS NICE
RARE SET OF POSTWAR 1950 MADISON CARS PRR DECALS NICE
$999.99
RARE 1958 Lionel O gauge 6 2329 Original Postwar Virginian rectifier locomotive
RARE 1958 Lionel O gauge 6 2329 Original Postwar Virginian rectifier locomotive
$549.00
RARE Lionel Original 6448 Exploding Boxcar ORIGINAL BOX  INSTRUCTIONS
RARE Lionel Original 6448 Exploding Boxcar ORIGINAL BOX INSTRUCTIONS
$9.99
Lionel Postwar 6475 LIBBYs  Crushed PINEAPPLE  VAT CAR Type 1 rare VERSION
Lionel Postwar 6475 LIBBYs Crushed PINEAPPLE VAT CAR Type 1 rare VERSION
$44.00
RARE Prototype  LIONEL ODD 6142 short black gondola You decide
RARE Prototype LIONEL ODD 6142 short black gondola You decide
$2.25
LIONEL VERY SCARCE ORIGINAL E UNIT VICE RARE
LIONEL VERY SCARCE ORIGINAL E UNIT VICE RARE
$250.00
RARE EARLY VINTAGE LIONEL 246 LOCOMOTIVE ENIGNE TRAIN CAR
RARE EARLY VINTAGE LIONEL 246 LOCOMOTIVE ENIGNE TRAIN CAR
$11.99
SUPER RARE LIONEL 6419 100 WORK CABOOSES SUPER SCARCE
SUPER RARE LIONEL 6419 100 WORK CABOOSES SUPER SCARCE
$125.00
LIONEL  6817 SCRAPER ORIGINAL BOX WITH RARE INSERT C 9 COLLECTOR QUALITY
LIONEL 6817 SCRAPER ORIGINAL BOX WITH RARE INSERT C 9 COLLECTOR QUALITY
$1,375.00
Lionel Postwar 2363 Illinois Central F3 Diesel AB Units SUPER NICE
Lionel Postwar 2363 Illinois Central F3 Diesel AB Units SUPER NICE
$795.00
RARE Uncatalogued Lionel 7312 Atlantic  Western Stock Car from Am Express Set
RARE Uncatalogued Lionel 7312 Atlantic Western Stock Car from Am Express Set
$15.95
Lionel Postwar 3484 25  SANTA FE  LARGE OPERATING BOXCAR TYPE 7 RARE
Lionel Postwar 3484 25 SANTA FE LARGE OPERATING BOXCAR TYPE 7 RARE
$100.00
lionel 752 bullet nose engine motor RARE
lionel 752 bullet nose engine motor RARE
$1.00
Lionel Post War O Guage 6017 SP Type Caboose Maroon Lionel Only 1956 Rare
Lionel Post War O Guage 6017 SP Type Caboose Maroon Lionel Only 1956 Rare
$47.99
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
$49.00
RARE Postwar Lionel HO 0430 6 Tree Assortment C9 New Old Store Stock OB
RARE Postwar Lionel HO 0430 6 Tree Assortment C9 New Old Store Stock OB
$69.00
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive  Tender Runs
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive Tender Runs
$69.99
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only
$5.99
POSTWAR LIONEL TEXAS SPECIAL 211 AA UNITS WITH SELDOM SEEN RARE BOXES
POSTWAR LIONEL TEXAS SPECIAL 211 AA UNITS WITH SELDOM SEEN RARE BOXES
$375.00
LIONELTRAINS Used Rare 345 CULVERT UNLOADER
LIONELTRAINS Used Rare 345 CULVERT UNLOADER
$99.97
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 postwar rare 6456 Lehigh Valley hopper in gloss red with box
Lionel postwar rare 6456 Lehigh Valley hopper in gloss red with box
$50.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
$199.99
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE FIND 6014 WIX FILTERS BOXCARCREAM WHITE GREAT COND
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE FIND 6014 WIX FILTERS BOXCARCREAM WHITE GREAT COND
$144.99
Rare Whole WORKING Lionel Train Set w tracks 1948 Smoke  Headlight Christmas
Rare Whole WORKING Lionel Train Set w tracks 1948 Smoke Headlight Christmas
$500.00
MINT Lionel 6264 Lumber Car Separate Sale w Original Box RARE HIGH GRADE
MINT Lionel 6264 Lumber Car Separate Sale w Original Box RARE HIGH GRADE
$80.00
LIONEL 2957 RARE SEMI SCALE CABOOSE CHASSIS NEW OLD STOCK RARE LIONEL PART NO R
LIONEL 2957 RARE SEMI SCALE CABOOSE CHASSIS NEW OLD STOCK RARE LIONEL PART NO R
$16.50
LIONEL 6650 MISSILE LAUNCHER RARE
LIONEL 6650 MISSILE LAUNCHER RARE
$34.00
Rare Lionel 6657 Rio Grande Illuminated Caboose
Rare Lionel 6657 Rio Grande Illuminated Caboose
$30.00
RARE Lionel Train Post War No 6414 Auto Loader 4 Cars Evans Auto Loader 6511 2
RARE Lionel Train Post War No 6414 Auto Loader 4 Cars Evans Auto Loader 6511 2
$120.00
NOMA 450 TALKING TRAIN STATION With BOX  RARE INSERTs Lionel Marx MTH 3rd Rail
NOMA 450 TALKING TRAIN STATION With BOX RARE INSERTs Lionel Marx MTH 3rd Rail
$124.99
LIONEL PLAY SET CHARACTERS SET OF 4 RARE
LIONEL PLAY SET CHARACTERS SET OF 4 RARE
$40.00
Lionel 3410 Helicopter Launching Car with rare box
Lionel 3410 Helicopter Launching Car with rare box
$95.00
LIONEL 6464 300 RARE RUTLANDLOOK at these PICTURES
LIONEL 6464 300 RARE RUTLANDLOOK at these PICTURES
$1,500.00
LIONEL 6357 RARE CABOOSE WITH PAINTED SMOKE STACK
LIONEL 6357 RARE CABOOSE WITH PAINTED SMOKE STACK
$9.98
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE  TENDER only made1958
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE TENDER only made1958
$114.99
VERY RARE LIONEL 46599 AUTOMATIC MOVIE JECTOR SLIDE PROJECTOR SLIDES 35 SETS
VERY RARE LIONEL 46599 AUTOMATIC MOVIE JECTOR SLIDE PROJECTOR SLIDES 35 SETS
$68.00
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 50 GANG CAR WITH GREY BUMPERS
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 50 GANG CAR WITH GREY BUMPERS
$99.99
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 600 MKT NW2 DIESEL SWITCHER RARE GRAY BASE WITH YELLOW HAND RAILS
LIONEL 600 MKT NW2 DIESEL SWITCHER RARE GRAY BASE WITH YELLOW HAND RAILS
$89.00
LIONEL POST WAR 6462 RED GONDOLA 1950 ONLY RARE PAINTED RED C 7 PLUS LOAD
LIONEL POST WAR 6462 RED GONDOLA 1950 ONLY RARE PAINTED RED C 7 PLUS LOAD
$69.00
LIONEL O GAUGE 2344C NEW YORK CENTRAL B UNIT DIESEL STAMPED 2343C RARE
LIONEL O GAUGE 2344C NEW YORK CENTRAL B UNIT DIESEL STAMPED 2343C RARE
$32.69
Lionel 19439 rare uncataloged 1965 set 1062 1062t 1010 6142 6059 6402 with box
Lionel 19439 rare uncataloged 1965 set 1062 1062t 1010 6142 6059 6402 with box
$175.00
Lionel No 232 New Haven Alco w rare color matched 6057 Caboose Ex++
Lionel No 232 New Haven Alco w rare color matched 6057 Caboose Ex++
$58.99
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 6520 SEARCHLIGHT CAR WITH RARE GREEN GENERATOR 1949
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 6520 SEARCHLIGHT CAR WITH RARE GREEN GENERATOR 1949
$239.95
LIONEL TRAINS ORIGINAL 736 20 BOX ONLY RARE BLUE INK LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE BERKSHIRE
LIONEL TRAINS ORIGINAL 736 20 BOX ONLY RARE BLUE INK LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE BERKSHIRE
$19.95
Lionel Rare 132 Illuminated Auto Stop Station w Box  Pieces
Lionel Rare 132 Illuminated Auto Stop Station w Box Pieces
$89.99
LIONEL TCA CRUISE TO ALASKA REEFER EXTREMELY RARE ROYAL CARRIBEAN Car 2
LIONEL TCA CRUISE TO ALASKA REEFER EXTREMELY RARE ROYAL CARRIBEAN Car 2
$100.00
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 3470 ARIEL TARGET LAUNCHING CAR EXCELLENT RARE LIGHT BLUE
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 3470 ARIEL TARGET LAUNCHING CAR EXCELLENT RARE LIGHT BLUE
$348.00
rare set LIONEL EARLY POSTWAR  027 PAMPERED STEAMER Wait til you see THE LOT
rare set LIONEL EARLY POSTWAR 027 PAMPERED STEAMER Wait til you see THE LOT
$100.00
RARE VINTAGE HARD TO FIND LIONEL TRAIN SET 12800 GP9 DIESEL FREIGHT WITH HORN
RARE VINTAGE HARD TO FIND LIONEL TRAIN SET 12800 GP9 DIESEL FREIGHT WITH HORN
$525.00
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set LAST CHANCE
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set LAST CHANCE
$589.00
LIONEL  LTC BASE TEST SHOT IN WHITE PLASTIC RARE
LIONEL LTC BASE TEST SHOT IN WHITE PLASTIC RARE
$50.00
Rare 1949 Lionel No X3464  NYC Operating Car no corner steps
Rare 1949 Lionel No X3464 NYC Operating Car no corner steps
$19.00
Lionel POSTWAR FOUR 71 LAMPOSTS  One RARE Madison Shipping BOX
Lionel POSTWAR FOUR 71 LAMPOSTS One RARE Madison Shipping BOX
$24.00
Lionel 671 2020 2332 Engine rare Red Brush Plate Assembly NEW For 1947 Model
Lionel 671 2020 2332 Engine rare Red Brush Plate Assembly NEW For 1947 Model
$39.99
LIONEL RARE RIVET PRESS WHEEL CUP 6 GENUINE SERVICE CENTER TOOL ST 375 9
LIONEL RARE RIVET PRESS WHEEL CUP 6 GENUINE SERVICE CENTER TOOL ST 375 9
$45.00
LIONEL RARE 6250 SEABOARD SWITCHER C7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS LAST DETAILED SWITCHER
LIONEL RARE 6250 SEABOARD SWITCHER C7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS LAST DETAILED SWITCHER
$499.00
LIONEL RARE SEALED 1034 75 WATT TRANSFORMER POSTWAR TRAINMASTER
LIONEL RARE SEALED 1034 75 WATT TRANSFORMER POSTWAR TRAINMASTER
$175.00

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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LIONEL 456 RARE GRAY POSTWAR COAL RAMP BOXED WITH PAPER, Lionel Rare Late 1950s 345 Culvert Unloader Complete and Nice, LIONEL 2400 SERIES CUSTOM GRAY VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR ROOF RARE, LIONEL POST WAR RARE 6362 55 TRUCK CARRIER CAR 1955ONLY C 7 PLUS SERVICED READY, LIONEL RARE SEALED 1034 75 WATT TRANSFORMER POSTWAR TRAINMASTER, LIONEL POST WAR 6462 RED GONDOLA 1950 ONLY RARE PAINTED RED C 7 PLUS LOAD, RARE RED WHITE LIONEL 6650 80 SEPARATE SALE MISSILE IN TUBE MINT, LIONEL VERY RARE THICK POST BLACK GGI W OBTK, SUPER RARE NEW HAVEN F3 FRIGHT SET 2507w, Lionel Scarce Rare 6119 Work Caboose w Built By Lionel on cab, Lionel Postwar 6475 LIBBYs Crushed PINEAPPLE VAT CAR Type 1 rare VERSION, LIONEL 6357 RARE SCARCE VARIATION SP CABOOSE TRAIN SET PARTS BOXED POSTWAR, Lionel olive military 221 Sante Fe very rare, Lionel 3620 Searchlight Car Rare Orange Light Cover Painted Gray 1955 With OB, LIONEL O SCALE 6417 CABOOSE RARE TYPE II WITHOUT NEW YORK ZONE LETTERING EX, 2 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACES GAME VERY RARE FIND IN REALLY FINE COND, RARE VINTAGE LIONEL 59 US AIR FORCE MINUTEMAN MOTORIZED UNIT, LIONEL TRAINS ORIGINAL 736 20 BOX ONLY RARE BLUE INK LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE BERKSHIRE, LIONEL 3 6424 6414 AUTOS 1 WHITE 1 YELLOW 1 VERY RARE BEIGE AUTOMOBILE EXC, RARE EARLY VINTAGE LIONEL 6801 BOAT CRADLE FLATCAR TRAIN CAR, RARE EARLY VINTAGE LIONEL 246 LOCOMOTIVE ENIGNE TRAIN CAR, LIONEL RARE RIVET PRESS WHEEL CUP 6 GENUINE SERVICE CENTER TOOL ST 375 9, LIONEL 628 2361 VANCAMPS PORK AND BEANS BOXCARE RARE, Lionel POSTWAR FOUR 71 LAMPOSTS One RARE Madison Shipping BOX, Post War Lionel 6561 Cable Reel Car w Original Gray Reels rare Original Box, RARE Lionel Original 6448 Exploding Boxcar ORIGINAL BOX INSTRUCTIONS, Lionel 195 Floodlight Tower Rare Rubber Stamped Version, Lionel 108 BLACK Trestles Set Sealed packet IN OVERSTAMPED 1044 Box 1959 RARE, Lionel O Gauge Tie Jector Car 55 Excellent Condition Original Box RARE, LIONEL LTC BASE TEST SHOT IN WHITE PLASTIC RARE,

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