Rare Lionel

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RARE 1947 Lionel 2257 SP Caboose in hard to find color Modified or variation
RARE 1947 Lionel 2257 SP Caboose in hard to find color Modified or variation
$76.00
MINT RARE Lionel O Scale D L  W 6429 Work Caboose UNRUN
MINT RARE Lionel O Scale D L W 6429 Work Caboose UNRUN
$275.00
RARE Lionel No 60 Trolley with Black Lettering and Motormen with OB and Inst
RARE Lionel No 60 Trolley with Black Lettering and Motormen with OB and Inst
$130.00
Lionel RARE 2358 GREAT NORTHERN EP 5  Electric  ENGINE EX  2
Lionel RARE 2358 GREAT NORTHERN EP 5 Electric ENGINE EX 2
$650.00
RARE VINTAGE 1952 LIONEL S 2 TURBO PRR 671RR LOCOMOTIVE W O MAGNATRACTION
RARE VINTAGE 1952 LIONEL S 2 TURBO PRR 671RR LOCOMOTIVE W O MAGNATRACTION
$76.00
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
$625.00
Rare Lionel 6520 Searchlight Car With Green Generator Nice Original
Rare Lionel 6520 Searchlight Car With Green Generator Nice Original
$46.95
RARE VARIATION ORIGINAL POSTWAR LIONEL NO 6464 500 TIMKEN BOXCAR W ORIGINAL BOX
RARE VARIATION ORIGINAL POSTWAR LIONEL NO 6464 500 TIMKEN BOXCAR W ORIGINAL BOX
$1,500.00
 Lionel Postwar 1665 Steam Locomotive and Bell Tender Rare
Lionel Postwar 1665 Steam Locomotive and Bell Tender Rare
$149.99
Lionel EARLY POSTWAR RARE 726 Big BERKSHIRE 2 8 4 Steam ENGINE + MORE
Lionel EARLY POSTWAR RARE 726 Big BERKSHIRE 2 8 4 Steam ENGINE + MORE
$359.00
3494 625 OPERATING SOO BOXCAR C 9 C 10 UNUSED BOXED TRULY RARE
3494 625 OPERATING SOO BOXCAR C 9 C 10 UNUSED BOXED TRULY RARE
$575.00
LIONEL 3520 ROTATING SEARCHLIGHT CAR FACTORY NEW RARE w box
LIONEL 3520 ROTATING SEARCHLIGHT CAR FACTORY NEW RARE w box
$125.00
Lionel 3356 Operating Horse Car Rare Orange Car Picture Box 1966
Lionel 3356 Operating Horse Car Rare Orange Car Picture Box 1966
$395.00
Lionel RARE High Grade 2550 Budd Passenger Car Empty Box Only
Lionel RARE High Grade 2550 Budd Passenger Car Empty Box Only
$195.00
LIONEL ZW TRANSFORMER IN EXCELLENT C7 CONDITION WITH RARE LA BOX
LIONEL ZW TRANSFORMER IN EXCELLENT C7 CONDITION WITH RARE LA BOX
$450.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
$225.00
LIONEL 4457 ELECTRONIC CONTROL CABOOSE C6 w RARE MAROON RECEIVER UNTESTED CLEAN
LIONEL 4457 ELECTRONIC CONTROL CABOOSE C6 w RARE MAROON RECEIVER UNTESTED CLEAN
$31.00
Lionel Postwar RARE 2561 2562 25632 Santa Fe Passenger Car Set Very NICE
Lionel Postwar RARE 2561 2562 25632 Santa Fe Passenger Car Set Very NICE
$1,099.00
Lionel Collector Quality 1608W New Haven Passenger Set Box RARE
Lionel Collector Quality 1608W New Haven Passenger Set Box RARE
$675.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR No 6517 75 C301 ERIE BAY WINDOW CABOOSE 1966 ONLY
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR No 6517 75 C301 ERIE BAY WINDOW CABOOSE 1966 ONLY
$475.00
LIONEL 175 50 ORIGINAL BOX ONLY FOR 6 ROCKETS RARE ORIGINAL
LIONEL 175 50 ORIGINAL BOX ONLY FOR 6 ROCKETS RARE ORIGINAL
$14.00
RARE Hard to Find 1947 LIONEL TRAIN SP CABOOSE 2257 RARE BROWN Version WOW
RARE Hard to Find 1947 LIONEL TRAIN SP CABOOSE 2257 RARE BROWN Version WOW
$125.00
Rare Lionel Post War 6560 Grey Bucyrus Erie Crane Car C 7
Rare Lionel Post War 6560 Grey Bucyrus Erie Crane Car C 7
$39.93
Lionel Missile RARE Separate Sale 6650 80 3665 3666 6630 6640 ORG TUBE MINT NOS
Lionel Missile RARE Separate Sale 6650 80 3665 3666 6630 6640 ORG TUBE MINT NOS
$39.49
1956 LIONEL LINES 80 TON BOX CAB NO 520 original and rare
1956 LIONEL LINES 80 TON BOX CAB NO 520 original and rare
$29.99
LIONEL 2031 ROCK ISLAND RARE ALCO DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES HIGH GRADE CONDITION
LIONEL 2031 ROCK ISLAND RARE ALCO DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES HIGH GRADE CONDITION
$369.99
Lionel RARE Postwar TUSCAN BROWN 6468  Baltimore  OHIO  Double Door  BOXCAR
Lionel RARE Postwar TUSCAN BROWN 6468 Baltimore OHIO Double Door BOXCAR
$324.00
Very Rare Lionel 2368 C Baltimore  Ohio F3 B Unit Year 1956
Very Rare Lionel 2368 C Baltimore Ohio F3 B Unit Year 1956
$0.99
Vintage Rare Lionel O Gauge Pennsylvania Gondola Car 2452 Good Cond
Vintage Rare Lionel O Gauge Pennsylvania Gondola Car 2452 Good Cond
$7.99
Lionel 2333 Santa Fe Rear Chrome Steps Power A Very Rare 1948 only
Lionel 2333 Santa Fe Rear Chrome Steps Power A Very Rare 1948 only
$1.29
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR TRAINS O O27 ARMOUR STICKERS 6656 YELLOW STOCKCAR W BOX
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR TRAINS O O27 ARMOUR STICKERS 6656 YELLOW STOCKCAR W BOX
$67.00
Lionel RARE 2358 GREAT NORTHERN EP 5  Electric  ENGINE RUNS EX + MORE  1
Lionel RARE 2358 GREAT NORTHERN EP 5 Electric ENGINE RUNS EX + MORE 1
$529.00
RARE Early Lionel 2420 DLW Work Caboose w Light Gray Frame Postwar
RARE Early Lionel 2420 DLW Work Caboose w Light Gray Frame Postwar
$11.65
LAST CHANCE Very Rare Lionel X 2454 Orange Door Version Collectors Car Variant
LAST CHANCE Very Rare Lionel X 2454 Orange Door Version Collectors Car Variant
$375.00
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6357 CABOOSE in Original Box RARE
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6357 CABOOSE in Original Box RARE
$19.99
Lionel Norfolk  Western Long Stripe  Spectacular MTOBs RARE
Lionel Norfolk Western Long Stripe Spectacular MTOBs RARE
$838.00
LIONEL 6456 HOPPER RARE 1954 gloss red w yellow lettering and box
LIONEL 6456 HOPPER RARE 1954 gloss red w yellow lettering and box
$115.00
Lionel PAINTED GREEN  6462 25 NY Central Gondola + Rare Over Stamp BOX
Lionel PAINTED GREEN 6462 25 NY Central Gondola + Rare Over Stamp BOX
$21.00
Rare Whole WORKING Lionel Train Set w tracks 1948 Smoke  Headlight Christmas
Rare Whole WORKING Lionel Train Set w tracks 1948 Smoke Headlight Christmas
$1,300.00
Vintage Post War Lionel Train Set With Rare Airex Dark Blue Box Car 6044 C 6
Vintage Post War Lionel Train Set With Rare Airex Dark Blue Box Car 6044 C 6
$370.00
Lionel Postwar No 30 Operating Water Tower O Gauge Rare version Original Box
Lionel Postwar No 30 Operating Water Tower O Gauge Rare version Original Box
$199.99
MINT Unique 1969 Lionel 6473 60 Horse Transport Car w Rare TCA P 10 Hillside OB
MINT Unique 1969 Lionel 6473 60 Horse Transport Car w Rare TCA P 10 Hillside OB
$12.49
LIONEL 681 STEAM TURBINE BOX WITH INSERT RARE LIONEL TRAINS BOX MUST SEE BRICK
LIONEL 681 STEAM TURBINE BOX WITH INSERT RARE LIONEL TRAINS BOX MUST SEE BRICK
$190.00
LIONEL RARE BAG OF METAL FILINGS FOR 165  182 MAGNETIC CRANESLK
LIONEL RARE BAG OF METAL FILINGS FOR 165 182 MAGNETIC CRANESLK
$89.95
Lionel 726 2 8 4 Berkshire Steam Engine w Rare High Stack Motor made 1946 Only
Lionel 726 2 8 4 Berkshire Steam Engine w Rare High Stack Motor made 1946 Only
$459.00
Lionel 6464 100 Western Pacific boxcar Original and Rare Built 1954 Type II b
Lionel 6464 100 Western Pacific boxcar Original and Rare Built 1954 Type II b
$500.00
Lionel Postwar  6519  ALLIS CHALMERS Flatcar RARE
Lionel Postwar 6519 ALLIS CHALMERS Flatcar RARE
$24.00
Lionel Postwar 600 MKT NW2 Switcher RARE Gray Frame Yellow Rails EC
Lionel Postwar 600 MKT NW2 Switcher RARE Gray Frame Yellow Rails EC
$299.00
LIONEL 6414 EVANS AUTO LOADER W RARE RED CARS GRAY BUMPERS AND ORIGINAL BOX
LIONEL 6414 EVANS AUTO LOADER W RARE RED CARS GRAY BUMPERS AND ORIGINAL BOX
$279.99
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set
$799.00
RARE Lionel Postwar Western Auto Train Set Box No X639 EC 1008 with W A Tape
RARE Lionel Postwar Western Auto Train Set Box No X639 EC 1008 with W A Tape
$9.95
Lionel Post War 2020 Rare 6 8 6 Steam Engine w 2466WX Tender Serviced
Lionel Post War 2020 Rare 6 8 6 Steam Engine w 2466WX Tender Serviced
$170.00
Original Box for Lionel 6429 DLW Work Caboose  VERY RARE VERY NICE
Original Box for Lionel 6429 DLW Work Caboose VERY RARE VERY NICE
$99.95
LIONEL Wabash F AB 1955 RARE GREAT COND O GAUGE
LIONEL Wabash F AB 1955 RARE GREAT COND O GAUGE
$800.00
VINTAGE LIONEL RARE 3376 BRONX ZOO OPERATING GIRAFFE TRAIN CAR
VINTAGE LIONEL RARE 3376 BRONX ZOO OPERATING GIRAFFE TRAIN CAR
$29.99
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 Trains Postwar No30 Operating Water Tower O Gauge RARE version
Lionel Trains Postwar No30 Operating Water Tower O Gauge RARE version
$239.95
RARE LIONEL 6812 40 PACKET COMPLETE
RARE LIONEL 6812 40 PACKET COMPLETE
$69.99
rare RED LIONEL 0 Gauge 2460 OPERATING WORK CRANE ERIE BUCYRUS new in BOX
rare RED LIONEL 0 Gauge 2460 OPERATING WORK CRANE ERIE BUCYRUS new in BOX
$39.00
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
$149.00
LIONEL 3656 YELLOW CATTLE WALKWAY PLATFORM RARE 1949 VERSION with Cattle
LIONEL 3656 YELLOW CATTLE WALKWAY PLATFORM RARE 1949 VERSION with Cattle
$75.00
POSTWAR VINTAGE RARE KMT REA EXPRESS BOX CAR W OB C 8
POSTWAR VINTAGE RARE KMT REA EXPRESS BOX CAR W OB C 8
$49.00
RARE Lionel 390C Double PoleDouble Throw Controller  EXCELLENT
RARE Lionel 390C Double PoleDouble Throw Controller EXCELLENT
$14.95
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6465 TANK CAR SUNOCO in Original Box RARE
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6465 TANK CAR SUNOCO in Original Box RARE
$19.99
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6462 GONDOLA CAR NY CENTRAL in Original Box RARE
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6462 GONDOLA CAR NY CENTRAL in Original Box RARE
$19.99
Lionel Super O 31 23 Set Envelope with 28 31 7 Power Bus Bars RARE
Lionel Super O 31 23 Set Envelope with 28 31 7 Power Bus Bars RARE
$295.00
Vintage MAR 999  TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 999 RARE NO BOX
Vintage MAR 999 TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 999 RARE NO BOX
$19.99
PAPER COLLECTORS CHECK THIS OUTUNUSUAL IF NOT DOWNRIGHT RARE SS MANUAL SHEET
PAPER COLLECTORS CHECK THIS OUTUNUSUAL IF NOT DOWNRIGHT RARE SS MANUAL SHEET
$15.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 6414 RARE YELLOW CHEAPIE AUTO
LIONEL POSTWAR 6414 RARE YELLOW CHEAPIE AUTO
$127.99
LIONEL 2292W PASSENGER CAR SET BOX ONLY FROM 1957 SUPER RARE 646 HUDSON SET
LIONEL 2292W PASSENGER CAR SET BOX ONLY FROM 1957 SUPER RARE 646 HUDSON SET
$1,200.00
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
$174.95
VINTAGE RARE LIONEL LINES O GAUGE MODEL RAILROAD 6650 IRBM MISSILE LAUNCH CAR
VINTAGE RARE LIONEL LINES O GAUGE MODEL RAILROAD 6650 IRBM MISSILE LAUNCH CAR
$56.25

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.

Rare Lionel items recently purchased through this site:

RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME, MINT RARE Lionel O Scale D L W 6429 Work Caboose UNRUN, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6560 CRANE Hard to find Rare TYPE I, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6560 25 OPERATING CRANE CAR BOX ONLY Rare Hagerstown, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6801 FLAT CAR with BOAT and Rare Factory Window Box, LIONEL POSTWAR 6464 175 BLACK LETTERED PRINT ROCK ISLAND BOX CAR SUPER RARE, RARE Old Toy Lionel Model Trains Railroads ART PRINT AD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 1951, LIONEL POSTWAR 2368 BALTIMORE OHIO F 3 ENGINE FACTORY BOX Rare , LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6014 85 BOX CAR BOX ONLYRare and Hard to Find, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6401 FLAT CAR with RARE RARE BOX, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6464 325 BALTIMOREOHIO SENTINEL CAR BOX SUPER RARE , LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6457 CABOOSE with BOX Rare Painted Smoke Stack, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6460 25 CRANE Hard to find Rare with Painted Cab, LIONEL TRAINS RARE ORANGE RED ERIE OPERATING CRANE CAR DLW WORK CABOOSE SET US, Vintage Post War RARE ARMOUR Stock Cattle Car 6656 Livestock Train Car O Scale, RARE LIONEL 6812 40 PACKET COMPLETE, Lionel Post War Trains Unmarked Brown Caboose 6067 6167 SCARCE RARE VGUC, Two RARE Original Lionel No 3656 Ridged Cattle from 1949, Original Box for Lionel 6429 DLW Work Caboose VERY RARE VERY NICE, Lionel RARE Postwar TUSCAN BROWN 6468 Baltimore OHIO Double Door BOXCAR, Lionel RARE 2358 GREAT NORTHERN EP 5 Electric ENGINE EX 2, Lionel rare number 56 MStL switcher Shell ONLY Fa, Lionel 260 Black Plastic Bumpers Rare Variety, RARE EARLY FACTORY USED 3656 YELLOW TOP CORRAL SAMPLE , Lionel 6460 Wrecker rare 8 wheel trucks parts only, LIONEL ZW TRANSFORMER IN EXCELLENT C7 CONDITION WITH RARE LA BOX, Rare Lionel Postwar illuminated Caboose 6357 2457 Over stamped Box, RARE Lionel Postwar Western Auto Train Set Box No X639 EC 1008 with W A Tape, Lionel Postwar No 30 Operating Water Tower O Gauge Rare version Original Box, Rare 1950s Lionel 1872 Lionel General Locomotive Master carton only,

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