Rare Lionel

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Very Rare Lionel Pennsylvania No X2454 Box Car Orange Doors 1946 C 5
Very Rare Lionel Pennsylvania No X2454 Box Car Orange Doors 1946 C 5
$329.00
Lionel Train Set Collection Vintage Rare
Lionel Train Set Collection Vintage Rare
$140.00
Greenbergs Guide to Lionel Trains1945 69 Volume V Rare  Unusal EXCELLENT
Greenbergs Guide to Lionel Trains1945 69 Volume V Rare Unusal EXCELLENT
$60.00
Lionel 3482 Operating MILK CAR  RARE Type 2 VARIATION
Lionel 3482 Operating MILK CAR RARE Type 2 VARIATION
$98.95
RARE Lionel Post War 6672 Santa Fe Refrigerator Car 3 lines data Original Box
RARE Lionel Post War 6672 Santa Fe Refrigerator Car 3 lines data Original Box
$76.00
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9665 SEARS SET 2349 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9665 SEARS SET 2349 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE
$2,288.00
LIONEL 221 GREY NYC ENGINE W 221W TENDER RARE ALUMINUM FINISH WHEELS ORIGINAL
LIONEL 221 GREY NYC ENGINE W 221W TENDER RARE ALUMINUM FINISH WHEELS ORIGINAL
$102.50
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE  + MORE
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE + MORE
$99.50
LIONEL 6357 CABOOSE WITH MATCHING COLOR STACK W OVERSTAMPED BOX RARE ORIGINAL
LIONEL 6357 CABOOSE WITH MATCHING COLOR STACK W OVERSTAMPED BOX RARE ORIGINAL
$20.50
SUPER RARE LIONEL 2378 MILWAUKEE ROAD MASTER CARTON
SUPER RARE LIONEL 2378 MILWAUKEE ROAD MASTER CARTON
$1,295.00
LIONEL TRAINS 364 LUMBER LOADER SET W ORIGINAL BOX OPERATING LIGHTED RARE VERSI
LIONEL TRAINS 364 LUMBER LOADER SET W ORIGINAL BOX OPERATING LIGHTED RARE VERSI
$51.00
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
$99.00
VINTAGE O SCALE 1950S LIONEL TRACK MAINTENANCE RAILCAR 6812 6511 2 RARE WORKS
VINTAGE O SCALE 1950S LIONEL TRACK MAINTENANCE RAILCAR 6812 6511 2 RARE WORKS
$29.99
Lionel 6651 Operating USMC Cannon Car  Bullet RARE Postwar
Lionel 6651 Operating USMC Cannon Car Bullet RARE Postwar
$224.99
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9655 SEARS SET 2365 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9655 SEARS SET 2365 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE
$1,288.00
RARE Original Lionel B76 AQUA BASE Number 76 Street Lamps Blisterpack SEALED
RARE Original Lionel B76 AQUA BASE Number 76 Street Lamps Blisterpack SEALED
$27.99
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 6413 MERCURY CAPSULE CAR EXCELLENT SUPER RARE BLUE GREEN
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 6413 MERCURY CAPSULE CAR EXCELLENT SUPER RARE BLUE GREEN
$548.00
Lionel 2368 A B  B  O W 1 shipping box C 7 Baltimore and Ohio O gauge Rare
Lionel 2368 A B B O W 1 shipping box C 7 Baltimore and Ohio O gauge Rare
$1,775.00
LIONEL TRAINS RARE PENNSYLVANIA STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 1958 POSTWAR 249 WORKS
LIONEL TRAINS RARE PENNSYLVANIA STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 1958 POSTWAR 249 WORKS
$77.00
VERY RARE 2344C LIONEL NEW YORK CENTRAL CENTER DIESEL
VERY RARE 2344C LIONEL NEW YORK CENTRAL CENTER DIESEL
$168.01
SUPER RARE LIONEL 909 SMOKE FLUID DEALER STORE DISPLAY MASTER CARTON
SUPER RARE LIONEL 909 SMOKE FLUID DEALER STORE DISPLAY MASTER CARTON
$1,500.00
RARE LIONEL 2855 TANK CAR
RARE LIONEL 2855 TANK CAR
$275.00
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 DEALER CASE OF TWELVE 919 PARK GRASS MASTER CARTON RARE ORIGINAL
LIONEL DEALER CASE OF TWELVE 919 PARK GRASS MASTER CARTON RARE ORIGINAL
$89.00
KR Lionel Postwar 2465 Sunoco 2 Dome Tank Car OB Rare CENTER DECAL Rare
KR Lionel Postwar 2465 Sunoco 2 Dome Tank Car OB Rare CENTER DECAL Rare
$175.00
RARE ORIGINAL 1962 POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 419 HELIPORT NO RESERVE
RARE ORIGINAL 1962 POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 419 HELIPORT NO RESERVE
$126.50
RARE ALL ORIGINAL 1957 POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 6436 500 GIRLS SET HOPPER EX OR EX+
RARE ALL ORIGINAL 1957 POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 6436 500 GIRLS SET HOPPER EX OR EX+
$68.67
RARE LIONEL BOOK FACTS FOR MAN WHO SELLS LIONEL TRAINS FROM 1949
RARE LIONEL BOOK FACTS FOR MAN WHO SELLS LIONEL TRAINS FROM 1949
$195.00
LIONEL TRAINS RARE 175 ROCKET CONTROLLER FOR LAUNCHER POSTWAR ORIGINAL 1958 USA
LIONEL TRAINS RARE 175 ROCKET CONTROLLER FOR LAUNCHER POSTWAR ORIGINAL 1958 USA
$7.00
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
$495.00
RARE Post War 6050 Lionel Savings Bank Boxcar Variation with scarce body mold
RARE Post War 6050 Lionel Savings Bank Boxcar Variation with scarce body mold
$19.00
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23  203M 60 Eccentrics Set
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23 203M 60 Eccentrics Set
$29.95
RARE LIONEL KOREAN WAR COMPASS WITH CASE USED BY US ARMY 2 1952
RARE LIONEL KOREAN WAR COMPASS WITH CASE USED BY US ARMY 2 1952
$59.95
LIONEL RARE DEALER CARTON ON 100 TRACK CLIPS
LIONEL RARE DEALER CARTON ON 100 TRACK CLIPS
$75.00
Rare 1946 Original Lionel Factory Tooling Drawing 2454 Baby Ruth Stamping Ex+
Rare 1946 Original Lionel Factory Tooling Drawing 2454 Baby Ruth Stamping Ex+
$11.50
VINTAGE RARE LIONEL 1601 JET MOTORBOAT  LIONEL FLATCAR O SCALE
VINTAGE RARE LIONEL 1601 JET MOTORBOAT LIONEL FLATCAR O SCALE
$55.00
Rare 1960 Lionel D6827 Factory Executive Desk Display 6827 PH Power Shovel Ex
Rare 1960 Lionel D6827 Factory Executive Desk Display 6827 PH Power Shovel Ex
$922.56
Lionel RARE 1947 POSTWAR 6 8 6 TURBINE 2020 STEAM ENGINE +Smokes +Lights + MORE
Lionel RARE 1947 POSTWAR 6 8 6 TURBINE 2020 STEAM ENGINE +Smokes +Lights + MORE
$185.00
RARE Lionel 1957 Postwar 204 Santa Fe Alco A Powered Unit Runs quiet and Strong
RARE Lionel 1957 Postwar 204 Santa Fe Alco A Powered Unit Runs quiet and Strong
$19.95
Rare Uncataloged 19326 Lionel 347 Cannon Range Set from Sears Military Set 9820
Rare Uncataloged 19326 Lionel 347 Cannon Range Set from Sears Military Set 9820
$621.56
LIONEL POSTWAR 6414 RARE YELLOW CHEAPIE AUTO
LIONEL POSTWAR 6414 RARE YELLOW CHEAPIE AUTO
$77.77
Scarce Lionel 45 Standard Gauge O Gauge 45 Gateman Rare Box
Scarce Lionel 45 Standard Gauge O Gauge 45 Gateman Rare Box
$1.00
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 3820 US MARINES Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 3820 US MARINES Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE + MORE
$222.95
LIONEL 681 STEAM TURBINE BOX WITH LINER  RARE BOX
LIONEL 681 STEAM TURBINE BOX WITH LINER RARE BOX
$32.72
Rare Vintage Postwar Lionel 6465 Double Dome Sunoco Tank Car  6045 Tank Car
Rare Vintage Postwar Lionel 6465 Double Dome Sunoco Tank Car 6045 Tank Car
$24.99
RARE 1949 Postwar Lionel Dealer Advance Catalog
RARE 1949 Postwar Lionel Dealer Advance Catalog
$13.50
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
$159.00
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6800 FLAT CAR W AIRPLANE  SUPER RARE PERFORATED BOX
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6800 FLAT CAR W AIRPLANE SUPER RARE PERFORATED BOX
$149.99
LIONEL 6517 BAY WINDOW CABOOSE W BOX RARE DOUBLE UNDERSCORED BUILT 12 55
LIONEL 6517 BAY WINDOW CABOOSE W BOX RARE DOUBLE UNDERSCORED BUILT 12 55
$141.55
Lionel 97 50 Coal Loader Scoop For 97 Coal Elevator RARE MOTTLED VERSION
Lionel 97 50 Coal Loader Scoop For 97 Coal Elevator RARE MOTTLED VERSION
$36.59
LIONEL 3459 RARE LIONEL LINES GREEN DUMP CAR IN ORIGINAL CONDITION
LIONEL 3459 RARE LIONEL LINES GREEN DUMP CAR IN ORIGINAL CONDITION
$9.95
KR Lionel Postwar 6560 Bucyrus Erie w RARE Black Cab OB No Frame Lettering
KR Lionel Postwar 6560 Bucyrus Erie w RARE Black Cab OB No Frame Lettering
$175.00
Rare Lionel Postwar O Gauge Santa Fe Refrigerator Car  6672  Box
Rare Lionel Postwar O Gauge Santa Fe Refrigerator Car 6672 Box
$9.99
Vintage 1955 Lionel Train Set in Boxes RARE Cars HUGE LOT + Extras MUST SEE 675
Vintage 1955 Lionel Train Set in Boxes RARE Cars HUGE LOT + Extras MUST SEE 675
$1,745.50
RARE LIONEL 2341 JERSEY CENTRAL  FM TRAINMASTER LOCO EXCL RUNS GREAT NO RSV
RARE LIONEL 2341 JERSEY CENTRAL FM TRAINMASTER LOCO EXCL RUNS GREAT NO RSV
$785.00
RARE LIONEL Post War TEXAS SPECIAL 2245 A B 1954  O ga All Original
RARE LIONEL Post War TEXAS SPECIAL 2245 A B 1954 O ga All Original
$310.00
Super Rare 1958 New Haven AA Diesel Units Lionel No 209
Super Rare 1958 New Haven AA Diesel Units Lionel No 209
$123.49
Lionel 44 80 FULL MISSILE ENVELOPE RARE LAST VARIATION NOS ITEM Postwar
Lionel 44 80 FULL MISSILE ENVELOPE RARE LAST VARIATION NOS ITEM Postwar
$27.99
LIONEL 192 OPERATING CONTROL TOWER CARDBOARD INSERT Rare
LIONEL 192 OPERATING CONTROL TOWER CARDBOARD INSERT Rare
$59.99
LIONEL RARE 600 SWITCHER GRAY YELLOW
LIONEL RARE 600 SWITCHER GRAY YELLOW
$195.00
RARE 1953 ONLY Lionel 2355 Western Pacific F3 Powered A unit with B unit
RARE 1953 ONLY Lionel 2355 Western Pacific F3 Powered A unit with B unit
$40.99
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
Odd or Rare Variation of the 1950s Lionel X3464 New York Central Operating Car
Odd or Rare Variation of the 1950s Lionel X3464 New York Central Operating Car
$9.95
Lionel Rare 12 Wheeled Pennsylvania 2671W Silver Lettered Tender
Lionel Rare 12 Wheeled Pennsylvania 2671W Silver Lettered Tender
$72.50
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
$59.00
Lionel 260 Black Bumper vintage 1957 69 for Super 0 RARELQQK
Lionel 260 Black Bumper vintage 1957 69 for Super 0 RARELQQK
$10.00
LIONEL RARE SEALED 1034 75 WATT TRANSFORMER POSTWAR TRAINMASTER
LIONEL RARE SEALED 1034 75 WATT TRANSFORMER POSTWAR TRAINMASTER
$175.00
Lionel train postwar rare caboose rescue unit 6814 first aid
Lionel train postwar rare caboose rescue unit 6814 first aid
$79.99
Lionel Postwar Rare Unlettered unstamped blank black flatcar
Lionel Postwar Rare Unlettered unstamped blank black flatcar
$575.00
LIONEL 622 SWITCHER TYPE I UNIT RARE LARGE GM
LIONEL 622 SWITCHER TYPE I UNIT RARE LARGE GM
$102.50
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN M K T 600 SWITCHER TYPE I GOOD ORIGINAL RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN M K T 600 SWITCHER TYPE I GOOD ORIGINAL RARE
$108.00
RARE 1956 57 Lionel right side 6430 with Rare type 5 Cooper Jarrett trailers
RARE 1956 57 Lionel right side 6430 with Rare type 5 Cooper Jarrett trailers
$11.61

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 RARE DEALER CARTON ON 100 TRACK CLIPS, Rare Lionel 4109WS Electronics Freight Train Set 671R 4671W 4454 4452 DAKOTApaul, Rare Lionel Lehigh Valley 6456 Hopper Car Grey With Maroon Lettering, Lionel Rare 9841 Seagrams Vodka Reefer Looks New OB, Lionel Rare 390C Double Pole Throw Switch Looks New, Rare Lionel Postwar O Gauge No 310 Billboard Set with Box, Lionel 6803 Flatbed With Yellow And Black Plane O Scale Very Rare, Rare Lionel Postwar O Gauge No643 Exploding Ammunition Dump with Box, Lionel 3482 Operating MILK CAR RARE Type 2 VARIATION , LIONEL RARE 6456 LV HOPPER W WHITE LETTERING EXTK, LIONEL VERY SCARCE 5159 TRACK CLEANING BOTTLE W RARE LABELTK, LIONEL TRAINS RARE PENNSYLVANIA STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 1958 POSTWAR 249 WORKS, Lionel 51 NAVY Switcher VG with Excellent Rare Original Box Instructions, LIONEL RARE 600 SWITCHER GRAY YELLOW, LIONEL 622 SWITCHER TYPE I UNIT RARE LARGE GM, TINPLATE COAL USED ON LIONEL TRAIN TRACKS ORIGINAL PRE WAR SCENIC MATARIAL RARE, LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9665 SEARS SET 2349 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE, LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9655 SEARS SET 2365 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE, LIONEL 6376 CIRCUS CAR RARE BODY MOLD VARIATION WITH INTERNAL NIBS VG+ EXC, RARE Lionel 221 Streamlined Locomotive 20th Century Limited Style, LIONEL CABOOSE 6457 RARE, SUPER RARE LIONEL 2378 MILWAUKEE ROAD MASTER CARTON, RARE Old Toy Lionel Model Trains Railroads ART PRINT AD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 1949, PAPER COLLECTORS RARE SERVICE STATION MANUAL ST 300 NUT DRIVER SHEET 10 51, Rare Lionel Lines 6520 Searchlight Car Maroon Generator for parts or Restoration, Lionel 108 BLACK Trestles Set Sealed packet IN OVERSTAMPED 1044 Box 1959 RARE, Lionel Rare 12 Wheeled Pennsylvania 2671W Silver Lettered Tender, Vintage Lionel Train Lot Rare Complete your set in time for Christmas, RARE LIONEL TRAIN 1957 SANTA FE NON POWEREDDummy ENGINE 204 O Gauge, Rare First Production 1949 Lionel 6462 with corner steps and original box EXC,

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