Rare Lionel

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GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
$49.95
Lionel Train Helicopter Launching Car 3419 w RARE Dual Blade
Lionel Train Helicopter Launching Car 3419 w RARE Dual Blade
$15.00
Rare Lionel 675 Engine Train
Rare Lionel 675 Engine Train
$69.00
VINTAGE LIONEL 395 FLOODLIGHT TOWER W BOX INSERTS INSTRUCTIONS RARE YELLOW
VINTAGE LIONEL 395 FLOODLIGHT TOWER W BOX INSERTS INSTRUCTIONS RARE YELLOW
$55.00
RARE Lionel 192 Control Tower nice original condition boxed
RARE Lionel 192 Control Tower nice original condition boxed
$350.00
VINTAGE LIONEL 460 PIGGYBACK LOADER OPERATING PLATFORM RARE RUBBER STAMPED TRUCK
VINTAGE LIONEL 460 PIGGYBACK LOADER OPERATING PLATFORM RARE RUBBER STAMPED TRUCK
$9.95
LIONEL ONE RARE 119 ORIGINAL POSTWAR TUNNEL HARD TO FIND RARE
LIONEL ONE RARE 119 ORIGINAL POSTWAR TUNNEL HARD TO FIND RARE
$224.99
LIONEL RARE 165 83 STEEL BLANKS
LIONEL RARE 165 83 STEEL BLANKS
$120.00
RARE Feather Placement Variation Lionel 6464 100 Orange W Blue Feather Postwar
RARE Feather Placement Variation Lionel 6464 100 Orange W Blue Feather Postwar
$695.00
RARE Variation 1955 Lionel 2243 F3 with raised cab steps  painted orange shell
RARE Variation 1955 Lionel 2243 F3 with raised cab steps painted orange shell
$41.00
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE GREEN 394 ROTATING BEACON TOWER W INSTRUCTIONS
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE GREEN 394 ROTATING BEACON TOWER W INSTRUCTIONS
$115.00
Greenberg Guide Lionel Trains 1945 1969 Rare  Unusual
Greenberg Guide Lionel Trains 1945 1969 Rare Unusual
$9.99
LIONEL TRAINS RARE 1958 STEAM ENGINE TENDER ORIGINAL BOXES MODEL 249 POSTWAR
LIONEL TRAINS RARE 1958 STEAM ENGINE TENDER ORIGINAL BOXES MODEL 249 POSTWAR
$16.50
Lionel POSTWAR BOXED 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR BOXED 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE
$349.50
Rare Lionel No 2814 Rubber Stamped Refrigerator Car Box Couplers DAKOTApaul
Rare Lionel No 2814 Rubber Stamped Refrigerator Car Box Couplers DAKOTApaul
$204.49
LIONEL RARE 626 BO 44 TON SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE FREIGHT SET ORIGINAL
LIONEL RARE 626 BO 44 TON SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE FREIGHT SET ORIGINAL
$395.00
LIONEL SHIPPING CARTON FOR 2360 GG 1 LOCOMOTIVE EXTREMELY RARE BOX VERY NICE
LIONEL SHIPPING CARTON FOR 2360 GG 1 LOCOMOTIVE EXTREMELY RARE BOX VERY NICE
$67.99
Lionel Postwar  6544   Missile Firing  Flatcar RARE
Lionel Postwar 6544 Missile Firing Flatcar RARE
$110.00
Lionel Box ONLY for 2561 Santa Fe Observation Car from 1959 61 ORIGINAL
Lionel Box ONLY for 2561 Santa Fe Observation Car from 1959 61 ORIGINAL
$11.50
Lionel No 3854 Operating Automatic MerchandiseCar Rare Type II
Lionel No 3854 Operating Automatic MerchandiseCar Rare Type II
$340.00
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 only made1958 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 only made1958 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE
$46.00
Lionel 3482 Operating MILK CAR  RARE Type 2 VARIATION
Lionel 3482 Operating MILK CAR RARE Type 2 VARIATION
$97.95
Rare 5 Foot 4 inch LIONEL TRAINS Neon Clock Sign with Neon Wings
Rare 5 Foot 4 inch LIONEL TRAINS Neon Clock Sign with Neon Wings
$127.51
1966 TYPE B LIONEL TRAINS CONSUMER CATALOG RARE EX
1966 TYPE B LIONEL TRAINS CONSUMER CATALOG RARE EX
$19.95
Vintage Lionel Notice Paper when Lionel moved its Service Department Rare
Vintage Lionel Notice Paper when Lionel moved its Service Department Rare
$5.00
LIONEL2456 LEHIGH VALLEY HOPPER 1948 VERY RARE FACTORY ERROR BLANK SIDE
LIONEL2456 LEHIGH VALLEY HOPPER 1948 VERY RARE FACTORY ERROR BLANK SIDE
$199.00
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
$149.00
Boxed Lionel 6250 switcher with rare short box all originalAAAA++++
Boxed Lionel 6250 switcher with rare short box all originalAAAA++++
$150.00
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
$99.00
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL BOX 2046 Big 4 6 4 HUDSON STEAM ENGINE EX + RARE LINER
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL BOX 2046 Big 4 6 4 HUDSON STEAM ENGINE EX + RARE LINER
$19.00
LIONEL TRAINS ENGINESRAILROAD CARSTRANSFORMERSTRACKSBUILDINGSVINTAGERARE
LIONEL TRAINS ENGINESRAILROAD CARSTRANSFORMERSTRACKSBUILDINGSVINTAGERARE
$1,950.00
RARE Lionel Airport No 49 and Airplane No 55 w Original Boxes NO RESERVE
RARE Lionel Airport No 49 and Airplane No 55 w Original Boxes NO RESERVE
$202.50
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
LIONEL TRAINS PENNSYLVANIA RARE ORANGE STRIPE STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 1958 P WAR
LIONEL TRAINS PENNSYLVANIA RARE ORANGE STRIPE STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 1958 P WAR
$60.00
Lionel 685 Hudson Steam Locomotive and Tender Excellent Rare
Lionel 685 Hudson Steam Locomotive and Tender Excellent Rare
$395.00
LIONEL 623 AT  S F SWITCHER NW 2 RARE EXCELLENT + CONDITION
LIONEL 623 AT S F SWITCHER NW 2 RARE EXCELLENT + CONDITION
$200.00
Lionel RARE Postwar 6824 US MARINES RESCUE CABOOSE EX+  100 complete
Lionel RARE Postwar 6824 US MARINES RESCUE CABOOSE EX+ 100 complete
$224.95
RARE Lionel 6464 825 Alaska 6464 Boxcar no box
RARE Lionel 6464 825 Alaska 6464 Boxcar no box
$249.95
RARE Lionel 6812 Track Maintenance Flat Car w Operating Platform LNIB
RARE Lionel 6812 Track Maintenance Flat Car w Operating Platform LNIB
$49.99
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 6436 LEHIGH VALLEY GIRLS TRAIN HOPPER RARE NO SPREADER BAR ORIGINAL
LIONEL 6436 LEHIGH VALLEY GIRLS TRAIN HOPPER RARE NO SPREADER BAR ORIGINAL
$78.00
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23  203M 60 Eccentrics Set
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23 203M 60 Eccentrics Set
$29.95
LIONEL X2454 PRR BOXCAR ORANGE DOORS RARE POSTWAR O GAUGE X9748
LIONEL X2454 PRR BOXCAR ORANGE DOORS RARE POSTWAR O GAUGE X9748
$199.99
4 Lionel 160 Dump Bin 3 Bakelite 1 Plastic 1 Rare Multi Color
4 Lionel 160 Dump Bin 3 Bakelite 1 Plastic 1 Rare Multi Color
$18.00
LIONEL X6454 BABY RUTH BOXCAR DK ORANGE RARE POSTWAR O GAUGE X9747
LIONEL X6454 BABY RUTH BOXCAR DK ORANGE RARE POSTWAR O GAUGE X9747
$149.99
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 3470 ARIEL TARGET LAUNCHING CAR EXCELLENT RARE LIGHT BLUE
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 3470 ARIEL TARGET LAUNCHING CAR EXCELLENT RARE LIGHT BLUE
$403.20
LIONEL 3309 OLIVE DRAB TURBO MISSILE LAUNCHER RARE ORIGINAL
LIONEL 3309 OLIVE DRAB TURBO MISSILE LAUNCHER RARE ORIGINAL
$178.19
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 6820 MILITARY FLATCAR w Lionel  ATTACK  Helicopter
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 6820 MILITARY FLATCAR w Lionel ATTACK Helicopter
$26.00
Rare LIONEL 6017 Boston and Maine Caboose Light Blue
Rare LIONEL 6017 Boston and Maine Caboose Light Blue
$21.99
Vintage Lionel 395 Floodlight Tower Rare Green
Vintage Lionel 395 Floodlight Tower Rare Green
$49.99
RARE 1958 Postwar Lionel 6464 825 Postwar Alaska Blue Boxcar
RARE 1958 Postwar Lionel 6464 825 Postwar Alaska Blue Boxcar
$79.99
LIONEL RARE 2046W ON SIDE LIONEL LINES TENDER C 7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS SERVICED
LIONEL RARE 2046W ON SIDE LIONEL LINES TENDER C 7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS SERVICED
$99.00
Lionel No 375 Motorized Turntable OLD RARE COLLECTIBLE
Lionel No 375 Motorized Turntable OLD RARE COLLECTIBLE
$180.00
LIONEL POST WAR 2242 Rare NEW HAVEN F 3 AB DIESEL Engine NH
LIONEL POST WAR 2242 Rare NEW HAVEN F 3 AB DIESEL Engine NH
$695.00
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F 3s BOXED RARE MASTER CARTON
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F 3s BOXED RARE MASTER CARTON
$2,600.50
LIONEL POSTWAR 3376 BRONX ZOO GIRAFFE CAR RARE FACTORY ERROR NO LETTERS
LIONEL POSTWAR 3376 BRONX ZOO GIRAFFE CAR RARE FACTORY ERROR NO LETTERS
$160.99
Lionel train set 249 with rare PatrolTrucK and Canasters
Lionel train set 249 with rare PatrolTrucK and Canasters
$10.50
1940s Lionel Train 2026 Steam Engine 2 6 2 wheel  RARE Lionel Train Tender
1940s Lionel Train 2026 Steam Engine 2 6 2 wheel RARE Lionel Train Tender
$85.00
Lionel 6465 60 Gulf 2 Dome Tank Car Ex RARE
Lionel 6465 60 Gulf 2 Dome Tank Car Ex RARE
$25.00
LIONEL RARE 622 AT+SF SWITCHER C 7 EX PLUS 622 ON FRONT SERVICED READY TO ROLL
LIONEL RARE 622 AT+SF SWITCHER C 7 EX PLUS 622 ON FRONT SERVICED READY TO ROLL
$299.00
RARE 1950 LIONEL 1464W BOXED PASSENGER SET WITH ORIGINAL INDIVIDUAL BOXES
RARE 1950 LIONEL 1464W BOXED PASSENGER SET WITH ORIGINAL INDIVIDUAL BOXES
$469.99
RARE VARIATION 1959 LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 6670 BOOM CRANE CAR TYPE 2 LN NICE
RARE VARIATION 1959 LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 6670 BOOM CRANE CAR TYPE 2 LN NICE
$34.00
RARE VINTAGE LIONEL 59 US AIR FORCE MINUTEMAN MOTORIZED UNIT
RARE VINTAGE LIONEL 59 US AIR FORCE MINUTEMAN MOTORIZED UNIT
$649.99
LIONEL POST WAR RARE 665 STEAMER ORIGINAL BOX ONLY SEE PICTURES UNGRADED
LIONEL POST WAR RARE 665 STEAMER ORIGINAL BOX ONLY SEE PICTURES UNGRADED
$39.99
LIONEL    NEW MINT IN BOX MADISON  BAGGAGE CAR 19011 RARE
LIONEL NEW MINT IN BOX MADISON BAGGAGE CAR 19011 RARE
$399.99
Rare Lionel 6357 SP Caboose Type IPainted Tile RedLightedExc in Box
Rare Lionel 6357 SP Caboose Type IPainted Tile RedLightedExc in Box
$35.00
LIONEL 228 CANADIAN NATIONAL A UNIT ALCO UNC 60 61 MINT FACTORY SEALED VAR RARE
LIONEL 228 CANADIAN NATIONAL A UNIT ALCO UNC 60 61 MINT FACTORY SEALED VAR RARE
$500.00
RARE LIONEL 6650 MISSILE LAUNCHING CAR WITH NUMBER RIGHT OF LIONEL
RARE LIONEL 6650 MISSILE LAUNCHING CAR WITH NUMBER RIGHT OF LIONEL
$154.01
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
$88.20
PAPER COLLECTORS RARE SERVICE STATION MANUAL ST 300 NUT DRIVER SHEET 10 51
PAPER COLLECTORS RARE SERVICE STATION MANUAL ST 300 NUT DRIVER SHEET 10 51
$6.99
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9665 SEARS SET 2349 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR TRAIN 9665 SEARS SET 2349 GP9 ORIGINAL W BOXSPAPERWORK RARE
$2,059.20

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 2368 A B B O W 1 shipping box C 7 Baltimore and Ohio O gauge Rare, 1966 TYPE B LIONEL TRAINS CONSUMER CATALOG RARE EX, 1950s RARE Big lot of tin Lionel model train set locomotives cars and tracks O, RARE Lionel 3429 USMC HELICOPTER CAR with Helicopter, GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE, Lionel Train RARE 5459 ELECTRONIC SET COAL DUMP CAR FROM 1946 49, Lionel 311 ST wheel gear puller rare original tool great Christmas gift, LIONEL RARE BOXED VARIATION 275 WATT ZW R TRAINMASTER TRANS, Madison Hardware NY LIONELs 1st Ever APPROVED Dealer 2 Sets Original RARE, RARE LIONEL SET 1590 only made1958 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE, LIONEL 2018 ORIGINIAL BOYS BLUE TENDER 6026W 1957 58 EX+ VERY RARE, Lionel 6014 Wix Filters Boxcar Plug door ALL ORIGINAL Uncatalogued Rare, LIONEL FLAT CAR NO 9157 CO PLUS CAR RARE TO HAVE THE CAR, Lionel 6651 Operating USMC Cannon Car Bullet RARE Postwar, RARE Lionel 192 Control Tower nice original condition boxed, LIONEL POSTWAR RARE GREEN 394 ROTATING BEACON TOWER W INSTRUCTIONS, Vintage Lionel 395 Floodlight Tower Rare Green, Rare Lionel Lehigh Valley 6456 Hopper Car Grey With Maroon Lettering, VERY RARE LEMAX COMPLETE Classic Car Set in great condition, LIONEL 6414 EVANS AUTO LOADER W RARE RED CARS GRAY BUMPERS AND ORIGINAL BOX, One Rare 1948 26 Lionel Bumper in Gray Grey and Two 260 Lionel Bumpers in Red, RARE Lionel Trains 19714 Green New York Central Search Light Caboose, RARE LIONEL TRAIN COLLECTION 1950s POSTWAR W BOXES INSTRUCTIONS C 6, RARE VARIATION 1959 LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 6670 BOOM CRANE CAR TYPE 2 LN NICE, RARE Lionel Trains CO 3322 Chessie System Extended Vision Smoking Caboose, RARE 1950 LIONEL 1464W BOXED PASSENGER SET WITH ORIGINAL INDIVIDUAL BOXES, Lionel POSTWAR BOXED 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE , LIONEL ONE RARE 119 ORIGINAL POSTWAR TUNNEL HARD TO FIND RARE, RARE VINTAGE LIONEL RRGUIDETOY RAILROADTRAIN POSTERSIGNALSLINGOSCALE1947, RARE Feather Placement Variation Lionel 6464 100 Orange W Blue Feather Postwar,

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