Rare Lionel

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Lionel RARE  HALLOWEEN GENERAL POSTWAR 1882 4 4 0 ENGINE +1882 TENDER + MORE
Lionel RARE HALLOWEEN GENERAL POSTWAR 1882 4 4 0 ENGINE +1882 TENDER + MORE
$274.95
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
$1,200.00
ORIGINAL VERY RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL 1955 OUTFIT NO 511
ORIGINAL VERY RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL 1955 OUTFIT NO 511
$3,500.00
RARE Lionel 6361 TIMBER TRANSPORT CAR Type III 1968 69
RARE Lionel 6361 TIMBER TRANSPORT CAR Type III 1968 69
$230.00
Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL 2530  REA EXPRESS BAGGAGE  CAR
Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL 2530 REA EXPRESS BAGGAGE CAR
$135.00
LIONEL TRAINS MAERSK MAXI STACK SET 6 21950 RARE NEW IN BOX NEVER OPENED
LIONEL TRAINS MAERSK MAXI STACK SET 6 21950 RARE NEW IN BOX NEVER OPENED
$709.00
LIONEL RARE HOGWARTS EXPRESS 2 CAR ADD ON SET NEW IN BOX
LIONEL RARE HOGWARTS EXPRESS 2 CAR ADD ON SET NEW IN BOX
$189.95
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED
$295.00
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.33
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC EXTENDED VISION CABOOSE LIONEL COMPATIBLE
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC EXTENDED VISION CABOOSE LIONEL COMPATIBLE
$99.95
SPECTACULAR REMAKE OF RARE IVES LIONEL 1694 PASSENGER TRAIN SET By WILLIAMS
SPECTACULAR REMAKE OF RARE IVES LIONEL 1694 PASSENGER TRAIN SET By WILLIAMS
$595.00
Lionel Rare 8630 AMEX General Set
Lionel Rare 8630 AMEX General Set
$233.00
LIONEL RARE 2341 JERSEY CENTRAL CLONE FM LOCO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
LIONEL RARE 2341 JERSEY CENTRAL CLONE FM LOCO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
$225.00
LIONEL WESTERN PACIFIC BOXCAR RARE Only one on EBay RED CAR STEEL UNDERBODY US
LIONEL WESTERN PACIFIC BOXCAR RARE Only one on EBay RED CAR STEEL UNDERBODY US
$24.99
RARE 1960 LIONEL US NAVY AIR SEA LAND SET  1633 WITH SET BOX
RARE 1960 LIONEL US NAVY AIR SEA LAND SET 1633 WITH SET BOX
$1,400.00
PRE WAR LIONEL TRAIN SET ALL ORG CAST 204 ENGINE AND PRESS STEEL CARS RARE LOT
PRE WAR LIONEL TRAIN SET ALL ORG CAST 204 ENGINE AND PRESS STEEL CARS RARE LOT
$95.00
RARE PREWAR AMERICAN FLYER O GAUGE TRAIN SET WITH SET BOX
RARE PREWAR AMERICAN FLYER O GAUGE TRAIN SET WITH SET BOX
$799.00
LIONEL Erie Lackawanna Caboose 16535 Lighted O Gauge C 8 Condition RARE
LIONEL Erie Lackawanna Caboose 16535 Lighted O Gauge C 8 Condition RARE
$35.00
50s Space Age Lionel Military Martian Invader With Rare Army Soldier MIB
50s Space Age Lionel Military Martian Invader With Rare Army Soldier MIB
$19.95
STREAMLINER RARE HIAWATHA ORANGE w SET BOX LIONEL PREWAR TOY TRAIN 5213 JR RUNS
STREAMLINER RARE HIAWATHA ORANGE w SET BOX LIONEL PREWAR TOY TRAIN 5213 JR RUNS
$404.99
Lionel Early 1043 16 SEALED Transformer Late 40s Prod see Pics MINT RARE OB
Lionel Early 1043 16 SEALED Transformer Late 40s Prod see Pics MINT RARE OB
$250.00
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC 50 HIGH CUBE BOX CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE
MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC 50 HIGH CUBE BOX CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE
$88.77
Rare 1998 Lionel 18860 Clear Shell Pratts Hollow Phantom Locomotive LN+
Rare 1998 Lionel 18860 Clear Shell Pratts Hollow Phantom Locomotive LN+
$605.00
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
$2,850.00
RARE LIONEL MINT IN BOX 9704 N  W BOX CAR 9200 SERIES SHELL
RARE LIONEL MINT IN BOX 9704 N W BOX CAR 9200 SERIES SHELL
$165.00
SHARP LIONEL 6520 OPERATING SEARCHLIGHT CAR w Box RARE MAROON GENERATOR
SHARP LIONEL 6520 OPERATING SEARCHLIGHT CAR w Box RARE MAROON GENERATOR
$49.95
Lionel Postwar 6557 Smoking Caboose Body Only Rare NR
Lionel Postwar 6557 Smoking Caboose Body Only Rare NR
$21.49
Lionel PREWAR RARE 87 ILLUMINATED RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNAL
Lionel PREWAR RARE 87 ILLUMINATED RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNAL
$79.95
RARE LIONEL TRAINS LUBRICANT No B925CARDED BLISTER PACK FACTORY SEALEDNOS
RARE LIONEL TRAINS LUBRICANT No B925CARDED BLISTER PACK FACTORY SEALEDNOS
$13.01
Lionel Postwar RARE 1885 W  ARR BLUE  BROWN PULLMAN CAR
Lionel Postwar RARE 1885 W ARR BLUE BROWN PULLMAN CAR
$164.95
Rare Original 1942 Betty Grable Fan Club Photo With Her 1136 Lionel Train Set LN
Rare Original 1942 Betty Grable Fan Club Photo With Her 1136 Lionel Train Set LN
$107.50
VTG LIONEL O POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 97 WORKING COAL ELEVATOR W RARE MARBLE BIN
VTG LIONEL O POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 97 WORKING COAL ELEVATOR W RARE MARBLE BIN
$195.00
Lionel 3854 Operating Merchandise Car from 6 38338 Berkshire Set RARE BK Door
Lionel 3854 Operating Merchandise Car from 6 38338 Berkshire Set RARE BK Door
$135.00
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS  + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS + MORE
$228.50
Lionel RARE 610 Erie Switcher REPLACEMENT CAB w SIDE PANELS Postwar
Lionel RARE 610 Erie Switcher REPLACEMENT CAB w SIDE PANELS Postwar
$77.00
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE HI BC
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE HI BC
$234.95
RARE NEW Lionel 260 Red Bumper OB Original Instructions UNUSED
RARE NEW Lionel 260 Red Bumper OB Original Instructions UNUSED
$25.00
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
$399.95
RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE
RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE
$399.99
Rare Lionel Prewar  260E Gun Metal Gray Engine w 263T Tender OB DAKOTApaul
Rare Lionel Prewar 260E Gun Metal Gray Engine w 263T Tender OB DAKOTApaul
$245.50
Lionel Mickey and Minnie Handcar 6 18433 Disney RARE TRAIN
Lionel Mickey and Minnie Handcar 6 18433 Disney RARE TRAIN
$75.99
EXTREMELY RARE LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 111 50 FATHER  SON TRESTLE SET MINT IN BOX
EXTREMELY RARE LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 111 50 FATHER SON TRESTLE SET MINT IN BOX
$6,999.99
All Original MINT Lionel 6820 Aerial Missle Transport Car w RARE Original Box NR
All Original MINT Lionel 6820 Aerial Missle Transport Car w RARE Original Box NR
$255.00
Rare 1957 SET Lionel 2373 Canadian Pacific F 3 AA Units  2551 2 2552 2554
Rare 1957 SET Lionel 2373 Canadian Pacific F 3 AA Units 2551 2 2552 2554
$995.00
Lionel Postwar 3619  HELICOPTER RECONNAISSANCE BOXCAR RARE
Lionel Postwar 3619 HELICOPTER RECONNAISSANCE BOXCAR RARE
$124.95
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE L BC
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE L BC
$198.95
LIONEL POSTWAR 3366 HORSE CIRCUS CAR Rare  hard to find
LIONEL POSTWAR 3366 HORSE CIRCUS CAR Rare hard to find
$89.99
Lionel RARE 2358 GREAT NORTHERN EP 5  Electric  ENGINE EX
Lionel RARE 2358 GREAT NORTHERN EP 5 Electric ENGINE EX
$650.00
Rare 1954 Postwar Lionel D 310 Dealer Display Sweet Advertising Billboard Ver2
Rare 1954 Postwar Lionel D 310 Dealer Display Sweet Advertising Billboard Ver2
$316.00
Lionel Halloween Haunted House VERY RARE Mint In Box
Lionel Halloween Haunted House VERY RARE Mint In Box
$225.00
Vintage Lionel 6119 DL  W Caboose Built by Lionel Version HTF Rare Variation
Vintage Lionel 6119 DL W Caboose Built by Lionel Version HTF Rare Variation
$25.99
RARE LIONEL K4 PENNSYLVANIA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMPLETE PRR FREIGHT SET 6 31902
RARE LIONEL K4 PENNSYLVANIA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMPLETE PRR FREIGHT SET 6 31902
$395.00
Rare Lionel Trains 6 29925 The Polar Express 2005 Toy Fair Box Car Free ship
Rare Lionel Trains 6 29925 The Polar Express 2005 Toy Fair Box Car Free ship
$139.99
Lionel Train O gauge trainRare vintage Metal Light Tower
Lionel Train O gauge trainRare vintage Metal Light Tower
$18.00
Rare 1997 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 16272 Christmas 9700 Boxcar LN+
Rare 1997 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 16272 Christmas 9700 Boxcar LN+
$2.25
RARE 1967 Lionel 6402 variation with wire side rails and log load
RARE 1967 Lionel 6402 variation with wire side rails and log load
$1,299.00
LIONEL PREWAR BOXED SET 254 Locomotive 6102 612 PASSENGER CARS Olive Rare
LIONEL PREWAR BOXED SET 254 Locomotive 6102 612 PASSENGER CARS Olive Rare
$349.99
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 2528WS GENERAL SET 1959 61 VERY NICE RARE VINTAGE
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 2528WS GENERAL SET 1959 61 VERY NICE RARE VINTAGE
$950.00
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
$1,999.94
Rare 1996 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 19280 Mickeys Wheat Hi Cube Boxcar
Rare 1996 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 19280 Mickeys Wheat Hi Cube Boxcar
$4.25
Lionel 6 30159 RTR Rare Wabash The Blue Bird Passenger Set
Lionel 6 30159 RTR Rare Wabash The Blue Bird Passenger Set
$439.99
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 2340 PENNSYLVANNA GG1 FIVE STRIPE ORIGINAL WOW
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 2340 PENNSYLVANNA GG1 FIVE STRIPE ORIGINAL WOW
$499.99
Lionel Prewar O Gauge Lionel Macys Special Set 1139 257 Cream 610 612 RARE
Lionel Prewar O Gauge Lionel Macys Special Set 1139 257 Cream 610 612 RARE
$102.50
C 5 Good Rare Antique Post War Complete 1958 Lionel Train Set Cat and Boxes
C 5 Good Rare Antique Post War Complete 1958 Lionel Train Set Cat and Boxes
$464.95
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
$11.00
MINT 1959 Lionel Great Locomotive Chase Postwar No Reserve RARE
MINT 1959 Lionel Great Locomotive Chase Postwar No Reserve RARE
$36.00
Lionel Postwar 3510 RED Satellite Car RARE 1962
Lionel Postwar 3510 RED Satellite Car RARE 1962
$59.95
LIONEL RARE 6464 1971  TCA  Walt Disney BOXCAR
LIONEL RARE 6464 1971 TCA Walt Disney BOXCAR
$184.95
Odd Ball Lionel 6414 Cheapie Autos You get Four Cars RARE BLUE
Odd Ball Lionel 6414 Cheapie Autos You get Four Cars RARE BLUE
$59.95
Rare 1996 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 19281 Mickeys Carrots Hi Cube Boxcar
Rare 1996 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 19281 Mickeys Carrots Hi Cube Boxcar
$4.75
Rare 1991 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 16114 Hooker Tank Car LN+
Rare 1991 Factory Promotion Sample Lionel 16114 Hooker Tank Car LN+
$3.25
Lionel Rare Canadian National  CN  Tank Train Set  6 21790  TMCC  Nice C 8
Lionel Rare Canadian National CN Tank Train Set 6 21790 TMCC Nice C 8
$699.60

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:

Odd Ball Lionel 6414 Cheapie Autos You get Four Cars RARE BLUE, LIONEL 6 7803 RARE 6464 009 TRAINS N TRUCKIN BOXCAR sorry no box, Lionel RARE HALLOWEEN GENERAL POSTWAR 1882 4 4 0 ENGINE +1882 TENDER + MORE, RARE Lionel 6361 TIMBER TRANSPORT CAR Type III 1968 69, LIONEL 2570 SET BOX ONLY SCARCE SUPER O Master Carton Rare, 5 LAMP POST 7 1 8 BAKELITE RARE 4 DIE CAST LIONEL 7 3 4 1 PLASTIC 65 PART, Lionel No 184 Prewar Bungalow Mint Rare Condition, RARE LIONEL MINT IN BOX 9704 N W BOX CAR 9200 SERIES SHELL, RARE LIONEL MODEL 6 9177 NORTHERN PACIFIC BAY LIGHTED BAY WINDOW CABOOSE, RARE 958 50 Army Truck found in SEARS 19428 Uncataloged Set in 1965, LIONEL PRE WAR 191 VILLA RARE GRAY ROOF VERSION C6 VG COND ALL ORIGINAL NICE, RARE NEW LIONEL 29949 UNCATALOGUED EMPLOYEE CHRISTMAS CAR 2007 SEALED, RARE LIONEL 6401 Flat Car with REPO Army Tank from Sears Uncatalogued Set, Lionel RARE HTF WHISTLE TENDER 2046W w Raised Number Board VG Condition, Rare 1958 Lionel No 6017 Lionel Lines Semi gloss Tuscan painted Caboose Car, LCCA SET BREAK UP THE GENERAL WA R R LOCOMOTIVE 6 58505 NIB SOLD OUT AND RARE, LCCA SET BREAK UP THE TEXAS WA R R LOCOMOTIVE 6 58506 NIB SOLD OUT AND RARE, LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 6424 AUTO FLAT WITH VERY RARE CREAM AUTO RED AUTO SHARP, LIONEL RARE HOGWARTS EXPRESS 2 CAR ADD ON SET NEW IN BOX, MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC EXTENDED VISION CABOOSE LIONEL COMPATIBLE, MTH RARE HERITAGE WESTERN PACIFIC 50 HIGH CUBE BOX CAR LIONEL COMPATIBLE, LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 6500 BEECHCRAFT BONANZA TRANSPORT CAR FOR PARTS OR RESTORE, Rare Post War Lionel Lines 242T Tender O Scale VERY NICE, Vintage RARE General Electric A C Volts 0 150 Type AO 58 Model 8AO58V CT42, Lionel RARE 75th Anniversary Toy Fair Boxcar 6 9762 in C 9 Brand New Condition, LIONEL P W UCS REMOTE CONTROL TRACK SECTION W VERY RARE DARK BROWN CONTROLER, LIONEL TRAINS 19957 AMBASSADOR CABOOSE VERY RARE UNCAT CAR NIOB SHARP, Rare LIONEL NEW YORK CENTRAL 200495 Millennium Edition 99 2000 Box Car Caboose, LIONEL 2207W POST WAR RARE SET IN BOXES W SET BOX, Lionel 3666 8 Cannon Shells Original Rare,