Rare Lionel

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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
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  6519  ALLIS CHALMERS Flatcar RARE
Lionel Postwar 6519 ALLIS CHALMERS Flatcar RARE
$28.51
LIONEL 3520 ROTATING SEARCHLIGHT CAR FACTORY NEW RARE w box
LIONEL 3520 ROTATING SEARCHLIGHT CAR FACTORY NEW RARE w box
$125.00
LIONEL 6475 HEINZ PICKLE VAT CAR RARE NEAR MINT ORIGINAL
LIONEL 6475 HEINZ PICKLE VAT CAR RARE NEAR MINT ORIGINAL
$405.00
1948 Lionel Scout Set 1111 Very Nice Condition See Pics No Transformer Very Rare
1948 Lionel Scout Set 1111 Very Nice Condition See Pics No Transformer Very Rare
$99.00
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
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 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 Postwar 634 Santa Fe NW2 Switcher with RARE Yellow Safety Stripes
Lionel Postwar 634 Santa Fe NW2 Switcher with RARE Yellow Safety Stripes
$89.00
Rare Lionel Older Coal Car 234W Whistle Works
Rare Lionel Older Coal Car 234W Whistle Works
$9.99
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
$395.00
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 19439 rare uncataloged incomplete 1965 set with orginal box
Lionel 19439 rare uncataloged incomplete 1965 set with orginal box
$39.99
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
Rare Postwar Lionel 6457 caboose with Painted Smokestack and illumination
Rare Postwar Lionel 6457 caboose with Painted Smokestack and illumination
$9.95
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
$625.00
Lionel Postwar 3376 RARE GREEN Variation BRONZ ZOO Car
Lionel Postwar 3376 RARE GREEN Variation BRONZ ZOO Car
$37.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
$225.00
ORIGINAL LIONEL 461 13 TRUCK TRANSPORT SET INSTRUCTION RARE NO RESERVE
ORIGINAL LIONEL 461 13 TRUCK TRANSPORT SET INSTRUCTION RARE NO RESERVE
$6.99
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
$995.00
ORIGINAL LIONEL 309 100 YARD SET RARE NO RESERVE
ORIGINAL LIONEL 309 100 YARD SET RARE NO RESERVE
$12.60
LIONEL ZW TRANSFORMER IN EXCELLENT C7 CONDITION WITH RARE LA BOX
LIONEL ZW TRANSFORMER IN EXCELLENT C7 CONDITION WITH RARE LA BOX
$450.00
Vintage Rare Lionel HO Outfit Set No 5705
Vintage Rare Lionel HO Outfit Set No 5705
$149.99
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 6429 Work Caboose
RARE Lionel 6429 Work Caboose
$110.00
ALLIS CHALMERS RARE VERSION2 CAR 6817
ALLIS CHALMERS RARE VERSION2 CAR 6817
$398.00
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6357 CABOOSE in Original Box RARE
Vintage Lionel TRAIN No 6357 CABOOSE in Original Box RARE
$19.99
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
$545.00
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 6803 Flatbed With Yellow And Black Plane O Scale Very Rare
Lionel 6803 Flatbed With Yellow And Black Plane O Scale Very Rare
$99.99
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
1956 LIONEL LINES 80 TON BOX CAB NO 520 original and rare
1956 LIONEL LINES 80 TON BOX CAB NO 520 original and rare
$24.99
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 Trains Postwar Rare No 6417 Grey Lehigh Valley Porthole Caboose Exc Cond
Lionel Trains Postwar Rare No 6417 Grey Lehigh Valley Porthole Caboose Exc Cond
$31.00
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
$495.00
LIONEL 240 STEAMER W TENDER RARE UNBROKEN ORIGINAL
LIONEL 240 STEAMER W TENDER RARE UNBROKEN ORIGINAL
$9.99
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
$399.00
Lionel RARE Postwar 3454 Automatic MERCHANDISE BOXCAR VG + MORE
Lionel RARE Postwar 3454 Automatic MERCHANDISE BOXCAR VG + MORE
$56.99
Vintage 1960s Post War Lionel Santa Fe Train Set 1637W with Original Box RARE
Vintage 1960s Post War Lionel Santa Fe Train Set 1637W with Original Box RARE
$51.00
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
RARE VINTAGE 1952 LIONEL S 2 TURBO PRR 671RR LOCOMOTIVE AND WHISTLE TENDER
RARE VINTAGE 1952 LIONEL S 2 TURBO PRR 671RR LOCOMOTIVE AND WHISTLE TENDER
$40.99
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 POSTWAR 6414 RARE YELLOW CHEAPIE AUTO
LIONEL POSTWAR 6414 RARE YELLOW CHEAPIE AUTO
$127.99
Rare Whole WORKING Lionel Train Set w tracks 1960 Smoke  Headlight Christmas
Rare Whole WORKING Lionel Train Set w tracks 1960 Smoke Headlight Christmas
$1,100.00
LIONEL TRAINS RARE ORANGE RED ERIE OPERATING CRANE CAR DLW WORK CABOOSE SET US
LIONEL TRAINS RARE ORANGE RED ERIE OPERATING CRANE CAR DLW WORK CABOOSE SET US
$10.50
LIONEL VINTAGE HTF 1946 671 WORK TRAIN SET CHECK IT OUT VERY RARE
LIONEL VINTAGE HTF 1946 671 WORK TRAIN SET CHECK IT OUT VERY RARE
$1,499.99
RARE Lionel Chesapeake  Ohio 225 USA Navy toy train set with car loads old
RARE Lionel Chesapeake Ohio 225 USA Navy toy train set with car loads old
$150.00
Vintage MAR 999  TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 999 RARE NO BOX
Vintage MAR 999 TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE 999 RARE NO BOX
$19.99
VINTAGE ANTIQUE LIONEL 21160 LOT OF TRAIN CARS 40 TRACKS LOT SOME RARE RETRO
VINTAGE ANTIQUE LIONEL 21160 LOT OF TRAIN CARS 40 TRACKS LOT SOME RARE RETRO
$20.50
RARE Lionel Post War 6464 475 Box Car with its Original Lionel Box
RARE Lionel Post War 6464 475 Box Car with its Original Lionel Box
$75.00
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
LIONELRARE YELLOW NOSE 2023 UP ALCO EX+LNTK
LIONELRARE YELLOW NOSE 2023 UP ALCO EX+LNTK
$51.00
Lionel RARE Postwar TUSCAN BROWN 6468  Baltimore  OHIO  Double Door  BOXCAR
Lionel RARE Postwar TUSCAN BROWN 6468 Baltimore OHIO Double Door BOXCAR
$324.00
PREWAR VERY RARE 701 30 3RD RAIL PACKET COLLECTORTK
PREWAR VERY RARE 701 30 3RD RAIL PACKET COLLECTORTK
$1.25
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set Collectors Set
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set Collectors Set
$799.00
Lionel trains operating coal loader  397 nos new shape rare look
Lionel trains operating coal loader 397 nos new shape rare look
$50.00
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
Plasticville log cabin fence etc sold as pictured rather rare to find
Plasticville log cabin fence etc sold as pictured rather rare to find
$29.99
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
ORIGINAL 1957 LIONEL GIRLS PASTEL TRAIN SET RARE
ORIGINAL 1957 LIONEL GIRLS PASTEL TRAIN SET RARE
$3,000.00
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
$149.00
lionel Poster 18x 23 1 2 inches feachuring Johnny Cash rare and rather hard to f
lionel Poster 18x 23 1 2 inches feachuring Johnny Cash rare and rather hard to f
$74.99
RESTORED RARE LIONEL NO 2347 SEARS CO GP 7 Cab
RESTORED RARE LIONEL NO 2347 SEARS CO GP 7 Cab
$110.00
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  3428 17 mail bag part new old stock very rare and hard to find last 1
Lionel 3428 17 mail bag part new old stock very rare and hard to find last 1
$14.99
RARE Lionel 6827 PH Power shovel O scale with boxes and both booklets
RARE Lionel 6827 PH Power shovel O scale with boxes and both booklets
$299.00
LIONEL POSTWAR No 2555 O GAUGE SUNOCO TANK CAR WITH ORIGINAL BOX
LIONEL POSTWAR No 2555 O GAUGE SUNOCO TANK CAR WITH ORIGINAL BOX
$2.25
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
$174.95
Rare Undecorated Postwar Lionel O Gauge No6454 Orange Boxcar
Rare Undecorated Postwar Lionel O Gauge No6454 Orange Boxcar
$9.99
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
lionel 629 EMPTY RARE BOX
lionel 629 EMPTY RARE BOX
$74.99

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:

Madison Hardware NY LIONELs 1st Ever APPROVED Dealer 2 Sets Original RARE, LIONEL 6816 100 DOZER IN RARE TIGER STRIPE BOX, rare RED LIONEL 0 Gauge 2460 OPERATING WORK CRANE ERIE BUCYRUS new in BOX, LIONEL 3656 YELLOW CATTLE WALKWAY PLATFORM RARE 1949 VERSION with Cattle, Rare Lionel 6050 Savings Bank Box car with original box, LIONEL 2330 PENNSYLVANIA GG1 RARE MADE 1950 ONLY STRONG MAGNATRACTION NICE, LIONEL VINTAGE HTF 1946 671 WORK TRAIN SET CHECK IT OUT VERY RARE, LIONEL 3459 RARE LIONEL LINES GREEN DUMP CAR IN VG PLUS CONDITION NICE FIND, LIONEL 3562 50 RAREPAINTED VERSION ATSF OPERATING YELLOW BARREL CAR NICE FIND, RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME, RARE LIONEL 6820 FLAT CAR MISSILE TRANSPORT LIONEL MILITARY ALL ORIGINAL NR, RARE LIONEL 6812 40 PACKET COMPLETE, RARE Old Toy Lionel Model Trains Railroads ART PRINT AD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 1951, Rare Lionel Post War 156 Station platform roofs and parts restoration lot 5, lionel 629 EMPTY RARE BOX, LIONEL 3520 ROTATING SEARCHLIGHT CAR FACTORY NEW RARE w box, LIONEL 6456 HOPPER RARE 1954 gloss red w yellow lettering and box, Rare Lionel 3562 25 Red Letter Operating Barrel Car All Original, LIONEL 240 STEAMER W TENDER RARE UNBROKEN ORIGINAL, Rare Undecorated Postwar Lionel O Gauge No6454 Orange Boxcar, Lionel Postwar No 60 Trolley Car Rare Salmon Roof Black Writing Plus Box, LIONEL TRAINS RARE ORIGINAL HAND MICRO HAND SET 465 POSTWAR ERA POSTWAR ERA, VINTAGE LIONEL RARE 3376 BRONX ZOO OPERATING GIRAFFE TRAIN CAR, Lionel 6825 Flatcar for Trestle Arch Bridge Rare but Incomplete Bad Order, LIONEL POSTWAR No 2555 O GAUGE SUNOCO TANK CAR WITH ORIGINAL BOX, RESTORED RARE LIONEL NO 2347 SEARS CO GP 7 Cab, ORIGINAL 1957 LIONEL GIRLS PASTEL TRAIN SET RARE, 1956 LIONEL LINES 80 TON BOX CAB NO 520 original and rare, Vintage Post War RARE ARMOUR Stock Cattle Car 6656 Livestock Train Car O Scale, VINTAGE ANTIQUE LIONEL 21160 LOT OF TRAIN CARS 40 TRACKS LOT SOME RARE RETRO,

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