Rare Lionel

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LIONEL 1885 WA COACH 1960 UNCLASSIFIED C 6 VERY RARE
LIONEL 1885 WA COACH 1960 UNCLASSIFIED C 6 VERY RARE
$125.00
RARE ORIGINAL BOX  Liner for the Lionel Lines 2671W 12 wheeled TENDER VG +
RARE ORIGINAL BOX Liner for the Lionel Lines 2671W 12 wheeled TENDER VG +
$16.49
lionel postwar 6517 75 erie cabooserare car
lionel postwar 6517 75 erie cabooserare car
$625.00
Lionel 6 30005 W E Disney Railway Train Set VERY RARE
Lionel 6 30005 W E Disney Railway Train Set VERY RARE
$379.99
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
ORIGINAL VERY RARE LIONEL GENERAL PROMOTIONAL SET 1113
$250.00
Lionel postwar 2466 tender shell Early version silver lettering Rare
Lionel postwar 2466 tender shell Early version silver lettering Rare
$15.99
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR No 6464 475 O GAUGE BOSTON  MAINE BOX CAR WITH BOX
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR No 6464 475 O GAUGE BOSTON MAINE BOX CAR WITH BOX
$29.99
LIONEL 24002401and 2402 PASSENGER CARS RARE POSTWAR ORIGINAL VERY CLEAN
LIONEL 24002401and 2402 PASSENGER CARS RARE POSTWAR ORIGINAL VERY CLEAN
$249.99
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 POSTWAR VERY RARE BRONCO MODELCRAFT 5 19578 SET BOX ONLY EXCELLENT
LIONEL POSTWAR VERY RARE BRONCO MODELCRAFT 5 19578 SET BOX ONLY EXCELLENT
$175.00
Lionel Prewar Parts  Instruction Sheets Digital Reissue of Rare Book
Lionel Prewar Parts Instruction Sheets Digital Reissue of Rare Book
$18.00
RARE Original Lionel ST 350 Riveting Press and Tools
RARE Original Lionel ST 350 Riveting Press and Tools
$795.00
Vintage Post War Lionel United States Navy Train Set 1633 VERY RARE
Vintage Post War Lionel United States Navy Train Set 1633 VERY RARE
$599.95
LIONEL 6 14180 BALTIMORE AND OHIO TUGBOAT RARE ITEM UNOPENED BOX MINT
LIONEL 6 14180 BALTIMORE AND OHIO TUGBOAT RARE ITEM UNOPENED BOX MINT
$250.00
Lionel 2454 Pennsylvania Orange Door Original Box ONLY 1946RARE 75
Lionel 2454 Pennsylvania Orange Door Original Box ONLY 1946RARE 75
$75.00
1970 Lionel RARE Glen Uhl 6464 500 Timken Boxcar NEW OB 1 of 516 produced
1970 Lionel RARE Glen Uhl 6464 500 Timken Boxcar NEW OB 1 of 516 produced
$475.00
Lionel O Gauge Walter E Disney Limited Electric Train Set mint in box Rare
Lionel O Gauge Walter E Disney Limited Electric Train Set mint in box Rare
$800.00
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
$389.00
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
$2,850.00
Lionel Very Rare Jones  Laughlin Steel JL Slag Train Set 6 31733 Nice C 8+
Lionel Very Rare Jones Laughlin Steel JL Slag Train Set 6 31733 Nice C 8+
$497.20
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.33
FANTASTIC RARE AUBURN LIONEL MARX ARMY TRAIN PLAY SET w BOX For Christmas
FANTASTIC RARE AUBURN LIONEL MARX ARMY TRAIN PLAY SET w BOX For Christmas
$195.00
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX  LINER Postwar 3635 Operating CATTLE CAR SET
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER Postwar 3635 Operating CATTLE CAR SET
$14.00
Lionel Rare Irvington Tinplate Factory Layout Accessory  6 32905  New C 9
Lionel Rare Irvington Tinplate Factory Layout Accessory 6 32905 New C 9
$435.60
2124  LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL
2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL
$650.00
Lionel O Gauge 6417 Type II Pennsylvania Caboose LNOB Rare
Lionel O Gauge 6417 Type II Pennsylvania Caboose LNOB Rare
$350.00
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 2129WS FREIGHT SET 726 BERKSHIRE
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 2129WS FREIGHT SET 726 BERKSHIRE
$785.00
LIONEL No 209 NEW HAVEN ALCO DIESEL SHELL ONLY RARE COLORS
LIONEL No 209 NEW HAVEN ALCO DIESEL SHELL ONLY RARE COLORS
$60.00
LIONEL BOXED RARE 6464 500 BUTTERCUP VARIATION BOX CAR
LIONEL BOXED RARE 6464 500 BUTTERCUP VARIATION BOX CAR
$22.72
LIONEL TRAINS RARE SET 1062 WITH TENDER TESTED AND WORKING SEE VIDEO
LIONEL TRAINS RARE SET 1062 WITH TENDER TESTED AND WORKING SEE VIDEO
$161.00
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE
$99.50
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
$449.95
LIONEL POSTWAR 6502 BRIDGE GIRDER TRANSPORT CAR w RARE UNLETTERED RED FLAT CAR
LIONEL POSTWAR 6502 BRIDGE GIRDER TRANSPORT CAR w RARE UNLETTERED RED FLAT CAR
$599.99
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
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
COLLECTION OF 8 LIONEL AQUARIUM CARS RARE O SCALE VERY CLEAN
$299.95
Rare Postwar Lionel 419 Operating Heliport Accessory Complete Boxed Beautiful
Rare Postwar Lionel 419 Operating Heliport Accessory Complete Boxed Beautiful
$750.00
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX for the Postwar 3635 Operating CATTLE CAR
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX for the Postwar 3635 Operating CATTLE CAR
$14.00
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE PAINTED 6315 LIONEL LINES TANK CAR C 8 LN WITH ORIGINAL BOX
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE PAINTED 6315 LIONEL LINES TANK CAR C 8 LN WITH ORIGINAL BOX
$485.00
Rare Lionel O Gauge Rubber Silent Track Roadbed Black Lot 47 3Wide
Rare Lionel O Gauge Rubber Silent Track Roadbed Black Lot 47 3Wide
$125.00
LIONEL PREWAR 912 ILLUMINATED SUBURBAN HOME EXC WITH INCREDIBLY RARE ORIG BOX
LIONEL PREWAR 912 ILLUMINATED SUBURBAN HOME EXC WITH INCREDIBLY RARE ORIG BOX
$975.00
Rare Lionel Trains Plasticville 6 2792 Whistle Stop Set With Banner Box 1970 71
Rare Lionel Trains Plasticville 6 2792 Whistle Stop Set With Banner Box 1970 71
$125.00
LIONEL TRAIN VERY RARE 7024 A UNIT CNW ONE OF A KIND ONLY ONE MADE
LIONEL TRAIN VERY RARE 7024 A UNIT CNW ONE OF A KIND ONLY ONE MADE
$699.99
LIONEL RARE 6 27429 UNION PACIFIC HERITAGE KATY PS 2 HOPPER
LIONEL RARE 6 27429 UNION PACIFIC HERITAGE KATY PS 2 HOPPER
$111.95
LIONEL POST WAR RARE SET 1590 WITH 249 STEAM LOCO  FREIGHTS EX IN BOXES
LIONEL POST WAR RARE SET 1590 WITH 249 STEAM LOCO FREIGHTS EX IN BOXES
$289.95
RARE RETIRED LIONEL RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS TRAIN IN BOX LIKE NEW NEVER USED
RARE RETIRED LIONEL RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS TRAIN IN BOX LIKE NEW NEVER USED
$425.00
Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS
Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS
$365.00
Lionel Rare Burlington Pioneer Zephyr Passenger Train Set TMCC 6 51008 New C 9+
Lionel Rare Burlington Pioneer Zephyr Passenger Train Set TMCC 6 51008 New C 9+
$866.80
LIONEL 6 52069 RARE SIGNED CARAIL TRACTOR TRAILER IN BOX
LIONEL 6 52069 RARE SIGNED CARAIL TRACTOR TRAILER IN BOX
$35.00
LIONEL SNAP ON RACING TRAIN SET  6 31922 IS MINT NEW IN THE BOX RARE
LIONEL SNAP ON RACING TRAIN SET 6 31922 IS MINT NEW IN THE BOX RARE
$340.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 6519 RARE DULL ORANGE ALLIS CHALMERS CONDENSER CAR EXCELLENT
LIONEL POSTWAR 6519 RARE DULL ORANGE ALLIS CHALMERS CONDENSER CAR EXCELLENT
$150.00
PREWAR Lionel RARE  436 POWER STATION
PREWAR Lionel RARE 436 POWER STATION
$164.95
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
$560.00
Lionel Sandy Andy Automatic Gravel Loader 2175 NEW RARE
Lionel Sandy Andy Automatic Gravel Loader 2175 NEW RARE
$50.00
Lionel POSTWAR 6250 SEABOARD NW 2 ENGINE C 7ISH + Runs EX + Rare RUBBER STAMP
Lionel POSTWAR 6250 SEABOARD NW 2 ENGINE C 7ISH + Runs EX + Rare RUBBER STAMP
$249.95
Rare Lionel 6 21790 Canadian National TankTrain Set Dash 9 44CW 2528 LN OB
Rare Lionel 6 21790 Canadian National TankTrain Set Dash 9 44CW 2528 LN OB
$695.00
Lionel Rare PREWAR ORIGINAL PARTS Complete B 6 SWITCHER Diecast SHELL
Lionel Rare PREWAR ORIGINAL PARTS Complete B 6 SWITCHER Diecast SHELL
$82.09
Rare 1961 Lionel Canadian National FA A Unit No 228 Set
Rare 1961 Lionel Canadian National FA A Unit No 228 Set
$400.00
LIONEL PREWAR 49F5974 RARE UNCATALOGUED SEARS PASSENGER SET GOOD IN ORIG BOX
LIONEL PREWAR 49F5974 RARE UNCATALOGUED SEARS PASSENGER SET GOOD IN ORIG BOX
$549.95
Lionel Georgia Power Movable Boom Derrick Car 6 36883 NIB Rare
Lionel Georgia Power Movable Boom Derrick Car 6 36883 NIB Rare
$64.99
Lionel Trains 6 29909 RARE I Love Maryland Box Car I Love Series MIB
Lionel Trains 6 29909 RARE I Love Maryland Box Car I Love Series MIB
$149.99
Ives Pride Lines American Made Rare Black 18k Gold Stained Glass Station
Ives Pride Lines American Made Rare Black 18k Gold Stained Glass Station
$399.95
Lionel Prewar O Gauge 252 with Box Rare TerryCotta
Lionel Prewar O Gauge 252 with Box Rare TerryCotta
$375.00
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
$3,200.00
RARE COMPLETE LIONEL RIDING THE RAILS HOBO TRAIN SET 6 31953 BOX ERIE HUDSON +
RARE COMPLETE LIONEL RIDING THE RAILS HOBO TRAIN SET 6 31953 BOX ERIE HUDSON +
$325.00
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
$299.99
2 Lionel 9e GrayGreen Very Nice Shape Trains See Photos Rare Pair LUCKY DAY
2 Lionel 9e GrayGreen Very Nice Shape Trains See Photos Rare Pair LUCKY DAY
$1,800.00
RARE 1961 Lionel X 653 SET BOX ONLY Mercantile Stores space military set
RARE 1961 Lionel X 653 SET BOX ONLY Mercantile Stores space military set
$395.00
RARE LIONEL MICKEYS CHRISTMAS EXPRESS TRAIN No 6 31946 Outer Set Box Only
RARE LIONEL MICKEYS CHRISTMAS EXPRESS TRAIN No 6 31946 Outer Set Box Only
$15.99
Lionel No 2957 NYC Die Cast Frame  ShellCabooseRARE ANTIQUE 1940 ONLY
Lionel No 2957 NYC Die Cast Frame ShellCabooseRARE ANTIQUE 1940 ONLY
$220.00
Lionel 6 52552 DODX Radioactive Waste Flatcar LOTS 2009 Rare New
Lionel 6 52552 DODX Radioactive Waste Flatcar LOTS 2009 Rare New
$90.00
LIONEL RARE TCA 2002 5 CAR GONDOLA SET MINT OBs Shipping Carton
LIONEL RARE TCA 2002 5 CAR GONDOLA SET MINT OBs Shipping Carton
$325.00
Lionel Lines 6424 AUTO FLATCAR w CARS ORIGINAL Postwar RARE
Lionel Lines 6424 AUTO FLATCAR w CARS ORIGINAL Postwar RARE
$100.00

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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