Rare Lionel

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Lionel 736 Berkshire Locomotive 2 8 4  2671WX Whistle Tender RARE C 6 No OB
Lionel 736 Berkshire Locomotive 2 8 4 2671WX Whistle Tender RARE C 6 No OB
$154.49
Very Rare American Train Signal All Metal Works 18 Tall
Very Rare American Train Signal All Metal Works 18 Tall
$99.99
Rare Original 1960 Lionel Layout Contest Prize Shareholder Stock Certificate Ex+
Rare Original 1960 Lionel Layout Contest Prize Shareholder Stock Certificate Ex+
$100.00
Lionel Early PW 221 STREAMLINED ENGINE RARE VERSION
Lionel Early PW 221 STREAMLINED ENGINE RARE VERSION
$199.99
LIONEL 6462 125 RED NYC GONDOLA w RARE BOX  CAR EXC C 7
LIONEL 6462 125 RED NYC GONDOLA w RARE BOX CAR EXC C 7
$13.54
LIONEL SET 2259W RARE PAINTED NOSE 2350 NEW HAVEN LOCOMOTIVE AND CARS
LIONEL SET 2259W RARE PAINTED NOSE 2350 NEW HAVEN LOCOMOTIVE AND CARS
$875.00
Rare 1595 Lionel Military Set Instruction Sheet
Rare 1595 Lionel Military Set Instruction Sheet
$750.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
$49.00
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX 2383 Santa Fe F 3 ENGINE
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX 2383 Santa Fe F 3 ENGINE
$16.00
Rare Lionel 2378 AB Milwaukee Road F3s Yellow Roof Stripe Nice
Rare Lionel 2378 AB Milwaukee Road F3s Yellow Roof Stripe Nice
$825.00
RARE Lionel Set X 625 910 Atomic Submarine Base Navy Yard 228P Canadian Alco Box
RARE Lionel Set X 625 910 Atomic Submarine Base Navy Yard 228P Canadian Alco Box
$899.99
RARE VINTAGE LIONEL O OPERATING WORK CRANE NO 6560 25 ORIGINAL BOX
RARE VINTAGE LIONEL O OPERATING WORK CRANE NO 6560 25 ORIGINAL BOX
$39.99
Rare 3665 shell  frame with small hole near the E for light blue roof car
Rare 3665 shell frame with small hole near the E for light blue roof car
$65.00
LIONEL RARE 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE WITH BOX AND SMOKE FLUID MINT NEW MTH
LIONEL RARE 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE WITH BOX AND SMOKE FLUID MINT NEW MTH
$352.00
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
$299.99
LIONEL RARE 6447 PRR PENNSYLVANIA N5c CABOOSE WITH BOX MINT NEW MTH
LIONEL RARE 6447 PRR PENNSYLVANIA N5c CABOOSE WITH BOX MINT NEW MTH
$560.00
O LIONEL BELL RINGING SWITCHER STEAM ENGINE 1656 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
O LIONEL BELL RINGING SWITCHER STEAM ENGINE 1656 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
$425.00
Rare Set 3 Lionel Heavyweight Cars 2625 Irvington Manhattan Madison DAKOTApaul
Rare Set 3 Lionel Heavyweight Cars 2625 Irvington Manhattan Madison DAKOTApaul
$676.66
1963 LIONEL 6050 110 SWIFTS PREMIUM SAVINGS BANK CAR RARE RED WITH BOX
1963 LIONEL 6050 110 SWIFTS PREMIUM SAVINGS BANK CAR RARE RED WITH BOX
$175.00
LIONEL 160 RARE MARBELIZED DUMP BIN EXCELLENT
LIONEL 160 RARE MARBELIZED DUMP BIN EXCELLENT
$4.95
PW LIONEL 221 Grey NYC Dreyfuss 2 6 4 Diecast Steam Engine w 221W Tender RARE
PW LIONEL 221 Grey NYC Dreyfuss 2 6 4 Diecast Steam Engine w 221W Tender RARE
$199.97
LIONEL 675 RARE LOCO ORIGINAL PATINA C 8 NO TOUCH UPS BEAUTIFUL COND WOW
LIONEL 675 RARE LOCO ORIGINAL PATINA C 8 NO TOUCH UPS BEAUTIFUL COND WOW
$169.99
LIONEL 3456 OPERATING HOPPER CAR WITH RARE SEPARATE SALE BOX MINT UNUSED MORE
LIONEL 3456 OPERATING HOPPER CAR WITH RARE SEPARATE SALE BOX MINT UNUSED MORE
$99.95
RARE RAIL STOP VERSION LIONEL 6424 AUTOMOBILE FLAT CAR WITH ORIGINAL CARS EX
RARE RAIL STOP VERSION LIONEL 6424 AUTOMOBILE FLAT CAR WITH ORIGINAL CARS EX
$61.00
RARE Lionel 3656 9 Cattle RARE early base design
RARE Lionel 3656 9 Cattle RARE early base design
$325.00
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3562 25 OPERATING BARREL CAR w RED LETTERS BOX Rare
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3562 25 OPERATING BARREL CAR w RED LETTERS BOX Rare
$379.99
Rare Lionel Set from 1963 11375 The Cargomaster
Rare Lionel Set from 1963 11375 The Cargomaster
$200.00
RARE VINTAGE 1951 ROMANCE of MODEL RAILROADING with LIONEL TRAINS BOOKLET
RARE VINTAGE 1951 ROMANCE of MODEL RAILROADING with LIONEL TRAINS BOOKLET
$12.99
LIONEL ACCESSORIES POST WAR NUMBER 364C CONTROL SWITCH WITH WERY RARE RED CONTRO
LIONEL ACCESSORIES POST WAR NUMBER 364C CONTROL SWITCH WITH WERY RARE RED CONTRO
$12.00
Lionel 3666 8 Cannon Shells Original Rare
Lionel 3666 8 Cannon Shells Original Rare
$49.95
Lionel RARE Postwar ORIGINAL BOX only 6462 100 GLOSSY RED NY Central Gondola
Lionel RARE Postwar ORIGINAL BOX only 6462 100 GLOSSY RED NY Central Gondola
$14.00
Vintage LIONEL PostWar 6517 UNDERSCORED Lighted Bay Window Caboose w Box RARE
Vintage LIONEL PostWar 6517 UNDERSCORED Lighted Bay Window Caboose w Box RARE
$159.97
Rare Lionel Lines 6017 50 blue USMarine Corps SP type Caboose from 1958 only
Rare Lionel Lines 6017 50 blue USMarine Corps SP type Caboose from 1958 only
$39.99
Vintage Lionel O Gauge No3462P Milk Car Platform Rare Accessory
Vintage Lionel O Gauge No3462P Milk Car Platform Rare Accessory
$19.99
K Line Tuscan GG 1 RARE with TMCC and FREE Passenger Set K2780 4912
K Line Tuscan GG 1 RARE with TMCC and FREE Passenger Set K2780 4912
$179.00
LIONEL TIMBER TRANSPORT LOG CAR 6361 VERY GOOD NO RUST RARE CAR
LIONEL TIMBER TRANSPORT LOG CAR 6361 VERY GOOD NO RUST RARE CAR
$49.00
LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY TANK FROM SEARS 19326 9820 UNCATALOGED SET RARE
LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY TANK FROM SEARS 19326 9820 UNCATALOGED SET RARE
$61.01
Lionel 6044 AIR EX Boxcars Set of 3 Teal Dark Blue Purple  Medium Blue RARE
Lionel 6044 AIR EX Boxcars Set of 3 Teal Dark Blue Purple Medium Blue RARE
$338.98
LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY JEEP  CANNON UNCATALOGED 19326 SET RARE
LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY JEEP CANNON UNCATALOGED 19326 SET RARE
$90.00
RARE Lionel 375 Motorized WORKING Turntable Complete WITH BOX
RARE Lionel 375 Motorized WORKING Turntable Complete WITH BOX
$199.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
$49.00
Lionel RARE GREEN POSTWAR 3459 Operating COAL Dumping Car + More
Lionel RARE GREEN POSTWAR 3459 Operating COAL Dumping Car + More
$22.00
Lionel train set 19340 Rare 1964 version of 500 pcs produced
Lionel train set 19340 Rare 1964 version of 500 pcs produced
$499.95
Lionel Rare Scarce Gray Art Deco Bridge Piers
Lionel Rare Scarce Gray Art Deco Bridge Piers
$9.99
1961 Lionel O Scale ULTRA RARE Unmarked Yellow Work Caboose 6120 SMOKESTACK HOLE
1961 Lionel O Scale ULTRA RARE Unmarked Yellow Work Caboose 6120 SMOKESTACK HOLE
$33.00
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 675 REPLACEMENT BOILER FACTORY WRAPPING UNUSED RARE
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 675 REPLACEMENT BOILER FACTORY WRAPPING UNUSED RARE
$30.00
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23  203M 60 Eccentrics Set
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23 203M 60 Eccentrics Set
$29.95
Rare Version Lionel  773W FOR 773 HUDSON Whistle NYC Tender NR DAKOTApaul
Rare Version Lionel 773W FOR 773 HUDSON Whistle NYC Tender NR DAKOTApaul
$40.99
Rare 1947 Lionel Trains 0 027 Gauge 2257 Painted Red SP Type Caboose W Stack EX
Rare 1947 Lionel Trains 0 027 Gauge 2257 Painted Red SP Type Caboose W Stack EX
$449.99
RARE LIONEL 6817 BACK FLATCAR WITH SCRAPER LK
RARE LIONEL 6817 BACK FLATCAR WITH SCRAPER LK
$459.00
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 264 FORK LIFT MINT SEALED CARTON RARE SPECTACULAR
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 264 FORK LIFT MINT SEALED CARTON RARE SPECTACULAR
$217.50
LIONEL POST WAR RARE 6464 725 BLACK NH BOX CAR
LIONEL POST WAR RARE 6464 725 BLACK NH BOX CAR
$250.00
LIONEL 2456 L V HOPPER w 3 DATA LINES printing error RARE COLLECTORS ITEM
LIONEL 2456 L V HOPPER w 3 DATA LINES printing error RARE COLLECTORS ITEM
$175.00
LIONEL POST WAR 1666 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE RARE DIECAST SHELL X INSIDE CAB
LIONEL POST WAR 1666 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE RARE DIECAST SHELL X INSIDE CAB
$28.95
Rare Johnny Cash Lionel Trains Poster 18x24 inches
Rare Johnny Cash Lionel Trains Poster 18x24 inches
$54.99
RARE Plasticville 1629 100 GREEN ROOF Bungalow
RARE Plasticville 1629 100 GREEN ROOF Bungalow
$275.00
Rare Lionel Box for trains like box car etc This is rare Parker Bros box new
Rare Lionel Box for trains like box car etc This is rare Parker Bros box new
$19.99
Vintage LIONEL PostWar 6468 25 NH New Haven Automobile Box Car w Box NrMnt RARE
Vintage LIONEL PostWar 6468 25 NH New Haven Automobile Box Car w Box NrMnt RARE
$149.99
Lionel Milwaukee Road GP 7 Diesel Engine 2338 Solid Orange Strip Rare Version
Lionel Milwaukee Road GP 7 Diesel Engine 2338 Solid Orange Strip Rare Version
$649.00
RARE Lionel Trains CO 3322 Chessie System Extended Vision Smoking Caboose
RARE Lionel Trains CO 3322 Chessie System Extended Vision Smoking Caboose
$67.50
Rare Lionel HO advertising sheet of engines and rolling stock sets exc+++
Rare Lionel HO advertising sheet of engines and rolling stock sets exc+++
$54.99
O LIONEL NEW HAVEN AUTOMOBILE BOX CAR 6 39230 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
O LIONEL NEW HAVEN AUTOMOBILE BOX CAR 6 39230 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
$79.00
LIONEL SERVICE STATION SHIPPING BOX RARE
LIONEL SERVICE STATION SHIPPING BOX RARE
$19.95
rare Lionel Baby Ruth Boxcar 6454 with missing door from 1948
rare Lionel Baby Ruth Boxcar 6454 with missing door from 1948
$47.77
LIONEL 3309 50 TURBO MISSILE LAUNCH CAR OLIVE BODY RARE COLOR
LIONEL 3309 50 TURBO MISSILE LAUNCH CAR OLIVE BODY RARE COLOR
$600.00
Lionel Post War O Guage 6800 Flatcar  6424 11 Mold Rare Made 1957 60
Lionel Post War O Guage 6800 Flatcar 6424 11 Mold Rare Made 1957 60
$14.99
O LIONEL VIRGINIAN N5C CABOOSE 6427 POST WAR 1958 RARE C8 TL
O LIONEL VIRGINIAN N5C CABOOSE 6427 POST WAR 1958 RARE C8 TL
$620.00
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX  LINER for 12 Wheeled DIECAST TENDER 2426W
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER for 12 Wheeled DIECAST TENDER 2426W
$250.00
O LIONEL ILLINOIS CENTRAL F3 DIESEL B UNIT 2363 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
O LIONEL ILLINOIS CENTRAL F3 DIESEL B UNIT 2363 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
$480.00
Lionel Trains Lot 3 Includes Rare 3330 Submarine Flat Car
Lionel Trains Lot 3 Includes Rare 3330 Submarine Flat Car
$99.99
Lionel 6357 Rare Scarce Variation SP Caboose Train
Lionel 6357 Rare Scarce Variation SP Caboose Train
$39.95
RARE Lionel 6557 SP type Caboose with Liquid Smoke Unit with Instr box
RARE Lionel 6557 SP type Caboose with Liquid Smoke Unit with Instr box
$125.55

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:

Rare Lionel Huge Lot Vintage Postwar post war 600 6814 6520 2026 3927 O Gague, Very Rare American Train Signal All Metal Works 18 Tall, O LIONEL VIRGINIAN N5C CABOOSE 6427 POST WAR 1958 RARE C8 TL, O LIONEL ILLINOIS CENTRAL F3 DIESEL B UNIT 2363 POST WAR RARE C7 TL, O LIONEL ILLINOIS CENTRAL F3 DIESEL A UNIT 2363 POST WAR RARE C7 TL, rare Lionel Baby Ruth Boxcar 6454 with missing door from 1948, LIONEL SERVICE STATION SHIPPING BOX RARE, Rare 3665 shell frame with small hole near the E for light blue roof car, O LIONEL NEW HAVEN AUTOMOBILE BOX CAR 6 39230 POST WAR RARE C7 TL, O LIONEL BELL RINGING SWITCHER STEAM ENGINE 1656 POST WAR RARE C7 TL, Lionel Lines 6257 CABOOSE ORIGINAL Postwar RARE, Lionel POSTWAR 6462 25 Green NYC Gondola w Barrels 1954 55 ALL ORIGINAL RARE, Lionel Lines 6424 AUTO FLATCAR w CARS ORIGINAL Postwar RARE, Lionel POSTWAR 6562 Gray NYC Gondola 1957 ALL ORIGINAL RARE, Rare Lionel HO advertising sheet of engines and rolling stock sets exc+++, LIONEL LIONELVILLE STATION MASTER BUILDING W RARE ORIGINAL RAILROAD SIGN, Red Caboose Lionel Trains 6059 Rare Red Circa 1961, Lionel Milwaukee Road GP 7 Diesel Engine 2338 Solid Orange Strip Rare Version, RARE VINTAGE LIONEL 59 US AIR FORCE MINUTEMAN MOTORIZED UNIT, RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation, VINTAGE RARE LIONEL O SCALE LEHIGH VALLEY 6456 HOPPER NO RESERVE, Lionel Train Postwar Car 3650 Searchlight Extension See Photos RARE Needs TLC, SP Brown caboose 6167 E rare, Vintage Lionel Trains 1950 Golden Anniversary Catalog Rare Free Shipping, LIONEL SET 2259W RARE PAINTED NOSE 2350 NEW HAVEN LOCOMOTIVE AND CARS, RARE Lionel 6557 SP type Caboose with Liquid Smoke Unit with Instr box, LIONEL POST WAR 1666 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE RARE DIECAST SHELL X INSIDE CAB, Rare uncut sheet billboard advertising , Rare Johnny Cash Lionel advertising pamphlet 2 x page 11 x 8 1 2 inches, Rare Lionel Box for trains like box car etc This is rare Parker Bros box new,

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