Rare Lionel

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Rare Glossy Red Vintage Lionel 6456 Lehigh Valley Short Hopper Car VGC
Rare Glossy Red Vintage Lionel 6456 Lehigh Valley Short Hopper Car VGC
$48.00
RARE LIONEL LINES 2400 SERIES PASSENGER CARS IN CONDITION W BOXES
RARE LIONEL LINES 2400 SERIES PASSENGER CARS IN CONDITION W BOXES
$499.99
Rare 1946 lionel 65400 X2454 Pennsylvania box car orange
Rare 1946 lionel 65400 X2454 Pennsylvania box car orange
$35.00
LIONEL TRAINS VERY RARE NO 2235W WHISTLE TENDER IN GOOD CONDITION
LIONEL TRAINS VERY RARE NO 2235W WHISTLE TENDER IN GOOD CONDITION
$109.00
Lot of Assorted Lionel Post War 6014 6825 6142 6062 6130 3519 and rare 3672
Lot of Assorted Lionel Post War 6014 6825 6142 6062 6130 3519 and rare 3672
$62.00
Lionel 2023 2022 GREEN Lionel Lines Postwar Alco A A set RARE L
Lionel 2023 2022 GREEN Lionel Lines Postwar Alco A A set RARE L
$425.00
Lionel 6357 Rare Scarce Variation SP Caboose OB
Lionel 6357 Rare Scarce Variation SP Caboose OB
$6.50
super rare lionel train
super rare lionel train
$295.00
Lionel  157 Illuminated Station Platform Rare Red Base
Lionel 157 Illuminated Station Platform Rare Red Base
$49.95
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6651 US MARINES BIG BERTHA CANNON CAR RARE + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6651 US MARINES BIG BERTHA CANNON CAR RARE + MORE
$210.00
rare set LIONEL EARLY POSTWAR  027 PAMPERED STEAMER engine
rare set LIONEL EARLY POSTWAR 027 PAMPERED STEAMER engine
$56.00
LIONEL POST WAR 6357 TUSCAN ILLUMINATED CABOOSE WITH RARE PERFORATED BOX LN
LIONEL POST WAR 6357 TUSCAN ILLUMINATED CABOOSE WITH RARE PERFORATED BOX LN
$199.95
LIONEL 40 50 CABLE REELS X 2BLACK RARE
LIONEL 40 50 CABLE REELS X 2BLACK RARE
$14.95
Vintage Lionel Postwar 6014 100 AIREX Boxcar Rare and Nice
Vintage Lionel Postwar 6014 100 AIREX Boxcar Rare and Nice
$5.00
Lionel Lighted Caboose 6357 RARE Circle L With Original Box Maroon 1953 1956
Lionel Lighted Caboose 6357 RARE Circle L With Original Box Maroon 1953 1956
$25.00
Vintage Rare Lionel 65 Motorized Hand Car with Box
Vintage Rare Lionel 65 Motorized Hand Car with Box
$19.99
RARE Lionel 6015 Yellow PAINTED Tank car C8 OB
RARE Lionel 6015 Yellow PAINTED Tank car C8 OB
$875.00
Rare 1940s Penn Line E 6 Atlantic HO Gauge Locomotive  Tender Kit Unassembled
Rare 1940s Penn Line E 6 Atlantic HO Gauge Locomotive Tender Kit Unassembled
$199.95
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
$199.99
NICE ORIGINAL PYRO TWIN 40 MM GUN MOTOR CARRIAGE RARE CIVILIAN COLORS
NICE ORIGINAL PYRO TWIN 40 MM GUN MOTOR CARRIAGE RARE CIVILIAN COLORS
$20.43
Lionel POSTWAR 6464 1 SILVER WESTERN PACIFIC BOXCAR 1954 55 ALL ORIGINAL RARE
Lionel POSTWAR 6464 1 SILVER WESTERN PACIFIC BOXCAR 1954 55 ALL ORIGINAL RARE
$29.93
LIONEL ORIGINAL F 3 FISH EYE PORT HOLE LENSES 1950 4 pcs  RARE
LIONEL ORIGINAL F 3 FISH EYE PORT HOLE LENSES 1950 4 pcs RARE
$29.95
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
$219.97
RARE  VERY NICE ORIGINAL PYRO CITY BUILDERS FIELD HAULER TRUCK NO DAMAGE
RARE VERY NICE ORIGINAL PYRO CITY BUILDERS FIELD HAULER TRUCK NO DAMAGE
$9.99
Rare Lionel Trains 56 MSTL Mine Transport Diesel Switcher Locomotive
Rare Lionel Trains 56 MSTL Mine Transport Diesel Switcher Locomotive
$165.00
RARE  VERY NICE ORIGINAL PYRO CITY BUILDERS FIELD HAULER TRUCK NO DAMAGE NO2
RARE VERY NICE ORIGINAL PYRO CITY BUILDERS FIELD HAULER TRUCK NO DAMAGE NO2
$9.99
Lionel Postwar 221 2 6 4 Steam Engine Whistle Tender Flatbed Tanker Caboose RARE
Lionel Postwar 221 2 6 4 Steam Engine Whistle Tender Flatbed Tanker Caboose RARE
$0.99
Rare Vintage Lionel irvington 2625 has been in storageLook at Pics
Rare Vintage Lionel irvington 2625 has been in storageLook at Pics
$85.00
Lionel RARE Boxed flat car 6401 complete with SCARCe BOX seldom seen
Lionel RARE Boxed flat car 6401 complete with SCARCe BOX seldom seen
$75.00
Rare Solid Stripe Lionel Postwar 2338 Milwaukee Road GP 7 Diesel Locomotive Box
Rare Solid Stripe Lionel Postwar 2338 Milwaukee Road GP 7 Diesel Locomotive Box
$2,299.00
LIONEL 736 RARE BERKSHIRE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION STRONG MAGNATRACTION
LIONEL 736 RARE BERKSHIRE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION STRONG MAGNATRACTION
$199.99
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  963 100 RARE FRONTIER SET COMPLETE ORIG INSTRUCTIONS SUPER BOX C 9
LIONEL 963 100 RARE FRONTIER SET COMPLETE ORIG INSTRUCTIONS SUPER BOX C 9
$599.99
LIONEL 6059 MStL SP TYPE CABOOSE WITH RARE CHECKERBOARD HILLSIDE BOX
LIONEL 6059 MStL SP TYPE CABOOSE WITH RARE CHECKERBOARD HILLSIDE BOX
$200.00
Lionel Quad Hoppers C7 Vintage and Rare
Lionel Quad Hoppers C7 Vintage and Rare
$85.00
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
$250.00
Rare Original 1957 Postwar Lionel Lenny Lion Promotional Pin Artwork Ex+
Rare Original 1957 Postwar Lionel Lenny Lion Promotional Pin Artwork Ex+
$10.50
Lionel Postwar Rare Unlettered unstamped blank black flatcar
Lionel Postwar Rare Unlettered unstamped blank black flatcar
$529.00
Rare Original Postwar Lionel Lenny Lion Photo Proof Clip Art Promotional Images
Rare Original Postwar Lionel Lenny Lion Photo Proof Clip Art Promotional Images
$16.51
32 Pieces of rare Lionel Super O Gauge Track
32 Pieces of rare Lionel Super O Gauge Track
$14.99
LIONEL F 3 POSTWAR 2345 T WESTERN PACIFIC TENDER BOX Super Rare
LIONEL F 3 POSTWAR 2345 T WESTERN PACIFIC TENDER BOX Super Rare
$199.99
LIONEL 2343 RARE YELLOW MOLDED SHELL UNIT
LIONEL 2343 RARE YELLOW MOLDED SHELL UNIT
$14.50
Vintage Postwar RARE Lionel UnNumbered Red Caboose SP Type Train Locomotive
Vintage Postwar RARE Lionel UnNumbered Red Caboose SP Type Train Locomotive
$2.99
Vintage Rare 8008 Lionel Blue Locomotive Railroad 0 Gauge Train Engine
Vintage Rare 8008 Lionel Blue Locomotive Railroad 0 Gauge Train Engine
$9.99
Rare Lionel No317 Train Trestle Bridge W Original Box O Gauge Trains Post War
Rare Lionel No317 Train Trestle Bridge W Original Box O Gauge Trains Post War
$99.99
lot 16 of Lionel 0 Large Curves w box w pins Rare
lot 16 of Lionel 0 Large Curves w box w pins Rare
$100.00
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set LAST CHANCE
SALE 1952 Lionel Super Speedliner 2190W Rare Full 8 Piece Set LAST CHANCE
$589.00
Lionel 6556 rare stock car The Katy 1958 only
Lionel 6556 rare stock car The Katy 1958 only
$19.99
Toy Trains In Action VHS Video RARE Lionel American Flyer Dorfan New Vintage HO
Toy Trains In Action VHS Video RARE Lionel American Flyer Dorfan New Vintage HO
$14.99
LIONEL RARE 6456 75 GLOSSY RED HOPPER WITH YELLOW PRINT AND BOX MINT MTH
LIONEL RARE 6456 75 GLOSSY RED HOPPER WITH YELLOW PRINT AND BOX MINT MTH
$125.00
RARE Lionel 6014 150 WIX Boxcar Empty Box Only Postwar No Reserve
RARE Lionel 6014 150 WIX Boxcar Empty Box Only Postwar No Reserve
$15.49
Lionel 148 DWARF SIGNAL Rare Early Pre Production SAMPLE Model FREE Ship 48
Lionel 148 DWARF SIGNAL Rare Early Pre Production SAMPLE Model FREE Ship 48
$74.99
LIONEL 2329 VIRIGINAN ELECTRIC ENGINE WITH BOX MINT RARE MTH
LIONEL 2329 VIRIGINAN ELECTRIC ENGINE WITH BOX MINT RARE MTH
$505.05
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6414 AUTO LOADER with YELL CARS 4 5 8 Super Rare
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6414 AUTO LOADER with YELL CARS 4 5 8 Super Rare
$299.99
RARE Lionel 3461 Rubber Stamped Number  Lettering Log Car Postwar No Res
RARE Lionel 3461 Rubber Stamped Number Lettering Log Car Postwar No Res
$9.99
NOMA 450 TALKING TRAIN STATION With BOX  RARE INSERTs Lionel Marx MTH 3rd Rail
NOMA 450 TALKING TRAIN STATION With BOX RARE INSERTs Lionel Marx MTH 3rd Rail
$134.99
LIONEL RARE TO FIND VER 6560 HAGERSTOWN CRANE WITH 66 BOX MINT NEW MTH
LIONEL RARE TO FIND VER 6560 HAGERSTOWN CRANE WITH 66 BOX MINT NEW MTH
$118.50
Lionel 1955 64361 Black Lehigh Valley Quad Hopper ALL ORIGINAL Postwar RARE
Lionel 1955 64361 Black Lehigh Valley Quad Hopper ALL ORIGINAL Postwar RARE
$24.93
LIONEL 6427 60 VIRIGINAN CABOOSE WITH CRISP BOX MINT RARE MTH
LIONEL 6427 60 VIRIGINAN CABOOSE WITH CRISP BOX MINT RARE MTH
$305.50
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE  TENDER only made1958
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE TENDER only made1958
$104.99
rare vintage postwar Lionel train brown undecorated caboose 1960s
rare vintage postwar Lionel train brown undecorated caboose 1960s
$12.95
LIONEL POSTWAR 2368 BALTIMORE  OHIO F 3 ENGINE FACTORY BOX Rare
LIONEL POSTWAR 2368 BALTIMORE OHIO F 3 ENGINE FACTORY BOX Rare
$159.99
Lionel Uncataloged Set Box Only X814NA 1959 RARE Not Listed In Any Ref Books
Lionel Uncataloged Set Box Only X814NA 1959 RARE Not Listed In Any Ref Books
$84.99
Lionel HO Engine House with Whistle 0118 NOS FACTORY NEW C9 Original Box RARE
Lionel HO Engine House with Whistle 0118 NOS FACTORY NEW C9 Original Box RARE
$29.99
LIONEL RARE PW 646 SANTA FE STYLE HUDSON C 7 EX PLUS PLUS SERVICED READY
LIONEL RARE PW 646 SANTA FE STYLE HUDSON C 7 EX PLUS PLUS SERVICED READY
$229.00
LIONEL TRAINS 6262 RED WHEEL CAR POSTWAR VERY RARE
LIONEL TRAINS 6262 RED WHEEL CAR POSTWAR VERY RARE
$100.00
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
LIONEL 2340 PENNSYLVANIA GG1 RARE MADE 1955 ONLY STRONG MAGNATRACTION NICE
LIONEL 2340 PENNSYLVANIA GG1 RARE MADE 1955 ONLY STRONG MAGNATRACTION NICE
$689.99
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
$49.00
LIONEL RARE 6464 350 M K T  The KATY BOX CAR COLLECTOR QUALITY
LIONEL RARE 6464 350 M K T The KATY BOX CAR COLLECTOR QUALITY
$132.50
RARE Postwar Lionel 6050 Swift Boxcar RARE Variation molded roof holes
RARE Postwar Lionel 6050 Swift Boxcar RARE Variation molded roof holes
$675.00
LIONEL 456 RARE DARK GRAY POSTWAR COAL RAMP BOXED WITH Controller
LIONEL 456 RARE DARK GRAY POSTWAR COAL RAMP BOXED WITH Controller
$51.00

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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Lionel Postwar Rare Unlettered unstamped blank black flatcar, 1964 Postwar Lionel 1066 Union Pacific Alco A Diesel Engine Super rare, 2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL, LIONEL 2330 PENNSYLVANIA GG1 RARE MADE 1950 ONLY STRONG MAGNATRACTION NICE, LIONEL RARE SEALED 1034 75 WATT TRANSFORMER POSTWAR TRAINMASTER, RARE Lionel Slot Car LIONEL RACEWAYS AND ACCESSORIES FOR 1964 Catalog NICE, LIONEL 2343 RARE YELLOW MOLDED SHELL UNIT, Lionel Postwar 221 2 6 4 Steam Engine Whistle Tender Flatbed Tanker Caboose RARE, Lionel RARE MASTER CARTON for the POSTWAR 2353T Santa FE F 3 Diesel ENGINES, RARE Lionel trains postwar 3562 black with yellow operating barrel car, Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL PARTS TWO CHASSIS 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE, RARE Lionel trains postwar 59 minuteman switcher empty box liner, Lionel 209 New Haven Alco Diesel AA Locomotive with Original Boxes Rare Item, RARE Lionel postwar slot car 6no 5240 1 master carton empty set box only, Lionel 6476 Lehigh Valley Hopper Car with Rare 6476 85 Original Box, RARE separate instruction tag Lionel trains postwar 6361 log flat, LIONEL ONE RARE 119 ORIGINAL POSTWAR TUNNEL HARD TO FIND RARE, Lionel Quad Hoppers C7 Vintage and Rare, LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY JEEP CANNON UNCATALOGED 19326 SET RARE, LIONEL 6401 25 FLATCAR WITH ARMY TANK FROM SEARS 19326 9820 UNCATALOGED SET RARE, Rare Louis Marx Co Search Light 410 with Box in Original Condition, RARE OLD LIONEL DUMMY ENGINE AND CABOOSE, Lionel Q Transformer 75 watts all orig very nice clean RARE 6 on scale, RARE ERROR Lionel postwar 6264 W ORIGINAL lumber load for 264 forklift 1957 60, LIONEL RARE 6464 350 M K T The KATY BOX CAR COLLECTOR QUALITY, LIONEL 2340 PENNSYLVANIA GG1 RARE MADE 1955 ONLY STRONG MAGNATRACTION NICE, LIONEL TRAINS 6262 RED WHEEL CAR POSTWAR VERY RARE, Lionel HO Engine House with Whistle 0118 NOS FACTORY NEW C9 Original Box RARE, Lionel Uncataloged Set Box Only X814NA 1959 RARE Not Listed In Any Ref Books, rare vintage postwar Lionel train brown undecorated caboose 1960s,

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