Rare Lionel

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LIONEL 3656 CATTLE CAR OUTFIT COMPLETE UNRUN NEVER USED RARE FIND THIS WAY LOOK
LIONEL 3656 CATTLE CAR OUTFIT COMPLETE UNRUN NEVER USED RARE FIND THIS WAY LOOK
$149.00
Rare LIONEL Vintage POSTWAR Car Freight Loader Railroad model train Accessory
Rare LIONEL Vintage POSTWAR Car Freight Loader Railroad model train Accessory
$79.00
Lionel Rare 760 Tubular Track 072 in Orig Box
Lionel Rare 760 Tubular Track 072 in Orig Box
$39.00
Lionel POSTWAR BOXED RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT Platform + More
Lionel POSTWAR BOXED RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT Platform + More
$274.50
VTG LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAIN BABY RUTH CURTISS CANDY WHITE No 6014 STOCK CAR RARE
VTG LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAIN BABY RUTH CURTISS CANDY WHITE No 6014 STOCK CAR RARE
$12.51
LIONEL SET 2259W RARE PAINTED NOSE 2350 NEW HAVEN LOCOMOTIVE AND CARS
LIONEL SET 2259W RARE PAINTED NOSE 2350 NEW HAVEN LOCOMOTIVE AND CARS
$795.00
VTG LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAIN No 6656 STOCK CAR NY SLIDING DOORS RARE USA IN BOX
VTG LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAIN No 6656 STOCK CAR NY SLIDING DOORS RARE USA IN BOX
$8.51
Original RARE 3820 USMC Operating Submarine Car w Original 3830 Sub
Original RARE 3820 USMC Operating Submarine Car w Original 3830 Sub
$300.00
Lionel No 6800 Flat Car with Airplane Rare Find Original Box
Lionel No 6800 Flat Car with Airplane Rare Find Original Box
$6.50
LIONEL    NEW MINT IN BOX MADISON  BAGGAGE CAR 19011 RARE
LIONEL NEW MINT IN BOX MADISON BAGGAGE CAR 19011 RARE
$399.99
LIONEL RARE 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE WITH BOX AND SMOKE FLUID NEW
LIONEL RARE 6557 SMOKING CABOOSE WITH BOX AND SMOKE FLUID NEW
$450.00
LIONEL 6059 MStL SP TYPE CABOOSE WITH RARE CHECKERBOARD HILLSIDE BOX
LIONEL 6059 MStL SP TYPE CABOOSE WITH RARE CHECKERBOARD HILLSIDE BOX
$75.00
RARE LIONEL1947 OPERATING MERCHANDISE CAR W ORIGINAL BOX  3454
RARE LIONEL1947 OPERATING MERCHANDISE CAR W ORIGINAL BOX 3454
$98.00
Lionel  6452 Pennsylvania RAILROAD Gondola Numbered 6462 Rare Item ALERT
Lionel 6452 Pennsylvania RAILROAD Gondola Numbered 6462 Rare Item ALERT
$9.99
LIONEL Postwar Electronic Set 4110WS Rare C 7 Condition 5 Original Boxes J2T
LIONEL Postwar Electronic Set 4110WS Rare C 7 Condition 5 Original Boxes J2T
$1,199.00
RARE GREEN ROOF NOMA TRAIN STATION WITH BOX LIONEL TRAINS MTH WILLIAMS ATLAS
RARE GREEN ROOF NOMA TRAIN STATION WITH BOX LIONEL TRAINS MTH WILLIAMS ATLAS
$75.00
RARE Lionel 42 Picatinny Arsenal Switcher with original box Very Nice
RARE Lionel 42 Picatinny Arsenal Switcher with original box Very Nice
$359.00
LIONEL 6 2445 LIONEL LINES ELIZABETH PULLMAN CAR NIB RARE NO RESERVE
LIONEL 6 2445 LIONEL LINES ELIZABETH PULLMAN CAR NIB RARE NO RESERVE
$180.00
RARE LIONEL O GAUGE 2257 RED SP TYPE CABOOSE WITH STACK BLACK MOLD BUILT 9 47
RARE LIONEL O GAUGE 2257 RED SP TYPE CABOOSE WITH STACK BLACK MOLD BUILT 9 47
$259.99
Rare Lionel 6015 PAINTED Yellow SUNOCO Tank Car on Gray Shell scarce variation
Rare Lionel 6015 PAINTED Yellow SUNOCO Tank Car on Gray Shell scarce variation
$74.00
RARE 1957 Lionel BO 626 44 Ton Switcher in excellent all original condition
RARE 1957 Lionel BO 626 44 Ton Switcher in excellent all original condition
$229.00
Plasticville STREET LAMPS Carded Glow in the Dark Lamps Unused 1960s NOS RARE
Plasticville STREET LAMPS Carded Glow in the Dark Lamps Unused 1960s NOS RARE
$7.77
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
$269.99
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
$195.00
Lionel O Scale Rare 6447 Pennsylvania Caboose Excellent C7 Condition
Lionel O Scale Rare 6447 Pennsylvania Caboose Excellent C7 Condition
$435.00
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 192 CONTROL TOWER RARE 1959  60 ONLY CLEAN HER UP
LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 192 CONTROL TOWER RARE 1959 60 ONLY CLEAN HER UP
$26.99
RARE LIONEL 1608W NEW HAVEN ALCO PASSENGER SET BOX ONLY
RARE LIONEL 1608W NEW HAVEN ALCO PASSENGER SET BOX ONLY
$675.00
lionel 600 mkt with rare grey and yellow frame
lionel 600 mkt with rare grey and yellow frame
$219.00
RARE Lionel Plasticville 961 School Set Complete w Box
RARE Lionel Plasticville 961 School Set Complete w Box
$399.00
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
$399.99
TT Lionel Postwar 2350 New Haven EP 5 with Rare Orange N Original
TT Lionel Postwar 2350 New Haven EP 5 with Rare Orange N Original
$199.00
LIONEL Postwar 736 Berkshire TRUE C7 POSTWAR Rare Condition    J2J
LIONEL Postwar 736 Berkshire TRUE C7 POSTWAR Rare Condition J2J
$495.00
VINTAGE BROCHURE 1945 LIONEL PAPER COLLECTORS FIND RARE VHTF NO RES
VINTAGE BROCHURE 1945 LIONEL PAPER COLLECTORS FIND RARE VHTF NO RES
$19.95
RARE Lionel Postwar 2363 Illinois Central AB Diesel Locomotive Engines in C 7
RARE Lionel Postwar 2363 Illinois Central AB Diesel Locomotive Engines in C 7
$204.52
RARE Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral YELLOW PAINTED BASE
RARE Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral YELLOW PAINTED BASE
$575.00
Lionel Postwar 6120 Yellow Unmarked Work Caboose Rare
Lionel Postwar 6120 Yellow Unmarked Work Caboose Rare
$19.99
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE  TENDER only made1958
RARE LIONEL SET 1590 249 PENNSYLVANIA SCOUT LOCOMOTIVE TENDER only made1958
$89.99
Lionel Rare Western Pacific Boxcar 6 9723
Lionel Rare Western Pacific Boxcar 6 9723
$45.00
LIONEL 6044 1X McCALLS NESTLES BOXCAR RARE ORIGINAL
LIONEL 6044 1X McCALLS NESTLES BOXCAR RARE ORIGINAL
$510.00
LIONEL POSTWAR TCA 6436 1969 HOPPER RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR TCA 6436 1969 HOPPER RARE
$79.95
RARE LIONEL O SUNOCO 2465 TANK CAR W WORKING FLYING SHOE UNCOUPLER CONTACTS 238
RARE LIONEL O SUNOCO 2465 TANK CAR W WORKING FLYING SHOE UNCOUPLER CONTACTS 238
$9.99
LIONEL Postwar Girls Train Original Set 1957 58 Rare Find     J2T
LIONEL Postwar Girls Train Original Set 1957 58 Rare Find J2T
$3,999.99
Lionel Libbys 6475 Rare Teal Blue
Lionel Libbys 6475 Rare Teal Blue
$75.00
Rare Lionel Die Cast Steam Engine 2020 BW Painted Keystone Front  6020W Tender
Rare Lionel Die Cast Steam Engine 2020 BW Painted Keystone Front 6020W Tender
$225.00
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX 2354P NEW YORK CENTRAL F 3 ENGINE
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX 2354P NEW YORK CENTRAL F 3 ENGINE
$16.00
LIONEL 6414 85 RARE AUTO LOADER WITH 2 RED  2 YELLOW CHEAP CARS ORIGINAL
LIONEL 6414 85 RARE AUTO LOADER WITH 2 RED 2 YELLOW CHEAP CARS ORIGINAL
$295.00
RARE EARLY LIONEL 3469 Coal Side Dump CAR PLATFORM In Box
RARE EARLY LIONEL 3469 Coal Side Dump CAR PLATFORM In Box
$19.00
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive
$59.99
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
$20.00
O LIONEL VIRGINIAN N5C CABOOSE 6427 POST WAR 1958 RARE C8 TL
O LIONEL VIRGINIAN N5C CABOOSE 6427 POST WAR 1958 RARE C8 TL
$300.00
LIONEL PW RARE 6311 PIPE CAR 1955 ONLY C7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS ORIGINAL PIPES SUPER
LIONEL PW RARE 6311 PIPE CAR 1955 ONLY C7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS ORIGINAL PIPES SUPER
$69.00
O LIONEL 404 Budd Rail Diesel Car POST WAR RARE C7 TL
O LIONEL 404 Budd Rail Diesel Car POST WAR RARE C7 TL
$190.00
LIONEL TRAINS LETTERPRESS PRINTERS BLOCK RARE UNUSUAL ITEM
LIONEL TRAINS LETTERPRESS PRINTERS BLOCK RARE UNUSUAL ITEM
$21.99
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
$389.00
LIONELTrain Post War 3482 REFRIGERATED MILK CAR w 4 Milk Cans RARE 3472 Error
LIONELTrain Post War 3482 REFRIGERATED MILK CAR w 4 Milk Cans RARE 3472 Error
$49.99
O LIONEL SCOUT STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 1110 POST WAR RARE C6 TL
O LIONEL SCOUT STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 1110 POST WAR RARE C6 TL
$99.00
Super Rare Lionel 909 Smoke Fluid Dealer Store Display Master Carton ET
Super Rare Lionel 909 Smoke Fluid Dealer Store Display Master Carton ET
$850.00
O LIONEL ILLINOIS CENTRAL F3 DIESEL A UNIT 2363 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
O LIONEL ILLINOIS CENTRAL F3 DIESEL A UNIT 2363 POST WAR RARE C7 TL
$250.00
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
$799.99
A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS  McCOMAS TUOHY RARE FIRST EDITION
A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS McCOMAS TUOHY RARE FIRST EDITION
$9.95
lionel safety glasses from LIONEL TRAINS INCRARE 1988
lionel safety glasses from LIONEL TRAINS INCRARE 1988
$99.99
LIONEL 6120 UNCATALOGED 1961 63 YELLOW UNMARKED WORK CABOOSE RARE NICE
LIONEL 6120 UNCATALOGED 1961 63 YELLOW UNMARKED WORK CABOOSE RARE NICE
$27.95
Rare Lionel Post War 2023 Union Pacific AnniversaryYellow Alco Powered A Unit
Rare Lionel Post War 2023 Union Pacific AnniversaryYellow Alco Powered A Unit
$19.99
LIONEL SUPER RARE 6464 475 YELLOW MOLD BOSTON  MAINE BOXCAR EXCELLENT++ OB
LIONEL SUPER RARE 6464 475 YELLOW MOLD BOSTON MAINE BOXCAR EXCELLENT++ OB
$1,500.00
Lionel Rare 352 Icing Station
Lionel Rare 352 Icing Station
$29.00
LIONEL 6376 CIRCUS CAR RARE BODY MOLD VARIATION WITH INTERNAL NIBS VG+ EXC
LIONEL 6376 CIRCUS CAR RARE BODY MOLD VARIATION WITH INTERNAL NIBS VG+ EXC
$100.00
Lionel Rare 352 Icing Station and Car
Lionel Rare 352 Icing Station and Car
$145.00
1961 Lionel Train O Scale Limited Release Launcher 6630 with RARE WHITE MISSILE
1961 Lionel Train O Scale Limited Release Launcher 6630 with RARE WHITE MISSILE
$94.95
Airex By Lionel and Tackle 1959 Catalog  RARE FIND
Airex By Lionel and Tackle 1959 Catalog RARE FIND
$0.99
RARE Lionel 1943 Paper Train Repro War Time Freight Set New
RARE Lionel 1943 Paper Train Repro War Time Freight Set New
$100.00
Lionel 685 Hudson Steam Locomotive and Tender Excellent Rare
Lionel 685 Hudson Steam Locomotive and Tender Excellent Rare
$295.00
Lionel 6640 Missile Launching Car Extremely Rare
Lionel 6640 Missile Launching Car Extremely Rare
$150.00

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.

Rare Lionel items recently purchased through this site:

Rare LIONEL Vintage POSTWAR Car Freight Loader Railroad model train Accessory, LIONEL 6120 UNCATALOGED 1961 63 YELLOW UNMARKED WORK CABOOSE RARE NICE, LIONEL CHECKLIST 1947 TO 1967 O O27 GAUGE LADD RARE STEAM ENGINES LOCOTMOTIVES, LIONEL FREIGHT CAR CHECKLIST 1945 1969 O 027 00 ROLLING STOCK LADD 1976 RARE, ILLUSTRATED LIONEL CHECKLIST 1929 1969 O OO STANDARD GAUGE LADD 77 RARE GUIDE, ILLUSTRATED LIONEL CHECKLIST 1929 1970 O O27 OO STANDARD GAUGE LADD RARE GUIDE, LIONEL ROAD NAMES CHECK LIST 1945 1976 O 027 00 ALASKA WESTERN PACIFIC LADD RARE, ILLUSTRATED LIONEL CABOOSE CHECKLIST 1945 TO 1973 O O27 STANDARD GAUGE LADD RARE, RARE Lionel 1943 Paper Train Repro War Time Freight Set New, RARE LIONEL O SUNOCO 2465 TANK CAR W WORKING FLYING SHOE UNCOUPLER CONTACTS 238, LIONELTrain Post War 3482 REFRIGERATED MILK CAR w 4 Milk Cans RARE 3472 Error, LIONEL SUPER RARE 6464 475 YELLOW MOLD BOSTON MAINE BOXCAR EXCELLENT++ OB, LIONEL 6376 CIRCUS CAR RARE BODY MOLD VARIATION WITH INTERNAL NIBS VG+ EXC, LIONEL 2357 RARE w o SMOKESTACK STAMPED 6357 ON FRAME OVERSTAMPED 2472 6357 BOX, LIONEL PW RARE 6311 PIPE CAR 1955 ONLY C7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS ORIGINAL PIPES SUPER, A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS McCOMAS TUOHY RARE FIRST EDITION, Lionel 656025 Bucyrus Erie Crane Rare Variation EX CONDITION, LIONEL 6044 1X McCALLS NESTLES BOXCAR RARE ORIGINAL, Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive, lionel 600 mkt with rare grey and yellow frame, Rare Lionel Post War 2023 Union Pacific AnniversaryYellow Alco Powered A Unit, RARE EARLY LIONEL 3469 Coal Side Dump CAR PLATFORM In Box, RARE EARLY LIONEL 3461 Lumber Side Dump CAR In Box, Vintage Lionel O Scale Baby Ruth No X6454A Box Car 1948 Rare, Lionel 685 Hudson Steam Locomotive and Tender Excellent Rare, VINTAGE BROCHURE 1945 LIONEL PAPER COLLECTORS FIND RARE VHTF NO RES, RARE Lionel 42 Picatinny Arsenal Switcher with original box Very Nice, Rare 1947 Lionel Trains 0 027 Gauge 2257 Painted Red SP Type Caboose W Stack EX, Rare Lionel Lines 6017 Caboose, LIONEL 6414 85 RARE AUTO LOADER WITH 2 RED 2 YELLOW CHEAP CARS ORIGINAL,

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