Rare Lionel

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RARE VINTAGE LIONEL TENDER TRAIN No 6026W w BOX NO WHISTLE
RARE VINTAGE LIONEL TENDER TRAIN No 6026W w BOX NO WHISTLE
$17.50
Lionel Prewar O Gauge  O 43 Motor Gear Kit LN Box Rare
Lionel Prewar O Gauge O 43 Motor Gear Kit LN Box Rare
$250.00
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 726 Big BERKSHIRE 2 8 4 Steam ENGINE RUNS EX + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 726 Big BERKSHIRE 2 8 4 Steam ENGINE RUNS EX + MORE
$339.95
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 MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.75
LIONEL 52127 RARE TCA DIXIE DIV 10TH ANNIV CAR MINT OB
LIONEL 52127 RARE TCA DIXIE DIV 10TH ANNIV CAR MINT OB
$60.00
ORIGINAL RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL X600 QUAKER OATS 1961 PROMOTIONAL SET
ORIGINAL RARE NEAR MINT LIONEL X600 QUAKER OATS 1961 PROMOTIONAL SET
$250.00
2006 RARE MINT LIONEL  6 26856 CHRISTMAS CHASE GONDOLA MINT
2006 RARE MINT LIONEL 6 26856 CHRISTMAS CHASE GONDOLA MINT
$59.99
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 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
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
American Flyer Prewar O Gauge Tinplate Station Clock Pretty Rare Item Lionel
American Flyer Prewar O Gauge Tinplate Station Clock Pretty Rare Item Lionel
$50.00
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE UNCATALOGED 1956 MONTGOMERY WARD SET 3014 EXC wBOXES SET BOX
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE UNCATALOGED 1956 MONTGOMERY WARD SET 3014 EXC wBOXES SET BOX
$525.00
RARE EXCELLENT POSTWAR ORIGINAL LIONEL 3470 AERIAL TARGET LAUNCHER CAR
RARE EXCELLENT POSTWAR ORIGINAL LIONEL 3470 AERIAL TARGET LAUNCHER CAR
$34.95
Lionel 6544 Missile Firing Car RARE VERSION
Lionel 6544 Missile Firing Car RARE VERSION
$149.99
Rare Lionel Postwar 397 Coal Loader with Yellow Generator in Original Box
Rare Lionel Postwar 397 Coal Loader with Yellow Generator in Original Box
$224.10
Lionel Area 51 Alien Suspension Car  6 29609 NEW IN BOX Rare Train Find
Lionel Area 51 Alien Suspension Car 6 29609 NEW IN BOX Rare Train Find
$185.20
LIONEL 8679 NORTHERN PACIFIC SD 18 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE  RARE EX CONDITION
LIONEL 8679 NORTHERN PACIFIC SD 18 POWERED DIESEL ENGINE RARE EX CONDITION
$30.00
RARE LIONEL RIDING THE RAIL HOBO TRAIN SET MODEL NO6 31953 COMPLETE MIB
RARE LIONEL RIDING THE RAIL HOBO TRAIN SET MODEL NO6 31953 COMPLETE MIB
$229.95
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE + MORE
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE + MORE
$99.00
RARE RETIRED LIONEL OPERATING CAROUSEL 6 34190 NEW Factory sealed BOX
RARE RETIRED LIONEL OPERATING CAROUSEL 6 34190 NEW Factory sealed BOX
$255.00
Lionel no 2651 green flatbed postwar RARE
Lionel no 2651 green flatbed postwar RARE
$32.00
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+
$565.00
LIONEL 2341 POST WAR RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
LIONEL 2341 POST WAR RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
$1,850.00
Lionel POSTWAR 622 BELL RING NW 2 ENGINE C 7ISH + Runs EX + Rare RUBBER STAMP
Lionel POSTWAR 622 BELL RING NW 2 ENGINE C 7ISH + Runs EX + Rare RUBBER STAMP
$224.95
Original Box for Rare Lionel  470 Missile Launcher Excellent Plus Condition
Original Box for Rare Lionel 470 Missile Launcher Excellent Plus Condition
$1.00
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE USMC MARINES FLAT W VEHICLES  6809 1958 59 SET 1591
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE USMC MARINES FLAT W VEHICLES 6809 1958 59 SET 1591
$179.95
2001 RARE MINT LIONEL  6 26752 CHRISTMAS AQUARIUM CAR MINT
2001 RARE MINT LIONEL 6 26752 CHRISTMAS AQUARIUM CAR MINT
$49.99
Lionel 6464 500 Timken in butterscotch rare box car 1957
Lionel 6464 500 Timken in butterscotch rare box car 1957
$229.95
2001 MINT RARE LIONEL  6 19627 SHELL1 D TANKER CAR  1227 MINT
2001 MINT RARE LIONEL 6 19627 SHELL1 D TANKER CAR 1227 MINT
$34.99
Lionel postwar 6020w whistle tender chassis Rare clear air box 1948 only
Lionel postwar 6020w whistle tender chassis Rare clear air box 1948 only
$32.99
Lionel RARE BOXED PREWAR 8 Wheeled 2814 LONG GREEN GONDOLA + MORE
Lionel RARE BOXED PREWAR 8 Wheeled 2814 LONG GREEN GONDOLA + MORE
$20.00
LIONEL 6 7302 RARE TP TEXAR AND PACIFIC CATTLE CAR BUILT 1 83
LIONEL 6 7302 RARE TP TEXAR AND PACIFIC CATTLE CAR BUILT 1 83
$16.95
LIONEL TRAINS NEW RARE UNCATALOGED DODGE MOTORSPORTS FREIGHT TRAIN SET 027
LIONEL TRAINS NEW RARE UNCATALOGED DODGE MOTORSPORTS FREIGHT TRAIN SET 027
$249.95
LIONEL RARE 2007 6 25042 UPS CENTENNIAL BOXCAR  2 100TH CENTENNIAL EDITION
LIONEL RARE 2007 6 25042 UPS CENTENNIAL BOXCAR 2 100TH CENTENNIAL EDITION
$59.99
Rare Lionel 1076 Service Station lighted wall clock with original box
Rare Lionel 1076 Service Station lighted wall clock with original box
$200.00
Lionel Rare Santa Fe 15 Aluminum Passenger Car Squaw Valley  6 19112 NIB
Lionel Rare Santa Fe 15 Aluminum Passenger Car Squaw Valley 6 19112 NIB
$99.77
Lionel RARE  69 MAINTENANCE CAR + MORE
Lionel RARE 69 MAINTENANCE CAR + MORE
$198.95
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive  Tender Runs
Rare Vintage Lionel Lines O Gauge Train 242 Steam Locomotive Tender Runs
$99.99
Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS
Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS
$279.99
Lionel Streamliner Three Car Wind Up Tin Train EXCELLENT CONDITION VERY RARE
Lionel Streamliner Three Car Wind Up Tin Train EXCELLENT CONDITION VERY RARE
$35.00
Rare Lionel ST 343 Service Station O Gauge Track Pliers from 1958
Rare Lionel ST 343 Service Station O Gauge Track Pliers from 1958
$800.00
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
LIONEL SUPER RARE MPC LIGHT BLUE 8010 SWITCHER EXCELLENT++
$185.00
NEW LIONEL DELUXE HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS HOUSE LIGHTED 6 37957 RARE
NEW LIONEL DELUXE HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS HOUSE LIGHTED 6 37957 RARE
$99.99
Lionel Tinplate Factory 6 32905 Irvington Hillside Rare ExcellenTin Litho Detail
Lionel Tinplate Factory 6 32905 Irvington Hillside Rare ExcellenTin Litho Detail
$374.95
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 +
$269.95
2007 MINT RARE LIONEL  6 36108 CANDY CANE SINGLE DOME 1 D TANK CAR MINT
2007 MINT RARE LIONEL 6 36108 CANDY CANE SINGLE DOME 1 D TANK CAR MINT
$49.99
RARE Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral RARE YELLOW PAINTED PLATFORM
RARE Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral RARE YELLOW PAINTED PLATFORM
$450.00
Reprints of Rare 1909  1937 Lionel Stock Certificates
Reprints of Rare 1909 1937 Lionel Stock Certificates
$14.00
Lionel Pre War Rare Lionelville 136 Lighted Station All Metal Building NICE
Lionel Pre War Rare Lionelville 136 Lighted Station All Metal Building NICE
$98.95
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
Rare Lionel 646 Steam Engine with 2046W tender + boxes
$389.00
Lionel 6 52300  52405 The Halloween General Set  Halloween Add On Cars RARE
Lionel 6 52300 52405 The Halloween General Set Halloween Add On Cars RARE
$895.00
RARE Lionel from Sears Set 9820 Lot of 2 6401 Flat car w orig Grn Army Vehs MINT
RARE Lionel from Sears Set 9820 Lot of 2 6401 Flat car w orig Grn Army Vehs MINT
$500.00
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 2129WS FREIGHT SET 726 BERKSHIRE
RARE LIONEL POSTWAR 2129WS FREIGHT SET 726 BERKSHIRE
$739.00
RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE
RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE
$225.00
RARE Lionel 60 TROLLEY w BLACK LETTERING early version 1955 Lionelville
RARE Lionel 60 TROLLEY w BLACK LETTERING early version 1955 Lionelville
$9.95
Lionel Trains 6 35102 RARE Santa Fe El Captain Streamliner Diner 5109
Lionel Trains 6 35102 RARE Santa Fe El Captain Streamliner Diner 5109
$229.00
LIONEL RARE 9141 BURLINGTON NORTHERN TUSCAN GONDOLA
LIONEL RARE 9141 BURLINGTON NORTHERN TUSCAN GONDOLA
$120.00
LIONEL POST WAR RARE SET 1467W ERIE DIESEL FREIGHT SET EX+ W BOXES
LIONEL POST WAR RARE SET 1467W ERIE DIESEL FREIGHT SET EX+ W BOXES
$899.95
Rare Lionel Union Pacific 50th Anniversary Limited 6 31712 Pass Set NEW
Rare Lionel Union Pacific 50th Anniversary Limited 6 31712 Pass Set NEW
$1,250.00
Lionel Postwar 6447 Caboose Empty Box RARE 1963 Only
Lionel Postwar 6447 Caboose Empty Box RARE 1963 Only
$300.00
Rare Lionel 6 11716 Lionelville Circus Special Train Set Complete
Rare Lionel 6 11716 Lionelville Circus Special Train Set Complete
$279.99
LIONEL RARE PURPLE 9011 GREAT NORTHERN HOPPER CIRCA 1970 C 8 LN
LIONEL RARE PURPLE 9011 GREAT NORTHERN HOPPER CIRCA 1970 C 8 LN
$90.00
Rare Plasticville Lionel 956 Stockyard Set partial pieces from set O Scale
Rare Plasticville Lionel 956 Stockyard Set partial pieces from set O Scale
$19.95
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+
$985.00
Lionel Rare Baltimore  Ohio  BO  4 6 2 Pacific Locomotive 6 28032 TMCC C 8
Lionel Rare Baltimore Ohio BO 4 6 2 Pacific Locomotive 6 28032 TMCC C 8
$445.00
Lionel  6 19109 Sante Fe Aluminum Baggage Car 1991 New Never Used Rare Cond
Lionel 6 19109 Sante Fe Aluminum Baggage Car 1991 New Never Used Rare Cond
$235.00
LIONEL 6 16684 RARE US NAVY BUCYRUS ERIE CRANE CAR BUILT 1 94
LIONEL 6 16684 RARE US NAVY BUCYRUS ERIE CRANE CAR BUILT 1 94
$29.95
Lionel Prewar O Gauge 252 with Box Rare TerryCotta
Lionel Prewar O Gauge 252 with Box Rare TerryCotta
$375.00
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
Vintage RARE Lionel Lines Gun Metal Gray Nickel 1689W Whistle Tender O Scale
Vintage RARE Lionel Lines Gun Metal Gray Nickel 1689W Whistle Tender O Scale
$31.99
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
$2,950.00

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:

Lionel 6 19109 Sante Fe Aluminum Baggage Car 1991 New Never Used Rare Cond, LIONEL RARE 9141 BURLINGTON NORTHERN TUSCAN GONDOLA, LIONEL RARE PURPLE 9011 GREAT NORTHERN HOPPER CIRCA 1970 C 8 LN, RARE TCA 2002 CHICAGO CONVENTION GONDOLA BARRELS MINT IN ORIGINAL BAG, LIONEL RARE TCA 2002 5 CAR GONDOLA SET MINT OBs Shipping Carton, LIONEL 52127 RARE TCA DIXIE DIV 10TH ANNIV CAR MINT OB, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck Handcar 18416 RARE O gauge, NEW LIONEL DELUXE HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS HOUSE LIGHTED 6 37957 RARE, Lionel North Pole Central Work Caboose With Presents 6 36529 MINT Extremely Rare, LIONEL 6 7302 RARE TP TEXAR AND PACIFIC CATTLE CAR BUILT 1 83, Lionel Dwarf Signal 148 100 Rare Controller Rare, Lionel Postwar O Gauge 6464 250 Car Box Very Rare Box, Lionel Postwar O Gauge 6812 Maintenance Car Rare Dark Yellow, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3364 LOG UNLOADING CAR BOX ONLY Rare and Hard to find, LIONEL POSTWAR 3419 OPERATING HELICOPTER CAR and ORIGINAL RARE YELLOW COPTER, LIONEL POSTWAR 6409 25 FLAT CAR with ORIGINAL PIPES One Rare Flat Car 1963 only, Rare 1970 Original Lionel Press Release Photo Negative Bruno Branstner Modeler, Rare 1940 Spiral Bound Lionel Executive Advance Catalog w Dealer Displays Ex+, LIONEL 6 6900 RARE NW NORFOLK WESTERN EXTENDED VISION ILLUMINATED CABOOSE, LIONEL POSTWAR RARE UNCATALOGED 251 ENGINE and TENDER tested and Runs , Rare 1956 Original Postwar Lionel D 161 Dealer Display Cardboard Sign, Rare 1962 Lionel HO Separate Sale Dealer 0771 100 Magnetic Coupler Kits NOS, Rare 1957 Postwar Lionel Separate Sale 3424 75 Low Bridge Signal Set NRS, Rare 1960 Postwar Lionel Factory Pilot Lot Release Sample 353 Block Signal LN, Rare 1953 Postwar Lionel ZW Transformer w City of Los Angles Inspection Sticker, Lionel 6 52459 Georgia Power 0 4 0 Switcher Locomotive NIB RARE, Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER for 2627 MADISON PASSENGER CAR, RARE ORIGINAL 700KW HUDSON PARTS ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTION BOOKLET 20 PAGES , Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER for 2625 IRVINGTON PASSENGER CAR, Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER for 2628 MANHATTAN PASSENGER CAR,