Rare Lionel

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Lionel Postwar 6560 25 Crane Car in PICTURE BOX RARE BOX
Lionel Postwar 6560 25 Crane Car in PICTURE BOX RARE BOX
$95.00
LIONEL TRAIN CARRare AluimDoorsRefridg MilkCar Loading platform Original box
LIONEL TRAIN CARRare AluimDoorsRefridg MilkCar Loading platform Original box
$35.00
Lionel Postwar Empty Set Boxes 13118 Rare Set Box Only
Lionel Postwar Empty Set Boxes 13118 Rare Set Box Only
$295.00
Rare Lionel Post War 2023 Union Pacific AnniversaryYellow Alco Powered A Unit
Rare Lionel Post War 2023 Union Pacific AnniversaryYellow Alco Powered A Unit
$49.99
LIONEL 6 31747 PENNSYLVANIA BALLAST TRAIN TMCC RARE FACTORY SEALED IN BOX
LIONEL 6 31747 PENNSYLVANIA BALLAST TRAIN TMCC RARE FACTORY SEALED IN BOX
$539.99
VERY RARE Lionel Postwar 6800 60 Airplane Box w Instructions in P 7 Ex 1957 60
VERY RARE Lionel Postwar 6800 60 Airplane Box w Instructions in P 7 Ex 1957 60
$125.00
MOPAR EXPRESS LIONEL train set in org bx 1987 rare 1 of 1500 dealer promo
MOPAR EXPRESS LIONEL train set in org bx 1987 rare 1 of 1500 dealer promo
$79.95
Lionel Postwar RARE 6464 50 MtSL Boxcar COPPER Painted Shell Collector Variation
Lionel Postwar RARE 6464 50 MtSL Boxcar COPPER Painted Shell Collector Variation
$295.00
Lionel Postwar 6120 Yellow Unmarked Work Caboose Rare
Lionel Postwar 6120 Yellow Unmarked Work Caboose Rare
$14.99
Lionel TEST TUBE grease Lubricant Prewar Postwar war issue RARE 0 Gauge x816
Lionel TEST TUBE grease Lubricant Prewar Postwar war issue RARE 0 Gauge x816
$43.97
LIONEL 1957 CONSUMER CATALOG WITH RARE GIRLS SET NEW NEW
LIONEL 1957 CONSUMER CATALOG WITH RARE GIRLS SET NEW NEW
$24.00
Lionel Trains Postwar 6457 Caboose in Rare Over Stamped Box
Lionel Trains Postwar 6457 Caboose in Rare Over Stamped Box
$179.00
Lionel VERY RARE 6464 Parker Kalon Promotional Box Car Hard To Find
Lionel VERY RARE 6464 Parker Kalon Promotional Box Car Hard To Find
$4,500.00
RARE LIONEL PreWar 260E Complete Chugger unit Almost impossible to find PARTS
RARE LIONEL PreWar 260E Complete Chugger unit Almost impossible to find PARTS
$150.00
NEW 2004 Lionel Flatcar With Menards Race Train Car 6 26393 RARE
NEW 2004 Lionel Flatcar With Menards Race Train Car 6 26393 RARE
$25.99
LIONEL RARE NLOE NATHANS FAMOUS HOT DOG REEFER CAR AWESOME NEW IN BOX
LIONEL RARE NLOE NATHANS FAMOUS HOT DOG REEFER CAR AWESOME NEW IN BOX
$149.95
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE LBC
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE LBC
$249.95
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL TIMBER TRANSPORT LOG CAR 6361 SMALL LOGS RARE
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL TIMBER TRANSPORT LOG CAR 6361 SMALL LOGS RARE
$19.41
MINT RARE Lionel 6476 160 Lehigh Valley 6176 Hopper in a RARE Hagerstown OB
MINT RARE Lionel 6476 160 Lehigh Valley 6176 Hopper in a RARE Hagerstown OB
$87.00
Lionel Pennsylvania 2954 Semi Scale Boxcar RARE
Lionel Pennsylvania 2954 Semi Scale Boxcar RARE
$110.00
LIONEL RARE BETHLEHEM STEEL SEARCHLIGHT CABOOSE AWESOME NEW IN BOX
LIONEL RARE BETHLEHEM STEEL SEARCHLIGHT CABOOSE AWESOME NEW IN BOX
$88.77
Rare Johnny Cash Lionel Trains Poster 18x24 inches
Rare Johnny Cash Lionel Trains Poster 18x24 inches
$39.99
Classic Lionel Train O Scale RARE Black Wabash Locomotive Engine 8904
Classic Lionel Train O Scale RARE Black Wabash Locomotive Engine 8904
$39.75
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL Lionel PAPER Form 3330 109 COMMANDO SUBMARINE
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL Lionel PAPER Form 3330 109 COMMANDO SUBMARINE
$4.00
LIONEL ONE RARE 119 ORIGINAL POSTWAR TUNNEL HARD TO FIND RARE
LIONEL ONE RARE 119 ORIGINAL POSTWAR TUNNEL HARD TO FIND RARE
$199.99
Rare Lionel Postwar 6067 Brown Unlettered Caboose HTF
Rare Lionel Postwar 6067 Brown Unlettered Caboose HTF
$9.95
Lionel O Gauge Prewar 261 with Box and Master Carton 1931 NR Rare
Lionel O Gauge Prewar 261 with Box and Master Carton 1931 NR Rare
$9.99
Lionel RARE PREWAR 700K HUDSON  700W KIT BUILT SCALE HUDSON + MUCH MORE
Lionel RARE PREWAR 700K HUDSON 700W KIT BUILT SCALE HUDSON + MUCH MORE
$4,200.00
Vintage Lionel No 3429 Post War Helicopter Launching Car HELICOPTER RARE Manual
Vintage Lionel No 3429 Post War Helicopter Launching Car HELICOPTER RARE Manual
$65.00
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL COAST GUARD RESCUE MEDICAL CAR 16577 EXCELLENT RARE
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL COAST GUARD RESCUE MEDICAL CAR 16577 EXCELLENT RARE
$36.66
Rare Lionel 9713 Canadian Pacific Seasons Greatings Christmas Car
Rare Lionel 9713 Canadian Pacific Seasons Greatings Christmas Car
$39.99
Orignal Super Rare 1949 Consumer Post War Lionel Catalog In Super Mint Condition
Orignal Super Rare 1949 Consumer Post War Lionel Catalog In Super Mint Condition
$59.99
Lionel  356 FREIGHT STATION BAGGAGE carts rare red green mint sealed
Lionel 356 FREIGHT STATION BAGGAGE carts rare red green mint sealed
$29.99
LIONEL HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS EXPRESS DEMENTORS COACH ADD ON CAR NEW IN BOX RARE
LIONEL HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS EXPRESS DEMENTORS COACH ADD ON CAR NEW IN BOX RARE
$159.99
LIONEL POST WAR 13098 SUPER O STEAM FREIGHT SET 1963 ONLY VERY RARE EXC COND
LIONEL POST WAR 13098 SUPER O STEAM FREIGHT SET 1963 ONLY VERY RARE EXC COND
$995.00
Lionel Rare Uncataloged Stokely Vancamp Box Car Made 1961 To 1964
Lionel Rare Uncataloged Stokely Vancamp Box Car Made 1961 To 1964
$29.95
LIONEL K LINE 6 52325 VERY RARE TCA UNCATALOGED SEABOARD PS 1 BOX CAR
LIONEL K LINE 6 52325 VERY RARE TCA UNCATALOGED SEABOARD PS 1 BOX CAR
$199.00
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
Lionel Postwar 182 Remote Control Magnetic Crane in Original Box Rare
$269.99
LIONEL BOYS SET 6 31701 RARE LEGENDARY TRAINS NIB C 10
LIONEL BOYS SET 6 31701 RARE LEGENDARY TRAINS NIB C 10
$650.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
$49.00
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
GREENBERGS LIONEL POSTWAR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BOOK W LAYOUT PLANS RARE
$59.00
O Gauge Lionel Southern Pacific Caboose Built 9 49 SP 2357 Tile Red RARE
O Gauge Lionel Southern Pacific Caboose Built 9 49 SP 2357 Tile Red RARE
$9.95
RARE LIONEL PREWAR 656 GRAY CATTLE CAR W VERMILLION ROOF  DOORS NICE CONDITIO
RARE LIONEL PREWAR 656 GRAY CATTLE CAR W VERMILLION ROOF DOORS NICE CONDITIO
$79.95
Rare Nice Complete 1089W Lionel Prewar Steam Train Set Boxes Seldom Seen
Rare Nice Complete 1089W Lionel Prewar Steam Train Set Boxes Seldom Seen
$475.00
Rare O SCALE LIONEL 6 9444 LOUISIANA MIDLAND BOXCAR Mint in Box
Rare O SCALE LIONEL 6 9444 LOUISIANA MIDLAND BOXCAR Mint in Box
$19.99
Lionel Trains  6 18928  Chicago  North Western  NW2 Calf Locomotive RARE
Lionel Trains 6 18928 Chicago North Western NW2 Calf Locomotive RARE
$94.95
LIONEL TRAINS RARE AUTOMOBILE FURNITURE BOXCAR PREWAR 0 GAUGE W ORIGINAL BOX 38
LIONEL TRAINS RARE AUTOMOBILE FURNITURE BOXCAR PREWAR 0 GAUGE W ORIGINAL BOX 38
$25.36
RARE VINTAGE LIONEL NO 608 PASSENGER OBSERVATION TRAIN CAR IN BOX STIDHAM
RARE VINTAGE LIONEL NO 608 PASSENGER OBSERVATION TRAIN CAR IN BOX STIDHAM
$69.99
LIONEL POST WAR 1666 2 6 2 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE RARE X IN CAB VERSION
LIONEL POST WAR 1666 2 6 2 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE RARE X IN CAB VERSION
$78.95
VINTAGE BROCHURE 1945 LIONEL PAPER COLLECTORS FIND RARE SALE PRICED VHTF
VINTAGE BROCHURE 1945 LIONEL PAPER COLLECTORS FIND RARE SALE PRICED VHTF
$4.95
LIONEL Pre War Vintage 259E Engine and tender Rare gray very nice condition
LIONEL Pre War Vintage 259E Engine and tender Rare gray very nice condition
$199.00
Rare Lionel 160 SPECKLED BAKELITE early postwar Unloading Bin EXC
Rare Lionel 160 SPECKLED BAKELITE early postwar Unloading Bin EXC
$9.99
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX  LINER for 12 Wheeled DIECAST TENDER 2426W
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER for 12 Wheeled DIECAST TENDER 2426W
$16.00
Rare lionel 32902 construction sign set New in box
Rare lionel 32902 construction sign set New in box
$7.50
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL DL W 6119 Postwar Rare Full Red Work Caboose EXCELLENT
O GAUGE VINTAGE LIONEL DL W 6119 Postwar Rare Full Red Work Caboose EXCELLENT
$26.91
RARE VTG LIONEL LIONELVILLE STATION W PEOPLE MOVE LIGHTS  action O SCALE
RARE VTG LIONEL LIONELVILLE STATION W PEOPLE MOVE LIGHTS action O SCALE
$39.99
RARE LIONEL 6 9664 Mickey Mouse Express CINDERELLA Hi Cube Box Car C 8 w Box
RARE LIONEL 6 9664 Mickey Mouse Express CINDERELLA Hi Cube Box Car C 8 w Box
$69.99
Rare 1950 Postwar Lionel OSS Insulated O Gauge Track w Factory Wrapper NOS
Rare 1950 Postwar Lionel OSS Insulated O Gauge Track w Factory Wrapper NOS
$15.50
US KOREAN WAR COMPASS BY LIONEL UNISSUED RARE
US KOREAN WAR COMPASS BY LIONEL UNISSUED RARE
$2,000.00
RARE LIONEL TRAINS PRE WAR SET 97 w 251 LOCO  605  606 PASSENGER CARS IN BOX
RARE LIONEL TRAINS PRE WAR SET 97 w 251 LOCO 605 606 PASSENGER CARS IN BOX
$695.00
LIONEL 2340 RARE 5 STRIPE PENNSYLVANIA GG1 BEAUTIFUL CONDITION NICE
LIONEL 2340 RARE 5 STRIPE PENNSYLVANIA GG1 BEAUTIFUL CONDITION NICE
$199.99
LIONEL POSTWAR ERA 455 SUNOCO OPERATING PUMPING OIL DERRICK VERY RARE RED TOP
LIONEL POSTWAR ERA 455 SUNOCO OPERATING PUMPING OIL DERRICK VERY RARE RED TOP
$175.00
Vintage 1950s Lionel New York Central NYC 6464900 Box Freight Car RARE
Vintage 1950s Lionel New York Central NYC 6464900 Box Freight Car RARE
$19.99
Vintage Lionel 6119 DL  W Caboose Rare Variation Built Lionel Ex Condition
Vintage Lionel 6119 DL W Caboose Rare Variation Built Lionel Ex Condition
$67.49
O Lionel 6464 400 Baltimore  Ohio Box Car RARE C7 NO BOX JL
O Lionel 6464 400 Baltimore Ohio Box Car RARE C7 NO BOX JL
$109.99
Lionel 18588 DELAWARE  HUDSON New In Box RARE
Lionel 18588 DELAWARE HUDSON New In Box RARE
$335.00
Rare Lionel Trains 6 18280 SD 70 Maersk Diesel Locomotive LN OB
Rare Lionel Trains 6 18280 SD 70 Maersk Diesel Locomotive LN OB
$375.00
Lionel PREWAR New York CENTRAL 717 SCALE DIECAST CABOOSE EX Minus + RARE
Lionel PREWAR New York CENTRAL 717 SCALE DIECAST CABOOSE EX Minus + RARE
$429.00
1939 LIONEL RARE  2955 SEMI SCALE SUNOCO OIL CAR Wow Mint condition
1939 LIONEL RARE 2955 SEMI SCALE SUNOCO OIL CAR Wow Mint condition
$549.00
Lionel Rare 2562 SF Regal Pass Vista Dome Car OB
Lionel Rare 2562 SF Regal Pass Vista Dome Car OB
$169.95
Lionel Automatic Switchman A Rare Find Brand New in the Box
Lionel Automatic Switchman A Rare Find Brand New in the Box
$39.99
Vintage LIONEL Pennsylvania 477618 Eastern Div Caboose Train Car 2672 RARE
Vintage LIONEL Pennsylvania 477618 Eastern Div Caboose Train Car 2672 RARE
$15.99

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 6 18404 OPERATING SAN FRANCISCO OPERATING TROLLEY BUMPER ACTION, Lionel 26278 Captn Crunch Boxcar 1999 Uncataloged RARE, LIONEL 1957 CONSUMER CATALOG WITH RARE GIRLS SET NEW NEW, RARE LIONEL BP BRISTISH PETROLIUM PIGGYBACK W TRAILERS 1 OF 500 MIB, LIONEL 6401 25 ARMY TANK FROM SEARS 19326 9820 UNCATALOGED SET RARE FOR 6401 25, Lionel 6 17219 Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil 40th Birthday Train Boxcar Rare NIB, Lionel RARE White 195 75 Eight Bulb Extension White Box Only Separate Sale, Lionel O Gauge Prewar 261 with Box and Master Carton 1931 NR Rare, Lionel Rare 3356 Complete Horse Car Set Close To New, N SCALE TRAINS LIONEL TRAINS TRAIN STOP TIN TRAIN SET RARE AMERICAN LEGEND, LIONEL 6464 100 ORIGINAL BOX 6464 250 FOR THE RARE 6464 100 BLUE FEATHER C7 EX, LIONEL 6 31747 PENNSYLVANIA BALLAST TRAIN TMCC RARE FACTORY SEALED IN BOX, Rare Original Lionel Corporation 15 Year Factory Female Employee Service Pin LN, Rare Original Lionel Corporation 25 Year Factory Female Employee Service Pin LN, Rare Unused 1960 Lionel HO 5737 Dealer Promotional Outfit Matchbook LN, Lionel 6814 Medical Caboose RARE, Rare Collectable 1966 Postwar Lionel Promotional Toy Fair Dealer Abacus Mint OB, Rare Original Postwar Lionel Service Station ST 302 Spring Adjustment Tool Ex+, Rare Original Postwar Lionel ST350 6 Service Station Rivet Press Tool Block, VERY RARE Lionel Pre War Cloth Parts Shipping Mail Bag Sewn on Shipping Address, Lionel Western Pacific 6 wheel crane 6 16653 out of the Feather River set Rare, Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE LBC, Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL BOX LINER for 12 Wheeled DIECAST TENDER 2426W, SP Brown caboose 6167 E rare, LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 2456 HOPPER w 3 LINES OF DATA LN+ FROM 1946 ADV CATALOG OB, LIONEL 9858 BUTTERFINGER BILLBOARD REEFER W BOX RARE PAPER COUPON, Vintage Lionel No 3429 Post War Helicopter Launching Car HELICOPTER RARE Manual, Lionel Toxic Waste No71 6666 250 Removal RARE OFFERINGC 10 Excellent Cond, LIONEL P W X6454 SOUTHERN PACIFIC BOX CAR IN ORIG BOX 1949 RARE EXC TO LN COND, LIONEL SETPOST WAR R 1958 RARE 1590 6 Piece 249 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 250 TENDER,

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