Rare Lionel

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Lionel Postwar 6456 75 HOPPER GLOSSY RED w YELLOW Lettering RARE
Lionel Postwar 6456 75 HOPPER GLOSSY RED w YELLOW Lettering RARE
$32.10
Lionel RARE 56 M St L MINE TRANSPORT + Looks  RUNS EXcellent  + MORE
Lionel RARE 56 M St L MINE TRANSPORT + Looks RUNS EXcellent + MORE
$195.95
30 Operating Water Tower Rare Black Trestles Vintage Lionel O Scale Scenery
30 Operating Water Tower Rare Black Trestles Vintage Lionel O Scale Scenery
$41.00
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
$109.00
Lionel Rare 65400 2007 Light Brown With Dark Brown Doors Penn Box Car
Lionel Rare 65400 2007 Light Brown With Dark Brown Doors Penn Box Car
$35.00
RARE Complete 1947 Lionel 1435WS set with early 2025  Rare Brown 2257 Caboose
RARE Complete 1947 Lionel 1435WS set with early 2025 Rare Brown 2257 Caboose
$495.00
RARE Instructions X834 10 with Cam Trol Uncouple Read description
RARE Instructions X834 10 with Cam Trol Uncouple Read description
$50.00
RARE LIONEL 195 75 WHITE SEPARATE SALE FLOODLIGHT HEAD BOX
RARE LIONEL 195 75 WHITE SEPARATE SALE FLOODLIGHT HEAD BOX
$11.99
Nice Lionel 2532 Silver Range Vista Dome Passenger Car Rare Hexhead screws
Nice Lionel 2532 Silver Range Vista Dome Passenger Car Rare Hexhead screws
$59.00
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT Platform + More
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT Platform + More
$275.00
LIONEL TRAINS RARE 182 MAGNET CRANE OPERATING ELECTRIC W CONTROLLER USA MADE NR
LIONEL TRAINS RARE 182 MAGNET CRANE OPERATING ELECTRIC W CONTROLLER USA MADE NR
$86.85
KR Lionel Postwar 6560 Bucyrus Erie w RARE Black Cab OB No Frame Lettering
KR Lionel Postwar 6560 Bucyrus Erie w RARE Black Cab OB No Frame Lettering
$395.00
Rare Royal Blue Cable reels
Rare Royal Blue Cable reels
$20.00
Rare Postwar Lionel 6465 Double Dome Sunoco Tank Car Ex+++
Rare Postwar Lionel 6465 Double Dome Sunoco Tank Car Ex+++
$15.50
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
$149.00
HTF 224 NAVY AB ALCO UNITS with RARE 2017 200 NAVY CABOOSE
HTF 224 NAVY AB ALCO UNITS with RARE 2017 200 NAVY CABOOSE
$200.00
RARE Vintage Lionel Automatic Merchandise train Car 3454 Silver
RARE Vintage Lionel Automatic Merchandise train Car 3454 Silver
$29.95
2 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACES GAME VERY RARE FIND IN REALLY FINE COND
2 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACES GAME VERY RARE FIND IN REALLY FINE COND
$60.99
2 RARE LIONEL AMERICAN FLYER TENDER SHELLS Prototype Test 1930s PA9100
2 RARE LIONEL AMERICAN FLYER TENDER SHELLS Prototype Test 1930s PA9100
$35.00
Lionel ORIGINAL BOX for 6501  FLATCAR with RARE POWER BOAT
Lionel ORIGINAL BOX for 6501 FLATCAR with RARE POWER BOAT
$13.00
Lionel RARE Postwar TUSCAN BROWN 6468  Baltimore  OHIO  Double Door  BOXCAR
Lionel RARE Postwar TUSCAN BROWN 6468 Baltimore OHIO Double Door BOXCAR
$324.00
Lionel No 3854 Operating Automatic MerchandiseCar Extremely Rare Type II
Lionel No 3854 Operating Automatic MerchandiseCar Extremely Rare Type II
$525.00
LIONEL POST WAR METAL FLAT CAR W Alum PIPE LOADRedVery Good Cond Box Very Rare
LIONEL POST WAR METAL FLAT CAR W Alum PIPE LOADRedVery Good Cond Box Very Rare
$27.95
Lionel 3356 Operating Horse Car Rare Orange Car Picture Box 1966
Lionel 3356 Operating Horse Car Rare Orange Car Picture Box 1966
$175.50
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
RARE MINT 1959 LIONEL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE RACE BOARD GAME
$595.00
Extremely Rare Pennsylvania Railroad Pride of the Pennsy Congressional Sign
Extremely Rare Pennsylvania Railroad Pride of the Pennsy Congressional Sign
$49.99
LIONEL RARE  231 ROCK ISLAND ALCO BLACK W WHITE STRIPE NEW BOXED
LIONEL RARE 231 ROCK ISLAND ALCO BLACK W WHITE STRIPE NEW BOXED
$787.00
Vintage Lionel Train Lot Unique and Rare No Reasonable offers refused
Vintage Lionel Train Lot Unique and Rare No Reasonable offers refused
$1,350.00
LIONEL RARE  3410 HELICOPTER CAR NEW BOXED
LIONEL RARE 3410 HELICOPTER CAR NEW BOXED
$199.99
Vintage 1955 Lionel Train Set in Boxes RARE Cars HUGE LOT + Extras MUST SEE 675
Vintage 1955 Lionel Train Set in Boxes RARE Cars HUGE LOT + Extras MUST SEE 675
$1,745.50
LIONEL  6657 ULTRA RARE RIO GRANDE CABOOSE W O LADDER SLOTS NEW BOXED
LIONEL 6657 ULTRA RARE RIO GRANDE CABOOSE W O LADDER SLOTS NEW BOXED
$510.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 2 STEAM LOCOS 221 GRAY AND BLACK STEAM LOCO RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 2 STEAM LOCOS 221 GRAY AND BLACK STEAM LOCO RARE
$250.00
2341 Jersey Central with rare x stamped OB
2341 Jersey Central with rare x stamped OB
$1,325.00
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR KW TRANSFORMER RUN 2 ENGINE SETS RARE 190 WATTS WHISTLE +
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR KW TRANSFORMER RUN 2 ENGINE SETS RARE 190 WATTS WHISTLE +
$119.99
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX POSTWAR LIONEL 6066T TENDER
Lionel RARE ORIGINAL BOX POSTWAR LIONEL 6066T TENDER
$14.00
LAST CHANCE Very Rare Lionel X 2454 Orange Door Version Collectors Car Variant
LAST CHANCE Very Rare Lionel X 2454 Orange Door Version Collectors Car Variant
$349.00
LIONEL RARE PW 2357 TUSCAN BROWN CABOOSE C 5 READY TO ROLL
LIONEL RARE PW 2357 TUSCAN BROWN CABOOSE C 5 READY TO ROLL
$20.50
KR Lionel Postwar 2465 Sunoco 2 Dome Tank Car OB Rare CENTER DECAL Rare
KR Lionel Postwar 2465 Sunoco 2 Dome Tank Car OB Rare CENTER DECAL Rare
$325.00
Lionel Train Set 1948 1949 With Boxes Rare 2026 6466wx 3461x 3464 6357 6465
Lionel Train Set 1948 1949 With Boxes Rare 2026 6466wx 3461x 3464 6357 6465
$600.00
Lionel 1952 Post War Official Book of Rules for Model Railroading Rare + More
Lionel 1952 Post War Official Book of Rules for Model Railroading Rare + More
$4.99
LIONEL 2343P SANTA FE F3 WITH RARE BOX WITH 2343P  2344P STAMPED ON SAME BOX
LIONEL 2343P SANTA FE F3 WITH RARE BOX WITH 2343P 2344P STAMPED ON SAME BOX
$185.00
LIONEL 2359 GP 9 BOSTON AND MAINE UNDECORATED  RARE
LIONEL 2359 GP 9 BOSTON AND MAINE UNDECORATED RARE
$349.99
Lionel Missile RARE Separate Sale 6650 80 3665 3666 6630 6640 ORG TUBE MINT NOS
Lionel Missile RARE Separate Sale 6650 80 3665 3666 6630 6640 ORG TUBE MINT NOS
$39.49
Lionel Postwar 634 Santa Fe NW2 Switcher with RARE Yellow Safety Stripes
Lionel Postwar 634 Santa Fe NW2 Switcher with RARE Yellow Safety Stripes
$19.99
Lionel 108 BLACK Trestles Set Sealed packet IN OVERSTAMPED 1044 Box 1959 RARE
Lionel 108 BLACK Trestles Set Sealed packet IN OVERSTAMPED 1044 Box 1959 RARE
$135.00
Lionel trains operating coal loader  397 nos new shape rare look
Lionel trains operating coal loader 397 nos new shape rare look
$19.99
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
$225.00
RARE Lionel 3482 3472 Complete Set W Box  Instructions
RARE Lionel 3482 3472 Complete Set W Box Instructions
$50.00
Lionel 600 Rare MKT NW2 Set With Gray Frame Yellow End Rails
Lionel 600 Rare MKT NW2 Set With Gray Frame Yellow End Rails
$159.50
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT ONLY
LIONEL POSTWAR RARE 264 Operating FORKLIFT ONLY
$29.99
Rare Lionel Craft 43 Pleasure Boat Clock Work Motor Working Condition Pre War
Rare Lionel Craft 43 Pleasure Boat Clock Work Motor Working Condition Pre War
$279.00
RARE LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR O GAUGE 6414 AUTO LOADER CAR BOX  ORIGINAL AUTOS
RARE LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR O GAUGE 6414 AUTO LOADER CAR BOX ORIGINAL AUTOS
$26.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6017 from 1956 Only Scarce entreestation
$59.00
VERY RARE 1960S LIONEL TRAINS 5160 VIEWING STAND MINT IN BOX COLLECTOR QUALITY
VERY RARE 1960S LIONEL TRAINS 5160 VIEWING STAND MINT IN BOX COLLECTOR QUALITY
$56.50
RARE LIONEL 6511 24 SEPARATE SALE SET OF ORIGINAL 5 PIPES WITH ORIGINAL BOX
RARE LIONEL 6511 24 SEPARATE SALE SET OF ORIGINAL 5 PIPES WITH ORIGINAL BOX
$115.00
LIONEL RARE 236 ENGINE TENDER CABOOSE  CARS 1950S
LIONEL RARE 236 ENGINE TENDER CABOOSE CARS 1950S
$149.99
LIONEL    NEW MINT IN BOX MADISON  BAGGAGE CAR 19011 RARE
LIONEL NEW MINT IN BOX MADISON BAGGAGE CAR 19011 RARE
$399.99
RARE LIONEL 226 Boston Main ABA Unit YES ABA 1960 only Collectors item
RARE LIONEL 226 Boston Main ABA Unit YES ABA 1960 only Collectors item
$300.00
LIONEL POST WAR 1002 RARE SILVER GONDOLA CAR CORNER HEAT DAMAGE
LIONEL POST WAR 1002 RARE SILVER GONDOLA CAR CORNER HEAT DAMAGE
$128.95
RARE LIONEL DEALERS 1978 PACKET DEALERS AGENDA MEETING MICHIGAN
RARE LIONEL DEALERS 1978 PACKET DEALERS AGENDA MEETING MICHIGAN
$50.00
RARE Lionel 6468X C7 Train BO Railroad TUSCAN BROWN Automobile Box Car 1955 Old
RARE Lionel 6468X C7 Train BO Railroad TUSCAN BROWN Automobile Box Car 1955 Old
$699.00
Very Rare 1950s Lionel Magne traction Dealer Display sign and Shelf
Very Rare 1950s Lionel Magne traction Dealer Display sign and Shelf
$2,475.00
Lionel 6464 725 New Haven boxcar rare Hagerstown MD 425 on box
Lionel 6464 725 New Haven boxcar rare Hagerstown MD 425 on box
$200.00
LIONEL 2245C TEXAS SPECIAL B UNIT WITH SOLID PORTHOLES RARE IN VG EX CONDITION
LIONEL 2245C TEXAS SPECIAL B UNIT WITH SOLID PORTHOLES RARE IN VG EX CONDITION
$525.00
RARE UNRUN LIONEL 6413 MERCURY CAPSULE RARE LIONEL TRAINS SPACE CAR NO RESERVE
RARE UNRUN LIONEL 6413 MERCURY CAPSULE RARE LIONEL TRAINS SPACE CAR NO RESERVE
$51.15
LIONEL ZW TRANSFORMER IN EXCELLENT C7 CONDITION WITH RARE LA BOX
LIONEL ZW TRANSFORMER IN EXCELLENT C7 CONDITION WITH RARE LA BOX
$450.00
RARE LIONEL 3545 OPERATING TV MONITOR CAR UNRUN MINT IN BOX NO RESERVE
RARE LIONEL 3545 OPERATING TV MONITOR CAR UNRUN MINT IN BOX NO RESERVE
$53.00
Lionel Postwar 0 Gauge Promotional Set 9745 Channel Master Box 243 175 6812 RARE
Lionel Postwar 0 Gauge Promotional Set 9745 Channel Master Box 243 175 6812 RARE
$2,875.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 2243 SANTA FE F3 AB UNIT NEW IN MASTER CARTON RARE ORANGE MOLD
LIONEL POSTWAR 2243 SANTA FE F3 AB UNIT NEW IN MASTER CARTON RARE ORANGE MOLD
$500.00
Lionel 19439 rare uncataloged 1965 set 1062 1062t 1010 6142 6059 6402 with box
Lionel 19439 rare uncataloged 1965 set 1062 1062t 1010 6142 6059 6402 with box
$165.00
Rare and Unused All Original 1959 Postwar Lionel 908 Union Station Mint
Rare and Unused All Original 1959 Postwar Lionel 908 Union Station Mint
$42.00
Lionel 212T USMC Very Rare also USMC 212  USMC 6017 50
Lionel 212T USMC Very Rare also USMC 212 USMC 6017 50
$4,500.00

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:

O Scale Lionel Flat car 6821 red with plastic crate load rare, RARE LIONEL 226 Boston Main ABA Unit YES ABA 1960 only Collectors item, Lionel Q Transformer 75 watts all orig very nice clean RARE 6 on scale, Rare Lionel Post War Lighted PRR New York Zone N5C Port Hole Window Caboose, LIONEL 6264 LUMBER CAR INSTRUCTIONS RARE DATED 9 57, LIONEL 2330 PENNSYLVANIA GG1 RARE MADE 1950 ONLY STRONG MAGNATRACTION NICE, LIONEL 3459 RARE LIONEL LINES GREEN DUMP CAR IN ORIGINAL CONDITION NICE FIND, LIONEL TRAINS 3656 OPERATING CATTLE CAR WITH RARE ARMOUR STICKER W BOX VG + NR, Rare LIONEL 6414 85 AUTOMOBILE CAR ORANGE EMPTY BOX, Rare 1950s Lionel 6464 150 MOPAC Boxcar Clear Mold painted blue and grey, RARE Lionel 6429 Work Caboose, LIONEL RARE 9700 SOUTHERN BOXCAR MINT, 1959 LIONEL ADVANCE DEALER CATALOGUES ADVERTISING NEAR MINT RARE, Lionel Rare 65400 2007 Light Brown With Dark Brown Doors Penn Box Car, VERY RARE 1960S LIONEL TRAINS 5160 VIEWING STAND MINT IN BOX COLLECTOR QUALITY, 1956 Lionel Set 1545 Loco 628 + 4 cars + instructions + xfomer + rare US Steel, Lionel RARE 56 M St L MINE TRANSPORT + Looks RUNS EXcellent + MORE, lionel 3424 Brakeman Car Instruction sheet as pictured RARE used, lionel 264 FORK Lift Truck Instruction sheet as pictured RARE used, Vintage Postwar RARE Lionel UnNumbered Red Caboose SP Type Train Locomotive, LIONEL RARE RIVET PRESS WHEEL CUP 6 GENUINE SERVICE CENTER TOOL ST 375 9, LIONEL POSTWAR 3376 BRONX ZOO GIRAFFE CAR RARE FACTORY ERROR NO LETTERS, RARE Complete 1947 Lionel 1435WS set with early 2025 Rare Brown 2257 Caboose, KR Lionel Postwar 2465 Sunoco 2 Dome Tank Car OB Rare CENTER DECAL Rare, KR Lionel Postwar 6560 Bucyrus Erie w RARE Black Cab OB No Frame Lettering, 1940s Antique Lionel RR Guide Dealer Foldout Poster Trains Railroad RARE, Lionel Postwar 6630 Operating Missile Car C7 EXC Rare Works, Rare Lionel 6050 Savings Bank Box car with original box, LIONEL TRAINS 1945 1969 VOLUME V RARE AND UNUSUAL BY AMBROSE AND LOVELOCK, MINT RARE Lionel 6014 410 White Frisco Boxcar w Hagerstown Checkerboard OB NR,

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