Rare Lionel

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RARE FIND VINTAGE LIONEL 2055 Complete Train Set
RARE FIND VINTAGE LIONEL 2055 Complete Train Set
$92.00
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE
$99.00
LIONEL 3512 FIREMEN LADDER CAR RARE SILVER LADDER
LIONEL 3512 FIREMEN LADDER CAR RARE SILVER LADDER
$49.99
LIONEL 397 COAL LOADER  RARE VERSION c 9 W OB
LIONEL 397 COAL LOADER RARE VERSION c 9 W OB
$725.00
HTF 224 NAVY AB ALCO UNITS with RARE 2017 200 NAVY CABOOSE
HTF 224 NAVY AB ALCO UNITS with RARE 2017 200 NAVY CABOOSE
$175.00
LIONEL RARE SEPARATE SALE UNLOADING BIN
LIONEL RARE SEPARATE SALE UNLOADING BIN
$275.00
VINTAGE LIONEL 96 COAL ELEVATOR WITH VERY RARE SCOOP in Original box
VINTAGE LIONEL 96 COAL ELEVATOR WITH VERY RARE SCOOP in Original box
$46.00
Lionel Train Set Collection Vintage Rare
Lionel Train Set Collection Vintage Rare
$250.00
LIONEL 2466W RARE VERSION
LIONEL 2466W RARE VERSION
$100.00
LIONEL RARE 9700 SOUTHERN BOXCAR MINT
LIONEL RARE 9700 SOUTHERN BOXCAR MINT
$249.99
LIONEL 352 RARE BROWN ICING STATION WITH OPERATING ICE CAR  INSTRUCTIONS
LIONEL 352 RARE BROWN ICING STATION WITH OPERATING ICE CAR INSTRUCTIONS
$99.00
Lionel RARE POSTWAR 6 8 6 TURBINE 671 STEAM ENGINE +Smokes + Lights + MORE
Lionel RARE POSTWAR 6 8 6 TURBINE 671 STEAM ENGINE +Smokes + Lights + MORE
$165.95
Lionel TWO Early Postwar 2452X PENNSY Gondola + 2456 HOPPER + Rare BOX
Lionel TWO Early Postwar 2452X PENNSY Gondola + 2456 HOPPER + Rare BOX
$20.00
Rare 6502 50 Postwar Lionel Unlettered Teal Blue FlatcarTCA Fair GoodRarity5
Rare 6502 50 Postwar Lionel Unlettered Teal Blue FlatcarTCA Fair GoodRarity5
$7.00
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
RARE ORIGINAL LIONEL 2541 ALEXANDER HAMILTON CONGRESSIONAL PASSENGER CAR WOW
$149.00
LIONEL 736 RARE BERKSHIRE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION STRONG MAGNATRACTION
LIONEL 736 RARE BERKSHIRE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION STRONG MAGNATRACTION
$169.99
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 3820 US MARINES Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 3820 US MARINES Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE + MORE
$225.00
LIONEL 6520 GREEN SEARCHLIGHT CAR W RARE BLACK SEARCHLIGHT ORIGINAL
LIONEL 6520 GREEN SEARCHLIGHT CAR W RARE BLACK SEARCHLIGHT ORIGINAL
$41.50
Lionel No 3854 Operating Automatic MerchandiseCar Extremely Rare Type II
Lionel No 3854 Operating Automatic MerchandiseCar Extremely Rare Type II
$380.00
Lionel Postwar 3619  Helicopter RECONNAISSANCE Operating BOXCAR RARE
Lionel Postwar 3619 Helicopter RECONNAISSANCE Operating BOXCAR RARE
$112.95
Lionel RARE Postwar 3454 Automatic MERCHANDISE BOXCAR VG + MORE
Lionel RARE Postwar 3454 Automatic MERCHANDISE BOXCAR VG + MORE
$26.77
Vintage Lionel 395 Floodlight Tower Rare Green
Vintage Lionel 395 Floodlight Tower Rare Green
$49.99
Rare Original Postwar Lionel 310 Dealer Display Magnetraction Billboard LN+
Rare Original Postwar Lionel 310 Dealer Display Magnetraction Billboard LN+
$112.50
Lionel 2954 PRR Semi scale Box Car RARE
Lionel 2954 PRR Semi scale Box Car RARE
$85.00
Rare Original Postwar Lionel 310 Dealer Display Clean Smoke Billboard LN+
Rare Original Postwar Lionel 310 Dealer Display Clean Smoke Billboard LN+
$77.30
Lionel Postwar 3376 RARE GREEN Variation BRONX ZOO Car
Lionel Postwar 3376 RARE GREEN Variation BRONX ZOO Car
$9.99
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
Rare 1959 Postwar Lionel HO 0566 0586 Dealer Appreciation Desk Display Ex+
Rare 1959 Postwar Lionel HO 0566 0586 Dealer Appreciation Desk Display Ex+
$455.00
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
RARE LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6824 USMC OLIVE DRAB RESCUE UNIT CABOOSE
$199.99
Rare Original Printing Plates Lionel Dealer Display Instructions D225 D224 D220
Rare Original Printing Plates Lionel Dealer Display Instructions D225 D224 D220
$5.50
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE  + MORE
Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE + MORE
$99.50
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
Vintage 1950s Lionel 6456 75 LV Rare Glossy Red Hopper Nice
$189.00
RARE 1950s Lionel 6112 Short WHITE Gondola with Orig 4 Lionel 61125 canisters
RARE 1950s Lionel 6112 Short WHITE Gondola with Orig 4 Lionel 61125 canisters
$9.95
RARE Lionel 6402 Flat bed Stock Train Car Bungee Stretch Cord Holder Postwar
RARE Lionel 6402 Flat bed Stock Train Car Bungee Stretch Cord Holder Postwar
$12.99
Lionel Postwar 6656 YELLOW STOCKCAR RARE  RED Star  ARMOUR STICKER BOXED
Lionel Postwar 6656 YELLOW STOCKCAR RARE RED Star ARMOUR STICKER BOXED
$23.06
VINTAGE RARE LIONEL 1601 JET MOTORBOAT  LIONEL FLATCAR O SCALE
VINTAGE RARE LIONEL 1601 JET MOTORBOAT LIONEL FLATCAR O SCALE
$55.00
Lionel POSTWAR Illuminated 2199 MICROWAVE RELAY TOWER Rare Orange Tower
Lionel POSTWAR Illuminated 2199 MICROWAVE RELAY TOWER Rare Orange Tower
$22.49
RARE Combination Early Variation Lionel 6 6430 with WHITE Cooper Jarrett trailer
RARE Combination Early Variation Lionel 6 6430 with WHITE Cooper Jarrett trailer
$11.50
Rare Lionel New York Central freight set No 2171W 1949 Original Boxes Paperwork
Rare Lionel New York Central freight set No 2171W 1949 Original Boxes Paperwork
$2,499.99
Lionel 2368 A B  B  O W 1 shipping box C 7 Baltimore and Ohio O gauge Rare
Lionel 2368 A B B O W 1 shipping box C 7 Baltimore and Ohio O gauge Rare
$1,499.00
VINTAGE LIONEL LINES O GAUGE HILLSIDE CAR  2423 HARD TO FIND RARE
VINTAGE LIONEL LINES O GAUGE HILLSIDE CAR 2423 HARD TO FIND RARE
$24.99
RARE LIONEL 6112 WHITE GONDOLA
RARE LIONEL 6112 WHITE GONDOLA
$25.00
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
Lionel Train Railroad Crossing + Stop Light 1950s rare
Lionel Train Railroad Crossing + Stop Light 1950s rare
$5.00
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 6520 SEARCHLIGHT CAR WITH RARE GREEN GENERATOR 1949
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 6520 SEARCHLIGHT CAR WITH RARE GREEN GENERATOR 1949
$239.95
LIONEL POSTWAR 3459 GREEN OPERATING DUMP CAR RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 3459 GREEN OPERATING DUMP CAR RARE
$25.99
Lionel Postwar Rare Unlettered unstamped blank black flatcar
Lionel Postwar Rare Unlettered unstamped blank black flatcar
$575.00
RARE Lionel 3429 USMC HELICOPTER CAR  REPRO COPTER
RARE Lionel 3429 USMC HELICOPTER CAR REPRO COPTER
$99.00
LIONEL 628 2361 VANCAMPS PORK AND BEANS BOXCARE RARE
LIONEL 628 2361 VANCAMPS PORK AND BEANS BOXCARE RARE
$10.00
RARE LIONEL Post War TEXAS SPECIAL 2245 A B 1954  O ga All Original
RARE LIONEL Post War TEXAS SPECIAL 2245 A B 1954 O ga All Original
$310.00
Lionel 6119 DL W Brown Work Caboose USED Nice Condition RARE Train Car
Lionel 6119 DL W Brown Work Caboose USED Nice Condition RARE Train Car
$0.99
Lionel Postwar illuminated Caboose 6357 2457 Rare Over stamped Box
Lionel Postwar illuminated Caboose 6357 2457 Rare Over stamped Box
$99.00
Rare Postwar Lionel 6457 caboose with brown Painted Smokestack and illumination
Rare Postwar Lionel 6457 caboose with brown Painted Smokestack and illumination
$9.95
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23  203M 60 Eccentrics Set
Super Rare Lionel 203M 23 203M 60 Eccentrics Set
$29.95
RARE LIONEL TRAIN CAR POSTWAR SP STYLE CABOOSE NUMBER 2257 TUSCAN SCARCE 1947
RARE LIONEL TRAIN CAR POSTWAR SP STYLE CABOOSE NUMBER 2257 TUSCAN SCARCE 1947
$45.99
1940s Lionel Train 2026 Steam Engine 2 6 2 wheel  RARE Lionel Train Tender
1940s Lionel Train 2026 Steam Engine 2 6 2 wheel RARE Lionel Train Tender
$88.00
Lionel 1061 Post War Train Set 1963  RARE
Lionel 1061 Post War Train Set 1963 RARE
$39.99
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
Rare Separate sale 164 64 Logs OB
Rare Separate sale 164 64 Logs OB
$70.00
LIONEL VINTAGE HTF 1946 671 WORK TRAIN SET CHECK IT OUT VERY RARE
LIONEL VINTAGE HTF 1946 671 WORK TRAIN SET CHECK IT OUT VERY RARE
$1,499.99
Lionel 2350 EP 5 New Haven in the RARE Painted Nose Variation MTOB
Lionel 2350 EP 5 New Haven in the RARE Painted Nose Variation MTOB
$910.00
RARE LIONEL KOREAN WAR COMPASS WITH CASE USED BY US ARMY 2 1952
RARE LIONEL KOREAN WAR COMPASS WITH CASE USED BY US ARMY 2 1952
$59.95
LIONEL RARE PW 6517 UNDERSCORED BAY WINDOW CABOOSE C 7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS READY
LIONEL RARE PW 6517 UNDERSCORED BAY WINDOW CABOOSE C 7 EX PLUS PLUS PLUS READY
$109.00
1963 Lionel 6407 Mercury Capsule Car with Rare Astronaut Missile Variation VG+
1963 Lionel 6407 Mercury Capsule Car with Rare Astronaut Missile Variation VG+
$81.00
RARE VTG 1957 LIONEL 6024 RCA WHIRLPOOL DRYERS TRAIN CAR BOLD GRAPHICS
RARE VTG 1957 LIONEL 6024 RCA WHIRLPOOL DRYERS TRAIN CAR BOLD GRAPHICS
$70.00
Lionel Trains Postwar 60 Trolley w Black Lettering  Motorman Very Rare
Lionel Trains Postwar 60 Trolley w Black Lettering Motorman Very Rare
$99.95
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 6027  ALASKA  DELUXE SP CABOOSE
Lionel Postwar Rare 6027 ALASKA DELUXE SP CABOOSE
$21.25
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
LIONEL PENNSYLVANIA 250T TENDER Rare Red Stripe Made in 1957
LIONEL PENNSYLVANIA 250T TENDER Rare Red Stripe Made in 1957
$8.95
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
$299.00
RARE UNRUN LIONEL 2350 NEW HAVEN ELECTRIC EP 5 PAINTED NOSE VERSION NO RESERVE
RARE UNRUN LIONEL 2350 NEW HAVEN ELECTRIC EP 5 PAINTED NOSE VERSION NO RESERVE
$355.50

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 TRAIN CAR POSTWAR SP STYLE CABOOSE NUMBER 2257 TUSCAN SCARCE 1947, RARE LIONEL TRAIN 2465 D 2 TANK CAR SUNOCO POST WAR 1946 O GUAGE CENTER DECAL, LIONEL 397 COAL LOADER RARE VERSION c 9 W OB, Lionel 6119 DL W Brown Work Caboose USED Nice Condition RARE Train Car, LIONEL RARE SEPARATE SALE UNLOADING BIN, TINPLATE COAL USED ON LIONEL TRAIN TRACKS ORIGINAL PRE WAR SCENIC MATARIAL RARE, Lionel 6464 725 New Haven boxcar rare Hagerstown MD 425 on box, Marx 2002 Hand Car very rare red body LN with great box and liner, Extremely Rare LIONEL 3309 50 OLIVE FRAME TURBO MISSILE FIRING CAR, LIONEL POSTWAR 3459 GREEN OPERATING DUMP CAR RARE, Odd or Rare Variation of the 1950s Lionel X3464 New York Central Operating Car, LIONEL POSTWAR 1 DOME GULF TANK CAR 6315 LATE W BLT DATE RARE EX, Lionel Postwar Deluxe 6352 1 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE CAR RARE + MORE, Lionel POSTWAR ORIGINAL 6830 NON Operating SUBMARINE CAR RARE, Vintage Rare Lionel Caboose ATSF 6130, 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, RARE VERSION3461 LOG CAR , 1950s RARE Big lot of tin Lionel model train set locomotives cars and tracks O, Lionel Postwar 6630 Operating Missile Car C7 EXC Rare Works, LIONEL RARE SEALED 1034 75 WATT TRANSFORMER POSTWAR TRAINMASTER, Vintage 1951 Lionel Trains How to Build Scenery Plan a Railroad Pamphlet RARE, LIONEL RARE PALE GREEN WITH RED TOP No 455 OPERATING OIL DERRICK SET IN OB EXC, LIONEL 2466WX WHISTLE TENDER WITH BEAUTIFUL RARE SILVER PAINT ALL ORIGINAL, RARE O Scale Lionel Trains No 110 22 Piece Black Graduated Trestle Set, Lionel Rare 6418 US STEEL Girder Car Close to New, Lionel Rare 342 Culvert Pipe Loader Nice Complete, Lionel Rare 390C Double Pole Throw Switch Looks New, 2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL, Rare Lionel 6357 SP Caboose Type IPainted Tile RedLightedExc in Box,

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