Rare Lionel

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Lionel 2671W Rare SILVER Lettered Pennsylvania Whistle Tender
Lionel 2671W Rare SILVER Lettered Pennsylvania Whistle Tender
$80.75
LIONEL POSTWAR 1882 HALLOWEEN GENERAL 4 4 0 1882T TENDER RARE 1960 ONLY
LIONEL POSTWAR 1882 HALLOWEEN GENERAL 4 4 0 1882T TENDER RARE 1960 ONLY
$172.29
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 726 Big BERKSHIRE 2 8 4 Steam ENGINE EX + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR RARE 726 Big BERKSHIRE 2 8 4 Steam ENGINE EX + MORE
$374.95
LIONEL RARE MACYS SPECIAL PREWAR TRAIN SET
LIONEL RARE MACYS SPECIAL PREWAR TRAIN SET
$450.00
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
RARE Postwar Lionel 3356 150 Separate Sale Horse Corral RARE
$3,400.00
Lionel Postwar RARE 6828 Black Flatcar w PH BIG CRANE + MORE  READ
Lionel Postwar RARE 6828 Black Flatcar w PH BIG CRANE + MORE READ
$154.00
LIONEL POSTWAR VERY RARE 6446 6436 QUAD HOPPER WITH FACTORY SPREADER BAR HOLES
LIONEL POSTWAR VERY RARE 6446 6436 QUAD HOPPER WITH FACTORY SPREADER BAR HOLES
$95.00
Lionel Postwar 6017 200 US NAVY BLUE SP Style CABOOSE RARE
Lionel Postwar 6017 200 US NAVY BLUE SP Style CABOOSE RARE
$159.00
LIONEL 6 25020 RARE WISCONSIN CENTRAL BOX CAR BUILT 1 08
LIONEL 6 25020 RARE WISCONSIN CENTRAL BOX CAR BUILT 1 08
$17.95
VTG LIONEL O POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 97 WORKING COAL ELEVATOR W RARE MARBLE BIN OB
VTG LIONEL O POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 97 WORKING COAL ELEVATOR W RARE MARBLE BIN OB
$195.00
Lionel POSTWAR 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE
$320.00
LIONEL TRAIN 3 DOME TANK CAR SAMPLER RARE TAYLOR MADE
LIONEL TRAIN 3 DOME TANK CAR SAMPLER RARE TAYLOR MADE
$39.99
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE L BC
Lionel Original PREWAR Semi Scale 2954 BOXCAR RARE L BC
$154.95
RARE BOXED LIONEL POSTWAR 2530 LARGE DOOR BAGGAGE CAR 1954 ONLY W SET 2234W
RARE BOXED LIONEL POSTWAR 2530 LARGE DOOR BAGGAGE CAR 1954 ONLY W SET 2234W
$440.00
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
RARE 1959 Lionel 902 Cardboard Elevated Trestle Set NEW NEVER USED
$295.00
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 2257 CABOOSE w painted stack heat stamped RARE
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 2257 CABOOSE w painted stack heat stamped RARE
$279.99
Lionel 1022 RH Switch with RARE Hagerstown box  sealed accessory pack NEW
Lionel 1022 RH Switch with RARE Hagerstown box sealed accessory pack NEW
$21.00
RARE VERSION LIONEL PREWAR O GA 1700 JUNIOR SMOOTH SIDE SILVER RED SET
RARE VERSION LIONEL PREWAR O GA 1700 JUNIOR SMOOTH SIDE SILVER RED SET
$150.00
Lionel PREWAR New York CENTRAL 717 SCALE DIECAST CABOOSE EX Minus + RARE + MORE
Lionel PREWAR New York CENTRAL 717 SCALE DIECAST CABOOSE EX Minus + RARE + MORE
$434.50
LIONEL Postwar No 90 Controller with Silver Metal Label Holder Rare
LIONEL Postwar No 90 Controller with Silver Metal Label Holder Rare
$20.00
Rare Antique Post War Complete 1956 Lionel Train Set and Box
Rare Antique Post War Complete 1956 Lionel Train Set and Box
$2,699.00
RARE POSTWAR LIONEL 3494 550 MONON OPERATING BOXCAR in C 7 EXCELLENT COND
RARE POSTWAR LIONEL 3494 550 MONON OPERATING BOXCAR in C 7 EXCELLENT COND
$425.00
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
LIONEL POSTWAR 9378 RED AND YELLOW BOOM CAR RARE
$10.00
Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL 2530  REA EXPRESS BAGGAGE  CAR
Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL 2530 REA EXPRESS BAGGAGE CAR
$110.00
RARE 1967 Lionel 6402 variation with wire side rails and log load
RARE 1967 Lionel 6402 variation with wire side rails and log load
$1,299.00
LIONEL 6 11810 BUDWEISER BEER PROMO SET RARE LTD 900
LIONEL 6 11810 BUDWEISER BEER PROMO SET RARE LTD 900
$150.00
Lionel PREWAR RARE 87 ILLUMINATED RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNAL
Lionel PREWAR RARE 87 ILLUMINATED RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNAL
$64.50
Rare 1105 1930s Lionel Mickey Mouse  Santa Handcar Estate Find
Rare 1105 1930s Lionel Mickey Mouse Santa Handcar Estate Find
$475.00
Rare Lionel 6 24110 New York Central Railroad Tugboat Accessory w Smoke
Rare Lionel 6 24110 New York Central Railroad Tugboat Accessory w Smoke
$249.99
LIONEL POSTWAR 6162 110 RARE RED NYC GONDOLA CORRECT OVERSTICKERED ORIGINAL BOX
LIONEL POSTWAR 6162 110 RARE RED NYC GONDOLA CORRECT OVERSTICKERED ORIGINAL BOX
$375.00
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
LIONEL 2341 VERY RARE ORIGINAL Jersey Central FM TrainMaster Diesel
$2,850.00
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS  + MORE
Lionel POSTWAR RARE ORIGINAL 3820 USMC Operating SUBMARINE CAR + WORKS + MORE
$204.95
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 153 Engine Has reversing switch tested runs F
RARE LIONEL Pre War Original 153 Engine Has reversing switch tested runs F
$159.99
RARE Lionel 1943 Paper Train Repro War Time Freight Set New
RARE Lionel 1943 Paper Train Repro War Time Freight Set New
$75.00
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6447 CABOOSE RARE RARE RARE
LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6447 CABOOSE RARE RARE RARE
$499.99
LIONEL POSTWAR 6657 RARE NO LADDER SLOTS RIO GRANDE CABOOSE EXC w VERY NICE OB
LIONEL POSTWAR 6657 RARE NO LADDER SLOTS RIO GRANDE CABOOSE EXC w VERY NICE OB
$725.00
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
RARE Lionel MADISON HARDWARE ORIGINAL LABEL BARGAIN + FREE SHIPPING
$3.75
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
Lionel Postwar 3666 MINUTEMAN CANNON BOXCAR SUPER RARE + MORE
$399.95
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 2528WS GENERAL SET 1959 61 VERY NICE RARE VINTAGE
LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR NO 2528WS GENERAL SET 1959 61 VERY NICE RARE VINTAGE
$800.00
Rare Lionel 204 Santa Fe 1957 Alco AA Diesel Locomotives Powered
Rare Lionel 204 Santa Fe 1957 Alco AA Diesel Locomotives Powered
$195.00
Lionel 3666 8 Cannon Shells Original Rare
Lionel 3666 8 Cannon Shells Original Rare
$49.95
Lionel O Gauge 6447 Unlit N5c Caboose with OB Rare
Lionel O Gauge 6447 Unlit N5c Caboose with OB Rare
$700.00
RARE LIONEL 6 11810 ANHEUSER BUSCH PROMOTIONAL TRAIN SET in ORIGINAL BOX
RARE LIONEL 6 11810 ANHEUSER BUSCH PROMOTIONAL TRAIN SET in ORIGINAL BOX
$224.99
LIONEL TCA 50th GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY BOX CAR RARE MIB
LIONEL TCA 50th GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY BOX CAR RARE MIB
$74.99
Lionel Disney 6464 1971 Rare Mickey Mouse Disneyland TCA Convention Boxcar
Lionel Disney 6464 1971 Rare Mickey Mouse Disneyland TCA Convention Boxcar
$164.99
RARE LIONEL MICKEYS CHRISTMAS EXPRESS TRAIN No 6 31946 Outer Set Box Only
RARE LIONEL MICKEYS CHRISTMAS EXPRESS TRAIN No 6 31946 Outer Set Box Only
$15.99
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
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
Lionel Postwar RARE 6640 USMC MISSILE LAUNCHING FLATCAR w ROCKET
$172.95
LIONEL 6 36544 RARE ALASKA 1084 CABOOSE BUILT 1 05
LIONEL 6 36544 RARE ALASKA 1084 CABOOSE BUILT 1 05
$17.95
RARE  The Lionel Factory  kit  1928
RARE The Lionel Factory kit 1928
$375.00
RARE HUGE Vintage American Flyer  Lionel Train Set LOT TrainStation CraneLight
RARE HUGE Vintage American Flyer Lionel Train Set LOT TrainStation CraneLight
$494.99
NEW LIONEL 6 29657 VERY RARE 50th ANNIVERSARY 6413 CAPSULE CAR
NEW LIONEL 6 29657 VERY RARE 50th ANNIVERSARY 6413 CAPSULE CAR
$158.99
LIONEL 6 9823 RARE TEXAS  PACFIC FLATCAT WITH 2 BEACHCRAFT AIRPLANES BUILT 5 9
LIONEL 6 9823 RARE TEXAS PACFIC FLATCAT WITH 2 BEACHCRAFT AIRPLANES BUILT 5 9
$22.95
LIONEL 3470 BALLOON CAR W RARE BLACK NOZZLE NIB
LIONEL 3470 BALLOON CAR W RARE BLACK NOZZLE NIB
$450.00
RARE LIONEL K4 PENNSYLVANIA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMPLETE PRR FREIGHT SET 6 31902
RARE LIONEL K4 PENNSYLVANIA STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMPLETE PRR FREIGHT SET 6 31902
$395.00
Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS
Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS
$365.00
RARE LIONEL 6 8773 WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE U36B DIESEL ENGINE  CABOOSE
RARE LIONEL 6 8773 WALT DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE U36B DIESEL ENGINE CABOOSE
$299.99
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+
$886.50
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
LIONEL 115th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY BERKSHIRE LOCOMOTIVE train 6 82959 LIMITED RARE
$1,999.94
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
Vintage Lionel Model Train Helicopter Launching Car Instruction BookEXCRARE
Vintage Lionel Model Train Helicopter Launching Car Instruction BookEXCRARE
$7.49
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
1983 LIONEL SANTA FE BUNK CAR 6 5717 NEW IN BOX WRAPPED IN ORIGINAL PLASTIC RARE
1983 LIONEL SANTA FE BUNK CAR 6 5717 NEW IN BOX WRAPPED IN ORIGINAL PLASTIC RARE
$50.00
Rare Lionel Trains 6 29925 The Polar Express 2005 Toy Fair Box Car Free ship
Rare Lionel Trains 6 29925 The Polar Express 2005 Toy Fair Box Car Free ship
$129.99
Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral RARE YELLOW PAINTED PLATFORM
Lionel 3656 Cattle Corral RARE YELLOW PAINTED PLATFORM
$445.00
LIONEL 6 17069 MAINE CENTRAL OFFSET HOPPER CAR NEW BOXED SUPER RARE
LIONEL 6 17069 MAINE CENTRAL OFFSET HOPPER CAR NEW BOXED SUPER RARE
$59.00
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
RARE Postwar Lionel 362 78 RED Barrels C9 OB
$595.00
Lionel 6 19686 Rare Chicago Mint Car
Lionel 6 19686 Rare Chicago Mint Car
$25.00
C 5 Good Rare Antique Post War Complete 1958 Lionel Train Set Cat and Boxes
C 5 Good Rare Antique Post War Complete 1958 Lionel Train Set Cat and Boxes
$459.95
LIONEL PREWAR RARE LOT WITH BOXES 2657 3659 3651 3652
LIONEL PREWAR RARE LOT WITH BOXES 2657 3659 3651 3652
$50.00
Lionel trains rare set 2368
Lionel trains rare set 2368
$1,500.00
LIONEL 36233 NJMSAA BOX CAR VERY RARE CAR UNCATALOGED
LIONEL 36233 NJMSAA BOX CAR VERY RARE CAR UNCATALOGED
$175.00

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:

1983 LIONEL SANTA FE BUNK CAR 6 5717 NEW IN BOX WRAPPED IN ORIGINAL PLASTIC RARE, LIONEL 6 17069 MAINE CENTRAL OFFSET HOPPER CAR NEW BOXED SUPER RARE, Lionel POSTWAR 682 RARE 6 8 6 TURBINE STEAM ENGINE Runs EX + MORE , Lionel Rare Postwar 6824 50 RESCUE CABOOSE EX, RARE Lionel BOXED 981 Freight Yard SET PLASTIC VILLE Buildings + MORE, RARE LIONOEL PRE WAR NO 810 CRANE TERRA COTTA MAROON, Lionel 6413 Rare Mercury Capsule Car Complete Packet Only C 10, RARE The Lionel Factory kit 1928, LIONEL PRE WAR 191 VILLA RARE GRAY ROOF VERSION C6 VG COND ALL ORIGINAL NICE, LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 6424 AUTO FLAT WITH VERY RARE CREAM AUTO RED AUTO SHARP, LIONEL 36233 NJMSAA BOX CAR VERY RARE CAR UNCATALOGED, Lionel Rare Airco Boxcar w Tank Car Body 1979 LCCA Conv Car 6 9733 New C 9, LCCA SET BREAK UP THE GENERAL WA R R LOCOMOTIVE 6 58505 NIB SOLD OUT AND RARE, LCCA SET BREAK UP THE TEXAS WA R R LOCOMOTIVE 6 58506 NIB SOLD OUT AND RARE, LIONEL POST WAR O GAUGE 6424 AUTO FLAT CAR TYPE 6424 11 RARE NO CARS NICE, VTG LIONEL O POSTWAR LIONEL TRAINS 97 WORKING COAL ELEVATOR W RARE MARBLE BIN OB, LIONEL WELLSPRING HOLIDAY CABOOSE NEW VERY RARE MIB J22, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 6447 CABOOSE RARE RARE RARE, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3364 LOG UNLOADING CAR w RARE BOX, LIONEL POSTWAR 3366 HORSE CIRCUS CARCORALHOSES Rare hard to find, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 773 TENDER COAL CAR SHELL 1960s Rare , LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 3357 HYDRAULIE PLATFORM MAINTENANCE CAR TYPE IIIRare, LIONEL ORIGINAL POSTWAR 2257 CABOOSE w painted stack heat stamped RARE, LIONEL POSTWAR 2408 PASSENGER CAR BOX ONLY Rare 1966 HARD TO FIND, Lionel UNCX 6362 UNC Tarheels 1982 National Basketball Champions Rare 6 7707, Lionel 1953 advance catalog for hobby shops and stores Rare, Lionel 6 14543 Southern Pacific F 3 B Unit R S NEW Rare, Lionel Postwar RARE ORIGINAL 2530 REA EXPRESS BAGGAGE CAR, Lionel Postwar 6017 200 US NAVY BLUE SP Style CABOOSE RARE, Lionel Postwar RARE 6828 Black Flatcar w PH BIG CRANE + MORE READ ,