Lionel Trains - Model Trains Yard

Lionel Trains

As with most original & successful ideas, the "Electric Express" gondola wasn't intended to be the iconic toy or model that Lionel trains would go on to be. The simple electric gondola was just designed to be a novel way for merchants to display items in store windows.

It was Lionel's idea that the motion of the train would attract and focus attention on the featured items inside the train. This novel concept succeeded in generating attention but failed as a marketing tool, as the attention and interest from store merchants, customers and passing pedestrians alike was exclusively on the "Electric Express" gondola itself. Many inquired about purchasing the electric train. This unexpected interest caused Lionel Cowen to rethink his original intentions and successfully enter the toy business which Lionel would eventually become king of.

Deals now on eBay
Sign up is fast, easy & FREE




Danbury Mint Lionel Porcelain Doll JOSHUA New York Central Hudson Train Engine

$14.99
--> Ends In 29m <--

Lionel 027 Gauge Train Set with 8903 Steam Loco

$10.00
--> Ends In 30m <--

2014 HALLMARK LIONEL NORTH POLE EXPRESS TRAIN MINIS NIB LOW STARTING BID

$12.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 30m <--

LIONEL POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN SET 15 Tracks Engine Coal Tender Remote 2 P Cars

$54.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 33m <--

LIONEL TRAIN SET

$79.99
--> Ends In 34m <--

Lionel 6 30184 The Polar Express Steam Freight Train Set O 27 MIB Christmas 2012

$304.00 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 34m <--

Lionel Polar Express Little Lines Train Set

$74.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 46m <--

LIONEL TRAIN SET 634 ENGINE 9 CARS

$90.00
--> Ends In 51m <--

LIONEL STRASBURG 0 8 0 STEAM ENGINE 30133 locomotive rr tender train 6 38688

$198.84 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 54m <--

25 LIONEL TRAIN 4 BAY STORAGE BOXES W LIDS FOR PASSENGER CARS ROLLING STOCK

$69.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 1m <--

LIONEL 6 16738 Train Boxcar Pepe Le Pew and Penelope 1996 C 10 Mint

$79.95 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 2m <--

2006 Lionel Train Catalog Volume 2

$16.50 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 8m <--

LIONEL NYC FLYER STEAM ENGINE RAILSOUNDS train locomotive tender 6 30200 E

$148.84 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 10m <--

LIONEL TRAIN PARTS

$25.00
--> Ends In 1h 11m <--

LIONEL POSTWAR O GAUGE TRAIN ENGINE AND TENDER 1061

$65.00
--> Ends In 1h 11m <--

Wooden Lionel Train Whistle Keyring

$15.50 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 14m <--

1941 Lionel train locomotive whistle Ad front panel New York City

$7.50 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 14m <--

2006 Lionel Train Catalog Volume 1

$16.50 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 21m <--

1 LIONEL TRAIN 4 BAY STORAGE BOX W LID FOR PASSENGER CARS ROLLING STOCK

$5.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 21m <--

4 LIONEL TRAIN 4 BAY STORAGE BOXES W LIDS FOR PASSENGER CARS ROLLING STOCK

$21.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 41m <--

LIONEL SCOUT DOUBLE DOOR BOX CAR 6 30135 train airex boxcar o gauge 6 25904 NEW

$34.84 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 43m <--

Lionel 1915 Train Catalog 1953 Reprint by Andrews Kitchelt Near Fine Cond

$5.31 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 52m <--

2008 LIONEL ENGINEER conductor GUND TEDDY BEAR Train Stuffed Plush Animal Hat

$16.95 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 1h 59m <--

5 LIONEL TRAIN 4 BAY STORAGE BOXES W LIDS FOR PASSENGER CARS ROLLING STOCK

$24.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 1m <--

Lionel Train Southern Boxcar O Gauge 027 o27 Rolling Stock BOXCAR

$35.00 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 9m <--

LIONEL 6 30219 GINGERBREAD JUNCTION DOCKSIDER TRAIN SET NEW SALE

$218.00 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 17m <--

LIONEL 6 38998 CSX NON POWERED GP 35 O SCALE DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN 4372

$219.95 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 36m <--

Dept 56 Snow Village COULDNT WAIT UNTIL CHRISTMAS Lionel Train w box

$14.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 46m <--

L 19 301 RED x2 14 v Vintage USA 2 Pin LIONEL TRAIN Signal Lamp Bulbs Free Ship

$12.95 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 49m <--

Brand New LIONEL Sea Monkeys Motorized Aquarium Car train 6 36780 NIB NR mk

$40.00
--> Ends In 2h 55m <--

Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Lionel O Gauge Train Set 7 11020

$200.00
--> Ends In 2h 57m <--

LIONEL THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE FRIENDS ELECTRIC TRAIN SET

$125.00 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 57m <--

1930s LIONEL LINES All Tin Litho O Scale Metal Train Coal Cars Must See AS IS

$31.45 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 2h 58m <--

LIONEL TRAIN Terry Pirates Sparkies jingle cereal box premium 1940s postcard

$350.00 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 3h 2m <--

4 LIONEL TRAIN 3 BAY STORAGE BOXES W LIDS FOR F3S PASSENGER CARS ROLLING STOCK

$16.99 Buy It Now
--> Ends In 3h 8m <--



« Previous123

Today after several cycles of success and decline, Lionel is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance. With new owners who have and express a genuine love of trains and the model railroading hobby, greater attention to detail and realism, improved authentic & non-compromising re-issues of classic trains that have been known and loved by collectors through the years along with the creation of multiple product lines to fulfill the needs of everyone from the child getting his or her first train set to the serious collector looking for true scale and the finest details, Lionel Trains are back in a big way. Also, the competition such as MTH has really stepped up the state of the art and there is no room for complacency.