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Prewar Lionel Train Sets

Prewar Lionel trains were generally less detailed than later models. The hobby of model railroading had yet to be defined as such. It was still evolving from the realm of fancy toy or novelty to detailed modeling and serious hobby.

Lionel took a lead position in the industry by advocating for a standard track size, the first of which was called of all things, "Standard Gauge". The Lionel Prewar period also saw the introduction of "O gauge" . Construction was typically heavy gauge sheet metal and cast iron. Bright colors were also very prevalent especially in the mid prewar period (1926 - 1929).

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Lionel prewar 550 figure set conductor 1930s version looking at his watch

$30.88
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Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS

$365.00 Buy It Now
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Prewar Lionel Trains 1681 Freight Set w 3 Cars Loco Just Serviced O Gauge

$36.00
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255WS R Red Spoke Wheels for Lionel Prewar O Steam Locomotives Set of 4

$36.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 550 FIGURE SET ORIGINAL COMPLETE C10 NEW MINT IN ORIGINAL BOX

$385.00
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Lionel 1938 Prewar 224 Engine 2224W Tender Gondola Tanker Caboose set

$125.00
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Lionel Standard Gauge Prewar 318 Engine Separate Sale Set Box

$289.00
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Prewar O Gauge Lionel Set 266 254 610 610 612

$170.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar Blue Comet Set w Additional Car

$350.00
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Lionel LTI repro Hiawatha 783 or 883 vestibule for scarce prewar or remake set

$35.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar Green Train Set

$250.00 Buy It Now
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Vintae Prewar LIONEL Standard Gauge New York Central Passenger Set 418 419 490

$695.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 600 600 601 ILLUMINATED PASSENGER CAR SET WITH 2 BOXES

$134.99 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL SET BOX for OUTFIT no178 o gauge Good Cond Nice Graffics 1922

$65.00
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PREWAR LIONEL SET BOX for OUTFIT no293 o gauge

$60.00
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PREWAR LIONEL SET BOX for OUTFIT no236 o gauge 1930

$40.00
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Prewar Lionel 234 O Scale Set Box Used Vintage Condition See Pics

$14.95 Buy It Now
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Prewar Lionel 266 266E O Scale Set Box Used Vintage Condition See Pics

$14.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR Passenger Set Original Paint 253 607 608 607 1924 1936

$150.00
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Stunning Prewar Lionel 2613 2613 2614 2615 4 Car Green Passenger Set 763e

$1,400.00 Buy It Now
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SL 95 Red Spoke Wheels for Lionel Prewar O Electric Locomotives Set of 4

$37.85 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR PUT TOGETHER 1666 GUN METAL FREIGHT SET CA1942 C 7 01288148T

$239.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 812T 3 TOOL SET METAL BOX IN NICE ORIGINAL CONDITION 1930 41

$4.69
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Lionel Trains Prewar 818 Accessory Set O Gauge

$300.00 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL DARK OLIVE STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 AS FOUND LK

$359.95 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL RED CREAM STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 RUNS AS FOUND

$359.95 Buy It Now
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SET OF PREWAR LIONEL CABOOSE 2 SUNOCO TANK CARSBOX CAR FLAT CAR

$79.99
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PREWAR LIONEL 252 ELECTRTRAIN SET W 3 PULLMAN PASSENGER CARS

$249.99 Buy It Now
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1932 LIONEL PREWAR O SET 259E ENGINE TENDER 529 530 PASSCARS ACCESSORIES

$199.95 Buy It Now
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Nice Original Prewar Lionel Washington Special Set 367e 385e w 1766 1767 1768

$1,000.00 Buy It Now
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ORIGINAL UN RESTORED prewar 294 LIONEL PASSENGER train SET O gauge no tracks

$562.50 Buy It Now
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 181 SET 262 LOCO 812 814 817 ALL ORIG VG 1931 32 RUNS

$429.00 Buy It Now
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Nice Prewar Lionel Flying Yankee Set 616 617 617 618 Running

$135.00
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Original Set Box Only 269E Freight Set

$50.00 Buy It Now
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RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE

$299.99 Buy It Now
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One of the great prewar Lionel train sets was The Blue Comet which features a detailed lit interior with hinged doors and swiveling seats. A removable roof allows all this fine detail to be appreciated and enjoyed.