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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 train set Everything included

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LIONEL PREWAR PASSENGER SET 259E ENGINE ORANGE TERRA COTTA 603 604 CARS

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Original 1932 36 Prewar Lionel 550 Standing Figure Set in the Original Box

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1910 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1911 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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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.

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