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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 O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN 258 257 STEAM BOILER 1 SET DRIVE ROD BOLTS

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PREWAR LIONEL JR 1070W FREIGHT SET GUN METAL GRAY SET BOX

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VINTAGE LIONEL O SCALE PREWAR SET TRUCK ASSEMBLIES AXELS JOURNALS

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LIONEL O SCALE SET OF VINTAGE PREWAR TRUCK ASSEMBLIES AXELS JOURNALS

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LIONEL PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE SET BOX ONLY OUTFIT NO 386E FOR 384E LOCO 500S

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Set of 3 Prewar Lionel O Gauge Passenger Cars No2640 2640 2641

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LIONEL JUNIOR PREWAR O O27 SET Steam loco 3 cars 1934 Set

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LIONEL 1571 Telegraph Poles Clock from 1569 SET LIONEL JR Prewar

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR O GAUGE 260E BRASS DOME SET SET OF 3

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR STD GAUGE BATH WINDOW MATERIAL BLUE STATE SET

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Original Lionel Prewar 1942 Set with Unusual Blackout Trim on Loco

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 7100WX 204 LOCO AND TENDER WITH 3 ROLLING STOCK CARS SET

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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN COLLECTION 257 258 SET BOILER SIDE DRIVE RODS

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lionel original prewar red comet set 291w o b

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LIONEL PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE SET 8E LOCO AND 2 PASSENGER CARS NR

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Lionel Prewar Standard 1920s Train Set LOT Tons of Fixins

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Lionel Prewar Locomotive Unofficial Set 1933 1936 C 5

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LIONEL PREWAR 792 793 794 RAIL CHIEF 3 CAR PASSENGER SETRARE

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prewar lionel train set

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LIONEL PREWAR FLYING YANKEE 616 617 617 618 4 PC TRAIN SET O SCALE

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LIONEL ORIGINAL PREWAR FULL SET OF 250E HIAWATHA DRIVE WHEELS 4

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50 LIONEL PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF 50 FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL

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LIONEL 6 51010 MLR Tin Plate Set 246E Prewar Celebration Series NEW Original Box

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Vintage PreWar LIONEL Passenger Set No294 Set Box w Inner Boxes 530 Olive WOW

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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 2640 2640 2641 TWO TONE GREEN 3 CAR PASSENGER SET

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LIONEL O GAUGE 249 249E PREWAR TRAIN COLLECTION SET BOILER SIDE DRIVE RODS

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LIONEL PREWAR SET TRAINS 251E 3 CARS IN BOXS

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Vintage Lionel Prewar O27 Gauge Freight Cars engine Tender Restore Set Tinplate

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Vintage Prewar Lionel 380 Electric Loco Standard Gauge Set 3 Passenger Cars

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SET OF PREWAR LIONEL CABOOSE 2 SUNOCO TANK CARSBOX CAR FLAT CAR

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Vintage Prewar Lionel Trains O Gauge Illuminated Passenger Car Set s 603 604

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR O GAUGE 260E SILVER DOME SET SET OF 3

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE BRASS DOME SET FOR 400E LOCOMOTIVE SET OF 3

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LIONEL PREWAR 607 607 608 3 CAR TIN PLATE PASS SET ALL ORIG ILLUM 1926 29

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MTH TINPLATE LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR 800 SERIES FREIGHT CAR SET 4 CARS BOXED NICE

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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.