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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 SET 39 WITH 38 GREY 116 BALLAST AND 117 CABOOSE MASTER BOX EXC

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

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LIONEL PREWAR O 35 BOULEVARD STREET LAMS W BOXES SET OF 2

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Lionel Early Prewar O gauge 154 Set Circa 1917 All the MFG features

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LIONEL PREWAR 616W FLYING YANKEE STREAMLINE 4 PIECE PASSENGER SET

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

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

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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 Tinplate 3 Car Set O Gauge Good Condition No original box

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

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Passenger TRain Set Christmas WWII 1945 1681E 1690 1691

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Hornby Prewar 0 Gauge LMS Passenger Train Set with Set Box Great with Lionel O

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LIONEL PREWAR UNION PACIFIC 636W 2 637 638 OBSERVATION TRAIN SET

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

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Lionel Prewar 0 Gauge Boxed Train Set 266E 254 610 612

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR SET 291E RED COMET COMMODORE VANDERBILT PASSENGER SET

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LIONEL 234 EMPTY SET BOX FOR 258 PASS TRAIN PREWAR O GAUGE X3370

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Prewar Lionel Standard Gauge Cast Iron 390E Locomotive 384T Tender Freight Set

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Lionel Prewar Set 239A w 227 Switcher w Bell VG+ Cond Runs well No Det

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LIONEL PREWAR O TRAIN SET INSTRUCTIONS PAPER LOT 514488

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Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge Tin Toy Train Set 380 Passenger Set 428 429 430 WOW

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

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PREWAR POSTWAR LIONEL 308 RAILROAD SIGN SET

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Prewar Lionel O Gauge Large Red Tinplate Passenger Car Set No710

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Prewar Lionel No128 Set No129 Terrace No124 Lionel City Station With Needs

$147.49
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LIONEL PREWAR 1002 WINNER PASSENGER SET BOX ONLY

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BEAUTIFUL LIONEL PREWAR O SCALE PASSENGER SET 225 E 600 600 601 WHISTLE

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Lionel 252 Prewar O Gauge Train Set

$30.00
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LIONEL PREWAR 636W UNION PACIFIC DIESEL STREAMLINED 4 PC SET

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LIONEL PREWAR STREAMLINED STEAM SET 259E

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Lionel Prewar PASS SET 178W 224E AND 3 PASSENG CARS C 7 CA1941 01234233T

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LIONEL PREWAR STD GAUGE SET 423E 400E 7 CAR FREIGHT SET BOXED C 8 01234236T

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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 2600 2601 2602 RED TIN PLATE 3 CAR PASSENGER SET

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LIONEL SET 266E L GREEN 254 PASSENGER OBS PREWAR O GAUGE X4109

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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.