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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 261 STEAM BOILER SET DRIVE ROD BOLTS

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LIONEL O GAUGE VINTAGE PREWAR 258 257 TRAIN BOILER CAB TRIM SET HANDRAILS BRASS

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 181 SET 262 LOCO 812 814 817 ALL ORIG VG 1931 32 RUNS

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LIONEL PREWAR STANDARD BOXED SET 10 ENG3 CARS NICE USED CONDITION

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TMS LIONEL PRICE RARITY GUIDES SET VOLS 12 PREWAR POSTWAR LN LOOK

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Prewar Lionel No163 Freight Accessory Set

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New Lionel 6 51010 246E O Gauge Passenger Set Prewar Celebration Series 262E

$600.00
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LIONEL 6 51010 MLR Tin Plate Set 246E Prewar Celebration Series NEW Original Box

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1902 03 LIONEL Electric TRAIN CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1903 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1904 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1905 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1906 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1909 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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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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1913 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1914 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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VINTAGE PREWAR LIONEL 1688E TORPEDO ENGINE SET

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LIONEL PREWAR ORANGE 248 FREIGHT SET WITH 804 TANK 806 CATTLE

$250.00
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LIONEL PREWAR PASSENGER SET 259E ENGINE ORANGE TERRA COTTA 603 604 CARS

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LIONEL 1571 Telegraph Poles Clock from 1569 SET LIONEL JR Prewar

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

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

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

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR GUN METAL BULLET NOSE STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 1688

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Lionel Prewar PROMO SET 5018 262 3 PASS CARS C 6 TO C 7 CA1935 01237419T

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LIONEL PREWAR TRAIN 027 TRACK SET BOX ACCESSORY KIT W BOX VG ORIG

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LIONEL TRAINS 0209 BARRELS SET OF SIX Prewar Postwar O 027 Gauge Pre War Part

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LIONEL Train 12 LOG SET for 164 Loader Dump Car Prewar Postwar O 027 Gauge Part

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Train Set 259E Tender 2640 2 2641 Tracks 26

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LIONEL Train Ten LOG SET for 164 Loader Dump Car Prewar Postwar O 027 Gauge Part

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ANTIQUE PREWAR LIONEL 254E ENGINE TRAIN SET W 3 CARS

$195.00
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LIONEL PREWAR 253 ELECTRIC ENGINE W 3 CAR SET 296 BOXES 1926 1931 C 7

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Special Set 1 2 Sets Circa 1937 253 259 607 608 93 59 807

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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.