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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 O Gauge Tin Train Remote Control 165 Magnetic Crane Set W Orig Box

$149.99
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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 252 FREIGHT SET 803804805807

$189.99
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Lionel Prewar 266 set 254 engine 6102 and 612 cars Restored

$525.00
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LIONEL PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE SET 387E DISTANT CONTROL PASSENGER SETBOX N R

$375.00
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LIONEL PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE 385E DISTANT CONTROL PASS SET W BOXES N R

$250.00
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Rare Lionel Prewar 1680F Tin Lithographed Tank Car From Firestone Set 1940 1941

$35.99 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar 23536 Green 3 Car Passenger Set

$67.65
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Lionel Prewar 180181182 Red 3 Car Passenger Set

$157.50
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Rare Vintage LIONEL Prewar O Gauge Toy Train Set Read Description TESTED

$200.00 Buy It Now
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lionel prewar standard gauge 8e freight set clean 512 with 4 split br 515517

$325.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Standard Gauge Prewar 318 Engine Separate Sale Set Box 1

$369.00 Buy It Now
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Rare Lionel Prewar 1588 w 1588T Steam Clockwork Passenger Set Nice SS

$335.75 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 607 607 608 TWO TONE GREEN 3 CAR PASSNGER SET

$95.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge Passenger Train Set of 4 318E 309 310 and 310

$1,000.00 Buy It Now
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255WS R Red Spoke Wheels for Lionel Prewar O Steam Locomotives Set of 4

$40.00 Buy It Now
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Vintage Prewar Lionel Set No 249 in Original Box w 248 Locomotive + 807 831

$120.00
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LIONEL 295 EMPTY SET BOX 254 FREIGHT PREWAR O GAUGE X7907

$29.99
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Lionel prewar O gauge passenger train set Lot 262

$50.00
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Lionel prewar standard gauge No 33 train set Lot 216

$100.00
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Lionel prewar O gauge passenger train set Lot 315

$75.00
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LIONEL BOXED SET No 94 153 629 630 PASS PREWAR O GAUGE X7202

$219.99 Buy It Now
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Lionel PreWar 248 Electric Loco Set with 629 Pullman 630 Observation Car

$345.99 Buy It Now
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Lionel 1940 prewar set 261W with 226E 2226W 2816 3811 2817 C5 C6 Nice rare set

$102.50
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VINTAGE PREWAR TRAINS LIONEL LINES NO 215 Oil 213 Cattle 217 3 Car Set Standard

$299.00 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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LIONEL 293 EMPTY SET BOX 252 FREIGHT PREWAR O GAUGE X7923

$59.99
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LIONEL PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF SIX FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL J22

$4.99
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Green Train Set

$350.00 Buy It Now
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Prewar Lionel No071 Accessory Set With 6 No060 Telegraph Post In Original Box

$329.99 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 600 600 601 ILLUMINATED PASSENGER CAR SET WITH 2 BOXES

$140.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel original prewar 550 figure set

$25.00
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LIONEL PreWar SET BOX no 234 TRAIN PreWar 0 GAUGE Passenger SET BOX ONLY

$23.68
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Vintage Prewar Lionel O Gauge Girard Green Passenger Car Set 607 607 608

$56.00
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VINTAGE 1931 PREWAR LIONEL 4 WHEEL 257 TENDER VERY NICE SET

$30.00
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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.