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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 TRAINS PREWAR BOXED 347E STD GAUGE 8 337 338 PASS SET ALL ORIGINAL

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SET 3 Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge NEW YORK CENTRAL LINES OBSERVATION CARS 36

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

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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN 261 STEAM BOILER SET DRIVE ROD BOLTS

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LIONEL PREWAR 253 ELECTRIC ENGINE SET W 2 PULLMAN CARS C 7

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LIONEL 179E EMPTY SET BOX 252E ORANGE + FREIGHTS PREWAR O GAUGE X1971

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LIONEL 245E EMPTY SET BOX 262E FREIGHT PREWAR O GAUGE X1972

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LIONEL 266E EMPTY SET BOX 254E PASS P GREEN PREWAR O GAUGE X1970

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WATER SLIDE DECALS FOR LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 2955 SHELL w LETTERS 2 PIECE SET

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RARE RED PREWAR LIONEL 607 PULLMAN CAR CAME IN IN MACY SETS RED COMET SET

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LIONEL PREWAR 4 PIECE SET 252 LOCOMOTIVE RUNS GREAT RESTORED NICE CONDITION

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Train Software ideal for Lionel Set Polar Express Christmas Vintage Prewar Lot

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

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Lionel prewar tool box w tools set for standard ga work train 208 set

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LIONEL O SCALE SET PREWAR TRAIN CAR TRUCK ASSEMBLIES AXELS JOURNALS

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LIONEL PREWAR 4 PIECE SET 1688 RUNS NICE AND TENDER SMALL CHIP ON CAB CORNER

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LIONEL PREWAR No 81 SET OF TWO CONTROLLING RHEOSTATS GOOD CONDITION

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Lionel Trains Prewar Set 141W from 1939 40 224E Locomotive

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RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE

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

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LIONEL PREWAR 1549 WINDUP SET 6 PIECES 1588 LOCOMOTIVE RUNSLOOKS NICE

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VINTAGE LIONEL O SCALE PREWAR SET TRUCK ASSEMBLIES AXELS JOURNALS

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Set of 2 Lionel Prewar Standard gauge Pullman Passenger Cars 2 for 1 bid

$39.99
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Lionel Marx Five Set Prewar Train Freight Cars

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LIONEL PREWAR 253 PEACOCK ILLUMINATED SET TWO 607 CARS608 OBSERVATION CAR

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PREWAR LIONEL TRAINS 2613 PULLMAN GREEN SIGN 763E SET COACH WAGON

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178 Lionel O Gauge Prewar Passenger Set BOX ONLY

$26.95
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PREWAR LIONEL 1569 ACCESSORY SET 1571 TELEGRAPH POLE

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PREWAR LIONEL 1569 ACCESSORY SET 1572 SEMAPHORE

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

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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN 249E 249 STEAM BOILER SET DRIVE ROD BOLTS

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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 0 Gauge Boxed Train Set 266E 254 610 612

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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE ILLUMINATED ORANGE PASSENGER CARS SET OF 3 603 603 604

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1938 Lionel Prewar O Gauge Set 187W 238E265W654265326552657166 with boxs

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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.