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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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MTH LIONEL PREWAR BLUE COMET PASSENGER SET 263E 263T 615 612 613

$499.00
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Lionel Prewar Rail Chief Set of Cars Restored O Gauge

$465.00
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Lionel Prewar Passenger Train Set 309 902 804 312 tank car antique

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Lionel Ives Prewar O Gauge Tin Toy Passenger Train Set 258 1663T 610 612

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Lionel Prewar RARE 261W SET BOX ONLY C 5 CA1936 42 01256225T

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Lionel prewar 550 figure set oiler 1930s version repaired oil can spout

$34.88
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Lionel Prewar 292 Set 248 Engine 2 629 1 630 W Box 1927 1932 C 7

$350.00
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LIONEL 097 ACCESSORY SET IN SCARCE ORIGINAL BOX PREWAR ORIGINAL

$177.50
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Lionel Prewar Freight Train set 224E Engine 2224W Tender and 4 Freight Cars

$175.00
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Lionel Prewar Celebration Series 246E Train Set NIB

$595.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge Train Set 403 402 418 419 490 ANTIQUE

$700.00
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VINTAGE LIONEL 751E UP STREAMLINER SET SILVER 072 PREWAR O GAUGE

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Lionel Prewar set 1668 Torpedo Engine tender box car tank car caboose

$49.00
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LIONEL R6700W Sears Robuck No 5971 Prewar set w Boxes Set Box

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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE TINPLATE 616 W FLYING YANKEE PASSENGER SET Original W box

$399.00
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Lionel Prewar Tinplate 3 Car Set Tender 1679 Boxcar 1682 Caboose Tin Ives

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Prewar Lionel Train Set 7 Trains 249E Steam Locomotive more

$399.99
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VINTAGE LIONEL O SCALE PREWAR SET TRUCK ASSEMBLIES AXELS JOURNALS

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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 610 610 612 MOJAVE TINPLATE 3 CAR PASSENGER SET

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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 LAMPS W BOXES SET OF 2

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LIONEL JR 1569 ACCESSORY SET RED BASE PREWAR O GAUGE 1571

$15.99
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 309 09 10 12 4 PASSENGER CAR SET RESTORED VG NICE 1926 39

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Lionel Prewar SET 177W 224E FREIGHT SET W 3 CARS C 7 CA1941 01256934T

$235.00 Buy It Now
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Vintage Prewar Lionel Set No 249 in Original Box w 248 Locomotive + 807 831

$159.99
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PREWAR LIONEL RED CREAM STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 RUNS AS FOUND

$399.95
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SET OF PREWAR LIONEL CABOOSE 2 SUNOCO TANK CARSBOX CAR FLAT CAR

$79.99
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PREWAR LIONEL O GAUGE Set of 3 passanger cars 2 x 2641 1 x 2640TWO TONE GREEN

$139.99
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Catalogued Dark Green Passenger Set 93

$51.00
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Lionel Prewar 163 Freight Station Set in Original Box w Inserts RARE LQQK

$275.00
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Lionel Prewar Set 233 Contains258257T902803804805807 Engruns great

$99.00
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LIONEL PREWAR 252 FREIGHT SET 803804805807

$219.99
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PREWAR LIONEL O GAUGE Set of 3 Black paint Over Blu passanger cars 2 2640 2641

$42.99
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Lionel Freight Accessory Set 163 Prewar

$40.00
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LIONEL 751E UP STREAMLINER SET SILVER 072 PREWAR O GAUGE X5761

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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.