What Lionel Trains Model Do You Prefer?

lionel train setThere are many Lionel train sets and everybody has their favorite one. There are also different scales for the train sets. Which one is your favorite model or trainset, and why?

You will find a list of models and train sets below to refresh your memory. Let me know through the comments section which one is your favorite... I would love to hear from you...

  • Lionel Polar Express train set
  • Harry Potter Lionel Train set
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Do You Know The History of Lionel Trains?

March 11th, 2009 1 Comment   Posted in History of Lionel trains

lionel trains historyLionel Founder Joshua Lionel Cowen, born in 1877, arrived in New York after the Civil War. He grew up in a world of real trains that were the motor of industrial and economic changes. 1900 foundation of Lionel Corp., original producer of Lionel trains.

1969 General Mills buys Lionel, LLC, a designer & importer of toy trains and model railroads based in Chesterfield Townships, Michigan. It operates Lionel through MPC, Model Products Corporation, one of its subsidiaries.

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Do You Know Where to Buy Lionel Trains?

where to buy lionel trainsWell, there are many places where you can buy new Lionel train sets. One is your local Lionel retail dealer or toy store.

Then you can buy Lionel trains online through any online dealer. However, usually prices are high and sometimes shipping costs can be prohibitive, and online stores reputation are not always know beforehand. Although having a local Lionel train retail store can be nice, most people do not live next to one.

I believe that the best deals and variety are found when you buy Lionel train sets on eBay...

Read my posts on why you should buy lionel trains there.


LIONEL PEANUTS HALLOWEEN STEAM ENGINE TENDER REMOTE CONTROL train 30214 6 18789
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LIONEL TRAIN PRR PENNSYLVANIA CAMELBACK STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 6 18098
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LIONEL TRAIN NYC 4 6 2 NEW YORK CENTRAL HUDSON STEAM ENGINE TENDER SET 6 28030
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What I Love About Lionel Trains…

March 10th, 2009 No Comments   Posted in Lionel train models

lionel trainsLike many people I believe, I personally love the Lionel Polar Express train set. In 2004 I went with my older son, at the time he was only 3 years old, to see the Movie. It was the first movie my son saw at the cinemas, and it was a magic moment for both him and his parents.

Although the sound at the theater was way too loud, my son was immersed in the images, the sounds, the characters, the music, and of course the big polar express train. It only reinforced his love of toy trains, as he was already a big fan of Thomas the tank engine wooden train sets.

I would love to hear what is it that you love about Lionel trains ... please leave your comment and mention what model & scale of lionel trains you love the most...& why...


LIONEL 3 PACK PULLMAN LIGHTED PASSENGER CAR SET O GAUGE train coach 6 30111 NEW
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LIONEL 6 83620 HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS LIONCHIEF TRAIN SET NEW SEALED
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Want to Get Cheap Lionel Trains?

March 9th, 2009 No Comments   Posted in Cheap Lionel trains

cheap lionel trainOk, so you are looking for cheap Lionel trains... but do you know where to find these Lionel trains discounts? If you want to buy cheap Lionel trains, there is really only one place I would look for them...ebay. See my post about the subject here.

You can find deals and discounts on pre 1969 Lionel trains, but most cheap lionel trains for sale you will see are for MPC era Lionel train sets. Why? well, the production in these days was for more flimsy quality plastic models, although some were of great value... and to others, these era models represent a historical value...

The other option is to go for second hand or used Lionel trains. Read more here.

 


LIONEL 3 PACK PULLMAN LIGHTED PASSENGER CAR SET O GAUGE train coach 6 30111 NEW
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LIONEL TRAINS POSTWAR 3559 AUTOMATIC DUMP CAR GOOD+ w Original BOX
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LIONEL No 6 36739 Lionel Lines Dump Car MINT in BOX
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LIONEL No 6 17611 NEW YORK CENTRAL WOODSIDE CABOOSE W OB
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Lionel 36702 Bosco Milk Car New
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Lionel Polar Express Berkshire HO Scale Locomotive Tender with Remote  6 58018
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Lionel Train Car Brown Jersey Central Lines 9069 Caboose Blt 1 73
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1953 Lionel Trains Catalog post war Original
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