Vintage Lionel Trains

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Vintage Lionel Trains - Don’t Forget These Buying Tips

Toy trains have been around for some time now and one of the most popular brands happens to be Lionel. Today you can purchasing beautiful vintage Lionel trains to display and use within your home. Of course, you need to purchase wisely to ensure you get a great deal for your money. After all, you want to find a train that is in great shape and you also want to avoid spending too much money as well. When you are ready to buy, don’t forget these buying tips.

One of the most important buying tips you should remember when purchasing vintage Lionel trains is to know how value is determined on these trains. It’s a good idea to figure out how collectors decide on what these trains are worth. This way you pay a reasonable price and you can know a good selling price as well if you ever decide to sell the trains that you purchase. There are several great guides out there that offer pricing guides to help you figure out how much these vintage Lionel trains should end up costing you. Of course, remember that these figures are simply guides and not a definite cost. Just make sure that the amount you pay is reasonably close to the amounts you find in top guides today.

LIONEL 6-17600 NYC WOOD SIDED CABOOSE NEW IN BOX
LIONEL 6-17600 NYC WOOD SIDED CABOOSE NEW IN BOX
$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:26:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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LIONEL POSTWAR NO. 2551 CANADIAN PACIFIC EXTRUDED ALUMINUM OBSERVATION CAR
LIONEL POSTWAR NO. 2551 CANADIAN PACIFIC EXTRUDED ALUMINUM OBSERVATION CAR
$229.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:27:04 PDT
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Lionel O Thomas and Friends Train Set 6-30069 NEW IN BOX!!!
Lionel O Thomas and Friends Train Set 6-30069 NEW IN BOX!!!
$229.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:27:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $229.99
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Lionel 19412 Frisco Black Crane 6 wheel die-cast trucks MINT C10
Lionel 19412 Frisco Black Crane 6 wheel die-cast trucks MINT C10
$65.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:27:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
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Lot of 9 Lionel Freight Train Cars~Boxcars, Caboose, Gondolas, Hopper, Log Cars
Lot of 9 Lionel Freight Train Cars~Boxcars, Caboose, Gondolas, Hopper, Log Cars
$119.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:27:55 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $119.00
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Lionel 6-37086 Lionelville Aquarium Co. Fish Aquarium Car #37086 (NIB)
Lionel 6-37086 Lionelville Aquarium Co. Fish Aquarium Car #37086 (NIB)
$75.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:28:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $75.99
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LIONEL NICKEL PLATE ROAD SET 8040 TENDER
LIONEL NICKEL PLATE ROAD SET 8040 TENDER
$25.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:28:30 PDT
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VINTAGE LIONEL TRAIN: #41287 PENNSYLVANIA  DIESEL FUEL TANKER- EXCELLENT COND.
VINTAGE LIONEL TRAIN: #41287 PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL FUEL TANKER- EXCELLENT COND.
$23.50
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:28:41 PDT
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Lionel 6-38210 Pennsylvania Alco AA Set new mib original shipping carton
Lionel 6-38210 Pennsylvania Alco AA Set new mib original shipping carton
$399.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:29:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
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NICE LIONEL Standard Gauge #1835W WHISTLING TENDER ~ 1935 -1939
NICE LIONEL Standard Gauge #1835W WHISTLING TENDER ~ 1935 -1939
$199.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:29:33 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.95
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1950s Lionel 3-Car Freight Train Set: 2026, 6026W, 6465, 6112, 6257 - VG/EX
1950s Lionel 3-Car Freight Train Set: 2026, 6026W, 6465, 6112, 6257 - VG/EX
$119.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:29:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $119.95
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Lionel 6-29999 U.S. Coast Guard Made in USA Boxcar (NIB)
Lionel 6-29999 U.S. Coast Guard Made in USA Boxcar (NIB)
$61.74
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:30:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $61.74
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NEW Lionel U.P. Flyer Freight Set O 6-30188 NIB
NEW Lionel U.P. Flyer Freight Set O 6-30188 NIB
$281.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:30:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $281.99
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Lionel 6-29996 U.S. Marines Made in USA Boxcar (NIB)
Lionel 6-29996 U.S. Marines Made in USA Boxcar (NIB)
$61.74
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:31:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $61.74
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2 VINTAGE LIONEL TRANSFORMERS MODEL 1042 75 WATTS AND MODEL 1033 90 WATTS
2 VINTAGE LIONEL TRANSFORMERS MODEL 1042 75 WATTS AND MODEL 1033 90 WATTS
$20.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:31:50 PDT
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How To Operate Lionel Trains & Accessories Book
How To Operate Lionel Trains & Accessories Book
$20.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:32:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $26.00
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O/O27 Gauge Lionel Passenger Car
O/O27 Gauge Lionel Passenger Car "Tacoma Passenger Car 6-9504, Illuminated" CH
$34.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:33:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.99
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LIONEL CSX B&O Quad Hopper # 6-27431
LIONEL CSX B&O Quad Hopper # 6-27431
$39.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:33:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
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Lionel 6-36889, Pennsylvania Barrel Ramp Car, New Mint in Box
Lionel 6-36889, Pennsylvania Barrel Ramp Car, New Mint in Box
$35.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:34:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Lionel Barts Oliver 12 Inch Vinyl
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Lionel Barts Oliver 12 Inch Vinyl
$40.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:34:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
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Lionel 6-39395 U.S. National Guard Made in USA Flatcar (NIB)
Lionel 6-39395 U.S. National Guard Made in USA Flatcar (NIB)
$61.74
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:34:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $61.74
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ANGELA TROTTA THOMAS LIONEL ART PRINT- ALL ABOARD
ANGELA TROTTA THOMAS LIONEL ART PRINT- ALL ABOARD
$20.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:35:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
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NEW Canadian Football Punters: Lionel Conach by Books Llc Paperback Book (Englis
NEW Canadian Football Punters: Lionel Conach by Books Llc Paperback Book (Englis
$21.48
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:35:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.48
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LIONEL  6-26452 PENNSYLVANIA HOPPER NIB NEW
LIONEL 6-26452 PENNSYLVANIA HOPPER NIB NEW
$42.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:35:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $42.99
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LIONEL G SCALE #8-87201 MILWAUKEE ROAD ORE CAR,
LIONEL G SCALE #8-87201 MILWAUKEE ROAD ORE CAR,
$65.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:36:09 PDT
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LIONEL TRAINS
LIONEL TRAINS
$25.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:36:10 PDT
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ANTIQUE MODEL 2034 LIONEL TRAIN  WITH TENDER AND OTHER CARS  TOTAL (5 CARS}
ANTIQUE MODEL 2034 LIONEL TRAIN WITH TENDER AND OTHER CARS TOTAL (5 CARS}
$39.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-16-2014 12:36:34 PDT
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It’s also a good idea to know how the vintage Lionel trains are classed. After all, usually trains will fall into one of several different classes. The best option is Mint Condition, which means that the train is perfect and probably unused. The lowest end of the class is Poor Condition. This will let you know the train is in bad shape and you should probably avoid purchasing it as well. Usually it’s a good idea to purchase trains that fall somewhere between Mint Condition and Poor Condition.

Knowing these categories of classification for vintage Lionel trains can save you quite a bit of money too. If someone is trying to charge you the price for a train that they say is in Mint Condition, look carefully at the train before buying. If this train has been used even on time, it probably isn’t in Mint Condition, so you shouldn’t have to pay the higher price. This keeps you from being scammed into paying more for a train that you really should.

There are a variety of different places where you can find and purchase vintage Lionel trains today. Many antique stores carry them and you may want to browse through stores in your area. Sometimes you may even find them at yard or garage sales when people don’t even know what they are selling. You can purchase from collector’s clubs as well, which may not give you the best deal, but the price should be fair. However, probably the best place to purchase in online. There are auction sites like eBay and plenty of train websites available that you should be able to find the vintage Lionel trains that you want and buy them for a reasonable deal. It is a good idea to do some comparison shopping to see where you can get the best deal on the best train available.

As you can see, there are plenty of things to keep in mind when you are purchasing vintage Lionel trains. Make sure you keep these tips in mind when you go shopping. This way you avoid spending too much money. With these tips, you’ll be able to spot great trains and figure out what a reasonable price is for the vintage Lionel trains that you want to buy.

Originally posted 2011-04-17 10:47:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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