Lionel Trains for Sale

One of the most popular Lionel trains for sale amongst all railroad enthusiasts is the Polar Express train set at the O gauge. Its popularity has been further enhanced by appearing in the cola advertisements which feature Santa Claus. This enables children especially to recognize it from a crowd of train models and pick it even if the connection is only subconscious. However the Polar Express is one of the more expensive train models on the market, it does depend which gauge you buy but the O gauge can set you back over $200 for only one model. This can be a problem for some of you if a small budget is all you have.

Where to find Lionel trains for sale

The best location for Lionel trains on sale would be eBay or Amazon. This is because you can buy them second hand from people where they do not really know it true value and are looking to sell it cheap for some quick cash. In such deals you can usually get free track and scenery such as building, people and carriages added into the set. They do not even have to be second hand, as some people might be selling them as unwanted present or unused items. Now you might see how this would be the number 1 place to look for sales and bargains of Lionel trains.

However, you need to examine the product to ensure its quality. My suggestion would be to check the locomotive die cast metal framework and subtle features, then set up a basic bit of track such as an oval shape and see if the train can run a full power for a reasonable period of time. A powerful motor that is maintenance free is what all Lionel train sets should have as it is one of the best brands around along with others such as Bachmann and Hornby. However when testing the power output of any model train do make sure that it is fully charged if it applicable as otherwise you might be running a test that is not fair from the start, consult the instruction manual if you have any problems with this stage.

Attention to detail makes for visually stunning railroading

Lionel is a model train company that prides itself on creating products with the greatest of attention to detail. This is anything from the little figures placed around the scenery or the framework of the die cast metal. One of their great strengths is including all the extra components in a box set that a collector might find useful. A typical box set would include 2 coach passenger cars, a coal tender, multiple straight sections of track, a transformer, 8 curved sections of track, figurines, bottled smoke, power terminal, locomotive and very detailed instruction manual.

Postwar Lionel soviet trains

Railroad enthusiasts who like to make more historically orientated themes will surely make sue of the postwar Lionel soviet trains. These model are very unique in how they visually add to the character of the overall layout. They are especially very compatible with winter and snow themes. One thing to note is that as they undergo paint loss it seems to make the overall design to look more authentic, this does however depend on the type of paint that was used on the body of the soviet locomotive.