I love old Lionel
trains to both display and run them. Most of my Collection consists of
Boxed Sets of Lionel Trains, American Flyer Trains, and Old Marx Trains.
I am an avid collector of Lionel trains and other toy trains and I have
been buying trains for many years to build my collection.
If you are interested in selling your Postwar
Lionel trains or Old Prewar Lionel Trains I may be interested in buying
them. Use the contact form to tell me what you have and I will get back
This is a
Vintage Lionel Girls Pastel Set No 1587s or X736 in terrific Original
American Flyer Trains
- Wide Gauge, O Scale, S Scale,
and HO Scale. My collection consists of many American Flyer sets.
Certainly the most popular trains Made! The Post-War Lionel Toy
Trains were considered simply spectacular
the post-war public. Among their startling innovations, Lionel
released the first realistic knuckle-coupler trucks.
This left the
competing American Flyer company out in the cold - no one had
thought of this before! Lionel also developed products featuring
long-awaited locomotive smoke, my Lionel train collection which
added a true element of delight to toy trains of the period. The
pleasing pre-war whistle system was still being used, adding to the
realistic enjoyment that the Old Post-War model lines were
increasingly developing. Finally, the first entirely
remote-controlled toy train sets were offered my Lionel at this
time, as well as a few train tenders releasing actual water spurting
from a fire pump. Diesel-styled loco lines began to replace Lionel's
beloved steam engines, but added an artistic
streamlined appearance that
echoed real diesel trains taking over the post-war rail systems.
Realism and innovation were keynotes to train sets of the Post war
period. Their departures from realism were often met with failure: a
line of old Lionel pink and pastel trains was showcased for girls in
1957 even girls were seen as valid market segment - EVERYONE was
getting into the toy train act! The Post-War Lionel Train period was
definitely the Golden Age of toy trains! Collecting is Normally
divided into several categories. Lionel Prewar, Lionel Post war and
Modern. Scales include Prewar Lionel Standard Gauge, O-Scale, OO
Scale, HO Scale.
- O Scale
and HO Scale - While Marx toys were made to be more affordable, they
were well made and even some of the oldest Trains I have found still
- O scale - Early competitor to the Lionel Train Company, at one
time, Lionel tried to sell their business to Ives.
- O Scale, HO Scale. - Fantastic German made trains run like clocks!
- O scale
- Here is an old manufacturer of toy trains. Most people have never
even heard of them
- The First US Company to Produce Electric Toy Trains. The train
pictured below is a Carlisle and Finch No 4 Locomotive in incredible
condition for being almost 100 years old!
Mothers Day is May15th!