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The Best Trains and Accessories Ever

Updated on August 2, 2013

Model Train Sets make the perfect present or gift!

Model Trains, weather simple wooden toy trains that engage toddlers for hours or the more sophisticated high end models that hobbyists around the globe transform into complex landscapes and worlds, provide endless hours of fun and enjoyment for all. For this and many other great reasons they are, and will be, The Best Ever and Most Nostalgic Entertainment ever made. Oh! Did I forget to tell you? If you like this lens, you too can join the SQUIDOO community and build your own GREAT lenses for FREE Just click right here and get started right now!

The Top Five Reasons Model Trains Will Always Be One Of The Greatest Nostalgic Toys Ever Invented During Our Lifetimes!

  • Model Trains bring out the child in all of us!
  • Model Trains provide hours and hours of fun for everyone!
  • Model Trains bring out that rich history that so often goes untold!
  • Model Trains take one to a mystical world blending reality with fantasy!
  • Model Trains offer one the ability to become as creative as they wish!

Model Trains Will Always Be One Of The Greatest Nostalgic Toys Ever Invented During Our Lifetimes! Watch these videos & see why

Lionel has been and will always be a great model train set manufacture - Starting off with some great Lionel Train Sets

Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge
Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge

Product DescriptionNow, you can own the ever popular Polar Express train from Lionel. Painstakingly designed to be true to the original, this exclusive Lionel train set features a die-cast metal Berkshire steam locomotive with a new, larger pilot, headlight lens cap and unique whistle. The engine and tender are painted in a dark, matte finish to complete the image.Following the locomotive and tender are two lighted coach cars. The observation car features a new rounded observation deck. Silhouettes in the windows depict passengers, and the joyful coach car is where the kids get their fill of hot chocolate and candy. A 40" x 60" oval track completes the set.Articulated figures with turning heads, movable arms, bendable waists and jointed knees are included. They can be posed and placed on areas of the locomotive, tender and passenger cars.Locomotive Features:* Transformer controlled forward, neutral and reverse operation* Air whistle in tender* Operating headlight* Operating coupler on rear of tender* Powerful maintenance-free motor* Two traction tires* Puffing smoke* Die-cast metal locomotive body and frame* Separately applied metal handrails* All-new pilot and headlight lens shieldPassenger Cars Feature:* Interior lighting* Decorated drumhead on observation car* All-new, rounded observation deck* Silhouettes in windows* Gauge: O Gauge* Minimum Curve: 0-27* Dimensions: Length: 63 3/8"* Railroad track layout dimensions: 40" x 60"

 
Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer
Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer

Product Features* 4-4-2 Steam Locomotive & Tender* Air Whistle in tender; operating headlights* Puffing smoke;large oval of FasTrack* 10 telephone poles & extension bridge* Recommended Age Range 8 and UpProduct DescriptionFrom the ManufacturerLIONEL PENNSYLVANIA FLYERProduct DescriptionAll aboard! Ride the rails when you construct your own railway system.Features:* Transformer controlled forward, neutral and reverse operation* Air whistle in tender* Operating headlight and couplers* Powerful maintenance-free motor* Puffing smoke unit* Diecast metal locomotive body with metal frame and trucks* Opening doors on boxcar* 4 removable canisters on gondola* Minimum curve: 0-27* Layout dimensions: 40" x 60"* 1 year warrantyIncludes:* 4-4-2 steam locomotive and tender* Boxcar, flatcar and caboose* 3 straight FasTrack sections, 8 curved FasTrack section and 1 FasTrack terminal section* CW-80 transformer* Smoke fluid, short extension bridge and 10 telephone polesStart your family's toy train tradition with this complete train set.Safety warning: This product contains small parts that may present a choking hazard for young children.

 
Lionel North Pole Central
Lionel North Pole Central

Product Features* Operating Searchlight Car and caboose* Three straight FasTrack track sections, and eight curved FasTrack sections* FasTrack terminal section, and CW-80 TransformerFrom the ManufacturerGP38 Diesel Locomotive, Boxcar, and 2-Bay HopperProduct DescriptionThe North Pole Central Christmas Train departs from the snowy arctic, bringing holiday cheer to all points south. On board the train, an elf chases a reindeer around a crate load, and the boxcar plays 12 Christmas carols. This festive train runs around a generous FasTrack loop with power supplied by a mighty CW-80 Transformer.

 
Lionel Holiday Christmas Train - "G" Gauge
Lionel Holiday Christmas Train - "G" Gauge

Product Features* 12 pieces of circular track and 4 pieces of straight track* 4 lighted cars* Working elves move the coal and put toys into Santa's bag* Santa waves from the rear of the train* Plays 2 Christmas songs: "Jingle Bells" and "Here Comes Santa Claus"From the ManufacturerHoliday Tradition Express Christmas TrainProduct DescriptionCelebrate the holidays with this Christmas-themed train set featuring Santa Claus and his little elves.* 12 pieces of circular track and 4 pieces of straight track* 4 lighted cars* Working elves move the coal and put toys into Santa's bag* Santa waves from the rear of the train* Plays 2 Christmas songs: "Jingle Bells" and "Here Comes Santa Claus"* G-gauge* Includes 20-page instruction bookletWhether as a gift or for decorating under the tree, this train is sure to deliver plenty of holiday smiles.Safety warning: This product contains small parts that may present a choking hazard for young children.

 

Great Train sets, Train Set Accessories, and add ons!

Lionel Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set - O-Gauge
Lionel Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set - O-Gauge

Product Features* SET INCLUDES:4-6-0 locomotive and tender, two passenger coaches, one observation car, three straight* Gauge: Traditional O Gauge* Minimum Curve: O-36* Dimensions: Length: Approx. 63"* Layout Dimensions: 40" x 60"Product DescriptionHop on the Hogwarts Express to transport your imagination into the bewitching world of wizardry. This five-piece O-gauge train set includes a die-cast steam locomotive, tender, three passenger coaches and four articulated figures of Harry Potter and friends. Kid-controlled features include working headlights, interior lighting, air whistle, puffing smoke and operating coupler on rear of tender. Comes with powerful Lionel transformer and patented oval Lionel FasTrack layout measuring 40" x 60". UL listed. Assembly required. Adult supervision recommended.

 
Lionel FasTrack 10" Straight Track
Lionel FasTrack 10" Straight Track

Product DescriptionOffering innovation, variety, ease-of-use, and a fantastic prototypical look, the FasTrack track system brings your Lionel layout to life like never before. Its flawless performance and endless flexibility make it appealing to both first-timers and season.

 
Lionel The Express Hot Chocolate Car
Lionel The Express Hot Chocolate Car

Product Features* Interior lighting* Silhouettes in windows* Gauge: O Gauge* Minimum Curve: O-27* Length: 12 inProduct DescriptionFor even more excitement, add a hot chocolate car to complete your Polar Express train. This passenger car features interior lighting, silhouetted windows and it measures 12 inches long.The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for this item is $59.99.Sku: 584519961Manufacturer: LionelModel Number: 25186Road Name: Polar ExpressScale/Era: O ModernModel Type: Passenger CarsCondition: NewOriginal Box: YesFirst Year Available: 2006Last Year Available: 2006

 
Lionel The Polar Express Diner Car
Lionel The Polar Express Diner Car

Product Features* Lionel O Scale Train Sets* For use with your scale model railroadProduct DescriptionFor even more excitement, add a baggage car, a diner and a hot chocolate car to complete your Polar Express train. Features include interior lighting, silhouettes in windows and it measures 12 inches long.Sku: 894964521Manufacturer: LionelModel Number: 25134Road Name: Polar ExpressScale/Era: O ModernModel Type: Passenger CarsCondition: NewOriginal Box: YesFirst Year Available: 2005Last Year Available: 2005

 
Lionel Chesapeake Super Freight Train
Lionel Chesapeake Super Freight Train

Product Features * 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Locomotive and Tender, Boxcar * Single Dome Tank Car, Hopper, Caboose * Three straight FasTrack track sections, eight curved FasTrack sections * FasTrack terminal section, CW-80 Transformer, smoke fluid * Recommended Age Range 8 and UpFrom the ManufacturerLIONEL CHESAPEAKE SUPER FREIGHTProduct DescriptionEnroute from St. Louis to New York City, the impressive Chesapeake Super Freight charges down the C&O high iron. With realistic steam chuffing sounds and an operating smoke unit, the TrainMaster Command Control and RailSounds sound system equipped 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive leads a string of detailed rolling stock. This complete set, including a large loop of FasTrack track and a powerful CW-80 Transformer, has the makings to launch your own railroad empire. Features include a 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive and tender, boxcar, single dome tank car, hopper, caboose, three straight FasTrack sections, eight curved FasTrack sections, a FasTrack terminal section, CW-80 Transformer, smoke fluid, TrainMaster Command Control equipped to run in Command Control Mode or in Conventional Transformer Control Mode, RailSounds sound system with CrewTalk communication TowerCom announcements and DynaChuff synchronized chuffing, Operating headlight, ElectroCoupler on rear of tender, Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel, traction tires, Puffing smoke unit, Die-cast metal locomotive body, frame, and trucks, Die-cast metal tender body and trucks with a, metal frame, Engineer and fireman figures, Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers (Caboose has die-cast metal trucks), Opening doors on boxcar, and interior illumination in the caboose. This set operates on an O-27 minimum curve. It measures 59 1/4 inches long and the layout's dimensions are 40 inches x 60 inches.Sku: 1267805060Manufacturer: LionelModel Number: 30025Road Name: LionelScale/Era: O ModernModel Type: SetsCondition: NewOriginal Box: YesFirst Year Available: 2006Last Year Available: 2006

 
Lionel - New York Central S-2 Electric Engine
Lionel - New York Central S-2 Electric Engine

Product Features * New body details and recessed front steps accurately portray an S-2 electric * TrainMaster Command Control equipped able to run in Command Control Mode or in Conventional * Odyssey System for speed control with ON/OFF switch * RailSounds 5.0 sound system with new intelligible CrewTalk dialog and more TowerCom announcements * See Description For Full List Of FeaturesProduct DescriptionFollowing the success of its one and only S-1 electric locomotive, the New York Central ordered 32 nearly identical copies in 1906. Like their predecessor, these 0motors0 were built by a partnership of the American Locomotive Company and General Electric.The railroad classed them S-2 and immediately sent them into service over their electrified lines, hauling everything from signature varnish into Grand Central Terminal to local commuter trains. The mighty S-20s ran for decades, outlasting even their parent railroad by almost twenty years when the last of the class was retired in 1981. The Lionel New York Central S-2 includes subtle details that make it unique from the prototype S-1 #100 such as recessed front steps and other body details. Other enhancements include a new separately applied bell cord. The locomotive is painted in the modern NYC livery of the 1950s and 1960s, including 0blade0 font lettering and yellow handrails. Upgraded since the release of the Lionel S-1, this new electric also features the state-of-the-industry RailSounds 5.0 sound system. Matching New York Central heavyweight commuter coaches will be available in 2006. Features: New body details and recessed front steps accurately portray an S-2 electric TrainMaster Command Control equipped0able to run in Command Control Mode or in Conventional Transformer Control Mode Odyssey System for speed control with ON/OFF switch RailSounds 5.0 sound system with new intelligible CrewTalk dialog and more TowerCom announcements Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel Directional lighting with operating headlights Die-cast metal body, frame and trucks Metal pantographs Separately applied details including bell cord and accurate builder0s plates Cab window glass Engineer and fireman figures Gauge: Standard O Minimum Curve: 0-36 Dimensions: Length: 11 3/4" RailLine: New York Central ShipYear: 2005

 
Lionel Railroad Yard People Pack
Lionel Railroad Yard People Pack

Product DescriptionNow you can populate your favorite Lionel operating accessories with Lionelville People Packs. The detailed, hand-painted figures are made of tough pewter, standing on sturdy bases.

 

Train set accessories and extras

A Century of Legendary Lionel Trains
A Century of Legendary Lionel Trains

Product DescriptionTM Books & Video is proud to produce the official Lionel Centennial video series. This DVD set covers 100 years of Lionel train production. The DVD provides a dramatically improved picture and much better sound quality. Features bonus material not included in the VHS version: A Final Visit to the Lionel Factory segment, vintage Lionel commercials, and additional audio tracks with commentary by producers Tom McComas and Joseph Stachler on the making of this epic toy train video. Entire content is on one disc.

 
Lionel Engineer (Hat/Scarf/Whistle)
Lionel Engineer (Hat/Scarf/Whistle)

Product DescriptionLionel Engineer's Set Hat /Scarf/ Wooden Whistle

 
Lionel FasTrack O36 Curve Track 4-Pack
Lionel FasTrack O36 Curve Track 4-Pack

Product DescriptionFasTrack Curved Track 4-Pack. 8 of these tracks are required to make a full 36 inch diamter circle of track. There are 4 sections of track in the box.Sku: 191965234Manufacturer: LionelModel Number: 12033Scale/Era: O ModernModel Type: Track/Switches/Etc.Condition: NewOriginal Box: YesFirst Year Available: 2003

 
Lionel FasTrack Grade Crossing w/ Flashers 612052
Lionel FasTrack Grade Crossing w/ Flashers 612052

Product DescriptionThe Grade Crossing with Flashers feature automatic flashing lights and ringing warning bells when your train enters the crossing area. Lionel FasTrack has realistic, ballasted track bed, properly sized and spaced track ties, and fixed pins. If features easy snap-together locking mechanism for sure connections.

 
Lionel FasTrack Terminal Section
Lionel FasTrack Terminal Section

Product DescriptionOffering innovation, variety, ease-of-use, and a fantastic prototypical look, the FasTrack track system brings your Lionel layout to life like never before. Its flawless performance and endless flexibility make it appealing to both first-timers and seasoned pros alike. From larger diameter curves and operating switches, to trestle sets and integrated track accessories, FasTrack will give you greater flexibility than ever before.

 
Lionel FasTrack Siding Track Pack
Lionel FasTrack Siding Track Pack

Product DescriptionSiding Track Add-on Track Pack. * 3 - 10 Straight (6-12014) * 1 - Uncoupling Track (6-12020) * 1 - Earthen Bumper (6-12059) * 1 - LH Manual Switch w/Quarter Curve (6-12017) * Dimensions: Layout: 39 1/2 inches x 70 1/2 inchesSku: 42830762Manufacturer: LionelModel Number: 12044Scale/Era: O ModernModel Type: Track/Switches/Etc.Condition: NewOriginal Box: YesFirst Year Available: 2004

 
LIONEL 6-22969 Track Pack #4 Deluxe Complete O
LIONEL 6-22969 Track Pack #4 Deluxe Complete O

Product DescriptionThis complete O-Gauge track set will allow you create this detailed layout. No additional track required. Just add your own trains.

 
Lionel 6-12062 Grade Crossing w/Gates & Flashers
Lionel 6-12062 Grade Crossing w/Gates & Flashers

Product DescriptionFeatures include operating crossing gates, flashers, and bell sounds. It measures approximately 10 inches long and has a 6 1/4 inch long road section.Sku: 1174313128Manufacturer: LionelModel Number: 12062Scale/Era: O ModernModel Type: AccessoriesCondition: NewOriginal Box: YesFirst Year Available: 2007

 
Lionel Orange Construction Zone Signs
Lionel Orange Construction Zone Signs

Product DescriptionHere is a Lionel 32902 Realistic Construction Zone Signs Set. There are (6) signs included in this set. Each sign measures 2 1/4 inches tall.Sku: 79823895Manufacturer: LionelModel Number: 32902Scale/Era: O ModernModel Type: AccessoriesCondition: NewOriginal Box: YesFirst Year Available: 1999

 

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      digitald3 5 years ago

      Completely agree with the idea that Model Trains bring out the kids in all of us.. Definitely got the model railroading bug as well...

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      Fred-17 6 years ago

      Very cool, thanks!

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      sewjr24 6 years ago

      I have an old Lionel train set I received as a child more than 30 years ago. Right now we set it out around the tree at Christmas time as a decoration but it doesn't actually work. I'm looking forward to having it restored soon so that next year it can make laps around the tree. It'll be fun for the family. Thanks for the great lens on model trains!

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      Springbok LM 6 years ago

      Your lens is full of amazing information - thank you

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Train sets are one of the best gifts for little ones.

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

      Good lens. I love trains.

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      reasonablerobby 7 years ago

      packed full of goodies - what a great model railway lens!

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      candyw lm 8 years ago

      Fantastic lens .. love it !

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      kathypi lm 8 years ago

      wow, got to show my husband this lense, he will love it, great lens

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Wow! My dad loved his trains! Great lens!

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      funwithtrains lm 8 years ago

      Sorry, didn't mean to add my 3 links twice to the Plexo -- really don't understand how that happened.

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      emilyava 8 years ago

      Fantastic and excellent lens.

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      MrMarmalade 8 years ago

      Have always loved trains as a child. Never had one.We have trained across Australia. Germany, France, Europe and USA. Hope to go to Alaska later this year and then train across canada

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      kellywissink lm 9 years ago

      Hi Donna!The movie Polar Express got our family into trains. 5 Stars!Kelly Wissink

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      Arizona-Snow 9 years ago

      Great lens, keep up the good work :)

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      QuantumTraveler1 9 years ago

      Thanks for making this lens about model trains. You have done an awesome job.

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      JAV010 9 years ago

      5 stars realy informative and long lens thanks :)

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      akrause2112 9 years ago

      Another fun addition to the BIG LENSES Group!

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      funwithtrains lm 9 years ago

      Great lens on trains! Thanks also for visiting my trains lenses.

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Trains are really cool, you've done a phenomenal job on this lens too!

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      Aika 9 years ago

      lovely lens. This looks fun! Keep it up!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      oooohhhh, I love trains! Girls (even old girls) like trains too! I had planned on creating a lens on trains, but now I see you beat me to it! Gotta take it off the list, surely can't top this one, It's awesome!

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      LadyRaine 9 years ago

      LOVE the title. Lots of terrific information.We support Hobbyists!!

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      chloecavanaugh 9 years ago

      Amazing information. Must have taken you a very long time. *****well deserved!Chloe

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      Barkely 9 years ago

      My son is loving your lens! Welcome to the Fun For Kids Group.

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      Janusz LM 9 years ago

      Thanks for adding your Great Lens to "Lenses