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Old 08-15-2020, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Lionel toy trains .

Is there an similar site to Ford Barn for Lionel train collectors ??? I would post my questions here but I think it it would be way too far off topic .

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Old 08-15-2020, 05:11 PM   #2
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Maybe this will get you started;

Lionel Collectors Club of America on facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/LionelCollectorsClubofAmerica
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Old 08-15-2020, 05:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lionel toy trains .

O Gauge Railroading Forum.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/

Although it is called " O Gauge" there are separate forums for all types of toy and model trains. Most of the activity is in the Lionel O Gauge section which covers both new and all types of vintage. There is a lot of good discussions about operating trains, repairing trains, restoration, layout building, and general collecting. Like Ford Barn, if you ask a question about anything Lionel related, you will get a dozen answers with various oppinions in a very short time!

I collect original, pre-war Lionel standard gauge. There is some activity on this website for standard gauge collectors as well.

What do you like?
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:18 AM   #4
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John,

If you collected Märklin trains, then you could combine your hobbies and make an entire set of these train cars:

Märklin 48296 (HO)



.....and these:

Märklin 48159 (HO)


Märklin made the one with the Ford Model A on the side in 1, HO and Z scales. They are easy to find on the secondary market (eBay, etc) and with several of these lined up in a row, it makes a very impressive train set.....delivering The New Ford cars and parts from the factory.

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Old 08-16-2020, 06:24 AM   #5
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Default Re: Lionel toy trains .

I love the "Ford" rail cars. Is the first photo some German version of a caboose , having the "watch shack" attached? As for the OP, I am convinced that there is a forum for "everything and anything" . I do antique outboard motors, our club (aomci.org) and web site is international. There is a forum for vintage (1950 -60's ) washing machines. and I just bought a 1951 REO Royale lawn mower and there is a site for REO mower collectors. Ya' Know that some folks collect dinosaur "sh*t" , so a supose that they too have a forum.

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Old 08-16-2020, 12:16 PM   #6
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Thank you all very much I am now well and truly clued in !!!

John in thunderstorms Suffolk County England .
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:36 PM   #7
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...and here is my Lionel. Vintage Christmas 1951. It now sit on a dusty shelf in my shop as a reminder of good times 70 years ago. ken
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Old 08-16-2020, 10:01 PM   #8
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Default Re: Lionel toy trains .

The Train Collectors Association, (TCA), is another well respected organization John. It does cover all makes, but Lionel is a large part I've seen. I collect pre-war Lionel O gauge and 1920's Ives Wide gauge. They sure are fun!
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Old 08-17-2020, 07:01 PM   #9
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Neat hobby, model trains!

I've been to estate sales with Lionel trains being sold, and those guys that show up to bid, are SERIOUS they take their hobby to heart Cars still in the orange Lionel box, man they go high!

Neat I love to see the layouts and all.
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