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Prewar Lionel trains are those that were manufactured between 1901 and 1941. The onset of World War II forced the company to stop production. The next batch of toy trains by Lionel were manufactured after the war in 1945. The prewar Lionel trains are very colorful and its accessories are also complete. Some might think that prewar toys are primitive and shabby, but not Lionel trains. The models are as detailed as the present models. The tender is made of metal, the engine has nickel plates and it has operating headlights. The tender also has a whistle. Accessories include lamp posts, stop control station, and station platforms. Prewar Lionel trains are considered collectibles, and are rare finds. There are catalogs of prewar trains with color photos of these collections. It is said that the model toy trains show a lot about the American heritage and history. For those who cannot afford to, or cannot find prewar Lionel trains, owning or browsing through a catalogue can give them a good glimpse of the wonderful world of toy trains. To find trains under this category, novice collectors are advised to get in touch with members of the Train Collectors Association. Being in that network will lead to more contacts. It is usually through these collectors that one can find rare models. These kinds of associations also publish their own catalogues, and hold events where train enthusiasts can gather and exchange information on where the best finds are, who owns what model, and get good advice and tips on maintaining and restoring old Lionel trains without spending too much. It is also good to visit the National toy Train Museum in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, which has one of the largest collections of toy trains and relevant materials like catalogues and manuals regarding toy trains.

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==== ==== Lionel - Manufacturers of hobby trains and accessories since 1900. The Lionel Online Store has all the latest Lionel products direct from Lionel. From our Ready-to-Run to our Premium sets, we offer train sets that are perfect for every Lionel enthusiast. Get 10% USD off your purchase use code CJN10P http://tinyurl.com/lionel10percentoff ==== ====


History of Prewar Lionel Train Sets