20 Best Lionel Train Sets [2023]

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1 Lionel The Polar Express LionChief 2-8-4 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model Train... Lionel The Polar Express LionChief 2-8-4 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model...
2 Lionel Union Pacific Flyer LionChief 0-8-0 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model... Lionel Union Pacific Flyer LionChief 0-8-0 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model...
3 Lionel North Pole Central Ready-to-Play Freight Set, Battery-powered Model Train Set with Remote... Lionel North Pole Central Ready-to-Play Freight Set, Battery-powered Model Train Set with Remote...
4 Lionel Hogwarts Express LionChief 5.0 O Gauge Train Set with Bluetooth Capability Lionel Hogwarts Express LionChief 5.0 O Gauge Train Set with Bluetooth Capability
5 Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer LionChief 0-8-0 Freight Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge... Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer LionChief 0-8-0 Freight Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge...
6 Lionel The Polar Express Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-Powered Berkshire-Style Model Train Set with... Lionel The Polar Express Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-Powered Berkshire-Style Model Train Set with...
7 Lionel Disney Pixar's Toy Story Ready-to-Play Battery Powered Model Train Set with Remote Lionel Disney Pixar's Toy Story Ready-to-Play Battery Powered Model Train Set with Remote
8 Lionel Santa Fe Super Chief LionChief Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model Train... Lionel Santa Fe Super Chief LionChief Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model Train...
9 Lionel Disney Christmas LionChief 0-8-0 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model Train... Lionel Disney Christmas LionChief 0-8-0 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model...
10 Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Freight Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-powered Model Train with Remote Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Freight Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-powered Model Train with Remote
11 Lionel Legacy Santa Fe Gold Bonnet Passenger Set O Gauge Lionel Legacy Santa Fe Gold Bonnet Passenger Set O Gauge
12 Lionel Disney's Frozen Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-Powered Model Train Set with Remote Lionel Disney's Frozen Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-Powered Model Train Set with Remote
13 Lionel Disney Mickey Mouse Express Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-powered Model Train with Remote Lionel Disney Mickey Mouse Express Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-powered Model Train with Remote
14 Lionel The Polar Express LionChief 2-8-4 Set with Bluetooth Capability, HO Gauge Model Train Set... Lionel The Polar Express LionChief 2-8-4 Set with Bluetooth Capability, HO Gauge Model Train Set...
15 Lionel New York Central Ready-to-Play Set, Battery Powered Model Train Set with Remote Lionel New York Central Ready-to-Play Set, Battery Powered Model Train Set with Remote
16 Lionel North Pole Central Freight Electric HO Gauge Model Train Set w/ Remote and Bluetooth... Lionel North Pole Central Freight Electric HO Gauge Model Train Set w/ Remote and Bluetooth...
17 Lionel Deluxe Track Pack for FASTRACK 5x10 Feet Layout Lionel Deluxe Track Pack for FASTRACK 5x10 Feet Layout
18 Lionel Junction North Pole Central Set Lionel Junction North Pole Central Set
19 Lionel Hogwarts Express Ready-to-Play 4-6-0 Set, Battery-powered Model Train Set with Remote Lionel Hogwarts Express Ready-to-Play 4-6-0 Set, Battery-powered Model Train Set with Remote
20 Lionel John Deere Steam LionChief Train Set - O-Gauge Lionel John Deere Steam LionChief Train Set - O-Gauge
Bestseller No. 1
Lionel The Polar Express LionChief 2-8-4 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model Train...
  • A CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SHOWSTOPPER – All aboard The Polar Express Lionchief train set; This highly-detailed set is equipped with Bluetooth technology;...
  • SET INCLUDES – 2-8-4 locomotive and tender, 2 coach cars, Observation car and 4 movie figurines; FasTrack sections: 8 curved 036 tracks, two 10”...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Die-cast metal body, controlled by remote, cellphone or any Bluetooth device; Puffing smoke unit, engine, whistle, bell,...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 40” x 60” oval track; O Gauge compatible; Bluetooth compatible
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires three AAA batteries to operate the LionChief remote control; Batteries are not included with purchase of train set
Bestseller No. 2
Lionel Union Pacific Flyer LionChief 0-8-0 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model...
  • A LOCOMOTIVE SHOWSTOPPER – Checkout the iconic Union Pacific Flyer LionChief train set; This train is equipped with Bluetooth technology, letting...
  • SET INCLUDES – 0-8-0 steam locomotive; Union Pacific boxcar, tank car and caboose; FasTrack includes: 8 curved 036 tracks, two 10” straight...
  • TRAIN FEATURES – Controlled by remote, or via Bluetooth; Switch for background, horn, bell, PA announcements and steam chuffing sounds; RailSounds...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – O Gauge compatible; minimum curve is 031; Set length is 45”; Bluetooth compatible
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires three AAA batteries to operate the LionChief remote control; Batteries are not included with purchase of train set
SaleBestseller No. 3
Lionel North Pole Central Ready-to-Play Freight Set, Battery-powered Model Train Set with Remote...
  • A CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SHOWSTOPPER – Showcase your Christmas spirit with The North Pole Central Ready-to-Play Freight set; Create a circle, rectangle or...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered general-style locomotive and tender; Gondola with crate load; Center-cupola caboose, 24 curved and 8 straight plastic...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Battery-powered locomotive with authentic train sounds and announcements, including bell and whistle; Working headlight; Fixed...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
Bestseller No. 4
Lionel Hogwarts Express LionChief 5.0 O Gauge Train Set with Bluetooth Capability
  • This 5.0 O Gauge set is now upgraded with Bluetooth to include the new Voice Streaming & Recording feature!
Bestseller No. 5
Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer LionChief 0-8-0 Freight Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge...
  • A LOCOMOTIVE SHOWSTOPPER – Checkout the Pennsylvania Flyer LionChief 0-8-0 train set; This set is equipped with Bluetooth technology, letting you...
  • SET INCLUDES – 0-8-0 locomotive and tender, three-dome tank car, boxcar and caboose; FasTrack include: 8 curved 036 tracks, two 10” straight...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Train controlled by remote controller, or with a mobile device via Bluetooth; On/Off switch for smoke and sounds; RailSounds RC...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 40” x 60” oval track; O Gauge compatible; minimum curve is 031; Bluetooth compatible
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires three AAA batteries to operate the LionChief remote control; Batteries are not included with purchase of train set
SaleBestseller No. 6
Lionel The Polar Express Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-Powered Berkshire-Style Model Train Set with...
  • A CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SHOWSTOPPER – All aboard The Polar Express Ready-to-Play train set; This set comes with an exclusive track system allowing you to...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered steam locomotive and tender; Passenger-coach; Observation car, 24 curved and 8 straight plastic track pieces; Remote...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Battery-powered Berkshire-style locomotive; Authentic train sounds and announcements, including a whistle; Working headlight;...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
SaleBestseller No. 7
Lionel Disney Pixar's Toy Story Ready-to-Play Battery Powered Model Train Set with Remote
  • TO INFINITY AND BEYOND TRAIN SET – Calling all fans of Toy Story; Join Buzz, Woody and the gang on Pixar’s Toy Story Ready-to-Play train set; This...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered general-style locomotive; Buzz Lightyear Pizza Planet tender with alien load; highly detailed boxcar movie scene...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Battery powered locomotive with authentic train sounds, including bell whistle; Official Sherriff Woody Movie announcements;...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
SaleBestseller No. 8
Lionel Santa Fe Super Chief LionChief Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model Train...
  • A LOCOMOTIVE SHOWSTOPPER – Checkout the iconic Santa Fe Super Chief LionChief train set; This train is equipped with Bluetooth technology, letting...
  • SET INCLUDES – Santa Fe FT diesel locomotive; 2 coach cars and an Observation car; FasTrack include: 8 curved 036 tracks, two 10” straight tracks,...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Train controlled by remote, or via Bluetooth; Horn, bell and diesel revving sounds; RailSounds RC sound system; 2 powerful,...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – O Gauge compatible; minimum curve is 031; Set length is 52 1/2”; Bluetooth compatible
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires three AAA batteries to operate the LionChief remote control; Batteries are not included with purchase of train set
Bestseller No. 9
Lionel Disney Christmas LionChief 0-8-0 Set with Bluetooth Capability, Electric O Gauge Model Train...
  • A FAMILY FAVORITE TRAIN SET– Celebrate the most festive time of the year with the Disney Christmas LionChief 0-8-0 train set; It’s equipped with...
  • INCLUDES – 0-8-0 steam locomotive, tender, Christmas themed boxcar, gondola and caboose; FasTrack includes: 8 curved 036 tracks, two 10” straight...
  • TRAIN FEATURES – Controlled by remote, or via Bluetooth; Switch for background, horn, bell, authentic Mickey Mouse announcements and steam chuffing...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – O Gauge compatible; minimum curve is 031; Set length is 45”; Bluetooth compatible
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires three AAA batteries to operate the LionChief remote control; Batteries are not included with purchase of train set
SaleBestseller No. 10
Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Freight Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-powered Model Train with Remote
  • A LOCOMOTIVE SHOWSTOPER – Checkout the Pennsylvania Flyer Freight Ready-to-Play train set; This iconic model train makes a great gift for kids and...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered steam locomotive and tender; Gondola with crate load; Center cupola caboose; 24 curved and 8 straight plastic track...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Battery powered Berkshire-style locomotive; Authentic trains sounds, including bell and whistle; Working headlight; Fixed...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
SaleBestseller No. 12
Lionel Disney's Frozen Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-Powered Model Train Set with Remote
  • A FAMILY FAVORITE TRAIN SET – Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff want you to join them on their next adventure with Disney’s Frozen Ready -to-Play...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered general-style locomotive and tender; Olaf & Sven animated flat car; a boxcar; 24 curved and 8 straight plastic track...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Battery powered general-style locomotive; Authentic trains sounds, including bell and whistle; Movies sounds from Frozen;...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
SaleBestseller No. 13
Lionel Disney Mickey Mouse Express Ready-to-Play Set, Battery-powered Model Train with Remote
  • A FAMILY FAVORITE TRAIN SET –Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and Goofy to spread Christmas spirit in this present filled Disney train set; This...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered general-style locomotive driven by Mickey Mouse; Present-filled tender with Donald Duck; Boxcar; Center-cupola...
  • TRAIN FEATURES – Battery powered, high-detailed, general-style locomotive; Authentic trains sounds, including bell, whistle and Disney specific...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
SaleBestseller No. 14
Lionel The Polar Express LionChief 2-8-4 Set with Bluetooth Capability, HO Gauge Model Train Set...
  • A HOLIDAY SHOWSTOPPER – Spread Christmas cheer this year with the iconic Polar Express LionChief 2-8-4 train set; It’s equipped with Bluetooth...
  • SET INCLUDES – 2-8-4 locomotive and tender, Coachbox, abandoned toy car and observation car, Twelve 20” Radius HO curves, three 9” HO straights;...
  • TRAIN FEATURES – Controlled by remote controller, Bluetooth, DCC or DC transformer; Switch for background, horn, bell, Polar Express PA...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – HO Gauge compatible; minimum curve is 18” radius; Set length is 44”; Bluetooth, DCC or DC transformer compatible
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires three AAA batteries to operate the LionChief remote control; Batteries are not included with purchase of train set
SaleBestseller No. 15
Lionel New York Central Ready-to-Play Set, Battery Powered Model Train Set with Remote
  • A LOCOMOTIVE SHOWSTOPPER – Checkout the luxurious New York Central Ready-to-Play train set; This iconic model train makes a great gift for kids and...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered diesel locomotive; Boxcar, tank car and caboose; 24 curved and 8 straight plastic track pieces; User-friendly remote...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Battery powered; Authentic trains sounds, including bell and whistle; Working headlight
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
SaleBestseller No. 16
Lionel North Pole Central Freight Electric HO Gauge Model Train Set w/ Remote and Bluetooth...
  • SET INCLUDES: LionChief 2-8-4 steam locomotive with tender, Bluetooth control with included remote or app, DCC control, Conventional transformer...
  • ROLLING STOCK FEATURES: Operating knuckle couplers, Additional Boxcar Features: Opening doors, Additional 2-bay Hopper Features: Removable coal load
  • SET FEATURES: 42x60" Oval of MagneLock Track, Remote Control, 1-amp Power supply
  • Set Length: 44” | Min Curve: 18" | Recommended Age: 10+ Years
Bestseller No. 17
Lionel Deluxe Track Pack for FASTRACK 5x10 Feet Layout
  • 20 - pieces 036 curved track (6-12015)
  • 21 - pieces straight track (6-12014)
  • 1 - pieces terminal 10' straight track (6-12016)
  • 2 - 90 degree crossovers (6-12019)
  • 2 - half straight (6-12024)
Bestseller No. 18
Lionel Junction North Pole Central Set
  • Electric Locomotive Controlled by LionChief Remote or Bluetooth
  • User-activated whistle, bell sounds and special announcements
  • Forward and Reverse speed control knob
  • Colored LEDs in each track section
  • LEDs remain illuminated shortly after the train passes
SaleBestseller No. 19
Lionel Hogwarts Express Ready-to-Play 4-6-0 Set, Battery-powered Model Train Set with Remote
  • A MAGICAL SHOWSTOPPER – Showcase your Harry Potter fandom and spirit with the Hogwarts Express Ready-to-Play 4-6-0 set; Crossover into Platform 9...
  • SET INCLUDES – Battery-powered steam 4-6-0 locomotive and tender; Two passenger coaches; 24 curved and 8 straight plastic track pieces; Remote...
  • TRAIN SET FEATURES – Battery-powered locomotive with authentic train sounds and announcements, including bell and whistle; Movie sound clips,...
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 50” x 73” oval Ready-to-Play track; This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems
  • BATTERY REQUIREMENTS - Requires six C cell batteries to operate train; Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control; Batteries are not...
Bestseller No. 20
Lionel John Deere Steam LionChief Train Set - O-Gauge
  • Set includes: 0-8-0 Locomotive, Flatcar with 2 die cast tractors, gondola and caboose
  • It comes with 8 curved 036 FasTrack pieces, two 10" straight sections. 1 FasTrack terminal section
  • This also has one 10" straight FasTrack Plug-n-play power section.Minimum Curve: O27
  • Engineer and fireman Figures included. Layout dimensions: 40 x 60 inches
  • NEW! 54W wall pack power supply

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FAQ:

Q: What is the most expensive Lionel train set?

A: – There is no direct competition, and, – The Lionel reputation gives the product a value it probably does not deserve, and/or, – Identity with a copyrighted theme, such as Polar Express, or similar.

Q: Why are Lionel trains so expensive?

A: Why are Lionel trains so expensive? If you refer to sets currently being manufactured by Lionel, the reason for the high cost is based on 3 factors: There is no direct competition , and, The Lionel reputation gives the product a value it probably does not deserve, and/or, Identity with a copyrighted theme, such as Polar Express, or similar.

Q: Does Lionel still make standard gauge trains?

A: Lionel, LLC continued to manufacture and market trains and accessories in O scale under the Lionel brand and S gauge under the American Flyer brand. While most of the American Flyer products are re-issues using old Gilbert tooling from the 1950s, the O scale equipment is a combination of new designs and reissues.

Q: Is there any value in Lionel Trains?

A: The best of the best Lionel trains are very valuable. But we’re talking the trains that are in the absolute best condition and might not have ever run on the track. Mint-in-box examples of vintage Lionel trains are still valuable and will continue to appreciate in value over time, because there are so few of them.

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