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Antique Model Lionel Trains

Aug 17, 2007
For most of the railroading hobbyists Lionel Trains will surely ring a bell. In the history of railroading no other railroad model has surpasses the popularity of Lionel trains. Kids in the 1940's and 50's mush have earned a big fortune by now if they still get hold of antique model L. trains. During those times the increasing prominence of Lionel trains was enormous that almost all kids must have owned a piece of the L. train. However the so-called golden era of the famous locomotive name started in the 1920's.

When L. trains first became a household name in the toy industry, it produced hundreds of toy trains particularly for kids. Today the same name has been the latest craze among hobbyists. Those who owned antique model Lionel trains like the State set which measure nine feet with twelve wheels engine will sure rake in more fortune if the train is auctioned.

One of the antique model L. trains is the Liberty Lines 600E 2-6-4. This locomotive model measures approximately three feet. According to Train Collectors Association (TCA), which is group of people who are staunch followers of antique model Lionel trains, the Liberty Lines is an extension of its predecessor the Lionel 400E which was manufactured sometime in 1030's.

Today, the Liberty Lines 600E model locomotive is truly one of a kind antique model Lionel trains. In fact this same model locomotive has been hailed as the primary rival of yet another priceless locomotive the Lionel Super 381E. The latter is now one of the attractions in Historical Society Museum in Williamsport Pennsylvania. By now there are only a handful of hobbyists and collectors who are proud owners of one of the oldest model yet excellently crafted Lionel trains because there were only one hundred pieces that were produced.

The lucky owners of the some of the old locomotive of Lionel will surely be worth a great fortune by now, and that is if they are able to keep them in excellent condition. Just like in any other stuff, the older they get granting that they are still in exceptional form will most likely priced higher. If the locomotive model is getting rare, all the more it is more expensive.

L. Trains has its own ups and downs. The reputation of the company may have somehow waned over the years, but the popularity of the locomotives is still rising. This is due to the fact that the Lionel trains that were manufactured in the heydays were truly exceptional. The new breed of Lionel trains may not have own the same prominence but as their predecessors, however hobbyists are still allured to the name.
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