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Lionel Train Sets I am thinking of buying one for my eight

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Lionel Train Sets: I am thinking of buying one for my eight year old son for Christmas, but I know nothing about them. I would like to find a site where I can research my purchase ahead of time, as i know this is something of an investment, something I hope he will keep and treasure for a long time. What I am asking for is a website where consumers offer information, not the manufacturer. Thank you very much.

A good place to start is Lionel's web page where you can view the different models, prices, authorized deal rs, and some hobbyist information.

In this web site you will find some 4 consumer reviews/opinions about the Lionel Trains.

(if the above link doesn't work, go to , and search for "lionel".)

Another web site that provides prices and reviews is

You can also find information about these trains on eBay or - just go there and search for the train.

If you found this helpful please click the Accept button! Thanks.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to John D.'s Post: Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX information is not what I am looking for. I specifically stated that I don't want information from the manufacturer, I want consumer information. Also, as there are literally thousands of Lionel sets, I am not needing reviews on specific sets. I need to start with general info. on purchasing a starter set for my son. I was looking for a site where Lionel hobbyists post information on how to start, where to begin, etc.

Sorry, I thought the other two links had some reviews and other useful information.

You would probably find the specific information you are after in specialty 'forums'. Here is a link to a train forum where consumers discuss their experiences and views about classic trains.

If you need more information, just google: 'train forum' and you will find plenty of them. Good luck.

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Thanks. This was just what I needed!

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