News

  • UP Steam Big Boy 4014 is Coming

    This is not a drill. Nor is it for your layout. Real world, real train.   The Big Boy is coming, the Big Boy is coming.   Here is the...
  • Trains are not excluded from world economics

    Hobby Prices Increasing   While the following does not immediately impact the collectible and used market, it will certainly have an effect...
  • Trains in Space?

    This from Union Pacific's Steam Club: Big Boy (Coin) In Space In case you missed it in May, Astronaut Megan McArthur floated a commem...
  • A 1940 MARX ARMY SUPPLY TRAIN SET in the ORIGINAL BOX

    Is there a better time for the Army Train than during the Patriotic Triad of Memorial Day, D-Day, and the Fourth of July? The Prewar MARX ARMY T...
  • The Collectible Marx Army Train

    Among the most collectible toy trains is the Marx Army Train series. Marx issued Army Train pieces both prewar and postwar, in tinplate and plastic...
  • Great article about one of the Pioneers of toy trains/model railroading and the Pandemic

    Here is a great article about one of the legends of toy trains/model railroading going back into the 1800s. Some say even Joshua Lionel Cowen was...
  • Real Trains! Rare Rock Island Ringer

    Rare Rock Island Ringer... We are not just about TOY trains here at Lone Star Trains. We also do 1 to 1 Scale! Here is a complete Ringer box set ...
  • Rare Lionel's 1935 Mickey Mouse Circus Set

    In 1935, Lionel was in the midst of Disney mania with handcars and this great set. The set consisted of the Commodore Junior, in red of course, wit...
  • Snow Days Bring Train Delays

    Hey everyone! Unless you have been hiding under a rock or in a house without power, you know of the historical storm we have been experiencing here...
  • Thank you and Happy New Year

    While 2020 was less than an ideal year (okay, understatement of the year), we would like to thank all of our customers for your patronage this year...
  • A Christmas Lesson--Best Time is Now

    In the Christmas classic movie Elf, when Santa returns to the North Pole after his annual ride around the world, he tells the elves that this Chr...
  • A Virtual Polar Express Experience

    Hey Everyone! Check this out from our friend and longtime customer Allen Bordelon. He has put together a nice virtual Polar Express Experience. Thi...