Lionel Trains 2013 Christmas Catalog Is Here

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Lionel Trains 2013 Christmas Catalog

It’s already time for the Lionel Christmas Catalog 2013

Yep, I know that July 4th is just around the corner but Lionel Trains has just released their Christmas 2013 Catalog for both O/O-27 gauge and American Flyer S Gauge.  Consider this a real Lionel Christmas 2013 in July (almost) event.  When you think about it, it’s never really too early to consider a Lionel Train Christmas 2013 Layout .

Christmas Lionel Layouts can be as simple as a circle of track around a tree or I’ve seen some over the years that rival any permanent layout that you may have.

This years 2013 catalog is 56 pages in length and offers many products for the beginner to the most serious O scale modeler.

Thomas and Friends

Thomas and Friends Lionel Train Xmas 2013

Thomas and Friends Lionel Train Xmas Catalog 2013


It starts off right at page 3 with a neat little Thomas & Friends Lionel Train Set.  At a 199.95 list price, it comes with Thomas, Annie & Clarabel.  It has everything you need to satisfy your little ‘rail fan’.  There are 2 Troublesome Trucks available as an add-on to this Lionel Train Set.  These 2 extra cars have a list price of 69.95.  This Lionel Train Set would look great around a small tree since the track would make an oval that is approximately 36 inches by 45 inches.






Polar Express Lionel Train Set on Page 6 of the Lionel Train Christmas 2013 Catalog

The Polar Express Lionel Train

Lionel Train Polar Express

Lionel Train Polar Express Christmas Catalog 2013

The Lionel Train Christmas 2013 Catalog has the Polar Express Lionel Train Set as the next famous set shows up on page 6.  This comes with a 2-8-4 die-cast steam engine, 2 passenger coaches and an observation car.  There is an operating headlight, smoke unit and engine background sounds with this engine.  Additionally, this engine comes with a remote control that will be able to play clips of the movie through the locomotives speakers.    The passenger cars are lighted and the observation car has a Polar Express lighted sign (drumhead) on the back.  This  has enough track to create a larger oval than the last one.  This oval is 40” x 60”.  If you already have a Lionel Trains layout setup (Christmas or otherwise), the minimum radius for this is 27 inches.  If you already have a Lionel train layout setup, this one is available without a transformer at a list price of 379.95.  If you need to start from the beginning, it is available with a CW-80 transformer for a list price of 419.99.  On the next few pages of the Lionel Train 2013 Catalog there is a steam engine powered Lionel Train Polar Express freight and a Lionel Train Polar Express diesel powered passenger configuration (different passenger cars from the original train).  The cars and the engine from the original Lionel Train Polar Express set are also available for separate sale

Polar Express Lionel Trains Xmas Catalog 2013

Polar Express Lionel Trains Xmas Catalog 2013


As you turn further through this Lionel Train 2013 Catalog, up to page 13 are many different accessories that are available to add to your Lionel Train Polar Express layout.  People, animals, a station and a mountain.

If you see in the Lionel Train 2013 Christmas Catalog that the Lionel Train Polar Express is not what you are looking for or maybe Santa has already brought it on a prior Christmas, there are a number of other Lionel Train Holiday Set that are available this year.  The North Pole Xpress, Santa’s Flyer and Gingerbread Junction just to name a few.  If you are so inclined, there is even a Lionel Train Peanuts Christmas one.

From page 20 to 29 there are many add-on cars, motorized units and buildings that you can add.

At page 30, the whole thing starts over again but this time with the scale model railroader in mind.  A Polar Railroad 4-6-2 K-4 Pacific (patterned after the PRR prototype) and some scale GP-35 diesels.  Scale sized passenger and freight cars are also offered.

On page 40 of the Lionel Train Christmas Catalog 2013, there is a sneak preview of an S gauge Lionel Train Polar Express Set.  For those of you unfamiliar with S gauge, it is slightly smaller than the typical Lionel Trains O gauge and operates on 2 rail track, not 3 rail track.

There is just so much offered this year, I could go on and on.

Lionel Train Catalog 2013 pdf is Available Online


Download your own .pdf copy of this 2013 catalog for yourself and see just what new and exciting things Lionel Trains has to offer for the Christmas 2013 Holiday this year.

How about showing us what you’ve done on some previous Christmas layouts?  Feel free to add your comments.


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2 Responses

  1. p.ruddSeptember 27, 2013 at 1:26 pmReply

    Hi I have purchased a polar express g gauge I am trying to make up a layout Track figure of eight tunnels bridges station platform landscape etc I am at a loss to know what accessories’ are compatible with this gauge or scale Do you sell these items I would be grateful for any advise or suggestions THANK you Regards Peter

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      ArtieSeptember 27, 2013 at 3:27 pmReply

      Hello Peter, Sorry I don’t have anything for sale but you could contact any of our sponsors. As you know, G gauge is larger than Lionel O gauge. The accessories and track are readily available at most of the larger train shops. If you go to you should be able to see just what they have available. There is quite a selection of items out there that could enhance your layout. Good luck and let me know how you make out. If I can be of any further help let me know. When you get your layout up and running, how about sharing some pictures. Have fun. Artie

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