Lionel Fastrack is the modern 3-rail system developed by Lionel to replace the older tinplate versions. It is fixed set track with no leeway in track design but is robust and reliable. However, there are no plans at all to replenish our dwindling stocks of this track due to the high costs of importation from the USA and the associated duties / charges, plus the on-going economic situation in the UK.
Lionel Repair Agency
We have now closed the Lionel Repair Department because of the retirement of staff meaning that we are no longer able to service or repair American O Gauge locomotives. Although we remain listed as a dealer on the Lionel website, we were a Lionel Repair Agent and not a dealer and we do not stock Lionel products as such because our US Wholesaler stopped stocking the Brand several years ago. The only products we do stock are dwindling stocks of the 3-Rail Fastrack and a few remaining accessories. Once sold, these items will not be replaced.
Lionel O Gauge Train Sets
Along with all other Lionel train sets, the hugely popular Polar Express Train Set is not CE marked and, therefore, is not allowed to be sold in the UK. There is also a further complication in that all Lionel Train Sets are supplied with US power transformers which operate on a different electricity supply to the UK. The cost of changing the power supply to one which meets the necessary requirements is not cost effective enough to make it worthwhile us importing them. However, by using a converter, some people do have some success when importing the sets direct from the USA themselves, but it is not a guarantee to success and could lead to disappointment after prolonged usage and a hefty repair bill. The larger G Scale battery powered sets are simply too big for us to stock in our shop.