Tom's Collectible Trains (All inventory last updated 3/28/18)
Selling as "TCWModern" on eBay for over 19 years... we're also "on-the-Web" with prices 10% lower (no Internet auction fees here on our own site - so we pass the savings on to you)! 

Tom Marchesani of Blairstown, NJ, a 30-year+ member of TCA and LCCA, has been selling top quality modern era Lionel collectible trains since the mid-90's. With a 100% Positive rating on over 2500 feedback comments, covering nearly 10,000 transactions on the "Internet auction sites", you can buy with complete confidence!

Acquiring collections since the mid-90's, in conjunction with Lionel experts Ed Prendeville and Bob Morgan, owners of the World renown Train Collector's Warehouse (Parsippany, NJ), we're back!


Bye-Bye "Auction Site" - Hello Web Site!  As Internet auction "seller fees" have continued to rise, selling high quality collectible's, at lower prices, has become difficult on that site.  Using this economical website service will provide a forum for collector's to match their needs with components in the collections we aquire. Please feel free to browse today, bookmark the site, and come back in the week's to come, as more and more items arrive and are posted.


  • Receive unparalleled customer service and the highest quality Lionel Modern Era trains from Tom's Collectible Trains.
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
  • Reasonable offers considered.
  • All (electrical) items fully tested (with alligator clips - keeping them "off the track")
  • Fully insured shipping!
  • Payment via PayPal and major credit cards accepted.
  • "Next Day" shipping (We ship via USPS Priority Mail Mon-Fri)
  • Call or e-mail with questions.


A Word or Two About Our Quality

The vast majority of trains on this site are in "Mint" or "Sealed" condition, but what does that mean? TCA and LCCA consider "Mint" condition to be: "Brand New, All Original and Unblemished". We designate an item as "Sealed" if it clearly is wrapped in unbroken factory cellophane: and as such we are confident that the contents of the "sealed" set are also "Mint".

There are just a few items on this site that are not "Mint" or "Sealed", and those are graded as "Like New", meaning "Complete and all original with no rust or missing parts; may show effects of deing displayed or signs of age and may have been run. In the few cases where we have graded an item as Like New we state the reason why it does not meet or traditional "Mint" or "Sealed" standards.

We acquire collections, and sell the contents of those collections; but first we throughly inspect each item.  If there is any question that a given item is not "Mint", "Sealed" or the highest quality "Like New" - we do not list it for sale on this site.  We take any lesser quality items to train shows where a buyer can do his/her own through inspection of the flaws.  On this site we only list and sell items that are inspected by us as being "Mint/Sealed" and top end "Like New".

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to back up our quality promise.