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Model Power Acquires Mantua

Model Power is pleased to announce its acquisition of Mantua Industries. A respected manufacturer of locomotives and rolling stock for model railroaders since 1926, Mantua is headquartered in Woodbury, New Jersey. Together these manufacturers have a total of over 110 years of experience and service to the model railroad industry.

Model Power has purchased all HO tooling, molds, parts and dies from Mantua Industries and retains rights to the name “Mantua.” Model Power will also be forming a new division called Mantua Classics whose initial production plans for 2003 include the following locomotives: Pacific, Berkshire, 2-6-6-2, 2-6-6-0, Camelback and 0-6-0 Tank. The overall goal will be to produce quality products, fine-tune performance, enhance detail and dramatically cut the prices of steam locomotives.

For modelers concerned about what this acquisition means in terms of products and customer service, here are steps now being taken by Model Power:

  • 1.

    Most parts are or will be in stock

  • 2.

    Metal boiler locomotives will be made with extra details not previously included

  • 3.

    Steam locomotives will be DCC compatible with an 8-prong receiver

  • 4.

    Tenders will be made with electrical pickup

  • 5.

    Drive trains for F7s will be flywheel driven and carry the high-tech F7 metal body used in Model Power’s MetalTrain

Model Power is proud to offer its customers more—more details, more quality and performance, more choices— with Mantua Classics.

N Scale Code 55 Track from Atlas

Designed with state-of-the-art technology, Atlas’ new N Scale Code 55 Track offers N Scale modelers exactly what they want and need. Precision-designed to conform to NMRA standards and RPs, this new style of track offers prototypical realism and remarkable reliability. The following is a list of the newest pieces of this popular and in-demand line of Atlas Code 55 track:

Coming Soon!

150-2022 17.5" Radius Full Curve 150-2024 18.75" Radius Full Curve 150-2026 20" Radius Full Curve 150-2028 21.25" Radius Full Curve

150-2023 17.5" Radius Half Curve 150-2025 18.75" Radius Half Curve 150-2027 20" Radius Half Curve 150-2029 2.25" Radius Half Curve

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