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Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

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Micro-Trains' beginnings go back to when Kadee Quality Products first began producing an N-Scale version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can affect the value of your purchase.

For an in-depth guide to the history and collecting information for Micro-Trains products, please consult our Micro-Trains History and Collector's Guide.


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Autorack Autorack 75
Boxcar Boxcar 1656
Boxcar High Cube Boxcar High Cube 72
Boxcar Standard Steel Boxcar Standard Steel 451
Boxcar Steel Rib Side Boxcar Steel Rib Side 20
Boxcar Wood Sheathed Boxcar Wood Sheathed 77
Bridges Bridges 2
Buildings Buildings 67
Caboose Caboose 201
Container Car Container Car 14
Covered Hopper Covered Hopper 311
Details Details 1
Diesel Diesel 106
Display Display 7
Flat Car Flat Car 1
Flatcar Flatcar 549
Freight Cars Freight Cars 215
Gondola Gondola 292
Grab Bag Grab Bag 5
Horse-Drawn Horse-Drawn 1
Intermodal Intermodal 36
Loads Loads 10
Log Car Log Car 64
Mixed Mixed 3
Open Hopper Open Hopper 479
Passenger Passenger 315
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 4
Reefer Reefer 204
Reefer Steel Reefer Steel 18
Reefer Wood Sheathed Reefer Wood Sheathed 264
Ship Ship 2
Steam Steam 15
Stock Car Stock Car 88
Tank Car Tank Car 330
Test Car Test Car 9
Trailer Trailer 68
Train Set Train Set 67
Wheels Wheels 3

Body Style

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