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.
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
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