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Rivarossi trains

For more than 50 years, Rivarossi has been producing quality train models and has always been considered one of the most exotic producers of model trains in the railway market. With over half a century tradition of model train manufacturing, Rivarossi trains are now technically improved with fine detailing, quality can motors with flywheels, LED lighting, DCC interfaces and much more.

The company was founded in 1945 by Alessandro Rossi with a Mr. Riva. In the 1990s Rivarossi acquired Lima (1992), Jouef and Arnold (1997). In 2003 Rivarossi went into receivership.

From 1957 Rivarossi HO models were licensed and sold by Lionel as Lionel HO. The cooperation with Lionel broke down over financial issues after only a year. From 1958 Rivarossi products were sold through Athearn. After Athearn, just about all Rivarossi products, and its sister company Pocher, were distributed through AHM (Associated Hobby Manufactures).

Models are now all factory-fitted with all detail parts and packaged in protective shells and outer boxes. These models are 1:87 scale and made using the best materials. Rivarossi has some of the finest detailing and running performance available.

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John Benner - June 15, 2014

I would like to find a rivarossi heisler r17770 motor. 3 truck model 1529. Can anyone help me? Thank You!
►reply: Also try and search for: Rivarossie Heisler on this website.

Jon Hutch - March 17, 2014

i have a rivarossi 2-8-8-0 thats got the number 1255, but all i can find is the 1265. even the box and paperwork say 1265. is this a different box than the original. or some kind of special ed. any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks
►reply: I don't know, but I found a sold 1255 on eBay UK for 90 GBP.

Terry - September 29, 2013

Hi Can you help me with the age approx of some Vintage carriages numbers Riverossi 2744-2734-2735 made in Italy,and what they would be worth roughly,they are boxed mint,Thank you Terry.
►reply: Hi Terry, age I cannot tell, I think mid 1970s, 1980s. The #2744 was sold on eBay this month for 20 USD (UK), the #2734 for 13 USD (France) and the #2735 for 18 USD (France).

Tom Murphy - February 20, 2013

I'm looking for boiler covers for several repairable rivarossi steam locomotives. no one seems to carry these parts.

Michael Dunnington - January 14, 2013

Friends:Do you know where I can obtain, parts for a Rivarossi steam locomotive? I had to remove the handrails for a project I was doing, and I lost some of the brackets that support the handrails. I'm not currently at home, but I can probably furnish a part number from the drawing which came from the locomotive (it's a Mikado steam loco). Of course, they don't have to be Rivarossi parts; if you know of another supplier who makes these brackets, I'd be happy to learn of them.Thanks!
►reply: You can always try and search for Rivarossi parts on this website or contact for example Walthers Model Railroading

Neill Hipkiss - August 15, 2012

I have a 1969 Rivarossi Golden Spike Centennial Limited edition train setWith a 2-8-4Cl S3 Berkshire locomotive In black with a light blue tender and 4 No coaches all in light blue with 1869 / 1969 on them .All in the original boxes and was bought as a set in 1969 by my father .Could you advise on what price I can get for this set or indeed if you know someone who would be interested in buying ?I look forward from hearing from you in due coarse Regards Neill UK
►reply: Your best bet is to try a forum with experts on these trains, for example cs.trains.com.

H: Seelheim - January 16, 2012

Can you send me a motor for the Rivarossi Gauge N Modell CHallenger4-6-6-4?
►reply: I am sorry I don't sell parts but you can always try and search for rivarossi challenger to see if one comes up.

Jeff Collins - June 12, 2011

I have just found my old (1950/51) Rivarossi 00 gauge Baltimore-Ohio 0-4-0 goods train still in original box with 3 open trucks, track, and original controller. Is this worth anything?

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