Founded in 1926, Mantua is one of the oldest HO model railroad brands in the hobby. Primarily focused on steam engines, the premium line of locomotives and rolling stock has over 30 unique engine prototypes. Most engines are made with heavy die-cast metal boilers, chassis, cylinders, driver wheels, and trucks. As well as a great deal of brass and metal mechanical and detail parts. With Model Power's acquisition of Mantua in the early 2000's, the company began an aggressive process to upgrade and enhance engines with the latest technology, mechanical improvements, and extra engine detail where possible. All while keeping Mantua an affordable premium level locomotive. Look for Mantua Classic engines to be released in the near future and beyond, with their unique prototype offerings and technological enhancements.