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George wrote at 2008-02-23 09:09:58
The General has been made since the 50's by both Tyco and Mantua, at one time Mantua and Tyco were one company,

The general is a highly sought after train engine, yardbird trains sells parts for it, just in case any repairs are needed,

if the engine is in mint condition $50 and up for a 50's to 60's model, 70's model $40 and up,

fair condition $20 and up, it all depends on who wants the train engine,

Mantua is now owned by model power, and they are not currently manufacturing this locomotive,

take care


Dave wrote at 2010-02-08 03:09:33
This is the history of Mantua.

Hope it helps.

Thom Radice wrote at 2015-01-30 23:29:07
Hi Scott,

The Mantua Gen'l was made from about 1953 to 2001. Although adjustments were made to drive shafts, the drivers - such as spoked wheels and wider flanges - the model is essentially the same.


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Model Railroading. I'm sorry I can't help with valuations, Lionel/Flyer or specific DCC systems technical questions. I can help with any modeling technique, most two rail wiring questions, and principles of DCC. I'm best at true scale and realistic finishing techniques and consider "museum quality" to be an excellent standard. I consider "rivet counting" to be excessive and counter-productive to the enjoyment of the hobby.


I have personally modeled HO scale for 50 years. I have done work both personally and professionally in other other scales and gauges to include N, HOn3, O (true scale), On30 and G. I operated my own model manufacturing business from 1991 thru 2006 when my wife, Linda, took over because my motor control deteriorated to the point that I could no longer do the fine work personally. I still help with kit design and manufacturing.

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