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    Question Who actually made the older Arnold N scale diesels?

    I'm looking at an Arnold N scale EL diesel on eBay. What company actually manufactured "Arnold" diesels? Thanks, Smitty

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittykid View Post
    What company actually manufactured "Arnold" diesels?
    Past tense? Arnold did. That was the name of the German company. It developed the Rapido line of N scale products. It can be argued that N scale and Arnold were synonymous in the 1960s.

    In the 1990s, Arnold went bankrupt and Rivasrossi bought them out. After Rivasrossi went bankrupt, Hornby bought Rivasrossi and markets N scale products under the Arnold brand.
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    Which specific "EL" loco are you looking at? But yes, the early Rapido stuff was all made by Arnold itself.

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