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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Rivarossi value and price guide

What's your Rivarossi worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

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rivarossi n scale burlington northern switcher Rivarossi N Scale Burlington Northern Switcher 11/2021 C $80.86
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atlas rivarossi n scale of 5 santa fe corrugated Atlas Rivarossi N Scale Of 5 Santa Fe Corrugated 11/2021 C $67.17
rivarossi n scale baltimore ohio 5 car passenger boxed Rivarossi N Scale Baltimore Ohio 5 Car Passenger Boxed 11/2021 C $78.39
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Comments (25)
Randy - September 13, 2021
Trying to chase down two parts for the Rivarossi 9245 N Gauge Big Boy: loco half of the loco/tender connection and a primary drive gear, the bigger one at the top of the tower that meshes with the worm. Can you help, please?
Sorry, no idea... Maybe there's a Rivarossi Facebook group where you can try as well?
Brian - July 5, 2021
I have found a front boiler cover for that 0-8-0. Its being molded up by a fellow who likes to do plastic casting.
Brian - June 26, 2021
Looking for front boiler cover for 0-8-0
Darren - December 9, 2019
I am looking for 1-2 smokebox fronts for the Union Pacific FEF3.
Also try this link, maybe you can find the one you're looking for: Rivarossi smokebox.
Chuck - May 14, 2019
Looking for a geared wheel set for Rivarossi Challenger 4-6-6-4 for the rear power train
Ken - May 5, 2019
Martin, get a N Drive motor from E Bay and drop it into the existing motor can after stripping it out solder existing contacts from the pick ups to the new motor contacts at the top chop the second pole off and cut a small hole in the coal load so it drops over the motor and then raise the coal levei to hide it. It will run beautifully. I know as i did it. Good luck and the motor including post is less than a tenner.
Thanks for this Ken, much appreciated! I'll pass it on to Martin :-)
David - April 21, 2019
Hi,I'm looking for 2 pair of truck frames for a Rivarossi Krauss Maffei diesel. I believe the part numbers are P-151-013 for the front truck w/cow catcher, P-151-020 for the rear power truck frame and P-153-002-0050 for dummy truck frames. I just want the side frames for two trucks, not the gearbox of gears or wheels - but will take complete trucks if that's all i can get.Thanks in advance for any help.cheersDave
Also search here: Rivarossi Krauss Maffei for parts.
Michael - April 8, 2019
Looking for a replacement part the Locomotive AHM Heavy Pacific 4-6-2 that coupling pin to hook up to the tender.
Try this link, maybe you can find one for parts: Rivarossi Heavy Pacific.
Greg - March 22, 2019
looking for replacement top boiler plate for rivarossi 2-8-8-2 mallet. covers boiler mounting screw
Try this link: Rivarossi 2 8 8 2.
Martin - February 18, 2019
Hello, I am looking to replace the power unit on an old peco/rivarossi Jubilee n gauge loco, can you help at all
Maybe you can find one for parts: Rivarossi Jubilee
Dave - November 21, 2018
I have an early version Rivarossi Heisler with large flange wheels. Any ideas where I can get a set of the later closer to scale wheels to change these out?
Difficult. You could try and find one for parts or ask hattons.co.uk
Splinter - May 3, 2018
Hi can some one help me find a motor for a Rivarossi 2-8-8-2 Norfolk and western ho scale loco ,motor no 4154 regards paul
Tom - March 31, 2018
i just purchased a AHMrivarossi southern 5087-12 462and am looking for couplers for it, any help?
There are a few websites where you might find them, take a look here.
Rick - February 26, 2018
I am looking for a Rivarossi N Gauge truck for a Mikado tender.
Difficult to find, have you also tried this search: Rivarossi Mikado.
Geoff - January 24, 2018
I am trying to track down a front bogie on the tender from my OO Rivarossi Calais 2SNCF Any suggestion wouild be welcome.
Terry - August 13, 2017
Any ideas where I can find a Rivorassi UP Challenger smoke box cover?
Not sure, but for parts you can always have a look on this page.
John - May 16, 2017
hi CAn anyone tell me if the brush set for an n gauge db v600 diesil loco by Atlas /Rivarossi are still available the model was manufactured 1969.thnx
John - June 15, 2014
I would like to find a rivarossi heisler r17770 motor. 3 truck model 1529. Can anyone help me? Thank You!
Also try and search for: Rivarossie Heisler on this website.
Jon - 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
I don't know, you could try these pages: Rivarossi 1255 or Rivarossi 1265 for some prices.
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.
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 - February 20, 2013
I'm looking for boiler covers for several repairable rivarossi steam locomotives. no one seems to carry these parts.
Michael - 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!
You can always try and search for Rivarossi parts on this website or contact for example Walthers Model Railroading
Neill - 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
Your best bet is to try a forum with experts on these trains, for example cs.trains.com.
H: - January 16, 2012
Can you send me a motor for the Rivarossi Gauge N Modell CHallenger4-6-6-4?
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 - 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?