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Mantua continued to offer an expanding line of model trains in the 1980s and '90s. Eric Tyler, grandson of Norman Tyler, became vice-president of Mantua and oversaw the introduction of a line of ready-to-run train sets in 1990. Mantua added an N-scale Superbowl Express train set in 1993. The Mantua Collectibles line of steam engines began appearing in the mid 1990s. During this period the F-7 and GP-20 diesels saw a number of improvements. A brass flywheel motor and full 8-wheel drive with a die-cast metal chassis greatly improved the performance of the Mantua diesels during the 1990s. Also during the '80s and '90s, Mantua picks up many former pieces of rolling stock that were once part of the Lindbergh line of HO-scale trains. The 43' Gondola and 36' center cupola New England-style Caboose are both examples of cars added to the Mantua line from the former Lindbergh offerings.
Following the 2001 line of Mantua train offerings, Model Power has purchased what appears to be the bulk of the Mantua product line. Model Power has made some changes to the line and brought items back under a new 'Mantua Classics' name. This new selection of Mantua items has included steam engines, rolling stock, and the GP20 diesel locomotive.