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MRC, Model Power enter into licensing agreement

By Nick Bullock
Published: June 30, 2014
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Model Rectifier Corporation will produce and market Model Power’s railroad products under the Model Power brand.

MRC announced the licensing agreement June 30. The move comes two months after Model Power announced it was going out of business.

With the agreement, MRC is now a full-line model railroading company.

“The plan is to use the obvious synergy from the melding of the product lines to create new, profitable opportunities for our dealers and distributors, as well as innovative product experiences for railroaders and other hobbyists,” MRC President Frank Ritota said.

Adam Tager, formerly vice president of Model Power, will join MRC in the newly created position of director of product development.

Tager said Model Power’s model railroading line is the “ideal complement to MRC's DCC and DC train controls, sound and accessory decoders and JTT scale landscaping products.”