At the time of publication in 1981 it was a standard reference guide with all Rivarossi models made in H0 gauge. The book starts with a brief history of this famous Italian manufacturer. All trains are pictured in colour. A nice feature is that each model has its starting date of manufactoring listed. Looking at current standards it might seem a bit outdated. Nevertheless this book has set the pace for getting closer in touch with Rivarossi.