OO Scale > BachmannManufacturer's Website: http://www.bachmann.co.uk
Bachmann Branchline is the name used by Bachmann Europe Plc to market its OO scale model trains. Bachmann Europe is owned by Kader Holdings Company Ltd, established in Hong Kong in 1948. Kader purchased Palitoy in 1989 to create their European division, thus acquiring ownership of Palitoy's 'Mainline' model railway moulds. Kader purchased Graham Farish (Poole, Dorset) in 2001 and still uses the Farish name to market its British outline N-scale models.
A word if we may about the new prices for our Bachmann Branchline OO scale products. This range has seen substantial price increases effective July 2014. Dennis Lovett, Bachmann Europe's Public Relations Manager, answered criticism of the price increases in a reply to Model Railway Express Mag. You can read his comment here while it is still available. While Dennis talks about Chinese wages going up 20% over the five years to 2019, some of the Bachmann products have increased by up to 40% immediately. Check our prices against Bachmann's own website, http://www.bachmann.co.uk/index.php and you will see that our prices remain in line and are usually a little lower. See also our 10% discount offer on Bachmann locos and coaches when you pre-order any item.