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2008 marks the 175th Anniversary of Bachmann and the 60th Anniversary of Kader Industrial, Bachmann’s parent company. These key milestones in the company’s history will be marked with two exclusive models to delight the collector and enthusiast.
The first will be a solid pewter static model of the famous Stockton & Darlington Railway locomotive ‘Locomotion No.1’. This locomotive was built by Robert Stephenson & Co and hauled the first train at the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway on 27 September 1825. It was withdrawn in 1828, the year in which Bachmann began trading, and was rebuilt utilising improved technology before being finally withdrawn in 1841 to become a stationary engine. It was preserved in 1857 and remains part of the National Railway Museum collection. In recent years it has been displayed at Darlington Ralway Museum. It will be produced in O gauge and will come complete with wooden plinth and plastic dust cover. Weighing in at some 800 grams just 1,750 of these impressive models (275-2008) will be produced for sale across all Bachmann divisions and will have a recommended retail price of £129.95.
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Kader Industries, a presentation set of a J72 and a BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 will be produced in a wooden presentation box and will replicate the first two locomotives produced by Kader for the British market at the launch of the Palitoy Mainline Railways range. The set will comprise J72 0-6-0T locomotive the oldest locomotive in the current Bachmann Branchline range as No. 581 in LNER lined green. This locomotive was initially released by Mainline in 1976. The second locomotive in the presentation set will be No. 75006 in BR black, the second locomotive to be released by Mainline in 1976. To contrast with the earlier J72 locomotive, No. 75006 will be produced from the new tooling and will be to the latest specification as the newest Bachmann model to be released. The presentation set (30-060) will have a recommended retail price of £144.95. This will be a limited edition of just 1,000 pieces.
30 January 2008
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756