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The Bachmann Collectors Club part of Bachmann Europe Plc is to sponsor the Train Collectors Society Exhibition for a third year. Bachmann also sponsored the 2007 and 2008 events, which provided the largest single gathering of historical operating layouts under one roof in the UK. Prior to Bachmanns involvement, the exhibition had been under threat from rising costs. The 2009 event is to be held in Sandy, Bedfordshire on Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 12th 2009 and brings together train collectors of all marques. Since it was established in 1999 it has become the leading exhibition of its type in the UK.
Encompassing a wide range of models produced over the past 100 years or so, the exhibition features operating vintage layouts in all scales, specialist traders and is supported by leading collectors clubs including those devoted to Bassett Lowke, Hornby, Kitmaster, Trix and Wrenn.
David Ramsey, Chairman of the Train Collectors Society (TCS) explained the TCS annual exhibition is a totally different exhibition from all the others. By specialising on collectable and operating vintage model railways we are able to remind todays modellers just how much the hobby has developed over the last 100 years. We are once again indebted to Bachmann for ensuring that the history of this fascinating hobby is not forgotten and by showcasing the latest models, they really show how far model manufacturing has come. The support of Bachmann for 2009 reinforces the point that model and toy train collecting is not just about yesterday, but today and tomorrow as well.
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager for Bachmann Europe Plc said, we have been astonished at the amount of interest that has been generated by sponsoring this unique event. It has led to considerable growth in the Bachmann Collectors Club and interest in collecting todays models. 2009 is a year of celebration not only for the TCS who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary and for us at Bachmann, as it is the 20th Anniversary of Bachmanns entry into the British ready to run market and also the 60th Anniversary of Graham Farish producing the first ready to run two rail OO gauge electric locomotive. We will concentrate our display next year on these latter two notable occasions.
Further details of the exhibition will be released in due course. Sandy station is served by First Capital Connect services from both London Kings Cross and Peterborough, which offers connecting services to many other parts of the country. The Train Collectors Society offer a free vintage bus link between the station and the venue. The venue, Sandy Upper School offers substantial free parking and Sandy is on the A1 trunk road.
27 October 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