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Bachmann Europe Plc is delighted to have made a clean sweep in the OO section of the annual Model Rail / RM Web Model of the Year competition and to have been named Manufacturer of the Year in N scale.
Bachmann are the first British model railway manufacturer to win all four sections of the OO awards in the same year by winning the steam locomotive, diesel/electric, rolling stock and Manufacturer of the Year awards. Bachmann was also named N scale Manufacturer of the Year and also received the winning entry in the diesel/electric category.
Bachmann also took 64% of the vote in the overall Manufacturer of the Year award.
Merl Evans, Bachmanns Design Manager has been responsible for many of the companys OO products over the years and is honoured to become the first ever recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Graham Hubbard, Managing Director of Bachmann Europe Plc said today we are overwhelmed by the support for our OO products which has resulted in the first ever clean sweep in the OO section since the competition began. Last year I was disappointed with the N scale results but this year we have taken 50% of the awards so we are clearly moving in the right direction. Our N scale Graham Farish range has been busy re-establishing itself as the leading UK brand and with many new products coming on stream over the next 12 months, I am confident that we can do even better next year. I am delighted for our team here at Barwell and also for our parent company Kader in China, that our joint efforts have been so well rewarded. I am particularly pleased for Merl Evans who has been behind many of our award winning models since he joined us in 1992. Merl was also the chief designer of the former Mainline Railways range for Palitoy from its inception until closure. My thanks to all those who took time to vote and to organise this poll as a manufacturer this is the best possible feedback you could ask for.
22 March 2011
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756