Bachmann Europe takes over the Churnet Valley Railway

Bachmann Europe plc chose the Churnet Valley Railway in Staffordshire for its Summer Press Day on Friday, August 31, followed by a special day for members of the thriving Bachmann Collectors’ Club on the Saturday.

Modelling press representatives mingle with Bachmann executives for this group shot beside the line. Pete, with rescue dog Elsa (facing the wrong way as usual) is standing to the right of Railway Modeller editor Steve Flint, and Bachmann Europe MD David Haarhaus is on the left.

The presentation included a detailed update by public relations manager Dennis Lovett on all sectors of the company, including Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, Liliput, Scenecraft, EFE die-cast models, Pocketbond construction kits, Wm Britain military figures, Woodland Scenics and Proses model railway accessories.

The much-anticipated Graham Farish N-gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway Wainwright Class C 0-6-0 is seen in SE&CR lined green. Southern plain black and early-crest BR plain black guises are also available.

There was also a video presentation about progress on forthcoming Bachmann Branchline and Graham Farish models, and a searching question-and-answer session with Bachmann Europe’s managing director David Haarhaus before a buffet lunch and return journey along the line and back behind Class 33 No. 33 102 Sophie, and a chance to see the much-anticipated OO-gauge ‘Western Pullman’ in action around a short circular track in one of the Kingsley & Froghall Station buildings.

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