The Company


Bachmann was an early adopter of N Scale, although their products were highly variable in quality. Bachmann later became part of Kader in Hong Kong, purported to be the world's largest hobby manufacturer, who also bought Graham Farish among others. Many of their pre-finished structures (and some of their freight cars) are embellished with figures drawn from these four sets.

The Figures

Made in Hong Kong since the late 60s, Bachmann's figures are very poor qualityŚworse than the old Hong Kong-made Merit line. Product consistency is just as bad as product quality. Long OOP is a set of horse-drawn wagons (an old Bachmann catalog shows set #1 but not #2). Amazingly, 7002 and 7005 are still available at a whopping MSRP of $10.50 each. Also note that Bachmann's blister packs have appeared in many designs over the years. Images are a mix of mine and some scrounged from old eBay auctions.

Cat #




Figure set #1



Figure set #2



Animal set #1



Animal set #2



Horse and wagon set #1


Where to Buy

Bachmann is broadly available throughout the world.

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