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Friday, 16 May 2014

Bachmann responds to Hornby Thomas franchise state

The Thomas & Friends model rail products in the UK are still owned by Hornby, it has been reported.

The HO and further gauge line was thought to have been axed in the new year when chuFFers.com divulged on its apparent demise, leading to Hornby responding in February.
In a post by The SiF Blog, an update has been issued concerning possible involvement from Bachmann, with Hornby appearing to still hold the rights.

Bachmann, holding a licence to produce G scale products within the UK, have approached the licence owners to see if they could supply the OO/HO products into the UK as the current licence was expiring on 01 April 2014.

They have been advised that the licence for that remains exclusively with another manufacturer.


  1. Just let BACHMANN take it. HORNBY does nothing with the range. With the added profits from the UK BACHMANN would be able to produce more and better quality products than ever before. Hope they wise up soon.

  2. http://www.change.org/petitions/hornby-hobbies-ltd-to-bring-back-their-thomas-friends-range

    sign this petition to bring Hornby's Thomas range back.