Bachmann Model Trains
is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
and was founded in 1833 by Henry Carlisle. Through a merger in 1899,
the company became known as Bachmann.
In 2007 Bachmann added Williams Electric Trains to the products offered.
Products include a wide
variety of train sets and locomotives issued annually,
a large selection of structures and accessories.
HO, N, G and O
Feature Products: Spectrum®
and EZ Track®
Specific Eras: Products not era specific
Price Range: $4.50 (for HO Scale Structure)-$350.00 (for Large Scale
Williams Electric Trains Joins
Family of Bachmann Trains
PHILADELPHIA, PA . . . Mr. Jerry Williams,
President/Owner of Williams Electric Trains, Columbia, MD and Mr. Bud Reece,
Vice President Sales & Marketing, along with Mr. Ed Winter, Senior Vice
President Finance & Operations, Bachmann Industries, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
announce the acquisition of the assets of Williams Electric Trains.
After 35 years, Mr. Jerry Williams decided to retire from the model railroad
business. Bud Reece had contacted Mr. Williams a year earlier and planted the
for the possibility of this acquisition. Bachmann has been in business
since 1833 and has an extensive line of model trains
and accessories in HO, N,
On30, and Large Scale. Reece observed that the Williams O gauge 3-rail fits
perfectly into the Bachmann family and
complements the O scale Plasticville®
U.S.A. buildings that Bachmann has been producing for 60 years.
WILLIAMS JOINS BACHMANN FAMILY -
Reece is very pleased to also
announce that Mr. Larry Harrington, General Manager of Williams for several
years, will be joining the
Bachmann team as General Manager of the O gauge
division. "I am very happy that Larry will be joining us, since his
and background in the 3-rail market and Williams in particular will be
invaluable to us."
"We at Bachmann feel that the Williams brand is very important in the 3-rail
market place. We will continue to use and promote the
Williams name as "Williams
by Bachmann" to capitalize on both brand names. With the help of Larry
Harrington, we plan to
expand the availability of Williams by Bachmann products
by supporting both the current Williams dealers and our national distributors.
We will certainly continue to honor warranties from Williams, and we also hope
to continue the Platinum Club on a modified program,
yet to be determined, plus
offer and expand the club to all of our Bachmann family."
"We couldn't have asked for a nicer gentleman than Mr. Jerry Williams to work
with during the negotiation of this acquisition. Not only his
understanding, but his friendship, are greatly appreciated. I am very pleased
that Mr. Williams has voluntarily
agreed to council with Bachmann, and I for one
will certainly take him up on that offer," assured Reece.