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Re: Bachmann 2019

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Post by Mike Parkes » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:27 pm

dtb wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:27 pm
[yes got it on my Hattons wishlist for ages
But will the current Bachmann Hattons dispute get resolved, Hattons have had no Bachmann delivery since early November and new releases have come and probably almost gone via other retailers. Suspect its due to Hattons opening up their own range up to other to sell and Bachmann/Kader seeing them as competitor.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:34 pm

I’ve not heard anything about a dispute.
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Post by Mike Parkes » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:36 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:34 pm
I’ve not heard anything about a dispute.
There is plainly something wrong as their have been a number of Bachmann and Farish releases since early November that Hattons have not received any - in comparison with Kernow for example who are typically down to a handful or two http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/c/606/OO-Gauge and http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/c/608/N-Gauge

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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:15 pm

Thanks I had no idea. Mind you I wouldn’t have noticed, I just search for the cheapest price and buy from that retailer. Have bought a fair bit from Hattons but maybe not Bachmann.


I think Bachmann must be mad not to deal with Hattons. They may well regret it.
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Re: Bachmann 2019

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Post by dtb » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:30 am

I get plenty of email updates from various online retailers regarding Dapol and Hornby new releases for loco's at least. Not seen much at all relating to Bachmann products recently. I could be wrong and the Hattons story aside but are Bachmann struggling to keep up?
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:11 am

Bachmann are years behind with some of their products, the V2 for instance.
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Re: Bachmann 2019

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Post by Mountain Goat » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:18 pm

Mind you, does Bachmann need to come out with new models? New development is rather expensive so having a time of rest saves a little money. As long as their products sell and customers are happy with them, then I don't see a problem. When I first came into the hobby with electric trains newly released items were rare. Most were just reliveried items. Though new things did turn up, it wasn't really until the 1990's onwards when each company introduced a new loco (Or more) each year as a regular event. They tried to and would have liked to but they had to be realistic, as it took a lot of work and money which was not a guarantee of a return. A new livery each year (Or a different name and number) did allow those who collected models from a different era the benefit of a ready made model and it did give a little more choice without spending vast sums of money on things which would take a long time to generate returns on.
Has the expectation made it difficult for the manufacturer to keep up?
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Re: Bachmann 2019

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Post by Mike Parkes » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:51 pm

dtb wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:30 am
I get plenty of email updates from various online retailers regarding Dapol and Hornby new releases for loco's at least. Not seen much at all relating to Bachmann products recently. I could be wrong and the Hattons story aside but are Bachmann struggling to keep up?
Kernows last 30 days of releases gives in terms of locos, coaches and wagons and ignoring sets;
Dapol 20 releases of 3 basic models
Bachmann 12 releases of 7 basic models
Hornby 11 releases of 11 basic models
Heljan 5 releses of 1 basic models
Oxford 3 releases of 3 basic models

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Post by cadman » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:48 pm

It seems to have gone unnoticed that Bachmann have recently had to change factories in China at short notice thus compromising this years' planned production........therefore it would not be unreasonable for them to expect a bit of patience & understanding from retailers and customers......the financial impact on Bachmann must be considerable but they have to absorb this and 'carry on'.......HB

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Re: Bachmann 2019

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Post by hblmadt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:01 pm

The ongoing issue with some bachmann trains is dcc ready. It took years to do the a4 and others some I have not seen yet updated

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