Bachmann Europe PLC today announced that it has withdrawn the planned Rebuilt Royal Scot locomotive from its range.
Managing Director, Graham Hubbard, said "we have a great affinity to the Rebuilt Royal Scot's, our parent company Kader Industrial has been producing them since 1977, initially for Mainline and since 1997 for Bachmann. We are naturally disappointed, but the market cannot support two brand new models of the same prototype and we will concentrate our efforts on the other LMS 4-6-0 locomotives already announced. The new Jubilee is now very advanced and we are sure our customers and dealers will understand why we have withdrawn this model from our range, allowing Hornby to continue with their project. We have not taken this decision lightly but we have to be realistic and allow our heads, rather than our hearts, to reach the right decision for our company and the hobby in general".