received an email at the close of business yesterday afternoon that stated the
Bachmann will no longer provide press, news and announcement facilities to
website based publications
This has come about after a series of arguments and 'mud slinging' on
another British online model railway hobby forum.
Bachmann say that they will continue to provide information to paper based model
railway publications. I suppose that advertising revenues play a part in that
I am personally rather saddened that one loosely moderated online forum has
caused a major manufacturer to turn it's back on the fastest growing method of
communication and a large segment of it's client base
I am even more saddened that Bachmann, instead of trying to find a solution to
this, is just 'sticking it's head in the sand'. It's shortsighted in my opinion
as the Internet is not going away and even the readers of the magazines will
turn to the Internet to find more detailed information about their hobby.
So Pat Hammond's
our forum and a few others will now have to trawl for info on Bachmann products.
Right now I'm not inclined to do so. I hope that whoever made this decision at
Bachmann has a good re-think over the long week-end and changes his mind next