18 April 2012
Bachmann Europe Plc has handed over a cheque for £5,600 to the Great Central Railway as a thank you for allowing the company to produce models of it’s distinctive Rothley station.
For the building of the Great Central Railway’s London Extension, which opened in 1899, all stations were built using island platforms. These were accessed from a road bridge (by stairs from either an under or over bridge) and all stations on the extension were built to this design. South of Calvert in Buckinghamshire, the railway joined with the Metropolitan Railway and later the Great Western Railway for the remainder of the journey into the new London terminus at Marylebone.
David Haarhaus, European Sales and Marketing Manager said
“The distinctive Great Central buildings have proved popular and we have recently announced them in N scale. We have built good relationships with heritage railways and locomotive owners in recent years and handing over this cheque today allows a successful company like Bachmann to plough something back into the heritage railway community. The buildings have been superbly restored by the railway and need to be kept in excellent condition for us all to enjoy. An added benefit is that after visiting the station you can recreate it in miniature. We are also working with other heritage lines on building ranges including the Bluebell Railway, Severn Valley Railway and Shillingstone Station which is being restored by the North Dorset Railway Trust”.
The handover of the cheque coincides with the launch of the N scale versions of Rothley station which can be ordered from the shop on Loughborough station.