Bachmann & Model Power- Same Comapny?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Am I wrong in thinking that Bachmann and Model Power are the same company? Their packaging looks kind of similar and I've been given the impression that the two are interchangable as far as track goes. What's the story?

    I just bought an HO Model Power set for my daughter for Christmas. It seems like a nice enough little train and it was cheap enough that it will be no great financial loss if she breaks it. (Of course, she will have Daddy's supervision most of the time but little kids like to get into stuff they shouldn't when we're not looking. :D ) I know she's gonna love it though. She thinks running my O27 is the coolest thing in the world so having her own train to run should thrill her.
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Model Power
    180 Smith St.
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
    Phone: 800/628-2803
    Web Site: (under construction)

    Bachmann National Sales Office
    1400 East Erie Avenue
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 USA
    For All Inquiries NOT Related To Customer Service
    Telephone: 215-533-1600
    For Service Inquiries
    E-mail: Click on the "Service" link to be directed to our convenient service form
    Telephone: 800-356-3910 (toll free; US and Canada residents only.)
    Web Site:

    The Bach-Man also has offices in the UK, Germany, and China.
    Their website also displays the Liliput logo.
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    How did you find that?
    I Googled them several times and all I could find were vendors selling their stuff.
    I wonder how long the site has been "under construction"
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Bachmann and Model Power are not the same company. At times you will see MP sets with Bachmann EZ track. This means nothing, as Athearn also employs this practice.
  5. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    I don't remember the details, but I fuzzily remember a while back Bachmann and Model Power actually sued each other over the similarity between the EZ-Track and Power-Loc track. Not sure how the case went or if it's still in litigation.

    Nope, definitely not the same company.

    (In any case, I think Kato's Unitrack is better than either of those. :D )
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I wonder if they noticed thy have the same box as well.
    Then again... They both have Lionel's color sceme. :D
  7. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

  9. KCS

    KCS Member

    !WARNING! This post may make you loony like me!

    To::wave: Bachmann...... :cry: Would you like a little cheese with that wine?:cry: WAAAAAAAA!sign1 BM & MP going at it like children.fence1

    Just like UP and all that camotion about their logo. You didn't see all these other railroads making a big did out of their logo. Actually they prefered it because it was great publicity for them so why complain? At least they finally knocked that crap off and grew up about it. Or did they just get tired of all the time and money they were wasting on court so they just said heck with it?

    UP and model train manufacture(s) peasoup back and forth at each other.

    All this stuff is starting to make me feel like this little guy. ---->hamr
    bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7 bounce7

    All my little potashes tooth1
  10. KCS

    KCS Member

    OK, "I'm out of my mind. Back in 5 minutes."
  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Welcome to Monday Night RAW!
    The main event tonight is a 4 way elemination match!
    It will be Bachmann VS Model Power and MTH VS Lionel!
    The winners of these two matches will go on to face each other at the next pay per view for the Wolrd Model Train Heaveyweight Championship!

    Let's get ready to RRRUUUUMMMMBBBBBBLLLLEEE!!!

  12. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    And the winner will match up with Union Pacific and fight it out over the requirement to pay royalties for use of the UP logo.
  13. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Yeah and the loser will be the customers. They will have to raise thier prices to pay for all those EXPENSIVE lawyers. Sad.
  14. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Updated Addy/Phone #'s

    Ati Model Products Inc
    180 Smith St
    Farmingdale, NY , 11735-1023
    Phone: 631-694-7022
    FAX: 631-694-7133

    200 5TH Ave
    New York, NY 10010-3302
    (212) 924-6463
  15. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    In a way I can see paying for the use of the UP logo.
    What I CANNOT see is paying for the use of logos long since discontinued.

    If UP is that strapped for cash, maybe they should look at restructuring.
  16. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    Maybe they should look at not having as many runaways or "on the ground"s....:rolleyes: sign1

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