The Märklin company was founded in 1859 in Germany. As well as specialising in model railways sets (see TVTA’s post Märklin trains), the company has produced doll house accessories, tin plate toys, construction sets and slot car racing sets.
In the 150 years of its existence as a company, Märklin has developed from a small factory for tin toys to a producer of high quality metal toys. Today, Märklin is one of the leading brands in the model railroad market, offering the possibility of adding to and expanding existing layouts and collections from previous sets.
(Text adapted from official website: Märklin USA)
The company was founded in 1859 in Germany. As well as specialising in model railways sets, Märklin has produced doll house accessories, tin plate toys, construction sets and slot car racing sets.
The Bachmann company can be traced back to Henry Carlisle in the US, 1833, who specialised in manufacturing vanity products. In 1899 the company name changed to Bachmann Bros. following a merger with Henry G. Bachmann, a German immigrant who was engaged in a similar business with his son.
In 1969 a partnership was made with the Kader Company to make model trains. The relationship between the two companies continued to develop and flourish until 1987, when Kader acquired the Bachmann Company in its entirety.
Adapted from official site: Bachmann Model Railways