Bachmann is an American company that manufactures N, HO, On30, O and G gauge model trains that was founded in 1833. In 2002, Bachmann had introduced a Thomas & Friends range of models using specific toolings to resemble the Engines and Rolling Stock used in the television series. The engines are also fitted with special mechanisms that allow the Engine's eyes to move side to side.

Bachmann's currant logo.

HO/OO Scale


Rolling Stock

Narrow Gauge

The narrow gauge line is HOn3 scale, and therefore runs on N scale track.

Non-Rail Characters


Scenery and Buildings


  • Hook-and-Loop Couplers
  • Track Play-Tape (Rail, Road and Sound-Fitted Variations)
  • Road PlayTime

Large/G Scale


Rolling Stock



  • Thomas' Snowplough (discontinued; still available in set)
  • DCC Sound Module


  • Bachmann's HO Scale Thomas, James, Percy, Annie and Clarabel models made appearances in the Robot Chicken short "Blow Some Steam", a parody of Thomas & Friends.
  • Bachmann was the second model train company to produced a Thomas & Friends range in HO Scale, the first being Hornby, and the third being Marklin.
  • Bachmann was the second model train company to produce a Thomas & Friends G Scale range, the first being Lionel.