41' Mechanical Reefer
Wood Reefer
Plug Door Box Car
Outside Braced Wood Gondola
Cattle Car
Steel Box Car
Quad Offset Hopper
Chemical Tank Car
Steel Gondola
Wood Side Box Car
Three Dome Tank Car
Depressed Center Flat Car
47' Covered Hopper 70 Ton
51' Mechanical Reefer
Hi-Cube Box Car -Smooth Side
Hi-Cube Box Car -Outside Braced
Center Flow Hopper
Flat Car with Load
United Aircraft Turbo Coach
Standard Combine
Standard Coach
Auto Transporter
Full Dome Passenger Car
Bicentennial Box Car
Wide Vision Caboose
Budd Amfleet Coach
Tri-Level Car Transporter
Plus Heavyweight Cars

Bachmann N Gauge Railroad

After many years of supplying the famous Plasticvilla USA structures in the hobby market, Bachmann branches out to include ready to run model trains in beginning in 1968. Though O and HO were the scales offered for Plasticville kits, N is the scale that first receives Bachmann ready to run model trains. This section focuses upon the rolling stock, both freight and passenger, offered by Bachmann in N-scale (1:160th actual size) since 1968. Bachmann has produces a wide variety of prototypes over the years and all are represented here down the left column by bodystyle.

Bachmann 1968 catalog

Bachmann's 1968 catalog includes the introduction of the company's N-scale model train line. The catalog illustrations all feature HO-scale models subbing for the N-scale items. Rolling Stock for the launch of the N-scale line included a dozen different cars: Chemical Tank Car, 41-foot Box Car, 41-foot Mechanical Reefer, Quad Offset Hopper, Outside Braced Gondola, Cattle Car, Caboose, Three Dome Tank Car, Depressed Center Flat Car, 70-ton Covered Hopper, 50-foot Mechanical Reefer, and 50-foot Plug Door Box Car. Bachmann also catalogs locos, track, structures, and accessories for its new 1968 N scale collection.

Bachmann N-scale model trains

Bachmann packaging

Packaging has varied over the years from Bachmann. Originally the two-piece plastic cases shown stacked in towers above on this page was the norm. The cardboard package at the left was introduced in the late 1970s. Today's cars are found in clear plastic protective cases, typical of fine N-scale models.

Bachmann N-scale Locomotives

There more to view! Enjoy all the locomotives produced by Bachmann over the years in the Bachmann N-scale Locomotive Resource. When Bachmann enters N scale in 1968, the line included both locos and rolling stock. The first diesel offerings included the EMD F9A and F9B, plus a GP40 model. Steam locos would arrive in the early 1970s. The line continued to expand in offerings over the years. Innovations in quality in the 1990s included the Bachmann Plus series and the Spectrum line.

Please note that this site was created for use by those with an interest in model trains and does not represent the current Bachmann line available today. The author is not affiliated with, nor representing Bachmann in any way. I do not have items available for sale, nor do I have information regarding repair or replacement parts, etc.
This site is intended for your enjoyment and information only.