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Bachmann buys Exclusive First Editions

Photo: Bachmann has acquired the popular EFE brand of buses and lorries for 1:76 scale.


Exclusive First Editions (EFE) is the latest brand to be acquired by Bachmann.

EFE launched in 1989 at part of the ERA Group and most recently was lead by founder member Frank Joyce. Bachmann has been distributing EFE products since July 2013.

Bachmann Europe Managing Director David Haarhaus said: “We are delighted to incorpoarate another high quality addition to our existing model and hobby portfolio. EFE has been a corner stone of die-cast model collecting for many years. We are looking forward to further developing the existing items and delivering new models.”

The EFE range includes a large portfolio of 1:76 scale (‘OO’ scale) buses and lorries covering such prolific vehicles as the London Transport Routemaster, Leyland Atlantean, Bristol RE, Plaxton coaches from the Panorama through to the Paramount and more. London Underground tube stock and a range of accessories are also part of the EFE catalogue.

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