Bachamnn have been working with the Bluebell Railway for a couple of years now to produce a Scenecraft model of the 1882 station at Sheffield Park. Just as Bachammn did when working with the Great Central Railway for the Scenecraft buildings building based on that line, they now made a donation of £3,285 to the Bluebell Railway, resulting from the sale of the Scenecraft Sheffield Park buildings.
This donation will help with the restoration of the original station buildings at the railway’s headquarters. Bachmann’s European Sales & Marketing Manager, David Haarhaus presented a cheque to Bluebell Railway retail director Russell Pearce, and Sheffield Park Station Master, Len Harvie in a short ceremony on the 16th July.
The Bluebell Railway via the ‘Friends of Sheffield Park’ group, work hard to repair the ravages of many years of wind and weather on the fabric of the station. Accepting the donation, retail director, Russell Pearce said the railway had been pleased to co-operate with Bachmann on this project, which helped build closer ties with an important player in the model railway world and advances the restoration of an important historic railway building.
Congratulations to Bachmann for supporting the railway preservation movement in this way and long may such an association continue benefiting both modellers and the preserved railways alike.