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Circus comes to Toy Fair by way of Bachmann Trains

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“The circus has always been a popular theme in the toy train business,” said Rich Janyszek, VP of sales for Bachmann Industries--home of Bachmann Trains--at last month’s Toy Fair.

“There are large circus clubs at train shows with 20-30 layouts,” he added. “The ‘Big Top’ theme has always been a stronghold.”

This in mind, the big toy train supplier had its Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train product prominently displayed, including such new items as O Gauge steam locomotive, tiger box car, three-dome water car, caboose and elephant and horse stock cars.

New HO Scale entries included a coach car, gondola, tiger box car and open-sided excursion car with seats. And new Large Scale Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey cars include a Jackson Sharp coach, water tank car, “Performing Elephants” tableau wagon on flat car, “Lady Artists” tableau wagon on flat car and tiger box car.

It’s the third year of Bachmann’s Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey license, and Janyszek reported that the licensor had come by the licensee’s booth and was “phenomenally happy.”

“In the past we’ve done circus train licenses with Emmett Kelly, Jr., and we’ve had our own Bachmann line—but nothing compares with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey,” said Janyszek. “It’s the premiere circus line.”

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