I note that there was a "Hornby vs Bachmann" thread created recently. I felt unable to take part in the discussion because I've been away from the hobby for so long, and I've completely lost track of who makes what. Back in the day it was very much "Hornby vs Lima", with the latter generally turning out better products. I've got a few Mainline wagons, and Airfix Mk2D? BSO (with extra holes due to my teenage attempt at a DBSO conversion), but I understand that those names were already pretty much defunct as far as model railway stuff was concerned. I suppose what I'm getting at is - who still makes stuff, and of the companies still on the go, who took over which mouldings? I used to subscribe to Railway Modeller, but that stopped around the time when I left school (1992). My dad has a few copies of various magazines kicking around, but they're all from around 2009, which is hardly recent! Purchasing the latest edition of RM would help me with some of the answers, but I'm curious to find out from other forum members if they still have some of the older generation rolling stock, and what their views are as to how it compares with the latest models. When I last had any serious interest in model railways, Hornby and Lima were the Big Two. Bachmann had introduced their "Branchline" range to much acclaim, and I think Heljan were just beginning to dip their toes in the water. Thoughts?