Yes Bachmann has now moved into the fastest growing segment of the model train industry. The big O Gauge!!!!!!!!!!! Yes they have bought Williams Electric Trains effective 9-30-2007. It will be interesting to see what Bachmann will bring to the O gauge market. However i do hope they keep the tradition of Williams simple engines. Exciting times if your into O gauge. For the full story check out the O gauge thread. It will give you an excuse to visit that section of the forums.