16.5mm gauge track in 7mm scale gives an equivalent prototype of 2ft 4 ins, making it a popular choice for modellers, this scale is also known as 0n30 in the USA because this results in a prototype gauge close to 30ins. many modellers find that this scale/gauge allows an ideal combination of scale detail in a relatively small space. For more details on Electrofrog turnouts, see our Wiring the Layout publications Nos 4 and 21.
PECO has always been a forward-looking family company with a long tradition of innovative thinking. The business started trading in 1946 and is now in its third generation.
From early days, PECO has concentrated its manufacturing skills on producing trackwork for the model railway enthusiast. Individual component parts was how it started, but this developed into HO/OO ready-made track with fibre sleepers. With plastics becoming more popular in the 1960s, PECO decided to introduce the famous Streamline range, which over the years has become one of the world’s leading brands for not just HO/OO but all scales from Z to G.
PECO currently produces no less than 20 track ranges, featuring both standard gauge and narrow gauge systems, plus a wide selection of complementary accessories and items to add scenic detail to your layout.