PECO manufacture for a range of gauges including Z gauge, N gauge, OO gauge, O gauge, Gauge 1, SM32 and Gauge 45.
We stock a selection from PECO that includes a range of Flexi Track, pointwork, and accessories - please browse the categories below.
Peco OO Gauge Track
PECO OO Gauge Streamline track system
Peco O Gauge Track
PECO O Gauge Streamline track system
PECO SM32 Streamline track system
When considering your first layout here are some thoughts to help you:
- Manufacturers will quote the minimum radius suitable for their models. This refers to the radius of curves in your model railway.
- Locomotives with only 4 wheels will happily go round tighter curves than engines with 6 or more wheels.
- PECO and Hornby both refer to curves and points being Short (1st Radius), Medium (2nd Radius) and Large (3rd Radius)
- Tight curves and especially tight S Curves (opposing curves with no straight between them) can give problems with long carriages or locos.
- Never lay track directly onto sandy or fluffy surfaces as debris will enter the locomotives workings and destroy them.
- Your baseboard or track base should be as firm as possible to stop track flexing.
- Laying the track onto strips of cork will reduce the drumming noise of trains running on the baseboard.
- Good quality nickel silver rails such as those used by PECO will give better conductivity than steel rails.
- Track should be fixed to the board using tack pins. Start with the points (or turnouts) to set the track spacings and work from there.
- Keeping rails clean using methylated spirits or isopropyl alcohol will keep trains running properly.
- If you are skilled with a soldering iron then soldered connections to track will always be better than push fit connectors