Quote from PECO – “From quite early days PECO has concentrated its manufacturing skills in the direction of 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 it was 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. ”
Many folk come into the shop to see our fairly basic layout based on a Hornby TrackMat. We run an analogue 12V line and two DCC lines to compare and contrast the two systems. This simple layout has inspired both young – and older folk as well. Quite a few have started building their own layouts. These just go round in a circle – but they are still fascinating to watch. I guess it has something to do with the romance of steam in a bygone age. And of course, having just added a new diesel loco to the track with DCC sound, you can hear the sounds of the past as well. A Class 37 with full digital sound is just amazing!
We’ve begun to add a range of new plastic kits available from Zvezda and Dragon, both noted for their detail and quality of mouldings. We’ve had some excellent reports from customers. Zvezda is a Russian company and Dragon are Hong Kong based. Both companies produce a wide range of aircraft, military and naval models. We’re impressed.
The little train running in our window attracts lots of attention, especially from younger children. If they come in to the shop the first thing they want to do is touch the train and run it along the tracks. Youngsters love the idea of holding a model and running it along the ground. They don’t yet have the concept of control through a box.
So the perfect solution is a wooden train set where they can run the loco and wagons around a wooden railway track. The perfect solution for toddlers.
For those who enjoy working in wood or have an interest in automata working models, we have just taken delivery of a number of Timber Kit models. These kits come all ready to assemble and glue and introduce a number of mechanical processes that result in a fascinating model. We have a Beam engine, Stephenson’s Rocket, Drummer, Rower, Trebuchet and many others. Great Christmas idea!
The fantastic Sky Cam helicopter can take up to three minutes of videos or hundreds of photos whilst flying, upon command from the remote control transmitter.
Featuring a contra rotating rotor design for an extremely stable hover, combined with a sophisticated electronic heading lock gyro system, for superb directional stability and taking the clearest pictures.
Download the videos and photos from the Sky Cam helicopter to a computer with the USB lead supplied, and use the complimentary graphic software provided to adjust the picture quality, contrast and brightness for the best possible reproduction.
This sold out very quickly last time but we have been able to secure further stocks – probably the last before Christmas. Check out this video and see this helicopter in action
As a result of numerous enquiries, we have just taken delivery of a range of remote control cars and helicopters to supplement our existing range of Silverlit helicopters. The cars range from a small 1:40 scale BMW for younger children to large 1:10 scale racing cars for the older enthusiast.
We are delighted to have taken delivery of a limited range of the excellent Rail Match paints in 17ml jars and a few in aerosol cans. These will be ideal for railway modellers seeking to use authentic colours on their models. These paints are made by the company that actually supplies for real-life railway companies.
We now have a Plastruct Styrene Centre which has an extensive range of model building parts – tubes, girders and square section, etc.
We also have a large selection of balsa wood in various widths and sections – all 915mm long.