Rosebud Kitmaster entered the Model Railway market in 1959 with a range of locomotive and carriage kits. The carriages were well-detailed but without interiors.
The Streamline track range now includes all currently "popular" gauges between "Z" and "1".
fbb is not connected with Peco in any way and no longer has a model railway; attempts to get one going have proved fruitless, overtaken by more important things like work and family and shortage of cash! But, in a way, he has grown up alongside Peco and low lives but a few miles from the factory.
It was in 1973 that Peco moved to new premises on the outskirts of Beer. The factory employs about 100 staff plus 30 seasonal extras for the Pecorama tourist attraction.
The miniature railway (check dates) is superb and you might be lucky to meet a couple of locomotives of interest.
Mr P (leaflet front cover, above) is named after the company's founder, Sydney Pritchard; and Claudine ...
Peco has gone a long way from a few couplings and wheels made out of the leftovers from a closed munitions plant.
fbb can wholeheartedly recommend a cream tea in the Orion Pullman Coach that graces the entrance area ...
... but you should check opening times as the Autumn draws on (here).
And if all these 00s, TTs, Ns and 000s confuse you, here is Peco's own explanation of what it is all about.
What a welcome!