Reports on the net over the weekend that Peco are to enter the ready-to-run N-gauge loco market were today confirmed by their rep, who brought along a superbly proportioned pre-production model of a GWR Collett 0-6-0 loco.
It's worth reporting that this loco is to be produced DCC fitted - a first for N-gauge in this country utilising a Lenz decoder, but useable on both DC (with and without feedback) and DCC layouts.
Apart from the decoder and a Mashima can motor powering the tender, all other parts will originate in the UK and all development work has been done in Devon where the loco will also be manufactured - no Chinese input here! The down side is the price, with the RRP expected to be GBP140.00 but offset by some exquisite quality including see-through wheels and superb level of detail.
Three versions will initially be produced, two in GWR livery and a BR black version. The first models are expected in the shops around September.