Piko Continental Model Railways
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Piko have been around since 1949. Starting out as a state owned toy manufacturer based in Sonneberg, Piko first found success with a range of toy cars before moving over to model railway production with locomotives, rolling stock and building kits for HO scale and buildings for N Gauge and G Scale.
After German reunification in 1992, Piko became a private enterprise, and shortly afterwards began producing G scale kits for garden railway enthusiasts. These kits are outstandingly popular, particularly in the U.S.
CLICK HERE to view a review of a G scale starter set.
CLICK HERE read an article about getting started in G Scale.
In 2007 an excellent Track System was added to the G Scale range, including individual rail and sleeper sections for making flexible lengths.
For more information on this system, please see our Piko G Scale Track leaflet
The current HO scale range is amongst the most exquisitely detailed available, and they are one of the few manufacturers to offer full scale length coaches at 1:87 scale length, not the more common 1:100 scale.
Piko also offer some unusual prototypes, with rolling stock from countries including Poland and the Czech Republic making a nice change from the multitude of German stock available.
In 2002 the ‘Hobby’ range was introduced, a range of lower priced locomotives and rolling stock featuring the usual European refinement of all wheel drive and pickup, giving superb running qualities for a lower price.
A range of AC ~ Märklin-Motorola Digital locomotives are also available in this range at extraordinarily reasonable prices. Shortly afterwards the Hobby range was expanded to include a selection of building kits.
The 2006 Nurnberg Toy Fair saw the unveiling of Piko's first G Scale locomotive, the fantastic Taurus Electric Locomotive.
Piko also do a small range of TT Scale (1:120) Hobby locomotives at very attractive prices. Click here for the selection.