The PIKO A-track has seen more love in the later years. Last year PIKO introduced a concrete sleeper version of the track to suit the modern era modellers. This was a welcome change as most track today only has wooden sleepers. The special thing about the PIKO track was the inclusion of a pair of turnouts with concrete sleepers. Read the review of the new concrete turnouts. [More]
I love the Lufthansa Airport Express trains so I was pleased when PIKO annouced their version of the class 103. When PIKO announced their version of the loco I immediately went and ordered it.
I have always turned to Roco's Roco Line or the Tillig Elite track system for serious track work, but because of the ever increasing prices I have been keen on trying the cheaper PIKO A-track. I have seen a fair share of layouts built using this track and it does look quite good. The track costs about half the price of the Roco track. So far the quality has not been the same as the more expensive Roco Line track, but that might just be about to change.
The PIKO new items 2017 is out and what an awesome line up this year. If you are into the modern railway as I am, you will find lots of potential candidates for this year's investments. I have selected a few highlights that caught my attention.