The Devonshire Association East Devon Branch

Derek Boswell

The History of PECO and Pecorama

PECO was founded in 1946 by Sidney and Claudine Pritchard.
Sidney was a model train enthusiast who designed a coupling that
he sold to Hornby. PECO started in Branscombe and after periods in
Sidmouth and Seaton, moved to Beer in 1971. It now concentrates
its manufacturing skills on producing trackwork for model railway
enthusiasts. The PECO site has become an important tourist
attraction, with a Model Railway Exhibition, beautiful gardens and
is the home of the 7.25 inch gauge passenger-carrying Beer Heights
Light Railway. Join us for a fascinating talk on PECO and its history.



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