That's the same picture that's on the AMRN back cover. I've been to the Peco website, Products, 00/HO, but only get a cryptic list of products. No pictures or descriptions. Do you have a link for this computer-challenged guy where you found this photo and description?
I just haven't seen any reference to their being compatible with the USA code 83 that Peco sells. A previous post here says they are OK with code 83, but my understanding is that Peco makes different track for different parts of the world, albeit all code 83.
What gives you the impression that Peco make different Code 83 track for different parts of the world. That is nonsense, it makes no business sense at all.
I don't think Ken meant it the way you read it. He was just calling it "USA code 83" track, implying that the Code 83 product line was developed to satisfy the US market, which it was. It does come in indubitably Norh American style packaging. I am sure he did not intend that Peco Code 83 is different in the States to what we get in Oz or elsewhere in the world.
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