Czech Republic-based Merkur manufactures Hornby O gauge style three rail tubular tinplate track that may be utilised in conjunction with similar track offerings from Lionel and Middleton. In our opinion their track – made of tinplated steel – is a high quality tubular-style track and very robust for continual use. One of the benefits of European production is the ability to respond to suggestions and Merkur as an organisation has listened very carefully to the UK trade. One of the unique features of development collaboration has been the introduction of the switch-over lever that can be relocated to either the left-hand or right-hand side of the track. Their points therefore – both manual and electrically operated – are innovative and offer real value for money.