Members of Hornby Collector Club will be able to experience the virtual model railway day on 25th March, and a new digital model railway app control system has been launched.
Model railway enthusiasts have two exciting pieces of news this week, as Hornby is to host an exclusive Virtual Club Members’ Day for members of the Hornby Collector Club this Saturday, March 25th. Hornby has also unveiled a new app that it says ‘is set to revolutionise the model railway industry’.
Members can tune in for a day filled with special guests including A1 Trust, Neville Grove, Michael Gray and many more, modelling tips, and tricks, updates and sneak peeks, plus details about HM7000 and much more.
The line-up of activities includes:
- Expert talks from some of the biggest names in the model railway community including Pete Waterman
- Q&A with special guests – designers, engineers and more – who will share their knowledge and insights
- A virtual tour of the One:One collection
- A sneak peek at new releases and exclusive updates
- Competitions, prizes and surprises
The Hornby Collector Club offers access to exclusive products and content. As part of the Collector Club, members receive a 56-page Collector Club magazine every season, as well as a host of benefits, including enhanced Hobby Rewards points across the Hornby website (excluding Hornby TT:120). They also receive a Collector Club membership card, lanyard and pin badge as well as access to purchase exclusive Club products.
Meanwhile, Hornby has announced the launch of HM7000, a new digital app control system that brings model railway layouts to life through the touch of a fingertip. The Bluetooth model railway control app features patented Mesh technology, allowing multiple locomotives to operate seamlessly without disconnection. Hornby says the app is a game-changer for model railway enthusiasts and perfect for those due to start their model railway journey.
The team has spent hours developing the app to ensure it is both user-friendly and technologically advanced. Users can install a wide range of sound profiles onto decoders to customise the sounds their locomotives make, adding an extra layer of realism to their model railway experience.
The HM|DCC app is user-friendly; the intuitive interface allows for easy operation, even for those who are not tech-savvy. The design ensures that users can quickly navigate and find the features they need to operate their locomotives without removing the model from the layout.
The app provides users with a truly immersive and customisable experience that will keep them connected for hours. Hornby is also offering a range of free unique locomotive sounds, with approximately 20 per profile download.
HM7000 is ‘backwards compatible’ and works in all the main scales worldwide: 1:87, 1:76. N scale and the newly-launched Hornby TT:120 scale. It will also control locomotives made by other manufacturers.
The iOS version of the app is available now, with the Android version to follow soon. For more information about HM|DCC and all its benefits, visit the website here.