Welcome to the world of Vintage Hornby Trains!Membership and Information Leaflet

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The HRCA has approaching 3,000 members world wide interested in Vintage Hornby trains manufactured by Meccano Ltd:

  • Hornby O-gauge clockwork and electric (1920 to 1965)
  • Hornby Dublo 3-rail clockwork and electric (1938 to 1965)
  • Hornby Dublo 2-rail electric (1959 to 1965)
  • HOrnby-acHO electric (French '00' gauge 1959 to 1973)

Membership of the HRCA affords many benefits:

  • Monthly 30+ page colour journal the 'Hornby Railway Collector' (excluding January & July) Click here to view recent samples
  • Annual Directory of Replacement and Repair Services lists around 100 suppliers
  • Details of local area groups
  • Auction sales for members only
  • Annual 'bring and buy' auction for members only
  • Library and back issue services for the journal
  • Association Regalia (badges, embroidered pullovers, etc.)
  • Access to the members' area of this website
  • Lively on-line discussion Forum
  • On-line access to all Journals (right back to issue 1 in 1969 when the HRCA was formed!)
  • Detail diary of events and local area group meetings
  • On-line access to a growing list of original Catalogues and Publication

You are welcome to browse this website and visit the Photo Gallery. Click here to see the full list of membership rates and application forms.




The following videos were recorded at an HRCA Event hosted by the National Trust.


Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 10:22

A warm welcome to the Hornby Railway Collectors' Association.

Did you ever play with Hornby 0-gauge or Dublo?  Then you'll enjoy this website.  The society organises many area meetings throughout the country, produces a monthly journal ('the Collector'), and has links with a number of sister organisations abroad.   There are thousands of us across the country and round the world - join us!  Certain parts of this website are for members only including a Forum and Wiki.


Hornby Dublo...

Dublo Station Scene


Hornby 0-gauge...

0-gauge Station Scene

The HRCA is a non-profit-making organisation, founded to stimulate interest and facilitate communication among collectors and operators of Hornby Trains and accessories, specifically the '0' Gauge, Dublo & Acho ranges, as manufactured by Meccano Ltd. in their British factories up to 1965 and overseas up to 1973. Feel free to browse the website to get more information about the society and its functions, and be sure to consider applying for membership.


Members' area and Forums

Once you have joined the HRCA, you will be eligible to register for access to the members' area and forum part of this website.  The forum is proving to be a lively discussion platform where members post questions, photos and comments related to Hornby Trains.  Over time it is hoped the members' area will be expanded to include a dedicated Wikipedia (encyclopaedia) which will provide information and technical details about our hobby.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 September 2010 20:12
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