Joining the HRCA

H.R.C.A. Ltd  and the General Data Protection Regulation Policy

From 1st May 2018 the HRCA became a limited company.  H.R.C.A. Ltd is a company limited by guarantee.  By joining, you accept that your liability is limited to £1 (one Pound Sterling), should the company ever become insolvent and be wound-up.  This liability ceases upon resignation, failure to renew, or death.  By joining H.R.C.A. Ltd you are also agreeing to our General Data Protection Regulation Policy, available in full here H.R.C.A. Ltd GDPR Policy. (click the blue link).

Joining us

To join the HRCA, you will need to send a completed membership form to the membership secretary, enclosing the appropriate membership fee. This page contains all the details you require including a link to download the current membership form.

The HRCA now accepts PayPal payments (see below).

Membership Secretary: 

Robin Hair

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Articles of Association:

Before you join, please take a few minutes to read the H.R.C.A. Ltd Articles of Association (click the blue link).

Application Forms:

Application forms for membership are available to download using the popular Adobe Reader format as a PDF.


Please click on the appropriate coloured link below to download an application form or use PayPal

NEW Membership Form [Use this form if you are joining for the very first time]

RENEWAL Membership Form [Use this form for Renewals or if you are rejoining]


Subscription Fees:

The subscription year begins on the 1st May and all subscriptions are renewable by this date. The subscription amount is agreed upon at the Annual General meeting, taking place in February. If you join after May, you will have to pay the full subscription for the current year, but will receive all the journals published up to the date of joining including a copy of the current Spares and Repair Services Directory.

Membership prices (2018/2019):

 United Kingdom  £32.00
 Other countries in Europe  £46.00
 Rest of the World - Surface Mail  £43.00
 Rest of the World -Airmail  £52.00

Family Membership - additional payment of £2.00 per year, entitling other members of the household or immediate family relations to HRCA services but not additional copies of the Journal.

Note: The above rates are for the first year. Subsequent years: £3.00 discount allowed for prompt renewal by 30th April.

Payment by Cheque or PayPal:

Please make all cheques or orders payable to the Hornby Railway Collectors Association and quote your membership number in all subsequent correspondence. Would overseas members kindly pay in British Currency (a cheque, if used, must be drawn on a British Bank).

As of May 2014 the HRCA no longer accepts 'direct' Credit Card payments (but see below**).  As an alternative we are now able to accept PayPal payments from both Overseas and UK members.  Please refer to the list above and select the appropriate subscription rate then send to:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


On the PayPal website, please ensure that you click the button “send money to friends and family”, and that you include your membership number or your name and address.


** If you don't have a PayPal account, but still want to pay on-line via Credit Card, the you can do this via the PayPal website using the HRCA's PayPal address above.


Note: subscriptions for the period of the new membership year commencing 1st. May each year cannot be accepted until after the Annual General Meeting in February.

HRCA Advert in Railway Modeller Magazine

If you'd like more information about the HRCA as a result of our advert in Railway Modeller, then please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.