Hornby have announced that the track plans in the next edition of the Hornby Track Plan Book will take into account Hornby Digital control, the Skaledale building range and the latest developements in modelling techniques. Plans may include the use of flexible track for the first time. Another factor to influence plans will be the minimum radius that many recently introduced locomotives can operate on. There has been critiscm of the current Hornby track plan book in that it features too many plans with radius 1 curves that many of Hornby's locomotives will not operate on.
Hornby track plans have a tradition of being designed to provide the maximum operating and modelling enjoyment in the minimum of space and so it will be interesting to see what Hornby's suggestions for modellers are in 2007 given the promised radical redesign.
If any Model Rail Forum members have any suggestions for Hornby then now is the time to bring those ideas to the fore.
Hornby by now probably have the basic plans in place however it is not too late to offer up features that Hornby should consider for incorporation within their plans as they should still be able to modify plans at this stage.
Now is your chance for minor fame, if not fortune!