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QUOTE Not much going on in the UK regarding Digital. Why has Hornby not come up with anything that the masses (us) can get our teeth into and that works with other digital systems and locos?

Hornby recently said:-

QUOTE Product Development

The lifeblood of our business remains the product pipeline. During the year
under review, we have made great strides in developing our digital technology.
Scalextric Sport Digital looks set to become the system of choice for the
industry going forward. The Hornby Digital control system for model railways is
at an advanced stage of development and will be launched early in 2006.

The new Hornby digital control system, based on mobile phone technology, is likely to be showcased at the London Toy Fair at the end of January 2006.

Now would anybody like to guess what Hornby will be introducing?

My local stockist is enthused by the prospects of a Hornby digital control system as he believes mass market modellers in the UK will build larger layouts and purchase/operate more locomotives. UK digital modelling up until now has been viewed as not mainstream.

As Dennis has suggested, the Americans and Germans appear to be ahead of the game. The Brits and Hornby I suspect are about to turn the tables.

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