Hornby Magazine

Hornby Magazine

Edited by Mike Wild, Hornby Magazine set out with a new approach and was aimed squarely at newcomers and returnees to the hobby, as well as those who were established in the hobby.

Its mix of inspirational and shows-you-how features, coupled to the best model railway photography and latest product reviews soon caught on as modellers everywhere discovered its fresh, new approach, talking in a language that everyone understood and not assuming everyone reading it was full of technical knowledge.

There will always be at least 90 pages of editorial in every issue of Hornby Magazine, making it the best value read of all the model railway titles. It is regularly promoted at retail outlets and can be found at W H Smiths, Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons, Mills and many other good news outlets, including independent newsagents. Where it isn’t stocked, it can be ordered. Just ask!

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HM170 August 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine August 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM170, August 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Locomotion Models Wainwright 'D' 4-4-0, Bachmann's all-new Class 24, Oxford Rail's 'J27' 0-6-0 and more plus three stunning layout features step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday July 1.

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Hornby Magazine July 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM169, July 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Bachmann 4-BEP EMU for 'OO' and Kato 'N' gauge Class 800, Kernow Model Rail Centre's LSWR Road Vans and more plus John White's stunning model of Doncaster is one of three great layouts inside alongside step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday June 3.

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Hornby Magazine June 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168, June 2021. Highlights of this issue include exclusive features on new layouts modelling Dent and Westbury Cement Works, 25 pages of news and reviews covering Hornby's 'Coronation Scot' carriages, Trains4Us Warflats and the Lionheart Trains Mk 1s, inspirational modelling and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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HM170 August 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine August 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM170, August 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Locomotion Models Wainwright 'D' 4-4-0, Bachmann's all-new Class 24, Oxford Rail's 'J27' 0-6-0 and more plus three stunning layout features step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday July 1.

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‘Western' buying guide

Sixty years ago, the first of British Rail’s (BR) Type 4 diesel-hydraulic C-C ‘Western’ Class locomotives rolled off the production line at Swindon Works. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the models of these distinctive diesel-hydraulics through the years in ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge.

Hornby Magazine takes over Making Tracks!

RICHARD WATSON

On Monday July 26, the Hornby Magazine and Key Model World team is taking over Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks Layout at Chester Cathedral.

RICHARD WATSON

VIDEO: Bachmann’s all-new Sulzer Type 2

The Derby Sulzer Type 2 Bo-Bo diesels are proving to be popular subjects with another brand-new entrant to the market from Bachmann. Join MIKE WILD and Richard Watson for a closer look in this video.

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Staff Projects: Outdoor station

MIKE WILD

A station scene has been a longstanding plan for MIKE WILD’S garden railway and the arrival of Tower Models’ new resin platform sections provided the perfect excuse to start work.

MIKE WILD
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Thunderbirds are go!

The Class 57 is an important part of the modern railway scene and one stands out from the crowd – 57307 Lady Penelope in its Cable Thieves-branded DRS livery. MIKE WILD picks up a Bachmann Collectors Club limited edition of the unique locomotive for this sound installation guide.

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COAL YARD DIORAMA

DAN EVASON

Coal yards were vital parts of many towns and villages. DAN EVASON concludes his three-part build by setting the scene.

DAN EVASON
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Kirtley Bank

‘O’ gauge looks at best outdoors, and DON NEALE’S beautiful Settle and Carlisle inspired garden railway is still running almost 60 years after construction started. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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East Midlands repaints

JOHN PILGRIM

The latest purple and white colour scheme to be applied to East Midlands Railway rolling stock caught the eye of JOHN PILGRIM, who set about repainting a Lima Class 156 and Hornby HST power car in this bang up-to-date livery. He explains all in this step by step guide.

JOHN PILGRIM
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Lightweight baseboards

MALCOLM BRIGGS refines a way of building baseboards and shows how anyone with basic tools can produce cheap, light and rigid baseboards for their model railway.

Magazine Contacts 

 

Editor

Mike Wild

mike.wild@keypublishing.com

Assitant Editor

Mark Chivers

mark.chivers@keypublishing.com

Associate Editor

Richard Watson

richard.watson@keypublishing.com

For subscription and mail order enquiries:

orders@keypublishing.com

Head of Advertisement Sales

Brodie Baxter

brodie.baxter@keypublishing.com