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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Back Issues

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Hornby Magazine March 2023 | HM189

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM189, March 2023. Highlights of this issue include our Flying Scotsman Centenary supplement, first reviews of the latest releases and much 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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Hornby Magazine February 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM188, February 2023. Highlights of this issue include a full guide Hornby 2023 catalogue and much 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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Hornby Magazine January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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RNAD wagons arrive from Bachmann

MIKE WILD

A new collection of Royal Naval Armaments Depot wagons has been created by Bachmann for its narrow gauge collection. MIKE WILD inspects two of the new arrivals for ‘OO9’.

MIKE WILD
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Metropolitan Vickers Type 2 Co-Bo

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

In the rush to modernise the railways in the 1950s many diesel designs were ordered straight off the drawing board. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks at the chequered history of one of the least successful, the Metropolitan Vickers Co-Bo.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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RAILWAY REALISM: Winter on the Line

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

​Winter brings special challenges for the railway, with snow, ice and fog making operation particularly difficult. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES examines how the system coped in the past and today, highlighting some of the special equipment used.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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The Beattie '0298' 2-4-0 Well Tanks

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Many steam locomotives were given second lives in industrial and heritage railway service but seldom did this happen on the main line network. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at the Beattie well tanks, which first escaped the scrapman 116 years ago!

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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New 'OO' gauge ‘Hymeks’ from Heljan

MIKE WILD

The popular Class 35 ‘Hymek’ is back from Heljan with an upgraded chassis. MIKE WILD inspects a classic BR two-tone green version of the Western Region hydraulic.

MIKE WILD
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STAFF PROJECTS: New Junctions for New Junction II

RICHARD WATSON

As New Junction II begins to take shape, sleeper spacing, a lack of track pins and a new track formation have added to the workload, as RICHARD WATSON outlines.

RICHARD WATSON
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Modelling ploughed fields

DAN EVASON

A ploughing scene makes an ideal corner filler for a model railway. DAN EVASON explains how he built this diorama which could be added to any steam era layout.

DAN EVASON
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Reality Check: The North British D600 ‘Warships’

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Although much is known about the Western Region’s famous ‘Warship’ diesel-hydraulics, British Railways owned another set of locomotives with the same description and mechanical layout - but these were rather unreliable and made an early exit, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Rapido’s Conflat P for ‘N’ gauge

MIKE WILD

New for ‘N’ gauge is Rapido Trains’ model of the Conflat P – a wagon type synonymous with the ‘Condor’ container train of the 1960s. MIKE WILD reveals all.

MIKE WILD
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‘N’ gauge Co-Bo from Rapido Trains

MIKE WILD

Rapido Trains UK has released its first ready-to-run ‘N’ gauge powered locomotive modelling the characterful but spectacularly unreliable Co-Bo diesels. MIKE WILD casts his eye over this new arrival.

MIKE WILD

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

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Head of Advertisement Sales

Brodie Baxter

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