Hornby Magazine

Key Publishing's model railway magazine written for modellers by modellers. New issue available on the first Thursday of every month featuring all the latest model railway news, reviews, features and more.

Hornby Magazine

Edited by Mark Chivers alongside Publisher 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 layout 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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Ways to buy Hornby Magazine

Available in Print edition delivered to your door, E-Magazine page turner via App Store and Google Play or read online as part of KeyModelWorld premium subscription.

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Hornby Magazine March 2024

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Hornby Magazine February 2024

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Hornby Magazine January 2024

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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EWS exclusive Class 37/4

MIKE WILD

The Bachmann Collectors Club range features this fine model of EWS liveried Class 37/4 37422 Cardiff Canton. MIKE WILD checks out the finer details.

MIKE WILD
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BR 16ton steel mineral wagon for ‘N’

BEN CHURCH

British Railways’ 16ton steel mineral wagon was one of the most ubiquitous wagons on the rails for decades and this all-new ‘N’ gauge wagon from Peco gives modellers another option for this versatile vehicle.

BEN CHURCH
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All-new Iron ore tippler in ‘N’ gauge

BEN CHURCH

New from Peco is this newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge 27ton iron ore tippler wagon. They ran in block trains and as their name suggests they could be turned upside-down in a special tippler machine to unload their contents.

BEN CHURCH
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RailRoad Plus ‘Deltic’ with sound

BEN CHURCH

New to Hornby’s RailRoad Plus range is this ‘OO’ gauge Class 55 ‘Deltic’, factory-fitted with Hornby’s innovative HM7000 Bluetooth and Digital Command Control (DCC) Triplex Sound (TXS) system. 

BEN CHURCH

Upgrading Newton Grove

JONATHAN NEWTON

With some structures having been damaged in the long journey from ‘Oz’, JONATHAN NEWTON reveals how he is building a new engine shed and road bridge for his ‘O’ gauge layout.

JONATHAN NEWTON

Read all our latest model railway features here.


Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

Discover our range of limited editions, exclusive products and modelling essentials

Sydenham station joins exclusive laser-cut collection

Mike Wild.

The laser-cut kit for Sydenham station featured in Pete Waterman’s Little Trains and Big Names with Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi is the next kit to enter the Key Publishing laser-cut collection from PJM Models.

Mike Wild.

IN STOCK NOW: Hornby TT:120 scale TTA tankers

MIKE WILD

Hornby's new collection of TT:120 scale 45ton TTA tankers are in stock now at the Key Model World Shop. Check out the first three liveries here.

MIKE WILD

New exclusive ‘OO’ gauge GNR signalbox kit

Mike Wild.

A ‘OO’ scale kit of the Great Northern Railway signalbox at Helpston is the latest addition to the Key Model World Shop exclusive building collection, produced by PJM Models.

Mike Wild.

Visit the Key Model World Shop to view the full range.


Latest model railway news

Read all the latest model railway news from Key Model World and Hornby Magazine.

Rapido reveals Caledonian Railway vans for ‘OO’

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK has announced that they will be producing the Caledonian Railway Diagram 67 (Dia.67) van for ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH

Rapido ‘Jones Goods’ gains colour

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains has revealed decorated samples of its forthcoming Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods 4-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH

Rapido plans Fireless Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 for ‘OO’

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK has announced that it is to produce a selection of newly-tooled Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 fireless locomotives in ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH

Read all the latest model railway news here.

Magazine Contacts 

 

Publisher

Mike Wild

mike.wild@keypublishing.com

Acting Editor

Mark Chivers

mark.chivers@keypublishing.com

Associate Editor

Jonathan Newton

jonathan.newton@keypublishing.com

For subscription and mail order enquiries:

orders@keypublishing.com

Head of Advertisement Sales

Brodie Baxter

brodie.baxter@keypublishing.com