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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Back Issues

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Hornby Magazine July 2024

July 2024 issue of Hornby Magazine in page-turning format features an exclusive report on Pete Waterman and the Railnuts' world record at Model World LIVE

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Hornby Magazine June 2024

June 2024 issue of Hornby Magazine in page-turning format turns the spotlight on a modern marvel - Wiltshire's Fairwood Junction recreated in the present day

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Hornby Magazine May 2024

May 2024 issue of Hornby Magazine in page-turning format features Blair Atholl, Scotland’s finest Highland Main Line ‘OO’ layout which is heading south for the first time – EVER! See it at Model World LIVE at Birmingham NEC on April 27/28.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Exclusive Rapido Five-Plank Open Wagon

B & H Models of Lincoln has taken delivery of a specially commissioned ‘OO’ gauge RCH private owner wagon by Rapido Trains UK, modelling a five-plank wagon carrying the livery of W. Grocock wagon agents, based in Gainsborough.

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Laser-cut semi-detached house fronts

Building upon previous laser-cut kits from Peco, this new 4mm scale semi-detached house kit provides an easy and simple way to add some highly detailed houses to your layout or diorama.

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Rapido RCH 1907 Private Owner Wagons

These all-new ‘OO’ gauge wagons model prototypes of which many thousands were built. BEN CHURCH puts them to the test.

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Peco Unifrog Y turnout

New to Peco’s code 100 range of ‘OO’ gauge Streamline track is this new Unifrog small radius Y turnout.

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GWR Skaledale Lineside Buildings

Two new 4mm scale Great Western Railway (GWR) lineside buildings have recently been added to the Hornby Skaledale range.

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

Exmouth Junction signalbox joins Key Model World Shop collection

New to the Key Model World Shop collection from PJM Models is a laser-cut ‘OO’ gauge kit of Exmouth Junction signalbox modelling the distinctive 1959-built flat roof design.

Hornby TT:120 Stanier Duchess 4-6-2 arrives

The first of Hornby's new TT:120 scale Stanier 'Duchess' 4-6-2s has arrived in the form of 6231 Duchess of Atholl. Check out our first images of this new arrival here.

Hornby TT:120 Class 50s arrive!

Hornby's all-new 'TT:120' scale Class 50 Co-Co diesels have arrived with retailers and are in stock now on the Key Model World Shop.

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Latest model railway news

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

Modern Railways plans GBRF gala at the Nene Valley Railway

Join us for a a special gala weekend based around Peterborough and the Nene Valley Railway on September 7/8 2024. This brand-new one-off event for 2024 is being organised by Modern Railways with support from sister publication Hornby Magazine. Find our more and book your advance tickets here.

Cavalex Class 56 batch two confirmed

Cavalex Models has confirmed the second run of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 56 Co-Co diesel.

Bachmann reveals all-new Class 08 diesel shunter

Bachmann Europe revealed that it is producing a brand-new model of the Class 08 and 09 0-6-0 diesel shunters for 'OO' gauge at the annual Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Showcase event on June 15.

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