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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Hornby Magazine December 2022

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Hornby Magazine November 2022

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Hornby Magazine October 2022

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

NER Y7 in ‘OO’ Gauge from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido Trains UK has added the diminutive North Eastern Railway (NER) Wordsell ‘Y7’ 0-4-0T to its release schedule.

All-new OAA air-braked open in ‘N’ from Rapido

Rapido Trains UK is to produce an ‘N’ gauge version of the 45ton Open AB open wagon, better known as the OAA.

Rapido UK announces LNER Dynamometer Car in ’N’

Rapido Trains UK is to produce its very first ‘N’ gauge ready-to-run carriage - the LNER Dynamometer Car.

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Rapido UK announces all-new LMS open wagon for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK are adding the LMS Diagram 1666 open wagon to its growing range of ‘OO’ gauge steam era wagons.

Coronation Coach CAD revealed

Development of Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘Coronation’ coaches has progressed to the CAD stage of the process, with the company sharing rendered images of the new models.

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Flying Scotsman


Arguably the most famous steam locomotive in the world, Flying Scotsman has returned to the rails to huge public acclaim following a £4.5m overhaul. However, the prospects for this famous machine have not always been as rosy as they are today, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.


PREVIEW: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2022

Get set for the return of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend and join us for our preview of the biggest model railway show in the country.

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Starting out in narrow gauge


The arrival of ready-to-run ‘OO9’ locomotives and rolling stock is an exciting catalyst for narrow gauge modelling. MIKE WILD explores the subject and discusses how to get started with your own project.

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Construction: Building roads


Using Woodland Scenics Road System products and a Wills Modern level crossing, MIKE WILD shows how we added a realistic road scene to West Coast Cement.

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LEGOMAN ‘ Electra ’ - Class 91 sound

The new Hornby Class 91 has all the looks of the real locomotives and a powerful chassis too, but how do you add sound? MIKE WILD takes one apart to show how simple it is and completes a matching Mk 4 DVT at the same time.

Magazine Contacts 



Mike Wild


Assitant Editor

Mark Chivers


Associate Editor

Richard Watson


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