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 May 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM191, May 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first review of the Sonic Models GCR 'A5' 4-6-2T for OO gauge, Lewis Bucknell's Misselthwaite, detailed step by step modelling guides 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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Hornby Magazine April 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM190, April 2023. Highlights of this issue include the launch of our new diesel depot layout, exclusive Key Publishing limited editions, 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 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.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Bachmann’s NG7 range debuts

A new suite of 7mm:1ft narrow gauge models is here. MARK CHIVERS assesses these important initial releases.

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Strathclyde 101 Exclusive

Bachmann’s Collectors Club provides an ideal opportunity to offer something different to its members. For ‘N’ gauge modellers, this includes a three-car Class 101 DMU in Strathclyde PTE colours, as MARK CHIVERS discovers.

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EFE ‘Bloater’ Fish Van Sails In

Announced as part of the Bachmann Summer 2024 announcements (see pages 10-14), EFE Rail’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Bloater’ fish vans have arrived, filling a gap in GWR ready-to-run freight wagons.

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Grand Café

Detailing models can be a satisfying pastime and following a visit to Model World LIVE recently, DAN EVASON opts to create a realistic café interior in OO gauge.

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Heljan’s cutaway ‘O’ gauge ‘tractors’

The ever-popular Type 3s are now available in split headcode form with cutaway buffer beams for 'O' gauge. BEN CHURCH sees if its performance matches its looks.

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

UPDATE: Limited edition Coal Sector Class 31

We have been working with Accurascale on development of our exclusive limited edition model of 31276 Calder Hall Power Station for 'OO' gauge. Read the latest news on this all-new model here.

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Building Twelvemill Bridge's Platforms

New to the Key Model World Shop are laser-cut platform kits for ‘TT:120’ scale. MIKE WILD explains how they were built and painted for Twelvemill Bridge.

New Geoscenics track weathering bundle available now

Enhance your track with these easy to use track weathering colour from Geoscenics, as featured in the Hornby Magazine/Key Model World Building a TT:120 Model Railway series. In stock now at the Key Model World Shop and priced at £16.00.

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.

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.

Bachmann new tooling announcement

Bachmann Europe is revealed a brand-new tooling on June 15. Join us for the video launch here and look out for the full news story here.

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.

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