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 January 2023

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Hornby Magazine December 2022

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Hornby Magazine November 2022

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Modelling Gresley 'V2' 60800 Green Arrow

Locomotive-specific detailing can still be added to improve the newest ready-to-run models even further. RICHARD HALL shows how you can upgrade Bachmann’s already excellent model of ‘V2’ Green Arrow in its preserved condition.

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Bachmann Collectors Club 08818

A GBRf ‘gronk’ is amongst the latest Bachmann exclusives. MARK CHIVERS checks whether its pulling power matches its looks.

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Last knockings of the Class 101s

Although it is now 20 years since the last Class 101 DMUs were withdrawn, these units outlived many of their counterparts by a handsome margin. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at these successful trains and relates the story of their extended final years.

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Banana Van Bonanza

Southern Railway banana vans are the latest additions to Accurascale’s rapidly expanding ‘OO’ gauge range. BEN CHURCH casts a glance at these ap-peel-ing new arrivals.

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Class 59 Revolution

The General Motors Class 59 Co-Co diesels were a revolution in freight haulage on the British railway network on arrival, but can Revolution Trains do the same for ‘N’ gauge with its all-new model of the design? MIKE WILD finds out.

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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

Scorpion and Scimitar upscale to ‘O’

PJM Models has upscaled its popular 3D printed Scorpion and Scimitar 3D printed CVR(T)s for ‘O’ gauge modellers and they are available now exclusively from the Key Model World Shop.

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Building Twelvemill Bridge – Part Two: The Viaduct

In the second part of our series following construction of our brand-new ‘TT:120' scale layout, MIKE WILD explains how the laser-cut viaduct kit was built and installed.

Exclusive Wild & Chivers coal wagon

The first of a new series of annual exclusive wagons featuring the names from the Key Publishing team on classic private owner wagons in ‘OO’ gauge. The first is Wild & Chivers.

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Latest model railway news

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

Accurascale Class 31 production sample

Accurascale has received the first decorated production sample of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 31 A1A-A1A diesel for approval.

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UPDATED: Newly-tooled ‘OO’ Class 25 leads Bachmann Summer range launch

Bachmann's eagerly-awaited all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 25 Bo-Bo diesels are amongst a raft of newly-tooled models revealed as part of Bachmann’s quarterly British Railway Announcements for Summer 2024.

Bachmann reveals all-new 'OO' gauge Class 25 samples

Bachmann has revealed the first samples of its new 'OO' gauge Class 25 Bo-Bo diesel, which form part of the manufacturer's new British Railway Announcements going live on May 1 2024.

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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