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 October 2022

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Hornby Magazine September 2022

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Hornby Magazine August 2022

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Scale Model Scenery Goathland gates

Scale Model Scenery has added packs of 2mm and 4mm scale laser-cut crossing or yard gates to its range.

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New Sankey signs for O’, ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge

Sankey Scenics has bolstered its extensive range of model railway signage with a new pack of contemporary trackside signage, as well as an updated pack of its earlier assorted trackside signs.

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In this second installment exploring lineside equipment on today’s railway, SIMON PALEY focuses on track mounted infrastructure and outlines how you can model it.

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Oxford Diecast 4x4 Austin Champ

Oxford Diecast has added another all-new 1:76 scale model to its range with the arrival of this delightful Austin Champ in army green.

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Collingwood - A 'OO' gauge Southern region model railway

The privatisation era on the West Coastway route is the setting for SIMON PALEY to showcase the variety of trains and liveries over the last decade in 'OO' scale on his model railway.

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All-new Bachmann CLASS 37/4

Bachmann’s autumn announcements came with the surprise of a brand-new Class 37 for ‘OO’ gauge. First on the review desk is Class 37/4 37401 in InterCity Mainline livery – MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new arrival.

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NEW from Hunt Couplings are these sets of‘OO’ gauge pivoting Dellner style Elite magnetic couplings for Bachmann’s Class 220/221Voyager DEMUs and Hornby’s Class 800 InterCity ExpressTrain (IET), together with a set ofVoyager intervehicle magnetic connectors.

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Landslip embankment scene - Step by step

The elements have combined to cause a landslip on this embankment scene. DAN EVASON explains how and why he created this novel diorama and the techniques employed.

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FOLLOWING THE RECENT launch of Peco’s new TT:120 scale track system (HM182), the first components of the range are now available from retailers.

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Hornby track symbols return

HORNBY’S VENERABLE ¼ scale track planning symbols make a welcome return to the range.

Magazine Contacts 



Mike Wild


Assitant Editor

Mark Chivers


Associate Editor

Richard Watson


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Brodie Baxter