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 August 2024

August 2024 issue of Hornby Magazine in page-turning format discovers how the Network SouthEast era has been modelled in a garden shed

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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


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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West Hill Wagon Works Catenary

Modelling overhead catenary is now more accessible with a new range of 3D printed products from West Hill Wagon Works. BEN CHURCH assesses what they have to offer.

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DCC Concepts ESP Aegis wireless system

DCC Concepts has created a unique wireless upgrade system which connects to the NCE PowerCab and also has the ability to link with its family of Alpha control equipment. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Hornby ‘TT:120’ LMS 57ft coaches

No sooner had we finished our review of the excellent ‘TT:120’ Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2, two full rakes of Hornby’s all-new 57ft London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) coaches arrived, complementing the 50ft full brake we reviewed in HM205.

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Birchwood

Set in the Midlands between Bristol and Birmingham, Ilkeston (Woodside) MRC’s ‘OO’ gauge layout recaptures the relaxed atmosphere on a typical branch line in the area, as PETE ABBOTT describes.

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Narrow gauge ‘Large England’ for ‘OO9’

The charming ‘Large England’ 0-4-0STT is now available for ‘OO9’ modellers to replicate an ever more complete collection of Ffestiniog Railway locomotives. BEN CHURCH inspects this new Kato/Peco collaboration.

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

FIRST LOOK: Limited edition CrossCountry HST decoration samples

The first decorated samples of Key Publishing's exclusive Hornby 'OO' gauge limited edition HST power car pack featuring CrossCountry's 43184 Laira Diesel Depot and 43366 HST40 has arrived. Check out the latest progress on this new product here.

Exclusive modular 'OO' gauge platform kits launch

Key Publishing and PJM Models have created a brand-new collection of modular platform kits for ‘OO’ gauge with the first sets available now covering straights, ramps and terminus section. Find out more here with our latest news and video.

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.

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.

FIRST LOOK: Limited edition CrossCountry HST decoration samples

The first decorated samples of Key Publishing's exclusive Hornby 'OO' gauge limited edition HST power car pack featuring CrossCountry's 43184 Laira Diesel Depot and 43366 HST40 has arrived. Check out the latest progress on this new product here.

Colour for Accurascale 21ton hoppers

Accurascale has revealed decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge 21ton hopper wagons.

Revolution Trains plans MMA/JNA-T wagons for TT:120 scale

Revolution Trains is entering the British ‘TT:120’ scale market with a brand-new range of newly tooled MMA/JNA box wagons - an ideal modern wagon for the soon to be released Class 66 from Hornby.

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