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 February 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM176, February 2022. Highlights of this issue include FULL coverage of the Hornby 2022 catalogue launch, three stunning feature layouts, first reviews of the Hornby 'W1' 4-6-4 and Dapol 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T for 'OO', 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.

Hornby Magazine January 2022 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine January 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM175, January 2022. Highlights of this issue include an exclusive feature on Pete Waterman's stunning 'O' gauge model of Leamington Spa, our first review of Bachmann's all-new 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T and Heljan's new centre headcode Class 40 for 'O' gauge, detailed step by step guides, railway history and the start of our brand-new narrow gauge layout build and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

HM174 December 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine December 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM174, December 2021. Highlights of this issue include an exclusive feature on a stunning and huge model of Reading to Twyford in 'OO' gauge featuring 160ft of scenery, comprehensive reviews of gas turbine 18000 from Rails of Sheffield, Bachmann's new Class 47, Locomotion's 'Improved Precedent' 2-4-0 and new Accurascale wagons for 'OO' as well as Heljan's new 'O' gauge Class 47 and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday November 4.

Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

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SUPER SOUND FOR THE GRESLEY ‘V2’

Bachmann’s all-new Gresley ‘V2’ has been designed with digital sound in mind, but is there a way to introduce a bigger and more powerful speaker in the 2-6-2? MIKE WILD explores the options with a brand new sound file from Locoman Sounds.

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Hornby's Gresley 'W1' 4-6-4

It’s here! Hornby’s brand-new model of the unique Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 in original condition arrived in December, and is already in short supply. MIKE WILD inspects one of the most eagerly anticipated models from Hornby. Read our full review and watch our video showcasing the model in action on Topley Dale.

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Dapol delivers its ‘Large Prairie’

The Great Western is in favour at Dapol for ‘OO’ gauge with the arrival of its hotly anticipated Collett ‘5101’ and ‘61XX’ 2-6-2Ts. Mike Wild runs the rule over these enticing locomotives. Now including model demonstration video.

Full steam ahead for Statfold’s first exhibition

On April 9/10 2022 the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum is hosting a brand-new model railway show with more than 30 layouts expected to be on show including the latest layouts from Hornby Magazine.

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Gresley’s experimental ‘Hush-Hush'

In the quest for ever more efficient steam engines there have been some remarkable designs produced, some of which have been more successful than others. One of those that showed great promise, yet which failed to deliver, was the LNER’s ‘Hush-Hush’ 10000, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Modelling a car dealership

The return of MKD plastic kits to the British market through Hornby Hobbies was the perfect opportunity to make a realistic car dealership for a ‘OO’ layout. DAN EVASON explains the process step by step.

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Tara Mines ore wagons

Irish Railway Models has taken delivery of a perfect partner to its recently released Metro-Vick A Class diesels –a new batch of Tara Mines bogie ore wagons for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD checks them out.

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THE CJM REVOLUTION

In November, Chris Marchant, who played a vital role in raising standards of ready-to-run ‘N’ gauge models, died. MARK CHIVERS meets with BEN ANDO who recalls Chris’ immense and groundbreaking contribution to railway modelling.

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Peakton-on-Sea

The seaside town of Peakton-on-Sea is the setting for TIM LOWE’S latest ‘OO’ gauge Network SouthEast era layout. Tim explains his planning, construction and the layout’s operation. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Races to the North

Victorian era saw intense competition between rival companies for traffic between London and Scotland, which reached its zenith in a thrilling series of events that were to become known as the ‘Railway Races to the North’. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES relays the fascinating story from a forgotten era of rail travel.

Magazine Contacts 

 

Editor

Mike Wild

mike.wild@keypublishing.com

Assitant Editor

Mark Chivers

mark.chivers@keypublishing.com

Associate Editor

Richard Watson

richard.watson@keypublishing.com

For subscription and mail order enquiries:

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Head of Advertisement Sales

Brodie Baxter

brodie.baxter@keypublishing.com