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

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Back Issues

Making Tracks Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine September 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM171, September 2021. Highlights of this issue include our ultimate guide to Pete Waterman's stunning Making Tracks layout for Chester Cathedral, first reviews of the Heljan AEC railcar for 'OO' and Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 2-4-2T Lyn plus Hornby's latest Pendolino and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday August 5.

HM170 August 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine August 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM170, August 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Locomotion Models Wainwright 'D' 4-4-0, Bachmann's all-new Class 24, Oxford Rail's 'J27' 0-6-0 and more plus three stunning layout features step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday July 1.

HM169 PDF reader Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine July 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM169, July 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Bachmann 4-BEP EMU for 'OO' and Kato 'N' gauge Class 800, Kernow Model Rail Centre's LSWR Road Vans and more plus John White's stunning model of Doncaster is one of three great layouts inside alongside step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday June 3.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

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Hornby ‘Big Four‘ Collection: LNER ‘A1’ 4478 Hermit

BEN CHURCH

Hornby’s ‘Big Four’ Collection commemorates 100 years of these famous railways, with Gresley ‘A1’ 4478 Hermit flying the flag for the London North Eastern Railway (LNER).

BEN CHURCH
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What Next? LMS

TREVOR JONES

The largest of the ‘Big Four’ companies, many models have been made of LMS designs in ‘OO’. But TREVOR JONES argues there are still significant gaps which could be filled.

TREVOR JONES
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Outstanding ‘OO’ OAA opens from Rapido Trains

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR OAA open wagons touched down in the Hornby Magazine office in early December.

BEN CHURCH
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Heljan’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 57 returns

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan’s popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 57 Co-Co diesel returns in a selection of new identities and colour schemes. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

MARK CHIVERS
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WORKBENCH: Tyne Dock steam finale

TIM SHACKLETON

The Tyne Dock-Consett iron ore circuit has always fascinated modellers. TIM SHACKLETON blends consistency and variety within a nine-wagon rake of KR Models iron-ore hoppers.

TIM SHACKLETON

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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ kit available now for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing and PJM Models have released their second kit – a ‘OO’ gauge laser-cut model of the GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ which once crossed the WCML at Rugby. Read the full story here and order online through the Key Model World Shop.

MIKE WILD
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BUILDING A DIESEL DEPOT - THE DEPOT KITS

MIKE WILD

In the second part of our series on construction of Natford TMD, MIKE WILD explains how Key Publishing’s exclusive laser-cut four-road sheds were built and painted to create a centrepiece for the scene.

MIKE WILD

Exclusive diesel depot kits from Key Publishing

Key Publishing has partnered with PJM Models to offer a brand-new and exclusive laser-cut diesel depot kit for ‘OO’ gauge. Discover the full story and how to order these kits here.

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Latest model railway news

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

FIRST LOOK: EFE Rail SR Booster Co-Co electrics for OO gauge

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

The all-new EFE Rail model of the SR Booster Co-Co electrics has arrived with retailers. We met with product development manager Graham Muspratt to find out more about these fascinating early electrics.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Rapido downsizes GWR ‘Iron Mink'

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK has revealed that it is to produce all-new Great Western V6 ‘Iron Mink’ vans for ‘N’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale aims to raise £10,000 for Samaritans

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale is adding one more ‘OO’ gauge Class 66 to its upcoming roster, 66415 You Are Never Alone in Freightliner orange livery with black striping, as a special fundraising initiative.

BEN CHURCH

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