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

HM165 PDF reader Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine March 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM165, March 2021. Highlights of this issue include the first report on Accurascale's new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0, a first look at Hornby's new Ruston 88DS full reviews of the latest models, five featured layouts, step by step guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

HM164 February 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine February 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM164, February 2021 - which marks the launch of Hornby's 2021 range! Read our full eight-page preview to all the new 'OO' gauge locomotives, rolling stock and accessories which are coming from Hornby in 2021. Plus we review Bachmann's all-new model of the Class 20/3 for 'OO', tour three stunning layouts, show how to install the Faller Car System, bring you the latest model railway news, reviews and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

HM163 January 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine January 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM163, January 2021. Highlights of this issue include our exclusive first review of KR Models' GT3 for 'OO', first reviews of the Bachmann '94XX' 0-6-0PT and Dapol '43XX' 2-6-0, stunning layout features, step by step guides, the winners of the 2020 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards and much more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Hornby Triplex Sound Bluetooth decoder choices

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby offers a range of Bluetooth-enabled DCC decoders for all budgets and purposes. MARK CHIVERS explains their capabilities and differences.

MARK CHIVERS
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MAKING BUILDINGS FROM SCRATCH PART 6

MALCOLM BRIGGS

In the final part of his series, MALCOLM BRIGGS shows how to add the finishing touches to model structures to make them look as realistic as possible.

MALCOLM BRIGGS
Graham Farish Class 158 DMU. Review Premium

Graham Farish's all-new Class 158

MARK CHIVERS

These stylish DMUs are the subject of an all-new ‘N’ gauge model. MARK CHIVERS assesses its execution and running qualities.

MARK CHIVERS
Rapido Trains Titfield Thunderbolt train pack Review Premium

Titfield Thunderbolt Deluxe train pack

BEN CHURCH

70 years since the film first debuted, Rapido Trains UK’s eagerly-awaited Titfield Thunderbolt train packs representing the iconic 1953 Ealing comedy have arrived.

BEN CHURCH
Hornby BR 2MT 2-6-0 for OO gauge Review Premium

The Hornby BR '2MT' 2-6-0 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s all-new model of the BR ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 has been a long time coming for ‘OO’ gauge, but it has now arrived with retailers. Mike Wild takes a closer look at BR lined black 78047.

MIKE WILD

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: Bradley Manor limited edition in colour

The first fully decorated sample for Key Publishing’s limited edition model of preserved Great Western Railway ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor arrived for inspection in late January offering the first impression of the finished product.

Key Publishing commissions Accurascale 'Manor'

Key Publishing has commissioned an exclusive limited edition model of preserved Great Western Railway ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor from Accurascale, with delivery expected in early 2022.

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.

WIN! A Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Freightmaster train set, worth £170.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Freightmaster train set , worth £170. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on January 25 2024.

Irish Railway Models reveals new ‘OO’ wagons

BEN CHURCH

Irish Railway Models (IRM) is adding to its rapidly expanding range with two newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge wagons.

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann unveils Kinesis DCC control system

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann revealed details of its new Kinesis Digital Command Control (DCC) system at the recent Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.

BEN CHURCH

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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