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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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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Depot detailing

New to Modelu’s range of 3D printed detailing accessories are these packs of 4mm scale steam depot detailing.

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Revolution Trains MK 5A Coaches

Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge TransPennine Express Nova 3 carriages have arrived. BEN CHURCH casts a glance over these colourful coaches.

Melin Llechi 16mm narrow gauge layout Feature Premium

Melin Llechi

The slate industry of North Wales is the theme of this evocative 16mm:1ft scale narrow gauge layout. THOMAS ASHCROFT-DOMONEY outlines its origins and operation.Photography, Jonathan Newton

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Shap

Shap has always been a challenge to footplate crews and a magnet for enthusiasts. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explores this famous location’s history and appeal.

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Bachmann Collectors Club Ivatt ‘2MT’ 2-6-0

Amongst the recent additions to the Bachmann Collectors Club range of exclusive limited edition models is this ‘N’ gauge LMS Ivatt ‘2MT’ in BR lined maroon. MARK CHIVERS assesses it.

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

Weathering a Diesel Brake Tender in OO gauge. Feature Freemium

Weathering Diesel Brake Tenders in 'OO' gauge

With a new selection of Key Publishing’s exclusive ‘OO’ gauge diesel brake tender now available, TIM COOPER shows how some gentle weathering can really bring this model to life.

New Diesel Brake Tenders launch!

A new batch of three different ‘OO’ gauge Diesel Brake Tender models are now available from Key Publishing. Mike Wild introduces these new releases.

Accurascale ‘Manors’ enter production

Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0s are in production including Key Publishing’s exclusive limited edition of 7802 Bradley Manor. See the latest images here.

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Latest model railway news

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

Heljan LMS inspection saloon breaks cover

Decorated samples of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) inspection saloon developed by Heljan for ‘O’ gauge are being assessed by the company’s development team.

Heljan BR Mk 2s gain colour

Factory decorated samples of Heljan’s all-new ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 2 coaches have arrived with the company’s development team.

Rapido ‘Jones Goods’ gains colour

Rapido Trains has revealed decorated samples of its forthcoming Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods 4-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge.

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