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

HM160, October 2020 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine | October 2020

Welcome to Hornby Magazine October 2020 celebrating 100 years of Hornby. This special issue features 172 pages of modelling content including an exclusive competition to win one of Hornby's celebratory limited edition Sir Nigel Gresley train sets plus runner up prizes of Hornby 2020 memorabilia. Inside we have a series of special features to celebrate this momentous occasion in Hornby's history and much more besides. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

HM159 September PDF reader Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine | September 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM159, September 2020! This feature packed edition adds up to 196 pages with our FREE 32-page Southern Region modelling guide supplement on top of our standard 164 page issue. We also have an exclusive competition to win White Rose Modelworks baseboards plus a Hornby locomotive, wagons and Skaledale buildings with a total prize value of more than £750. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

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Hornby Magazine | August 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM158, August 2020. Our Summer Special which features our pick of the best model railway layouts featured in the magazine over the past 158 issues, an exclusive competition to win a new Hornby ‘OO’ gauge ‘Prairie’ 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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FIRST REVIEW: Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ High Speed Train

The unmistakable lines of the Class 43 High Speed Train have been immortalised in ‘TT:120’ scale by Hornby. MIKE WILD reviews the first arrivals in InterCity ‘Swallow’ and GWR green liveries.

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Flangeway ‘O’ gauge ZZA snowplough

These distinctive vehicles are now available in ‘O’. MARK CHIVERS checks them over to see if they cut any ice for 7mm scale modellers.

Final preparations for Statfold Model Railway Exhibition 2024

Final preparations are under way for the annual Statfold Model Railway Exhibition which is due to take place on April 13/14 2024 at Statfold Country Park near Tamworth with the addition of a surprise exhibit from Key Model World/Hornby Magazine.

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Graham Farish LMS ‘Twins’

The London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s pioneering diesel-electric ‘twins’ 10000/10001 are the latest arrivals from Bachmann’s ‘N’ gauge Graham Farish range. MARK CHIVERS assesses these new additions to the roster.

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Woodland on a Budget

Model trees are readily available, but DAN EVASON reckons you can make them yourself for pennies – as he demonstrates in this latest ‘OO’ gauge scene.

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.

Heljan Southern PMV EP arrives

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Heljan’s newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Southern Railway Parcels Miscellaneous Van (PMV)/Covered Carriage Truck (CCT) utility van have arrived for evaluation by the company’s development team.

Accurascale Class 50s edge closer

Production of Accurascale‘s all-new Class 50 is under way and the manufacturer has revealed more decorated samples of the newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge models.

‘OO’ Class 320/321 EMUs for Revolution

Revolution Trains is to produce all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 320 and 321 25kV AC Electric Multiple Units (EMU).

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