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

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Hornby Magazine January 2024

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Hornby Magazine December 2023

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Hornby Magazine November 2023

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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STAFF PROJECTS - New Layout, New Location

Following a house move, BEN CHURCH starts afresh with a new ‘OO’ gauge layout to cater for his and his grandfather’s interests.

Bachmann all-new Class 25 for OO gauge Review Premium

FIRST REVIEW: Bachmann’s all-new Class 25

The BR Sulzer Class 25 is a must-have locomotive for 1960s-1980s modellers and a new choice is arriving for ‘OO’ gauge with Bachmann. MIKE WILD inspects the all-new ‘Rat’ to assess its qualities.

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REALITY CHECK: Class 25 Variety

The numerous Class 25s have a rather confusing history, as within the 327 examples built there have been numerous sub-classes and individual variations, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Railway Signalling

Signalling is vital for the safe operation of the railway – and if correctly modelled it can help emphasise the period, region and realism of a model railway, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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Tulloch Bridge

So well modelled is MARTIN STEWART’s ‘OO’ gauge take on the West Highland Line that some viewers think it’s a real location! Martin explains how this ‘test bed’ layout was built.

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

Eight new exclusive JNA-Ts for the Key Model World Shop

Due to the huge popularity of the first eight DC Rail operated JNA-T wagons commissioned by Key Publishing from Revolution Trains for 'OO', a new batch of eight wagons has been added to the collection. Pre-order today from the Key Model World Shop.

NEW ARRIVAL: First Hornby 'TT:120' scale Class 43 HST arrives

Hornby's TT:120 scale collection is expanded with the arrival of the Class 43 HST power cars and Mk 3 carriages in InterCity Swallow livery - all are in stock now on the Key Model World Shop to add to your layout.

Exclusive CrossCountry HST train pack joins Key Publishing Exclusives collection

Key Publishing has teamed up with Hornby to offer a limited edition train pack featuring CrossCountry HST power cars 43184 and 43366 in ‘OO’ to celebrate the end of long-distance HST operation, exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop.

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Latest model railway news

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

Exmouth Junction signalbox joins Key Model World Shop collection

New to the Key Model World Shop collection from PJM Models is a laser-cut ‘OO’ gauge kit of Exmouth Junction signalbox modelling the distinctive 1959-built flat roof design.

Colour for Coronation coaches  

Hornby has unveiled decorated samples of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER Coronation carriages.

Accurascale reveals all-new ‘OO’ Class 60

Accurascale has announced an all-new model of the Class 60 Co-Co heavy freight diesel locomotive 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