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

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Hornby Magazine September 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM195, September 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Hornby LNER 'P2' 2-8-2, Heljan's NBL prototype 10800 and Rails SECR 'D1' plus a full feature with exclusive images on Pete Waterman's Making Tracks 3 layout and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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Hornby Magazine August 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM194, August 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the TMC 'G5' 0-4-4T, Sonic Models 'J50' and the Dapol 'B4' 0-4-0T plus three stunning layouts and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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Hornby Magazine July 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM193, July 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first review of Hornby's new 'TT:120' products, the launch of our latest laser-cut kit, three stunning layouts and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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REALITY CHECK: Southern Railway CC1 ‘Booster’

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

To power goods trains on its electric network, the Southern Railway built one of the most innovative and unusual locomotive designs ever to appear on our railways. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of the Class 70, otherwise known as the ‘Booster’.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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EFE Rail’s Southern Electric ‘Boosters’

MIKE WILD

The 1940s Southern Railway ‘Booster’ electric locomotives are the subject of an all-new tooling from EFE Rail for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Redbridge Wharf

RICH SULZMANN

Winchester Railway Modellers took on the challenge to build Redbridge Wharf - a layout based on the expansive sleeper works at Redbridge, Southampton, nestled alongside a busy main line railway. RICH SULZMANN tells the story.

RICH SULZMANN
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What Next? LNER

TREVOR JONES

Continuing his survey of the ‘Big Four’ railways, Trevor Jones picks out some ‘missing links’ of the LNER and constituents that could be modelled in ‘OO’ gauge.

TREVOR JONES
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Great Gathering anniversary collection – Part two

BEN CHURCH

Last issue (HM200) we looked at the first half of the new Hornby Dublo Great Gathering tenth anniversary collection, and now the three remaining Gresley ‘A4s’ - 60007 (Cat No. R30266), 60008 (R30265) and 60009 (R30263) in BR condition are here.

BEN CHURCH

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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

New Geoscenics track weathering bundle available now

MIKE WILD

Enhance your track with these easy to use track weathering colour from Geoscenics, as featured in the Hornby Magazine/Key Model World Building a TT:120 Model Railway series. In stock now at the Key Model World Shop and priced at £16.00.

MIKE WILD

Exclusive GNR tunnel portal kits in stock now!

MIKE WILD

In stock now and exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop are laser-cut 'OO' gauge and 'TT:120' scale double track tunnel portal kits modelling Hadley Wood on the East Coast Main Line.

MIKE WILD

Exclusive Porterbrook Class 47 revealed

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing has commissioned an exclusive limited edition modelling Porterbrook purple and white Class 47/8 47817 in ‘OO’ gauge. It is available to pre-order now.

MIKE WILD

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.

Accurascale unveil ‘Warwell’ production samples

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale has unveiled final production samples of their forthcoming ‘Warwell’ bogie well wagons for ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH
Bachmann Spring 2024 British Railway Announcements News Freemium

Bachmann Spring 2024 British Railway Announcements

MIKE WILD

Bachmann Europe has revealed its Spring 2024 British Railway Announcements, including full details of the new Class 30 and 31 for 'OO' gauge and much more. Join us to watch the video from Bachmann and read the full story here.

MIKE WILD

Accurascale acquires Hattons Originals tooling

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale has confirmed that it has acquired the Hattons Originals tooling for the ‘OO’ gauge ‘Warwell’ military flat wagon, South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘P’ Class 0-6-0T and the Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST. 

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