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 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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DCC/DC Locomotive Servicing Controller

This useful DCC/DC servicing device developed by Mark’s Trains of Peterborough is designed to make decoder fitting and servicing as simple and straightforward as possible.

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Class 59 Revolution

The General Motors Class 59 Co-Co diesels were a revolution in freight haulage on the British railway network on arrival, but can Revolution Trains do the same for ‘N’ gauge with its all-new model of the design? MIKE WILD finds out.

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Flying Scotsman: the amazing story of the world’s most famous locomotive

Eight years on from its last publication in print, Andrew Roden has re-released and remastered his bestselling volume Flying Scotsman in e-book form on Kindle and Apple iBooks, incorporating new information and insights and the locomotive’s career following its triumphant return to service in 2016.

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3D-Printed Cable Trunking

Expanding on its impressive roster of line-side detailing items comes a comprehensive suite of 4mm scale cable trunking from West Hill Wagon Works.

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MGR Coal Trains

Amberley Publishing’s roster of railway books is bolstered by the addition of MGR Coal Trains, a retrospective photographic reminder of these important coal trains.

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

REVEALED: Exclusive limited edition DCR Class 60

The Key Publishing Collection available through the Key Model World Shop has expanded with a limited edition of Class 60 60029 Ben Nevis in DCR grey produced by Cavalex Models for ‘OO’ gauge.

UPDATE: Limited edition Coal Sector Class 31

We have been working with Accurascale on development of our exclusive limited edition model of 31276 Calder Hall Power Station for 'OO' gauge. Read the latest news on this all-new model here.

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Building Twelvemill Bridge's Platforms

New to the Key Model World Shop are laser-cut platform kits for ‘TT:120’ scale. MIKE WILD explains how they were built and painted for Twelvemill Bridge.

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.

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.

Bachmann unveils new BR Mk1 coaches at Model World Live

Bachmann revealed a selection of all new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk1 coaches covering Brake Second Open (BSO)/(BSOT), First Open (FO) and Restaurant Buffet (RB) vehicles at Model World LIVE 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Bachmann launches new Narrow Gauge range

Bachmann has revealed details of a new narrow gauge range - NG7.

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