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 June 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM192, June 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first review of Accurascale's stunning new 'OO' gauge Class 37, detailed step by step modelling guides, 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 May 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM191, May 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first review of the Sonic Models GCR 'A5' 4-6-2T for OO gauge, Lewis Bucknell's Misselthwaite, detailed step by step modelling guides 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 April 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM190, April 2023. Highlights of this issue include the launch of our new diesel depot layout, exclusive Key Publishing limited editions, first reviews of the latest releases and much 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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Peco Expands ‘O’ Track Range

Peco has added ‘O’ gauge code 143 flat bottom rail concrete sleeper flexible track to its range.

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Dapol ‘N’ gauge Class 59

The first of a pair of ‘59s’ is reviewed by MARK CHIVERS – but how does it compare to its new rival?

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Railways around York: Four decades of change

York has always been a nexus for the railways, and the imposing station built by the North Eastern Railway was at the time of its construction the largest in the world.

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‘N15’ completes ‘Big Four’ Centenary collection

The final component of Hornby’s ‘Big Four’ collection, celebrating 100 years since the 1923 Grouping, arrived in early April with the release of its ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway (SR) ‘N15’ 4-6-0 741 Joyous Gard (Cat No. R30273). 

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West Hill Wagon Works oil tank

New from West Hill Wagon Works is this 4mm scale oil storage tank which provides an easy to use set piece for any diesel locomotive era depot.

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

New Geoscenics track weathering bundle available now

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.

Exclusive GNR tunnel portal kits in stock now!

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.

Exclusive Porterbrook Class 47 revealed

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.

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.

'TT:120' KFA CAD breaks cover

Hornby's ‘TT:120’ wagon range is set to expand with several new wagons planned for the future, including a selection of all-new KFA container flat wagons.

'TT:120' Class 37 progresses

Hornby’s forthcoming ‘TT:120’ Class 37 Co-Co diesel has progressed to the design stage of the development process.

LNER ‘J50’ heads Hornby's 2024 ‘TT:120’ plans

Big plans for Hornby’s smaller scale are on the cards, including an all-new 'TT:120' LNER 'J50' 0-6-0T, as the company unveils its 2024 range.

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