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 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.

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Hornby Magazine March 2023 | HM189

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM189, March 2023. Highlights of this issue include our Flying Scotsman Centenary supplement, 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.

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Hornby Magazine February 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM188, February 2023. Highlights of this issue include a full guide Hornby 2023 catalogue 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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Hornby Magazine July 2024

July 2024 issue of Hornby Magazine in page-turning format features an exclusive report on Pete Waterman and the Railnuts' world record at Model World LIVE

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Installing Locoman’s BR ‘5MT’ sound

The powerful sounds of the BR ‘5MT’ 4-6-0 are now available from Locoman Sounds on the ESU decoder family. MIKE WILD upgrades an older Bachmann 8-pin model to show how it can be done.

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Hornby ZBA returns for OO gauge

Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge ZBA ‘Rudd’ departmental wagon has made a welcome return to the range.

Rusty Rails railway engine blocks for OO gauge

Adding to the repertoire of 4mm scale 3D-printed accessories available from Rusty Rails is this underfloor engine suitable for Class 150, 153, 156 and 158 Diesel Multiple Units.

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Hewisbridge revisited - the Waverley Route in OO

A stalwart of the exhibition scene for three decades, the 57 Study Group’s finescale ‘OO’ gauge layout continues to evolve and attract new admirers, as IAN PORTEOUS reveals.

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.

Rapido ‘Fireless’ EPs arrive

Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Rapido Trains’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 ‘Caledonia’ fireless locomotives have arrived for inspection.

VIDEO: Cavalex reveals decorated Class 60s

Cavalex Models has received decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 60 diesel for evaluation. See the images and watch our latest video with Cav and Alex featuring the Class 60 samples in action.

BR 21ton HTO/HTV hoppers next for Accurascale

Accurascale has revealed BR 21ton HTO/HTV hoppers as its next ‘OO’ gauge wagon project, bolstering the company’s ‘Powering Britain’ 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