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 December 2022

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Hornby Magazine November 2022

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Hornby Magazine October 2022

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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3D Printed Rabbits

Hop to it with this pack of 3D-printed 4mm scale rabbits from West Hill Wagon Works, providing plenty of choice when it comes to incorporating these fluffy animals into a scene.

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Ruston 88DS goes green

More livery variations of Hornby’s petite ‘OO’ gauge Ruston & Hornsby 88DS shunters (HM201) are now available, with the British Railways green example arriving for review.

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West Hill ‘Deltic’ Power Plant

British Rail’s legendary Class 55 ‘Deltic’ diesel locomotives gained their distinctive nickname from their twin Napier ‘Deltic’ engines which West Hill Wagon Works has recreated in detail for ‘OO’ gauge.

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Collectors Club Class 90

Bachmann Collectors Club members can now acquire this striking ‘OO’ gauge Class 90 Bo-Bo electric. MARK CHIVERS finds out whether it ‘sparks’ his admiration.

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Stretching across 118 spectacular miles, the Highland Main Line is a vital artery linking the Far North for more than 150 years, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

Exclusive Cappagh JNA-T box wagons

Key Publishing has commissioned a series of eight ‘OO’ gauge JNA-T box wagons from Revolution Trains modelling the Royal Blue vehicles operated by Cappagh on aggregate trains.

Key Model World Shop joins Hornby ‘TT:120’ official stockist list

The Key Model World Shop has joined the list of official Hornby ‘TT:120’ stockists with the full range of locomotives, carriages, wagons, track and buildings available now.

Exclusive laser-cut viaduct kits launch for ‘OO’ & ‘TT:120’

The latest additions to the Key Model World Shop are highly-detailed laser-cut viaduct kits for ‘OO’ and ‘TT:120’ scales.

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.

Bachmann reveals new ‘Palvan’ for ‘OO’

Bachmann has revealed it is developing a selection of newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR 12ton ‘Palvan’ pallet vans.

New ‘N’ gauge anchor-mounted tanks for Graham Farish

Bachmann has unveiled a series of all-new ‘N’ gauge anchor-mounted tank wagons for its Graham Farish range.

WIN! A pair of Hornby RailRoad Royal Class 67s diesels, worth £194

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win a pair of Hornby RailRoad ‘OO’ gauge Class 67s, worth £194. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on April 25 2024.

Read all the latest model railway news here.

Magazine Contacts 



Mike Wild


Acting Editor

Mark Chivers


Associate Editor

Jonathan Newton


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Head of Advertisement Sales

Brodie Baxter