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 June 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM180, June 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts headlined by Tony Wright's outstanding Little Bytham, full reviews of the Accurascale Class 55 'Deltic' and Hornby Class 91 for 'OO' gauge, 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 May 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM179, May 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for 'OO', Accurascale HAAs for 'OO' and Dapol Class 121 for 'O' gauge, step by step modelling guides and more. This issue also contains our annual New Model Guide for 2022 covering all planned new locomotive and rolling stock models for 'OO', 'N', 'O', 'OO9' and 'O-16.5' gauges. 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 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM178, April 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Class 370 APT and rebuilt 'W1' 4-6-4, Minerva Model Railways Class 14 for 'O' gauge, Bachmann's new 'OO' VEA van and more models plus step by step modelling guides, railway history 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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‘BIG FOUR’ COLLECTION: GWR ‘Castle’ 4074 Caldicot Castle

BEN CHURCH

To celebrate the centenary of the 1923 Grouping, Hornby is producing four limited edition models, the first of which arrived in late November. The Great Western’s representative in this collection is ‘Castle’ 4-6-0 4074 Caldicot Castle.

BEN CHURCH
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Crianlarich - Scotland in 'N' gauge

KEITH BATHGATE

This well-known West Highland Line junction was Renfrewshire Model Railway Club’s exhibition mainstay for many years. KEITH BATHGATE explains its fortuitous start and plans for a successor.

KEITH BATHGATE
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Class 57s

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

While remanufacture of existing locomotives is common practice in other countries it is quite rare in the UK. The Class 57, however, is an exception, having been rebuilt from the Class 47 two decades ago. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at this successful conversion and its subsequent service history.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Peco ‘TT:120’ seven-plank open wagons

BEN CHURCH

Peco’s latest releases for ‘TT:120’ scale include these all-new seven-plank open wagons in eight different liveries covering Cadbury’s, Huntley and Palmers, Colman’s and British Railways colour schemes, together with one for each of the ‘Big Four’ railways.

BEN CHURCH
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‘OO9’ Gloucester bogie coach arrives

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s eagerly-awaited newly-tooled ‘OO9’ Ashover Light Railway Gloucester bogie coach arrived in the Hornby Magazine office during December.

BEN CHURCH

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

OUT NOW: Steel sheet piling kits for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

The latest Key Publishing exclusive kit models modern Larssen steel sheet piling used in construction and featured on Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks 3 layout.

MIKE WILD

40145 production sample arrives

MIKE WILD

Production samples of Key Publishing’s latest limited edition ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway have arrived. View them here and watch our full sound demonstration.

MIKE WILD

New low-relief North Light factory laser-cut kits

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing’s exclusive collection of PJM laser-cut kits has expanded with the addition of low-relief North Light factory units for ‘OO’ gauge.

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.

Revolution Trains raises £3,840 for charity

BEN CHURCH

Revolution Trains has donated £3,840 to the Railway Children charity, during a special ceremony at Avanti West Coast’s Crewe railway station.

BEN CHURCH

New exclusive ‘OO’ gauge GNR signalbox kit

Mike Wild.

A ‘OO’ scale kit of the Great Northern Railway signalbox at Helpston is the latest addition to the Key Model World Shop exclusive building collection, produced by PJM Models.

Mike Wild.
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Hornby project updates – January 2024

MIKE WILD

Following the launch of the Hornby 2024 catalogue, MIKE WILD rounds up the latest progress on previously announced models for ‘OO’ gauge from 2022 and 2023.

MIKE WILD

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