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 July 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM181, July 2022. Highlights of this issue include a full guide to repainting a Hornby 'West Country' as the Severn Valley Railway's Elizabeth II, Russell Pigott's superb Cley-on-Sea 'OO' gauge home layout, the latest model reviews, 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 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.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Buying secondhand model railway locomotives

Whether you’re looking to save money or acquire an out of production model, BEN CHURCH argues the used market can be a source of bargains – if you know what to look for.

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GWR five-plank opens roll in

EXPANSION of Rapido Trains UK’s ‘OO’ gauge range continues with the arrival of its newly-tooled versatile five-plank open wagon. 

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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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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

Scorpion and Scimitar CVR(T) 3D printed kits join Key collection

New 3D printed 1:76 scale models of the British army Scorpion and Scimitar CVR(T)s have joined the Key Publishing exclusives collection suitable for ‘OO’ gauge model railways.

3D printed axle counters for ‘OO’ gauge

New to the Key Model World Shop are 10 packs of 3D printed axle counters produced by PJM Models. They are in stock and available now.

NEW STOCK: Airbrush and weathering paint bundles available now

New in at the Key Model World Shop are Lifecolor paint bundles and an airbrushing starter bundle offering all the equipment you need in one purchase including a Sparmax MAX-4 airbrush, ARISM compressor, Spray Booth and Cleaning Pot.

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.

Waterman sets model railway World Record

Pete Waterman OBE set a new Guinness World Record for the World's largest portable model railway with Making Tracks: The Final Frontier at Model World LIVE on April 27 2024.

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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