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

HM174 December 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine December 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM174, December 2021. Highlights of this issue include an exclusive feature on a stunning and huge model of Reading to Twyford in 'OO' gauge featuring 160ft of scenery, comprehensive reviews of gas turbine 18000 from Rails of Sheffield, Bachmann's new Class 47, Locomotion's 'Improved Precedent' 2-4-0 and new Accurascale wagons for 'OO' as well as Heljan's new 'O' gauge Class 47 and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday November 4.

HM173, November 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine November 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM173, November 2021. Highlights of this issue include three stunning layouts in 'OO' and 'O' gauge, the latest model reviews covering Bachmann's 'V2' 2-6-2 for 'OO', Dapol's Class 122 for 'O' and more, the chance to win a Hornby Dublo 'Merchant Navy' 4-6-2, practical modelling guides, the winners of the 2021 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards voting and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

HM172, October 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine October 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM172, October 2021. Highlights of this issue include three stunning layouts in 'OO' and 'N' gauge, the latest model reviews, the chance to win the ultimate Great Electric Train Show experience, practical modelling guides, the launch of the 2021 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards voting and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday September 2.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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The Great Gathering Returns

BEN CHURCH

2013 witnessed the reuniting of all six surviving Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2s including two based in North America. A decade ago, Hornby released limited edition models to commemorate the reunion and now they are being re-released – this time in limited edition Hornby Dublo form – to mark ten years since that landmark and unlikely-to-be-repeated event.

BEN CHURCH
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HRA Bogie Hopper Wagons

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s recently announced HRA bogie aggregate hopper wagons have arrived, with newly-tooled models in ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge debuting together.

BEN CHURCH
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MAKING A SCENE: Submerged Spitfire scene

DAN EVASON

DAN EVASON was inspired by a story to create this stunning scene in 4mm scale - which, with adaptation, could be set in any era from the dawn of flight to the present day.

DAN EVASON
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Lockdown Sidings

SIMON MARSH

The Pandemic lockdowns prompted SIMON MARSH to build his first layout in many years - and it shows what can be achieved in a small space in ‘OO’ gauge. Photography, Trevor Jones

SIMON MARSH
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Hornby Magazine March 2024

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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

West Coast relay room expands exclusive laser-cut collection

MIKE WILD

PJM Models’ laser-cut ‘OO’ scale kit for a West Coast Main Line relay room is the latest product to join the Key Publishing Exclusives collection.

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing launch large logo Class 40 limited edition

MIKE WILD

Join Mike Wild and Mark Chivers for the launch of our latest limited edition model featuring the pre-production sample in our video Premiere.

MIKE WILD

Norton Bridge signalbox joins laser-cut line up

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing and PJM Models’ latest laser-cut kit for ‘OO’ gauge models the distinctive West Coast Main Line signalbox at Norton Bridge. It is available now from the Key Model World Shop.

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.

Hattons confirms closure

MARK CHIVERS

After 77 years of trading, North West retailer Hattons Model Railways has confirmed that the business is to close.

MARK CHIVERS

‘N’ gauge Newton Chambers car transporters progress

BEN CHURCH

Sonic Models has received the latest Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its all-new ‘N’ gauge Newton Chambers car transporters.

BEN CHURCH

REVEALED: Exclusive limited edition DCR Class 60

MIKE WILD

The Key Publishing Collection available through the Key Model World Shop has expanded with a limited edition of Class 60 60029 Ben Nevis in DCR grey produced by Cavalex Models for ‘OO’ gauge.

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