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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Hornby Magazine March 2024

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Hornby Magazine February 2024

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Hornby Magazine January 2024

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Welsh Inspiration

BEN CHURCH

North Wales, the Snowdonia National Park and its surrounding landscape offer picturesque views of coasts, mountains, valleys and hills. Combined with the traditional slate industry that dominated the area, the region’s railways traverse very harsh environments whether on the North Wales Coast line or through the mountains.

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BR Wagons Vol. 5

BEN CHURCH

This latest volume in the series from Crecy about the acquired wagons of British Railways covers open goods wagons and continues from its predecessors and other books by David Larkin, providing a wealth of knowledge and insight.

BEN CHURCH
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Speedlink Freight

BEN CHURCH

From Crecy Publishing comes this comprehensive guide to the ill-fated Speedlink wagon service, employed by British Railways from 1977 to 1991.

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Scottish Evolution

BEN CHURCH

In this 57th volume of Britain’s Railway Series, Ian Lothian turns his attention to the railways of central Scotland showing how they, the landscape, motive power and usage have changed over the last 40 years.

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1980s Motive Power

Andrew Walker/Vaughan Hellam

At the dawn of the 1980s the East Coast Main Line (ECML) was still the domain of the legendary Class 55 ‘Deltics’. Change was imminent though, as the 1980s saw the culling of several classic British diesel designs.

Andrew Walker/Vaughan Hellam

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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

Exclusive CrossCountry HST train pack joins Key Publishing Exclusives collection

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing has teamed up with Hornby to offer a limited edition train pack featuring CrossCountry HST power cars 43184 and 43366 in ‘OO’ to celebrate the end of long-distance HST operation, exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop.

MIKE WILD

Sydenham station joins exclusive laser-cut collection

Mike Wild.

The laser-cut kit for Sydenham station featured in Pete Waterman’s Little Trains and Big Names with Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi is the next kit to enter the Key Publishing laser-cut collection from PJM Models.

Mike Wild.

IN STOCK NOW: Hornby TT:120 scale TTA tankers

MIKE WILD

Hornby's new collection of TT:120 scale 45ton TTA tankers are in stock now at the Key Model World Shop. Check out the first three liveries here.

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.

Dapol reveals decorated JHAs

BEN CHURCH

Dapol has unveiled samples of its forthcoming Powell Duffryn Standard (PDS) JHA bogie hopper wagons in ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH

Realtrack Models Class 142 deco samples surface

BEN CHURCH

Samples of Realtrack Models’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Class 142 ‘Pacer’ DMU have been received for evaluation. Liveries include BR Provincial and BR chocolate and cream examples.

BEN CHURCH

Heljan receives LNER ‘U1’ running sample

BEN CHURCH

Heljan has received a running sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge LNER  Beyer-Garratt ‘U1’ 2-8-0+0-8-2 for evaluation.

BEN CHURCH

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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