Hornby Magazine

Hornby Magazine

Edited by 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 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 February 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM188, February 2023. Highlights of this issue include a full guide Hornby 2023 catalogue and much 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 January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Hornby Magazine December 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

Hornby's Drax Renewable Pioneers hoppers for 'OO' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has released new versions of the IIA-D 102tonne Drax biomass hopper wagons which were introduced in 2013-2014.

MARK CHIVERS
Dapol's all-new Class 59 for OO gauge Review Premium

Dapol delivers its Class 59 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The American-built Electro-Motive Division Class 59 heavy-freight locomotives started a revolution in rail freight haulage. Dapol is looking to achieve the same with its all-new ‘OO’ gauge model. MIKE WILD finds out if it has succeeded.

MIKE WILD
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Class 59 heavy-freight diesel history

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

More than three decades ago a small fleet of Class 59 diesel locomotives arrived in this country, and immediately proved themselves far superior to anything that we already had on our railways, starting a revolution that would, in time, see hundreds of similar locomotives brought to our shores, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Weathering and detailing a Hornby LNER 'Q6' in 'OO' gauge

TIM SHACKLETON

Operating your layout with only a limited selection of classes is entirely prototypical – but how do you make near-identical engines look different? TIM SHACKLETON shows how you can do it through weathering effects alone.

TIM SHACKLETON
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St Judes - a Southern branch in OO gauge

CHRIS BONE

Starting from a small Southern Region layout, CHRIS BONE explains how he developed and expanded his project to recreate the atmosphere of Devon and Cornwall’s railways in the 1950s and 1960s in ‘OO’ and ‘OO9’ gauges.

CHRIS BONE
Dapol GWR Manor sound installation guide Feature Premium

Wheeltapper sound for the Dapol ‘Manor’

MIKE WILD

The Dapol GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is designed with sound installation in mind. MIKE WILD explores its simplicity with a new sound profile from the Wheeltapper collection on an ESU V5 chip. Read the full guide and watch our demonstration video here.

MIKE WILD
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Revolution delivers ‘OO’ Ecofret container wagons

MARK CHIVERS

Intermodal traffic forms an important part of the present-day rail scene and Revolution Trains' all-new FWA Ecofrets are set to fill another gap for ‘OO’. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

MARK CHIVERS
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MAKING A SCENE: Modelling river crossings

DAN EVASON

A ford crossing a river or stream could make an interesting and unusual setting on a layout. DAN EVASON shows how you can build one and bring it to life.

DAN EVASON
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Scale Model Scenery manholes and drain covers

JONATHAN NEWTON

New from Scale Model Scenery is this pack of 4mm scale laser-cut and engraved manhole and drain covers.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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West Hill introduces ‘TT:120’ accessory range

MARK CHIVERS

New from West Hill Wagon Works are these all-new ‘TT:120’ scale 3D printed model railway accessories from the company’s range of lineside detailing.

MARK CHIVERS

Magazine Contacts 

 

Editor

Mike Wild

mike.wild@keypublishing.com

Assitant Editor

Mark Chivers

mark.chivers@keypublishing.com

Associate Editor

Richard Watson

richard.watson@keypublishing.com

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Head of Advertisement Sales

Brodie Baxter

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