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 October 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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Hornby Magazine September 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM195, September 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Hornby LNER 'P2' 2-8-2, Heljan's NBL prototype 10800 and Rails SECR 'D1' plus a full feature with exclusive images on Pete Waterman's Making Tracks 3 layout 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 August 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM194, August 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the TMC 'G5' 0-4-4T, Sonic Models 'J50' and the Dapol 'B4' 0-4-0T plus three stunning layouts 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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Dapol TTA tanker for 7mm scale

MIKE WILD

New for ‘O’ gauge from Dapol is the longstanding 45ton TTA four-wheel tanker. MIKE WILD checks out this new arrival for the scale.

MIKE WILD
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4mm Scale Wood Chipper

MARK CHIVERS

Rusty Rails’ growing range of 3D-printed detailing accessories includes this delightful 4mm scale wood chipper.

MARK CHIVERS
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Magnetic Dish

MARK CHIVERS

How often have you mislaid or lost tiny metal screws whilst dismantling a locomotive body? Well, this small magnetic parts dish from Amtec could be the answer.

MARK CHIVERS
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Modern palisade fencing

MARK CHIVERS

Ratio’s ‘N’ gauge range of plastic models and accessories is bolstered with the addition of two new packs of modern palisade fencing for the scale.

MARK CHIVERS
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Grosvenor Square’s growth spurt

MIKE WILD

The Hornby Magazine team is always looking to enhance its layouts and in 2018 it was the turn of our Western Region terminus. MIKE WILD reveals why and how this large layout has been taken to the next level.

MIKE WILD

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Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

Exclusive Porterbrook Class 47 revealed

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing has commissioned an exclusive limited edition modelling Porterbrook purple and white Class 47/8 47817 in ‘OO’ gauge. It is available to pre-order now.

MIKE WILD

Scorpion and Scimitar upscale to ‘O’

Mike Wild.

PJM Models has upscaled its popular 3D printed Scorpion and Scimitar 3D printed CVR(T)s for ‘O’ gauge modellers and they are available now exclusively from the Key Model World Shop.

Mike Wild.
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Building Twelvemill Bridge – Part Two: The Viaduct

MIKE WILD

In the second part of our series following construction of our brand-new ‘TT:120' scale layout, MIKE WILD explains how the laser-cut viaduct kit was built and installed.

MIKE WILD

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Latest model railway news

Read all the latest model railway news from Key Model World and Hornby Magazine.

New Geoscenics track weathering bundle available now

MIKE WILD

Enhance your track with these easy to use track weathering colour from Geoscenics, as featured in the Hornby Magazine/Key Model World Building a TT:120 Model Railway series. In stock now at the Key Model World Shop and priced at £16.00.

MIKE WILD
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Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2023 in pictures

MIKE WILD

The Warley National Model Railway Exhibition saw model manufacturers showcase their latest product samples across ‘OO’, ‘N’ and ‘O’ gauges amongst others. We highlight the latest releases on show in this pictorial round up.

MIKE WILD

Exclusive GNR tunnel portal kits in stock now!

MIKE WILD

In stock now and exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop are laser-cut 'OO' gauge and 'TT:120' scale double track tunnel portal kits modelling Hadley Wood on the East Coast Main Line.

MIKE WILD

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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