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!

Find us on Social Networks


 

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.

Buy Print or E-magazine on Key Shop

If you prefer to read online, subscribe to KeyModelWorld Premium today. You’ll be able to read our leading modelling magazines online immediately, plus you’ll get unrestricted access to all content across KeyModelWorld including exclusive product videos, video series, extra articles and more.

 

Competitions

Enter the latest competitions here

View Competitions

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.

Feature Premium

Modelling a West Coast Railtour

Railtours are a superb way of bringing variety to a layout. In the first of two step-by-step guides, RICHARD HALL shows how to recreate the railtour carriages  – which can be very different.

Review Premium

FIRST REVIEW: Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ High Speed Train

The unmistakable lines of the Class 43 High Speed Train have been immortalised in ‘TT:120’ scale by Hornby. MIKE WILD reviews the first arrivals in InterCity ‘Swallow’ and GWR green liveries.

Review Premium

Flangeway ‘O’ gauge ZZA snowplough

These distinctive vehicles are now available in ‘O’. MARK CHIVERS checks them over to see if they cut any ice for 7mm scale modellers.

Final preparations for Statfold Model Railway Exhibition 2024

Final preparations are under way for the annual Statfold Model Railway Exhibition which is due to take place on April 13/14 2024 at Statfold Country Park near Tamworth with the addition of a surprise exhibit from Key Model World/Hornby Magazine.

Review Premium

Graham Farish LMS ‘Twins’

The London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s pioneering diesel-electric ‘twins’ 10000/10001 are the latest arrivals from Bachmann’s ‘N’ gauge Graham Farish range. MARK CHIVERS assesses these new additions to the roster.

Read all our latest model railway features here.


Exclusive products on the Key Model World Shop

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

Norton Bridge 3D printed signalbox interior kit out now!

New to the Key Model World Shop is a bespoke 3D printed interior kit for our recently introduced laser-cut model of Norton Bridge signalbox.

Feature Freemium

Building a diesel depot Part 4: The ‘Birdcage Bridge’

In the fourth and final feature, MIKE WILD builds PJM Models’ laser-cut GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ and explains how it was installed as a scenic break for the Diesel Depot build.

West Coast relay room expands exclusive laser-cut collection

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.

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.

VIDEO: Railway Icons HSDT prototype decorated sample

The decorated sample of the Railway Icons collection model of HSDT prototype power car 41001 has been revealed through the collaboration between Rails of Sheffield, Locomotion Models and Bachmann Europe together with a factory sound option of the model.

Exclusive CrossCountry HST train pack joins Key Publishing Exclusives collection

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.

Heljan Southern PMV EP arrives

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Heljan’s newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Southern Railway Parcels Miscellaneous Van (PMV)/Covered Carriage Truck (CCT) utility van have arrived for evaluation by the company’s development team.

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