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

Making Tracks Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine September 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM171, September 2021. Highlights of this issue include our ultimate guide to Pete Waterman's stunning Making Tracks layout for Chester Cathedral, first reviews of the Heljan AEC railcar for 'OO' and Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 2-4-2T Lyn plus Hornby's latest Pendolino and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday August 5.

HM170 August 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine August 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM170, August 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Locomotion Models Wainwright 'D' 4-4-0, Bachmann's all-new Class 24, Oxford Rail's 'J27' 0-6-0 and more plus three stunning layout features step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday July 1.

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Hornby Magazine July 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM169, July 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Bachmann 4-BEP EMU for 'OO' and Kato 'N' gauge Class 800, Kernow Model Rail Centre's LSWR Road Vans and more plus John White's stunning model of Doncaster is one of three great layouts inside alongside step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday June 3.


Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Woodland on a Budget

Model trees are readily available, but DAN EVASON reckons you can make them yourself for pennies – as he demonstrates in this latest ‘OO’ gauge scene.

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Blair Atholl towards Drumochter

For the first time in its 35 year lifetime, Blair Atholl is going to an exhibition outside Scotland when it heads to Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024. IAN and CALLUM McCREADIE explain how Scotland’s finest Highland Main Line layout was built and what the future holds.

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Hornby TT:120 catalogue 2024

Welcome to Hornby TT:120, a 40-page catalogue in page turning format dedicated to a Table Top model railway format that uses an internationally recognised scale of 1:120 - a perfect scale for those of all ages who may be limited for space.

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Skaledale family grocer

Hornby’s extensive Skaledale range continues to provide modellers with high quality ‘OO’ gauge resin buildings that are ready to be placed on a layout straight from the box. This recent release models a family grocer’s.

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Peco Victorian houses

Peco has added to its range of laser-cut kit products with these 4mm scale Victorian semi-detached houses.

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

Key Publishing launch large logo Class 40 limited edition

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

Norton Bridge signalbox joins laser-cut line up

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.

GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ kit available now for 'OO' gauge

Key Publishing and PJM Models have released their second kit – a ‘OO’ gauge laser-cut model of the GCR ‘Birdcage Bridge’ which once crossed the WCML at Rugby. Read the full story here and order online through the Key Model World Shop.

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.

‘OO’ Class 320/321 EMUs for Revolution

Revolution Trains is to produce all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 320 and 321 25kV AC Electric Multiple Units (EMU).

Heidelberg 59 sample surfaces

Decorated samples of Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 59 59101 Village of Whatley in its latest Heidelberg Materials green livery have arrived for assessment.

Colour for NER 20ton coal hoppers

Final decorated samples of Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge North Eastern Railway (NER) 20ton coal hopper wagons have arrived for scrutiny.

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