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 August 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Hornby Magazine July 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM181, July 2022. Highlights of this issue include a full guide to repainting a Hornby 'West Country' as the Severn Valley Railway's Elizabeth II, Russell Pigott's superb Cley-on-Sea 'OO' gauge home layout, the latest model reviews, step by step modelling guides 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 June 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM180, June 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts headlined by Tony Wright's outstanding Little Bytham, full reviews of the Accurascale Class 55 'Deltic' and Hornby Class 91 for 'OO' gauge, step by step modelling guides 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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Peco’s ‘N’ gauge next generation seven-plank opens

MARK CHIVERS

New from Peco are these freshly-tooled ‘N’ gauge seven-plank open wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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North Eastern Railway pioneer electrics

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

While electrification is very much in the news these days, the release of a model of a pioneering North Eastern Railway locomotive reminds us that such schemes have been around for more than 100 years. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES has the story.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Exploring Exeter’s Railways

MARK CHIVERS

New from Silver Link Books is this impressive work showcasing the rail network in and around Exeter in Devon.

MARK CHIVERS
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Mail by Rail

JONATHAN NEWTON

The carriage of mail by rail first began shortly after the Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened in 1830 and has continued in one form or another – along with the odd hiatus –  through to a more streamlined form today.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Steam Around Leeds in the 1960s

JONATHAN NEWTON

Leeds was a real hotspot for steam in the 1960s with its leading shed 55A Holbeck home to the last of the Stanier ’Jubilee' 4-6-0s. Yorkshire was one of the crucibles of the railway and steam lasted almost until the very end of BR service there.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Exploring Britain’s Disused Railways

JONATHAN NEWTON

The Victorian ’railway mania’ resulted in the UK being covered near and far with main lines, secondary lines and branch lines. With the introduction of motorways and families being able to afford their own motor car, many of these railways were closed, lifted and lost forever.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Electrics for the Railway Modeller

JONATHAN NEWTON

In this fast-paced world, little stays the same for long, it seems. This certainly applies to the seemingly complex topic of model railway electrics, which is often the very aspect of the hobby that is the most daunting and off-putting for both experienced modellers and those new to the craft.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Kilve - a Western Region branch line in 'OO'

Darren Berry

A station that was could have been built in Somerset is the setting for Darren Berry’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout.

Darren Berry
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Making buildings from scratch

MALCOLM BRIGGS

Creating bespoke buildings for your layout may sound daunting, but as MALCOLM BRIGGS shows in the start of a new series, it is far easier than you might think.

MALCOLM BRIGGS
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Hornby's all-new High Speed Train

MIKE WILD

The iconic British Rail Class 43 power cars have held sway in frontline main line service for more than 45 years and Hornby has revisited the high-speed diesels with a brand-new tooling. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

MIKE WILD

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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