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 May 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM179, May 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for 'OO', Accurascale HAAs for 'OO' and Dapol Class 121 for 'O' gauge, step by step modelling guides and more. This issue also contains our annual New Model Guide for 2022 covering all planned new locomotive and rolling stock models for 'OO', 'N', 'O', 'OO9' and 'O-16.5' gauges. 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 April 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM178, April 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Class 370 APT and rebuilt 'W1' 4-6-4, Minerva Model Railways Class 14 for 'O' gauge, Bachmann's new 'OO' VEA van and more models plus step by step modelling guides, railway history 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 March 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM177, March 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Bachmann Class 20/0 and Rails of Sheffield Caley '812' for 'OO', 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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The final HST wind down

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

British Rail’s Inter-City 125 is one of the most recognisable and successful trains in railway history but is now reaching the end of its operational days. Some units, however, are enjoying a second life, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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ZIMO Digital sound for the Hornby HST

PAUL CHETTER

The scream of turbochargers epitomised the High Speed Trains when they entered service. PAUL CHETTER sets out to recreate the spectacle with digital sound in ‘OO’ gauge using the Hornby 8-pin chassis HST power cars as the basis.

PAUL CHETTER
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Train formations: Class 43 High Speed Trains

MARK CHIVERS

If you think High Speed Trains are all alike, you might be surprised at the variety. MARK CHIVERS presents a series of formations covering their 40-year careers.

MARK CHIVERS
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Newvaddon Parkway - modelling Cornwall in the present day

DARREN GLASSON

Based on a fictional new town in West Cornwall, father and son team NIGEL and DARREN GLASSON set out to show what a busy parkway station in the area could look like in ‘N’ gauge. Photography, Trevor Jones

DARREN GLASSON
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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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WORKBENCH: Class 20 weathering – Part 1

TIM SHACKLETON

The Class 20 offers potential for detailed weathering effects. TIM SHACKLETON brushes up on the basics of weathering with a pair of Bachmann Class 20s in 'OO' gauge.

TIM SHACKLETON
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Streamlined LNER ‘B17/5’ heads Hornby 2023 steam plans

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s 2023 releases are set to include newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) streamlined ‘B17/5’ 4-6-0s, a collection of all-new LNER ‘A1’/‘A3’ Flying Scotsman 4-6-2s in the Hornby Dublo range and a new Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR) addition, in the form of 0-4-2 No. 58 Tiger.

MARK CHIVERS
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Dublo die-cast ‘Deltic’ heads Hornby 2023 diesel plans

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby is to bolster its diesel and electric range with an all-new ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric DP1 Deltic for the Hornby Dublo range, resplendent in its eye-catching blue and cream colour scheme.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby launches Bluetooth Digital Control

MARK CHIVERS

Since launching its Zero 1 Digital Control System in the late 1970s, Hornby has innovated with technology and this year the company is set to launch its all-new HM7000 Bluetooth Digital Control System.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby unveils all-new ‘OO’ Bogie Bolsters and TTA tanks

MARK CHIVERS

2023 looks set to be a good year for freight wagons with a series of all-new ‘OO’ gauge vehicles planned by Hornby including GWR bogie bolster ‘Macaw B’, BR bogie bolster ‘C’, LMS/BR ‘Salmon’ bogie bolsters and TTA tank wagons.

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

brodie.baxter@keypublishing.com