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

HM176 PDF reader Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine February 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM176, February 2022. Highlights of this issue include FULL coverage of the Hornby 2022 catalogue launch, three stunning feature layouts, first reviews of the Hornby 'W1' 4-6-4 and Dapol 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T 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.

Hornby Magazine January 2022 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine January 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM175, January 2022. Highlights of this issue include an exclusive feature on Pete Waterman's stunning 'O' gauge model of Leamington Spa, our first review of Bachmann's all-new 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T and Heljan's new centre headcode Class 40 for 'O' gauge, detailed step by step guides, railway history and the start of our brand-new narrow gauge layout build and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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.

Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

Hornby magnetic couplings join accessory line

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby's recently introduced magnetic couplings are being made available as separate accessory packs in 2023.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby 'TT:120' gains Triplex sound fitted locomotives

The Hornby 'TT:120' collection is set to expand in 2023 with the addition of a series of digital sound fitted locomotives using Hornby's newly revealed Triplex sound Bluetooth chips.

Rapido’s Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods’ progresses

JONATHAN NEWTON

Rapido Trains UK has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its

JONATHAN NEWTON

More ‘OO’ GWR wagons from Rapido

JONATHAN NEWTON

Rapido Trains UK is to produce successor GWR designs to its Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Iron Mink’ vans and four-plank open wagons which are due to arrive in shops during January. The models include new Diagram O11 and Diagram O15 five-plank opens and the Diagram V14 and Diagram V16 ‘Mink A’ wagons.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Equipment Guide: Track rubbers

MARK CHIVERS

Clean track is essential when operating a model railway, and without it comes the frustration of poor operation. MARK CHIVERS surveys a range of readily available track rubbers in our latest Hornby Magazine Equipment Guide and highlights our pick.

MARK CHIVERS
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The LNER’s elegant ‘B12’ 4-6-0

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

At the turn of the 20th century, many British railways developed more powerful passenger locomotives, and amongst the most elegant were the Great Eastern Railway’s long-lived ‘B12’ 4-6-0s, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Hornby LNER ‘B12’ 4-6-0 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The Great Eastern section has gained great momentum in ready-to-run locomotives over the past two years – and the latest arrival is Hornby’s spectacular ‘OO’ gauge model of the ‘B12/3’ 4-6-0. MIKE WILD takes an exclusive first look at the soon to be released production model.

MIKE WILD
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Railway Realism: Chinley

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Once the centre of a busy railway network Chinley, in Derbyshire, is now but a shadow of its former self. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks at the rise and fall of this important railway landmark.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Common Oak Lane - a OO gauge micro layout

TIM LOWE

TIM LOWE set out to build a minimum space, minimum budget ‘OO’ gauge shunting layout – which has only acquired a name under new ownership.

TIM LOWE
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Heljan’s all-new Class 26 and 27 for 'O' gauge

MIKE WILD

The BRCW Class 26 and 27 Bo-Bo diesel-electrics are synonymous with Scotland and now brand-new models are available for ‘O’ gauge from Heljan. MIKE WILD checks out these exciting arrivals.

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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