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

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.

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.

Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Heljan's 'O' gauge Class 25/3 Bo-Bo diesel

MIKE WILD

The BR Sulzer Type 2s are popular locomotives in every scale. MIKE WILD reviews Heljan's detailed models of the Class 25/3 for 'O' gauge.

MIKE WILD
A Class 52 Western arrives at Witham and passes a GWR Large Prairie 2-6-2T. Feature Premium

Witham - a Western Region junction station in 'OO' gauge

Martin Reynolds

Recalling happy childhood memories of holidays in the West Country, Martin Reynolds selected a fictional location in Somerset to relive summer Saturday traffic – and more.Photography, Mike Wild

Martin Reynolds
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Canute Road Quay - a 'OO' gauge dock scene

GRAHAM MUSPRATT

Southampton Docks provides the setting for this compact quayside shunting layout set in the Southern Railway era between 1946 to 1949. Builder GRAHAM MUSPRATT explains all.

GRAHAM MUSPRATT
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BOOK REVIEW: Along Welsh lines

MARK CHIVERS

Amongst the recent book releases from Pen & Sword is this substantial picture volume of the rail network taking in South Wales and the Central Wales line in the late 20th Century.

MARK CHIVERS
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BOOK REVIEW: English Electric Class 37/4s

Marck Chivers

British Rail’s English Electric Class 37/4s have proved to be remarkably versatile locomotives, evidenced by the fact that some remain in front line service today, more than 35 years after conversion from standard class members.

Marck Chivers
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BOOK REVIEW: Class 47 adventures

MARK CHIVERS

A recent addition to the Key Books portfolio from Key Publishing is this latest edition on Class 47s by Ian McLean. This is the third book in the series on Class 47s and covers movements from Inverness to Newquay.

MARK CHIVERS
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BOOK REVIEW: Main Line to the South

MARK CHIVERS

​​​​​​​This recent tome from Irwell Press is the second in the series focussing on the South Western Main Line between Basingstoke and Southampton.

MARK CHIVERS
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BOOK REVIEW: Modelling British Railways Railfreight Sub-Sectors

MARK CHIVERS

New from Key Publishing is this latest bookazine in the Modelling British Railways series, dedicated to Railfreight sub-sectors.

MARK CHIVERS
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Reality Check: GWR ‘Kings’ - the ultimate 4-6-0

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Widely regarded as the ultimate development of the Great Western 4-6-0, ‘Kings’ were locomotives of great beauty and extremely powerful workhorses as well, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES relates.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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BOOK REVIEW: Class 33s

MARK CHIVERS

New from Key Books is this picture album showcasing BR Southern Region’s popular Class 33 Bo-Bo diesels.

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

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