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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Back Issues

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Hornby Magazine March 2023 | HM189

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM189, March 2023. Highlights of this issue include our Flying Scotsman Centenary supplement, first reviews of the latest releases 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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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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Hornby Magazine January 2023

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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Railways Remembered: North East England

First in a new series called ‘Railways Remembered’, this new publication from Crecy is a well-produced and high-quality look back at the railways in North East England from the 1950s to 1970s. The book covers steam, diesel and electric traction on main lines and the region’s many industrial railways.

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Fairwood Junction

One of the star attractions at the 2024 Great Electric Train Show is STEVE JONES’ brilliant contemporary recreation of this important Great Western Main Line junction in ‘OO’ which showcases the huge variety of the modern railway.

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Bespoke Barn Build

What do you do when there are no suitable buildings available as kits or ‘ready to plant’? DAN EVASON shows that making your own structure can be simple and provide a unique aspect to a layout.

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RailRoad Class 101 returns

Hornby’s enduring Class 101 DMU is back, offering an important train for BR era modellers. BEN CHURCH sees if it stands up to present-day scrutiny.

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Diesel Days at Westbury

A railway crossroads, Westbury has long been an important rail hub and remains a major centre for a varied selection of passenger and aggregate traffic, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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

Scorpion and Scimitar upscale to ‘O’

PJM Models has upscaled its popular 3D printed Scorpion and Scimitar 3D printed CVR(T)s for ‘O’ gauge modellers and they are available now exclusively from the Key Model World Shop.

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Building Twelvemill Bridge – Part Two: The Viaduct

In the second part of our series following construction of our brand-new ‘TT:120' scale layout, MIKE WILD explains how the laser-cut viaduct kit was built and installed.

Exclusive Wild & Chivers coal wagon

The first of a new series of annual exclusive wagons featuring the names from the Key Publishing team on classic private owner wagons in ‘OO’ gauge. The first is Wild & Chivers.

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.

LNER Coronation coach running samples

Hornby has received Engineering Prototype (EP) running samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) articulated Coronation coaches for evaluation by the company’s development team.

Bachmann reveals new ‘Palvan’ for ‘OO’

Bachmann has revealed it is developing a selection of newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR 12ton ‘Palvan’ pallet vans.

New ‘N’ gauge anchor-mounted tanks for Graham Farish

Bachmann has unveiled a series of all-new ‘N’ gauge anchor-mounted tank wagons for its Graham Farish range.

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