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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Ways to buy Hornby Magazine

Available in Print edition delivered to your door, E-Magazine page turner via App Store and Google Play or read online as part of KeyModelWorld premium subscription.

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Back Issues

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Hornby Magazine December 2022

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Hornby Magazine November 2022

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Hornby Magazine October 2022

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Latest articles from Hornby Magazine

View the latest news and features from Hornby Magazine below.

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ModelU Cattle

Continuing the animal theme, ModelU has added a selection of 3D-printed farm figures to its range, including this pack of 4mm scale cows. 

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Staff Projects - Track gang

It’s all about track on the rebuild of Topley Dale with a combination of lifting old rails, relaying and new track installation, as MIKE WILD explains.

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EWS charter train pack

Hornby’s latest ‘OO’ gauge train pack is billed as the ‘EWS Business Train’ and models the air-conditioned Mk 2 carriages EWS repainted in the early 2000s for charter trains. The vehicles were used on railtours as well as on regular peak-hour relief services for ScotRail, operating on the Fife Circle route.

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SMS Crowd Control Barriers

New from Scale Model Scenery is this pack of 4mm scale laser-cut crowd control barriers – ideal for creating a contemporary worksite, festival or rail replacement bus stop queue at a station.

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HM7000 Bluetooth Legacy Dongle

When first released last year, Hornby’s new HM7000 system provided an innovative new way to control your model railway by embracing the capabilities of present-day smart devices.

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

Exclusive Cappagh JNA-T box wagons

Key Publishing has commissioned a series of eight ‘OO’ gauge JNA-T box wagons from Revolution Trains modelling the Royal Blue vehicles operated by Cappagh on aggregate trains.

Key Model World Shop joins Hornby ‘TT:120’ official stockist list

The Key Model World Shop has joined the list of official Hornby ‘TT:120’ stockists with the full range of locomotives, carriages, wagons, track and buildings available now.

Exclusive laser-cut viaduct kits launch for ‘OO’ & ‘TT:120’

The latest additions to the Key Model World Shop are highly-detailed laser-cut viaduct kits for ‘OO’ and ‘TT:120’ scales.

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Latest model railway news

Read all the latest model railway news from Key Model World and Hornby Magazine.

WIN! A pair of Hornby RailRoad Royal Class 67s diesels, worth £194

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win a pair of Hornby RailRoad ‘OO’ gauge Class 67s, worth £194. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on April 25 2024.

Railway Touring Company reveals 2024 line-up

The Railway Touring Company has revealed its line-up of railtours for 2024, together with details of a new subscriber benefit for Hornby Magazine and Key Model World readers. 

‘E1’ exclusive for Brighton Circle

Rapido Trains has revealed that it is planning an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of sole surviving London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘E1’ 0-6-0T 110 in Marsh lined black for The Brighton Circle.

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Magazine Contacts 



Mike Wild


Acting Editor

Mark Chivers


Associate Editor

Jonathan Newton


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Brodie Baxter