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

HM170 August 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine August 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM170, August 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Locomotion Models Wainwright 'D' 4-4-0, Bachmann's all-new Class 24, Oxford Rail's 'J27' 0-6-0 and more plus three stunning layout features step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday July 1.

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Hornby Magazine July 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM169, July 2021. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the Bachmann 4-BEP EMU for 'OO' and Kato 'N' gauge Class 800, Kernow Model Rail Centre's LSWR Road Vans and more plus John White's stunning model of Doncaster is one of three great layouts inside alongside step by step guides, inspirational features and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday June 3.

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Hornby Magazine June 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168, June 2021. Highlights of this issue include exclusive features on new layouts modelling Dent and Westbury Cement Works, 25 pages of news and reviews covering Hornby's 'Coronation Scot' carriages, Trains4Us Warflats and the Lionheart Trains Mk 1s, inspirational modelling 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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EQUIPMENT GUIDE: Wheel cleaners

MARK CHIVERS

Keeping model wheels clean is vital but can be tricky. MARK CHIVERS assesses some of the best products on the market in the Hornby Magazine Equipment Guide.

MARK CHIVERS
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Harford Street to Mile End Gate

JIM CONNER

Just because we start a layout with a design in mind, doesn’t mean it has to stay the same forever. JIM CONNER reveals the history of his second version of this East London-based layout and details the ‘route’ from Harford Street to Mile End Gate.

JIM CONNER
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West Coast Cement: Under construction

MIKE WILD

The Hornby Magazine team selected the West Coast Main Line in the late 1990s as the subject it's popular 'OO' gauge modern traction layout. MIKE WILD explains how this 20ft x 10ft exhibition layout has been developed.

MIKE WILD
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West Coast Cement's locomotive fleet

MIKE WILD

Turning the clock forward from our usual 1950s subjects has meant developing a new roster of locomotives and rolling stock for our project layout, West Coast Cement. Mike Wild reveals how this new ‘OO’ gauge fleet has been created to represent the 1995-2005 period.

MIKE WILD
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3D printing model railway carriages

STEPHEN GRANT

As computers, software and peripherals become ever more advanced, increasing numbers of modellers are embracing the technology as a new form of digital scratchbuilding, as STEPHEN GRANT outlines.

STEPHEN GRANT
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Hornby’s 'OO' gauge Class 87 Bo-Bo electric

MIKE WILD

AC overhead electric have become popular subjects for ready-to-run locomotives in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD casts his eye over the Hornby Class 87 for 'OO' gauge in the detailed review.

MIKE WILD
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Reality Check: The ‘Electric Scot’ - BR’s Class 87s

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

For many years the premier express locomotives on the West Coast Main Line were the Class 87s, but they have now fallen from grace though surprisingly many are enjoying a second but rather less glamorous career, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Crossley Scrap - a 1990s shunting yard

Josh Lovell and Barrie Jones

A real scrapyard in West Yorkshire inspired Josh Lovell and Barrie Jones to recreate it in this compact but feature-packed ‘OO’ gauge micro layout.

Josh Lovell and Barrie Jones
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Modifying the Hornby Grand Suspension bridge

DAN EVASON

Generations of modellers grew up seeing pictures of the Tri-ang/Hornby suspension bridge - but can this veteran model work in today’s high-fidelity world? DAN EVASON explains how he updated it to provide a signature structure.

DAN EVASON
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Chinley - the Midland Mainline in 'OO' gauge

Harry Fielding

The Midland Main Line in the 1950s inspired HARRY FIELDING to recreate this famous location in ‘OO’ gauge. Read the full story here and watch our exclusive video tour.

Harry Fielding

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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