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!

Find us on Social Networks


 

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.

Buy Print or E-magazine on Key Shop

If you prefer to read online, subscribe to KeyModelWorld Premium today. You’ll be able to read our leading modelling magazines online immediately, plus you’ll get unrestricted access to all content across KeyModelWorld including exclusive product videos, video series, extra articles and more.

 

Competitions

Enter the latest competitions here

View Competitions

Back Issues

Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine June 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM180, June 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts headlined by Tony Wright's outstanding Little Bytham, full reviews of the Accurascale Class 55 'Deltic' and Hornby Class 91 for 'OO' gauge, 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.

Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine May 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM179, May 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for 'OO', Accurascale HAAs for 'OO' and Dapol Class 121 for 'O' gauge, step by step modelling guides and more. This issue also contains our annual New Model Guide for 2022 covering all planned new locomotive and rolling stock models for 'OO', 'N', 'O', 'OO9' and 'O-16.5' gauges. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

HM178 PDF reader Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine April 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM178, April 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Class 370 APT and rebuilt 'W1' 4-6-4, Minerva Model Railways Class 14 for 'O' gauge, Bachmann's new 'OO' VEA van and more models plus step by step modelling guides, railway history 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.

Review Premium

Beattie Well Tank Crew

MARK CHIVERS

MODELU has further expanded its range of engine crew designed for specific classes with this new pack for the diminutive LSWR ’0298’2-4-0WT in ‘OO’ gauge.

MARK CHIVERS
Review Premium

‘TT:120’ Tracksettas

BEN CHURCH

Tracksetta templates are one of the most useful tools for modellers using flexible track, and these handy tools are now available for modellers in ‘TT:120’ scale.

BEN CHURCH
Review Premium

Carriage Siding Platform Kit

BEN CHURCH

New from West Hill Wagon Works is this ‘OO' gauge carriage siding platform kit.

BEN CHURCH
Review Premium

Trains4U Jackal 2 Military Vehicles

BEN CHURCH

Trains4U of Peterborough’s range of 3D-printed military vehicles includes this 1:76 scale Jackal 2.

BEN CHURCH
Review Premium

Model Detailing

BEN CHUCRH

New from Key Publishing is this informative bookazine aimed at railway modellers wishing to detail their layouts and create realistic scenes.

BEN CHUCRH

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

Hornby Rail Charter Services HST bundle available now!

Mike Wild.

The Key Model World Shop range has expanded with the addition of an exclusive bundle featuring Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Rail Charter Services HST and five trailer coaches as well as Key Publishing’s HSTs Around Britain, 1990 to the Present Day book.

Mike Wild.

OUT NOW: Steel sheet piling kits for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

The latest Key Publishing exclusive kit models modern Larssen steel sheet piling used in construction and featured on Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks 3 layout.

MIKE WILD

40145 production sample arrives

MIKE WILD

Production samples of Key Publishing’s latest limited edition ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway have arrived. View them here and watch our full sound demonstration.

MIKE WILD

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.

Bachmann Spring 2024 British Railway Announcements News Freemium

Bachmann Spring 2024 British Railway Announcements

MIKE WILD

Bachmann Europe has revealed its Spring 2024 British Railway Announcements, including full details of the new Class 30 and 31 for 'OO' gauge and much more. Join us to watch the video from Bachmann and read the full story here.

MIKE WILD

Accurascale acquires Hattons Originals tooling

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale has confirmed that it has acquired the Hattons Originals tooling for the ‘OO’ gauge ‘Warwell’ military flat wagon, South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘P’ Class 0-6-0T and the Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST. 

BEN CHURCH

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Bachmann all-new 'OO' Class 30 and 31

MIKE WILD

Join us as we reveal the first samples of Bachmann's next 'OO' gauge model which forms part of the new British Railway Announcements going live on February 7 2024.

MIKE WILD

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