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Hornby Magazine

12 issues per year Write Review From €3.33 per issue

Hornby Magazine is the ultimate independent model railway magazine. Written by true model railway enthusiasts, it’s the perfect read for those looking to expand their knowledge or even for those who are newly interested in the world of railway modelling. Every issue is specially designed to appeal to both the seasoned veteran and the inexperienced newbie with various features that cater to all levels.

Featuring stunning photography on some of the best model railways around the country, every issue aims to inspire and motivate you to create and design amazing models of your own. Plus, you’ll always stay in the loop with regular news and updates on all the latest from the railway modelling scene.

Make the most out of your passion and hobby for railway modelling with a digital subscription to Hornby Magazine today!

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Single Digital Issue December 2016
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Hornby Magazine  |  December 2016  

Headlining the new issue of Hornby Magazine is an exclusive first review of Hornby’s soon to be released LNER ‘B12’ 4-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge plus a first interview with Hornby Hobbies new Chief Executive Officer Steve Cooke. We’ve also got an exclusive competition to win Hornby’s sublime new Gresley collection worth over £500 together with all the latest model railway news and product reviews. Four superb layout are inside too including Gilbert Barnatt’s imposing model of Peterborough North in ‘OO’ gauge, Barnhill MRC’s first ‘O’ gauge layout Kingsbury and more. Plus our team have been hard at work developing new modelling projects to show you how to get more from the hobby including detailing Raven ‘Q6’ 0-8-0s, adding the finishing touches to a scenic layout and installing digital sound in a pair of ’N’ gauge diesel locomotives. All our regulars are back too including Hornby Post, Staff Projects, Railway Realism and the fully updated Show Guide. Don’t miss it!

Hornby Magazine was founded in 2007 by Ian Allan publishing and has since been taken over by Key Publishing in 2012 - it's now the fastest growing model railway magazine out there. Hornby Magazine is the perfect introduction for any newcomers to the hobby of railway modelling - with step-by-step guides on assembling and creating the perfect railway. Receive expert advice on how to assemble and lay track accurately and to the highest of standards, plus kit construction and installing sound addons too.  

If you’re more experienced and looking for inspiration, Hornby Magazine provides you with a great deal of stunning railway photography and all the latest updates. Every issue features some of the most impressive model railways from across the nation. Featuring accurate and awe-inspiring reconstructions of locations all over the country, from a wide range of time periods including the 30s, 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s!

Every month, Hornby Magazine reviews and shares all the latest trains, scenery and kits giving you a full scope into products like locomotives, train sets, software and various train accessories. If you’re looking to expand your collection and want to see the best products available then Hornby Magazine is the ideal read for you!

Active or new modeller, don’t miss out on the ultimate railway modelling guide that is, Hornby Magazine! Subscribe today and gain instant access to all the latest news, reviews and special features.  

Subscribe to Hornby digital magazine today and get instant access to these amazing features and more:

  • All the latest national and international news
  • The latest reviews on products, locomotives, train sets, software and accessories
  • Event guides and listings
  • ‘Show Guide’: Events, shows and meets organised by model railway clubs and associations
  • ‘Reality Check’: Archive pictures of railway stations and the surrounding areas - to help make your models as realistic as possible
  • A discount off the RRP of your magazine
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6 Customer Reviews
   Hornby Magazine Reviewed Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Excellent to read, & brilliant Layouts too, & better online too.
   Excellent Mag Reviewed Thursday, November 22, 2018
Excellent Mag, bought this for my dad, loves his Hornby train sets
   A Long Term Subsciber Reviewed Tuesday, July 17, 2018
For me, Hornby Magazine (HM) is by far the best on the market and I have been a subscriber since the 4th issue. It is full of great layouts and excellent advice on how to build a model railway. I have all four model railway magazines delivered to my door, but the only one I keep is HM. All the rest end up in the recycling bin and I will keep on doing that until the others reach the standard of HM!
   Best model railway mag Reviewed Tuesday, August 1, 2017
This is the best model railway magazine out there. Lots of content, a wide range of layouts from all eras and great reviews of the latest modelling products. A quality read!
   hornby Reviewed Friday, November 23, 2012
This mag is EXCELLENT

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