Hornby Magazine

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Published monthly, Hornby Magazine takes a unique approach to model railways with both the relatively inexperienced and the seasoned modeller in mind. Unique step-by-step guides offer modellers hints and tips on how to get the most from the hobby. It is written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts - the editorial and publishing team are all active modellers who care passionately about the hobby.

Regular features include:

• Latest News: National and international news on the latest developments in the railway modelling world
• Featured layouts: An in-depth look, using some spectacular photography, showcasing the very best layouts and dioramas in Britain and Europe
• Reviews: The latest products, locomotives, train sets, software and accessories from the likes of Bachmann, Hornby, Dapol, Heljan and Vitrains
• Show Guide: Shows, events and swap meets organised by model railway clubs, societies and associations
• Reality Check: Archive pictures of railway stations, rolling stock and the surrounding areas to help make your layout as realistic as possible

And much more!

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What’s New

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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6 Ratings

silly very ,


Works perfectly fine on my iPad. Really enjoy reading it this way. Great for getting in close and I can have the type as big as I like. Can't wait for the video to be added. Paul

Pavilion37 ,


I have taken Hornby magazine from the beginning and recently switched from the paper to the online version. I feel that for anyone interested in model railways this is the best all-round publication - whereas some of the competitors seem a bit hard to digest or a bit too technical in places, I find this title easy to read and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone thinking of becoming, or already actively involved in, model railways, especially if they are working in the most popular UK scale, 00.

The Real PuffBunny ,


The magazine is great, but this app is awful. You get an alert to say the new edition is ready, and it doesn't show on opening the app. The app crashes repeatedly, mostly on opening.... But not always.

it has to be said, I am not convinced this is just Hornby mag as this also happens to British Railway Modelling. This has been mostly happening in the last few weeks, which was not immediately after ios6 so I think it's pocket mags.

Please, please fix. Now.


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