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Welcome to Key Model World your new online destination for everything railway and scale modelling. Join us for the latest content from Key Publishing's modelling titles - Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World - and discover the creative world of scale modelling.

Explore the latest Hornby Magazine articles

Click on the links below to enjoy the latest news, in-depth layout features and much more on Key Model World, all from your favourite monthly model railway magazine.

Latest in Hornby Magazine

VOTE NOW! Hornby's best locomotive of all time

Thousands of models have been made by the Hornby brand over the past 100 years ranging from simplest of toys to the most detailed scale models we could imagine. Hornby Magazine opens the vote for you to pick Hornby’s best model of all time. Voting closes October 20 2020.

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Hornby Magazine | October 2020

Welcome to Hornby Magazine October 2020 celebrating 100 years of Hornby. This special issue features 172 pages of modelling content including an exclusive competition to win one of Hornby's celebratory limited edition Sir Nigel Gresley train sets plus runner up prizes of Hornby 2020 memorabilia. Inside we have a series of special features to celebrate this momentous occasion in Hornby's history and much more besides. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

'Hush Hush' painted samples

HORNBY has taken delivery of preproduction decorated samples of its LNER ‘W1’ 4-6-4 for ‘OO’ gauge, profiling the locomotive in its different liveries.

Class 91 first EP sample debuts

Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 91 Bo-Bo electric has progressed to the Engineering Prototype (EP) stage of the production process. This first running sample is currently undergoing evaluation.

Mk 1 Buffet decorated samples

Hornby has received decorated samples of its new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (RB/ RB(R)) cars for evaluation (HM157). 

‘Coronation Scot’ coach EPs surface

Hornby has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its new ‘OO’ gauge LMS ‘Coronation Scot’ coaches (HM155) for assessment by the company’s development team.

Cavalex shows JGA design renders

The latest 3D CAD drawing renders for Cavalex Models 'OO' gauge JGA bogie aggregates hoppers have been revealed by the manufacturer. Prices and a release date are to be confirmed.

KR Models 'Fell' first sample

KR Models has received the first engineering sample of its 'OO' gauge model of the unique 'Fell' 2-D-2 diesel-electric. See the first images here.

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Explore the latest from Airfix Model World

The world of plastic kit modelling is diverse covering aircraft, military vehicles, cars and more. Click on the links below to start your journey with detailed content from Airfix Model World.

Latest in Scale Modelling / Planes

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Airfix Model World | October 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW119, October 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Bristol Beaufort, the chance to win Zveda's 1/48 Mi-24 HIND helicopter kit plus the latest news, product reviews and builds to inspire your scale modelling. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during September.

Douglas Invader Feature Premium

INVADING STRIKER

Richard Spreckley brings ICM’s new-tool 1/48 Douglas B-26 Invader ‘to life’ with Magic Scale Modeling’s plug-and-play lighting and sound system.

DELIGHTFUL DELTA

WITH ANTICIPATION for Airfix’s all-new 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 growing, the firm’s development team has released the first photos of the test-shot runners and a constructed model.

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Show Guide

Welcome to the new online events listing for Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World. Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, most modelling events have been cancelled or postponed, so please check with the event organisers that events are running before travelling. Check back for updates as this guide will be updated regularly.

Latest Events

CANCELLED: ST IVES MODEL SHOW

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IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 27, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Shildon Model Railway Club Autumn Exhibition

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See models and full-size exhibits side-by-side hosted at Locomotion Museum in the town. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Rail-Ex Taunton 2020

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Annual show hosted by the Somerset Railway Modellers Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club Winter Model Show

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Winter exhibition hosted by Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club. *Please note, this show has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: E-DAY

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E-Day will be hosted by Eduard on September 29, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Christchurch Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Christchurch MRC. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Chance to see the society's extensive collection of O gauge LNER motive power and rolling stock in action. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wigan Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Horsham Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Horsham Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Spalding Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Spalding Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Hillingdon Railway Modellers Test Track Open Day

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Hosted by Hillingdon Railway Modellers, you can test run your models and see behind-the-scenes. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Folkestone Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by the Folkestone Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ANNUAL COMPETITION AND SHOW

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MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Competition and Show on October 12, 2020.

CANCELLED: Stephenson Model Railway Group Rainhill Exhibition

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Hosted by the Stephenson Model Railway Group, the show boasts ten layouts, trade support and demonstrations. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society's Open Days

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Chance to see the society's extensive collection of 'O' gauge LNER motive power and rolling stock in action. *Please note, these open days have been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: IRISH NATIONAL MODEL SHOW

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IPMS Ireland will host its National Model Show on October 3-4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

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Hosted by Meridienne Exhibitions. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Newhaven and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Newhaven and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Abingdon IPMS Show 2020

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Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Didcot Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Abingdon and District Model Railway Club and offers a varied selection of layouts, traders and demonstrations, along with refreshments too. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wightrail 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Wight Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

South Wales MAFVA Annual Show

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CANCELLED: Cardiff Model Railway Show

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Annual show hosted by Cardiff 4mm Club, North Gwent Railway Modellers and Cardiff Model Engineering Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gravesend Model Railway Show

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Model railway show hosted by Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Hillingdon Railway Modellers Test Track Open Day

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Hosted by Hillingdon Railway Modellers, you can test run models and see behind-the-scenes. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: The South West Model Show 2020 Autumn Edition

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The Tank Museum will host The South West Model Show - Autumn Edition on October 17-18, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wycrail 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Fareham Railex 2020

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Hosted by Fareham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Uckfield Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Exposition Internationale de Maquettes

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Cercle des Amis de la Maquette d'Ostheim (CAMO) will host its Exposition Internationale de Maquettes on November 7-8, 2020.

CANCELLED: Dorking Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Dorking and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wombourne Autumn Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual autumn model railway show hosted by Midarc. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Pendle Forest Model Railway Society Exhibition

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Annual exhibition hosted by Pendle Forest MRS. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

SOUTH WALES MAFVA SHOW

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South Wales MAFVA will host its annual show on October 3, 2020.

CANCELLED: Warrington Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Warrington Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Chance to go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: North Shropshire Model Show

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IPMS Telford (Shropshire Scale Modellers) will host the North Shropshire Model Show on October 4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Annual Competition and Show

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MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Show and Competition on October 17, 2020.

CANCELLED: Tolworth Showtrain 2020

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Hosted by Hampton Court Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Chance to view LNER O gauge motive power and rolling stock in action on the society's extensive layout. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Liphook and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Liphook and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Tyneside 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Newcastle and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Plastic and Steel 2020

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IPMS Belgium will host Plastic and Steel 2020 on October 10-11, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Models on the Hill

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Models on the Hill will be hosted by IPMS Portsmouth and Portsmouth Pals Museum on October 24, 2020.

EURO SCALE MODELLING

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IPMS Nederland will host Euro Scale Modelling on November 21, 2020.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Chance to go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: C4-Open

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C4-Open will take place on October 24-25, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by South Hants Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Farnham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Farnham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Modern Image O Gauge Exhibition

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Hosted by Modern Image O Gauge (MIOG). *Please note, this event at Crewe Heritage Centre has been CANCELLED. MIOG is planning to host a 'virtual' exhibition across the same weekend - MIOG 'Live' 2020. Visit their website for more details.

POSTPONED: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2020

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The Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham is a calendar highlight for railway modelling. *Please note, the Warley Show has been POSTPONED to 2021.

CANCELLED: ST IVES MODEL SHOW

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St Ives, United Kingdom

IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 27, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: E-DAY

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Lysá nad Labem, Czechia

E-Day will be hosted by Eduard on September 29, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Folkestone Model Railway Exhibition

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Folkestone, United Kingdom

Annual model railway show hosted by the Folkestone Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

South Wales MAFVA Annual Show

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

CANCELLED: Dorking Model Railway Exhibition

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Dorking, United Kingdom

Hosted by Dorking and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: IRISH NATIONAL MODEL SHOW

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Dublin, Ireland

IPMS Ireland will host its National Model Show on October 3-4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Hillingdon Railway Modellers Test Track Open Day

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West Drayton, United Kingdom

Hosted by Hillingdon Railway Modellers, you can test run models and see behind-the-scenes. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wigan Model Railway Exhibition

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Wigan, United Kingdom

Annual show hosted by Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Abingdon IPMS Show 2020

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Fareham Railex 2020

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Fareham, United Kingdom

Hosted by Fareham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.