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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 from Hornby Magazine

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.

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Hornby Magazine July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM157). Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. In this issue you will find inspirational layouts, the latest model reviews, up to date news from all the model manufacturers, inspirational features and more. View the issue in full here.

Heljan adds 'O' gauge Mk 2 FK

Heljan is expanding its range of new 'O' gauge MK 2 carriages with the First Corridor variant as well as introducing new liveries and confirming prices for the new coach collection.

VIDEO: Rails of Sheffield Terrier in 'OO' gauge

In the July 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM157) we review Rails of Sheffield's new 'OO' gauge 'Terrier' in full. Join us now as we put it through its paces on our 'OO' gauge test track.

VIDEO: Locoman Sounds 'A3' ESU decoder

Locoman Sounds has created a brand new sound file for the LokSound platform capturing the sounds of Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman. We showcase the capabilities of the decoder in this video.

VIDEO: Hornby GWR sliding door MK3's

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild talks through Hornby's new range of Mk 3 sliding door carriages for 'OO' gauge in this latest video.

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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.

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Airfix Model World | July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include the Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, a 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V, top tips for applying decals, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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Blockade runner

Massimo Santarossa finds out if Special Hobby’s newly tooled 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V sinks or swims.

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V Bomber Trio

This photo evocative captures air-to-air the RAF's potent Cold War trio of V-bombers - the Avro Vulcan, Vickers Valiant and Handley Page Victor respectively.

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FRESCO IN DEPTH

The latest Warpaint volume is dedicated to the Soviet Union’s first supersonic-capable fighter, the MiG-17, NATO nickname Fresco.

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Rebel Defender

Andy Davies has fun adding aftermarket extras to Airfix’s re-issued 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, adding rivets and chipping for good measure.

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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.

CANCELLED: Hillingdon Railway Modellers Test Track Open Day

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A chance to meet members of Hillingdon Railway Modellers and test-run your models on their 'N', 'OO' and 'O' gauge test tracks. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Peak Model Railway Exhibition

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The Peak Model Railway Exhibition is hosted by Chesterfield Railway Modellers. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club Summer Model Show

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Summer show hosted by Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Shildon Model Railway Club Spring Exhibition

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Shildon Model Railway Club's annual Spring exhibition takes place once again at the Locomotion Museum in Shildon. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: DEMU Showcase 2020

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Dedicated diesel and electric railway modelling event hosted by Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU). *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: 2020 Babaryba Warschauer Modellung

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The Babaryba Warschauer Modellung will be hosted by Warszawski Festiwal Modelarski on June 6-7, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Northolt Model Railway Club 70th Anniversary Open Day

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Hosted by Northolt Model Railway Club in celebration of their 70th Anniversary. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: The Northern Model Show

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The Northern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Tyneside on June 7, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Hucclecote Model Railway Exhibition

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Hucclecote Model Railway Exhibition is hosted by Hucclecote Methodist Church. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Glasgow O Gauge Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Strathclyde O Gauge Group. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group's club room in Heywood. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: 7mm Narrow Gauge Association Annual Exhibition

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Specialist show hosted by the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Great Central Model Event 2020

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One of the stand-out events in the model railway calendar, hosted by the Great Central Railway. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Plymouth Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Plymouth and South East Cornwall Model Railway Club. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

POSTPONED: Mere Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Mere and District Railway Modellers. *Please note that this event has been POSTPONED until December 5/6 2020.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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GMRS' Open Day showcases the LNER in the heyday of steam, featuring dozens of 'O' gauge trains on the society's extensive East Coast layout. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

POSTPONED: Birmingham Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Hosted by Birmingham Model Railway Club. *Please note that this event has been POSTPONED.

CANCELLED: Exe Model Railway Society Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: Perth Model Railway Exhibition

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Stand-out model railway exhibition hosted by Perth Model Railway Club. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Welsh N Gauge Show

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The Welsh N Gauge Show is hosted by the North Wales Area Group of the N Gauge Society. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

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Romsey Scale Model Show will be hosted by Romsey Modellers on July 5, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Heywood Model Railway Group's Open Day offers the chance to meet club members and see behind-the-scenes at the group's activities. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Middleton Railway (Leeds) Model Railway Exhibition

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Model Railway Exhibition hosted by the Middleton Railway with the option to enjoy unlimited train rides too. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

North Somerset Model Show

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The North Somerset Model Show will be hosted by North Somerset Modellers Society on July 12, 2020.

CANCELLED: Faversham Military Modelling Group Club Show

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Faversham Military Modelling Group will host its Club Show on July 18, 2020. Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Stibbard (Norfolk) Model Railex

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Hosted by Stibbard Village Hall and Methodist Church. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Railex NE 2020

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

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Gainsborough Model Railway Society's extensive East Coast O gauge layout showcases the LNER in the heyday of steam. Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Colwyn Model Railway Club Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: South Coast Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Hosted by South Coast Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Essex Modeller's Show 2020

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The Essex Modeller's Show will be held by IPMS South East Essex, Hornchurch and Chelmsford, and MAFVA on July 26, 2020.

IPMS/USA National Convention

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The IPMS USA National Convention will take place on July 29-August 1, 2020.

CANCELLED: Redcar Model Rail 2020

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

CANCELLED: IPMS Avon Annual Show 2020

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IPMS Avon will host its Annual Show with Lincombe Barn Wargames Society on August 2, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Visit for a chance to see behind the scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. Chat with club members and view layout projects.

Bexhill Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Bexhill Model Railway Club, the show boasts a selection of layouts and trade support.

East Anglia Garden Railway Show

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Event dedicated to garden railways, featuring ten layouts and trade support. Hosted by Bressingham Steam Museum.

CANCELLED: Fifth Model Show

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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection will host its Fifth Model Show on August 9, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

POSTPONED: Crich Model Bus, Tram and Railway Exhibition

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Model event hosted by the National Tramway Museum, Crich. *Please note, this event has been POSTPONED until August 21/22 2021.

North West Kit Swap

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The North West Kit Swap will be held by IPMS Lancashire on August 16, 2020.

IX Stupino Scale Models Exhibition

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The IX Stupino Scale Models Exhibition will be hosted by Club of Historical and Technical Scale-Modeling 'Patriot' on August 21-23, 2020.

CANCELLED: Silverfox DCC Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Silverfox DCC Model Railway Club. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

Corris Railway Society 25th Annual Exhibition

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Annual event hosted by the Corris Railway Society.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Days

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Gainsborough Model Railway Society's extensive 'O' gauge East Coast layout showcases the LNER in the heyday of steam, featuring dozens of 'O' gauge locomotives, plus accompanying rolling stock. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2020

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The East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Bridlington and Wolds on September 6, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Bressingham Model Railway Show

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Annual event hosted by Bressingham Steam Museum, with 20 layouts booked to appear, plus trade support.

Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. Meet club members and view their latest projects.

International N Gauge Show

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Annual dedicated N gauge show hosted by Meridienne Exhibitions, featuring 30 layouts, trade support, societies, displays and more.

Cornwall Scale Modellers Show

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Cornwall Scale Modellers and IPMS West Cornwall will host the Cornwall Scale Modellers Show on September 12, 2020.

Romiley Methodist Modellers 30th Model Railway Exhibition

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30th anniversary show hosted by Romiley Methodist Modellers.

Chiltern Model Show

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The Chiltern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Chiltern and Bedfordshire MAFVA on September 13, 2020.

CANCELLED: Trent Valley Model Railway Society Exhibition 2020

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Hosted by Trent Valley Model Railway Society, the show will feature 12 layouts together with trade support and a selection of demonstrations. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Redditch Model Railway Exhibition

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47th annual model railway exhibition, hosted by Redditch Model Railway Club.

TO BE CONFIRMED: Bala Lake Model Railway Show

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Postponed event from earlier in the year. Awaiting confirmation.

Great Electric Train Show 2020

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The 2020 Great Electric Train Show takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 10/11 2020.

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. It takes place on November 28/29 2020.

CANCELLED: Hillingdon Railway Modellers Test Track Open Day

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West Drayton, Hillingdon, United Kingdom

A chance to meet members of Hillingdon Railway Modellers and test-run your models on their 'N', 'OO' and 'O' gauge test tracks. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Peak Model Railway Exhibition

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Bakewell, United Kingdom

The Peak Model Railway Exhibition is hosted by Chesterfield Railway Modellers. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club Summer Model Show

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Sandown, United Kingdom

Summer show hosted by Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Shildon Model Railway Club Spring Exhibition

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Shildon, United Kingdom

Shildon Model Railway Club's annual Spring exhibition takes place once again at the Locomotion Museum in Shildon. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: DEMU Showcase 2020

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom

Dedicated diesel and electric railway modelling event hosted by Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU). *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: 2020 Babaryba Warschauer Modellung

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Warszawa, Poland

The Babaryba Warschauer Modellung will be hosted by Warszawski Festiwal Modelarski on June 6-7, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Northolt Model Railway Club 70th Anniversary Open Day

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Northolt, United Kingdom

Hosted by Northolt Model Railway Club in celebration of their 70th Anniversary. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: The Northern Model Show

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North Shields, United Kingdom

The Northern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Tyneside on June 7, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Hucclecote Model Railway Exhibition

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Gloucester, United Kingdom

Hucclecote Model Railway Exhibition is hosted by Hucclecote Methodist Church. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Glasgow O Gauge Model Railway Exhibition

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Hosted by Strathclyde O Gauge Group. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.