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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

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Hornby Magazine May 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM167, May 2021. Highlights of this issue include a bumper read featuring 196 pages, the Hornby Magazine New Model Guide featuring 24 pages of brand new models for 2021 and beyond, the latest model reviews, features, inspirational layouts, news and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

Dapol plans new run of MJAs for 'N' and 'OO'

Dapol has unveiled plans to manufacture further batches of its popular MJA bogie box wagons for ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge.

VIDEO: Hornby's 'A2/3' 4-6-2 for 'OO'

The latest 'Pacific' to arrive from Hornby for review is its follow up to the Thompson 'A2/2' - the 'A2/3'. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as we put 60512 Steady Aim through its paces and don't miss our full review of this new release in the latest issue - HM167.

More colour for Genesis coaches

Hattons has received further decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Genesis four and six-wheel carriages for assessment.

Routemex adds ‘O’ gauge colour light shunting signals

Routemex has added a selection of ground position colour light shunting signal kits to complement its range of ‘O’ gauge signals.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 86/0 for 'OO' gauge

The Class 86 has been a stalwart of the West Coast Main Line from its introduction in 1965, with numerous sub classes and modifications through the years. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild in the workshop as he puts a weathered version of 86034 through its paces on our test track.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 25/3 for 'OO' gauge

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine (HM167) we review Heljan's all-new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 25/3. Watch our sample in action here fitted with a ZIMO sound decoder.

Hornby: A Model World

A new television documentary series showcasing Hornby and its team of designers, engineers and model makers is currently in development for screening later this year.

View all from Hornby Magazine 


 

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 May 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World May 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's new 1/48 Chipmunk T.10, a new tool 1/24 Bloodhound, Revell's 1/32 F/A-18E Super Hornet, Tamiya's 1/35 AMX-13/90 tank, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

Win Zoukei-Mura’s all-new 1/48 F-4EJ Phantom II (Standard)!

Three lucky readers have the chance to win one of Zoukei-Mura’s brand-new 1/48 F-4EJ Phantom II (SWS12) kits, courtesy of Volks Inc (Japan). The closing date for entries is Friday, June 11, 2021.

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FRENCH TUTOR

Esci’s 1980-vintage Alpha Jet returns in Italeri packaging, with unchanged parts and new decals.

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CONVOY HUNTER

Special Hobby’s He 115 is the only 1/48 kit of the type, so its return will be welcomed by fans of Luftwaffe floatplanes.

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ARMY/MARINE SPOTTER

Unmanned aerial vehicles come in all shapes and sizes; the RQ-7B Shadow is one of the smaller types and is the subject of this lovely resin and photo-etched (PE) brass combination from Brengun.

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VIOLET LIGHTNING

Here’s another double delight from Platz, in the form of its two-kit 1/144 Kawanishi N1K-J Shinden-Kai (violet lightning – modified) package, also known by the Allied callsign ‘George’.

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SOVIET SCENE

ICM’s approach to figures with aircraft kits is arguably among the best, with this 1/48 Polikarpov U-2 set including the base kit, plus pilots and ground crew for no extra cost.

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RJ MITCHELL’S LEGEND

Modellers who missed out on Eduard’s limited-edition 1/48 ‘Spitfire Story: The Few’ package, fear not, for the Czech firm’s ProfiPACK edition has now arrived.

View all from Airfix Model World


 

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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: Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

CANCELLED: Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by 32A model railway club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

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IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 26, 2021.

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

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Annual modelling event hosted by Hoddesdon Model Railway Club. As well as layouts, features also include working fairground models, radio-controlled boats and road vehicles. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

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Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2021.

CANCELLED: Midlands Garden Rail Show

CANCELLED: Midlands Garden Rail Show

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Annual Midlands Garden Rail Show at Warwickshire Event Centre - rescheduled from usual March date to May 22/23 2021. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

Sywell Book and Model Sale

Sywell Book and Model Sale

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Sywell Aviation Museum will host a Book and Model Sale on May 22, 2021.

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

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IPMS Salisbury will host its Scale Model Show on June 5, 2021.

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

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The RAF Kenley Aerojumble will take place on June 20, 2021.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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Stoke Model Club will host its annual show on August 15, 2021.

Romsey Scale Model Show

Romsey Scale Model Show

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Romsey Scale Model Show will be hosted by Romsey Modellers on September 12, 2021

Chiltern Model Show

Chiltern Model Show

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The Chiltern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Chiltern and Bedfordshire MAFVA on September 12, 2021.

WINGS AND THINGS 2021

WINGS AND THINGS 2021

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Wings and Things 2021 will be held on September 19, 2021 by IPMS Fenland and Spalding.

CANCELLED: Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

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Dereham, United Kingdom

Annual model railway exhibition hosted by 32A model railway club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom

Annual modelling event hosted by Hoddesdon Model Railway Club. As well as layouts, features also include working fairground models, radio-controlled boats and road vehicles. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Sywell Book and Model Sale

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Northampton, United Kingdom

Sywell Aviation Museum will host a Book and Model Sale on May 22, 2021.

CANCELLED: Midlands Garden Rail Show

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Annual Midlands Garden Rail Show at Warwickshire Event Centre - rescheduled from usual March date to May 22/23 2021. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

EM Gauge Society Virtual Spring Expo

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N/A, United Kingdom

Special online 'virtual' show hosted by the EM Gauge Society, showcasing layouts (many of which are home-based), demonstrations, presentations, lectures and more.

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

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Laverstock, Salisbury, United Kingdom

IPMS Salisbury will host its Scale Model Show on June 5, 2021.

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

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Surrey, United Kingdom

The RAF Kenley Aerojumble will take place on June 20, 2021.

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

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Coventry, United Kingdom

Coventry and Warks IPMS will host its annual show on June 27, 2021.

Essex Modeller's Show 2021

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Billericay, United Kingdom

The Essex Modeller's Show will be held by IPMS South East Essex, Hornchurch and Chelmsford, and MAFVA on July 25, 2021.

South Coast Model Railway Club Exhibition

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New Milton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Annual model railway show, hosted by the South Coast Model Railway Club.