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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

HM163 January 2021 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine January 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM163, January 2021. Highlights of this issue include our exclusive first review of KR Models' GT3 for 'OO', first reviews of the Bachmann '94XX' 0-6-0PT and Dapol '43XX' 2-6-0, stunning layout features, step by step guides, the winners of the 2020 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards and much more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | December 2020

Join Mike, Mark and Richard for our monthly Hornby Magazine Show feature video to see the latest progress on Topley Dale, the winners of the 2020 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards, the latest news new arrivals and more. Watch it here...

VIDEO: Hattons Class 66 with Legomanbiffo sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we demonstrate how to install digital sound into Hattons Model Railways 'OO' gauge model of the Class 66 using an ESU LokSound V5 decoder with Legomanbiffo's bespoke sound for the Co-Co diesel. Join us now as Mike Wild demonstrates its sound functions on our test track.

VIDEO: Dapol GWR '43XX' 2-6-0 for 'OO'

Dapol's new GWR '43XX' 2-6-0 is out now for 'OO' gauge and we review this stunning new addition in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. Watch it in action on our 'OO' gauge test track here.

Rapido Trains UK launches

Rapido Trains has officially launched its UK division – Rapido Trains UK - with a series of newly tooled British-outline models including three ‘OO’ gauge projects, an ‘N’ gauge locomotive and more 1:76 scale double-decker buses.

VIDEO: KR Models' GT3 for 'OO'

KR Models' debut 'OO' gauge model it unique English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3. We review the model exclusively in HM163 while here we put the model through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test track.

VIDEO: Bachmann GWR '94XX' 0-6-0PT for 'OO'

Bachmann's all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR '94XX' 0-6-0PT arrived in the Hornby Magazine office for review in HM163 - the January 2021 issue - which includes our full insight into this compact and powerful tank engine. Join us here to watch it in action on our test track.

VIDEO: Accurascale PTA tipplers for 'OO'

Accurascale's new PTA tippler wagons for 'OO' gauge feature in the review section of the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM163, January 2021. Join us in the workshop as we showcase these wagons running on Topley Dale.

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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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WELCOME TO ISSUE 122

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Airfix Model World January 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World January 2021 featuring model builds, the latest news, product reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

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Airfix Model World | December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW121, December 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix’s new 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B. Accompanying it is Special Hobby's 1/72 Super Mystere/Sa'ar, Accurate Armour's 1/35 FV434, a 1/32 Mustang P-51D-5 build and plus the latest news and product reviews. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during October.

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MIDDLE EASTERN MACHINERY

Israeli armour subjects garner significant interest with modellers, so it’s no surprise aftermarket marking specialist Star Decals has catered for such vehicles, with this set covering M48 Magach and AMX-13 tanks.

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FELINE MACHINERY

Modellers with 1/35 kits depicting early-model Tiger tanks may wish to consider this selection of unusual markings options from Star Decals.

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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: 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.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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Stoke Model Club will host its annual show on August 22, 2021.

CANCELLED: Mere Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Mere Railway Modellers. *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: 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: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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A chance to see behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group and meet club members. *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: Scout Rail Model Railway Exhibition

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CANCELLED: London Model Engineering Exhibition

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CANCELLED: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the Chiltern Model Railway Association. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the City of Canterbury Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Model Rail Scotland

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Annual model railway show hosted by the Association of Model Railway Societies in Scotland (AMRSS). *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: New Mills and District Railway Modellers Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by New Mills and District Railway Modellers. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition

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ELMRO Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual exhibition hosted by East Lancashire Model Railway (Charitable) Organisation (ELMRO). Event rescheduled from its usual January dates.

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.

CANCELLED: Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club Winter Model Show

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Sandown, United Kingdom

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

CANCELLED: Mere Model Railway Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom

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: 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: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Heywood, United Kingdom

A chance to see behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group and meet club members. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society's Open Days

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom

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: Scout Rail Model Railway Exhibition

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Kidlington, United Kingdom

Annual show hosted by 33rd Oxford (Kidlington) Scout Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: London Model Engineering Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the Chiltern Model Railway Association. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the City of Canterbury Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.