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Join us for the Hornby Magazine Show!

The latest Hornby Magazine Show feature video is available to watch now. Join Richard for the completion of the narrow gauge project.

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 June 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168, June 2021. Highlights of this issue include exclusive features on new layouts modelling Dent and Westbury Cement Works, 25 pages of news and reviews covering Hornby's 'Coronation Scot' carriages, Trains4Us Warflats and the Lionheart Trains Mk 1s, inspirational modelling and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | May 2021

The latest Hornby Magazine Show feature video is available to watch now. Join us as Richard completes the narrow gauge extension plus we finish the journey to Tan-Y-Bwlch on the Ffestiniog Railway before leaving the railway to explore an old slate mine to discover the industry behind the railway. We also have the latest news and new arrivals in the Hornby Magazine Workshop on show which feature in HM168.

The Railway Children Return

STUDIOCANAL has confirmed that filming is due to get underway soon on The Railway Children Return which is set to star Jenny Agutter, who is resuming her role from the original movie, 50 years on. Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay and a new generation of Railway Children are also set to star.

WIN! Hornby RailRoad locomotives and HM6000 control units

The star prize in our latest competition is a pair of Hornby RailRoad Plus GBRf liveried Class 20s modelling 20905 and 20901 (Cat Nos. R3913 and R3912 respectively) together with a brand new Hornby HM6000 App Circuit Control. The closing date for entries is June 25 2021.

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Dent

Construction of this stunning ‘OO’ gauge home-based layout has proved to be the perfect diversion for Paramedic General Manager NICK CASON. Here he reveals the story of his recently completed model of one of the stations on the legendary Settle & Carlisle line.

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TYPE 1 WORKHORSE

The English Electric Class 20 has been a continuous part of the main line scene since 1957. MIKE WILD shows how to give the class a realistic finish using methods to suit ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge using the Heljan 7mm scale model.

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PERFECT RUNNING

The best running qualities make a model railway more enjoyable to operate. TREVOR JONES turns his attention to getting the best from locomotives.

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CHASSIS REBUILDS

A handful of model types have suffered from failure of the metal in the chassis. TIM SHACKLETON looks at the problem of so-called mazak rot and finds a quick and simple way of countering its effects to restore your models to life.

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Westbury Cement

Faced with a third lockdown and desire to do something different, STEVE JONES built a box-file layout in ‘OO’ gauge with a distinctly industrial setting.

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Coal yard construction

In the first of a three-part guide, DAN EVASON shows how to build a small coal yard diorama in ‘OO’ gauge using readily available laser cut kits and scenic materials.

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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 June 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World June 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's re-released 1/48 Bristol Blenheim Mk. 1, Tamiya's 1/35 K-V1 Heavy Tank, Hobby Boss' 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

FREE LISTING: EASTERN FRONT HAWKS

FREE: Complete listing of schemes included in Begemot's 1/48 collection of Curtiss P-40s operated by Soviet forces - one of the most comprehensive works on a single type, containing decals for no fewer than 41 individual aircraft.

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.

‘TWIXT PAINT AND PRIMER

Amusing Hobby's latest 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 184 heavy tank destroyer covers a fascinating subject: the last of the 91 ‘Ferdinand’ vehicles, chassis number 150100, decorated by the factory staff before receiving its camouflage.

NEW MILITARIA FAIR

The Tank Museum has joined forces with fellow Dorset-based firm Duke’s to host a Militaria Fair and Auction on November 6, 2021.

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SUPER-SIZE STORM

Airfix has a long history of 1/24 scale ‘superkits’, and its returning Vintage Classics Hawker Hurricane is regarded as among the best of these from the firm’s 1970s-era offerings.

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BUSY BEE

As with most of its new toolings, Eduard has followed the limited-production version of its 1/72 Z-37A Čmelák (bumblebee) with a Weekend Edition containing just the styrene parts.

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WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL 'WASP'

Part of AB&K’s ‘Luftwaffe Secret Projects 1936-45’ series, this 1/72 resin kit depicts the unusual Heinkel Wespe (wasp) – designed to test vertical take-off and landing from a tail-sitting starting position.

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THE BEST, BETTER?

Considering the type’s success, it’s surprising there haven’t been more kits of the T-33A. This offering from Italeri is a re-packaging of Platz’s 2012 tooling, making this an inspired match between the latter’s superb parts and the former’s gorgeous decals, with options for six airframes.

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TRICOLORE SOVIETS

Brengun has produced a version of its 1/72 Yak-1B depicting aircraft flown by Groupe de Chasse 3 (3rd Fighter Group) ‘Normandie- Niemen’.

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Dealer Directory

Find your local model railways and scale modelling retailer.

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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: 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.

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

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

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.

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

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

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

Event Date:

Romsey Modellers has announced its Romsey Scale Model Show on September 12, 2021 has now been cancelled.

Chiltern Model Show

Chiltern Model Show

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

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

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: 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.

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.

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.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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Stafford, United Kingdom

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

IPMS/USA National Convention 2021

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Las Vegas, United States

The IPMS USA National Convention will take place between August 18-21, 2021.