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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

VIDEO: Weathering 'Warflat' wagons for 'OO'

For our latest video weathering guide Mike Wild looks to his wagon fleet and demonstrates how to create a weathered wood effect deck for a Bachmann 'Warflat' wagon as well as chassis colouring for a realistic finish. Join us in the workshop on video now.

VIDEO: JSA COIL CARRIERS

The latest ‘OO’ gauge wagon release from Accurascale models the fleet of JSA covered and open steel coil carriers. MIKE WILD assesses how these super-detailed new arrivals measure up.

Accurascale's GWR ‘Manor’ EP steams in

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 locomotive for appraisal by the development team.

Cavalex reveals new selection of ‘OO' BBA/BLAs

Cavalex Models has revealed the identities of its next selection of ‘OO’ gauge BBA/BLA 50ft bogie steel carriers, with more than 20 different models planned.

'O' gauge GWR Siphon G next for Minerva

Minerva Model Railways has revealed that its next all-new ‘O’ gauge model will be a Great Western Railway (GWR) Siphon G.

Heljan confirms second batch of ‘OO’ Class 25s

Heljan has confirmed a second batch of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 25 Bo-Bo diesels (HM167) for later this year.

Oxford Rail’s Great Eastern Vans surface

Oxford Rail has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Eastern Railway 10ton ventilated box vans and 10ton banana vans for assessment.

VIDEO: Model Railway News | 19.4.21

Join Mike Wild for this week's Model Railway News video round up for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld. Covering the latest stories, new videos on KeyModelWorld and more.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 45 with ZIMO digital sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM167, May 2021 - we show how to install sound and stay alive into the popular Bachmann Class 45 1Co-Co1 for 'OO' gauge. In this video Mike Wild demonstrates the completed model on Topley Dale.

Hornby revises Mk 4 plans

Hornby has revised the release schedule for its forthcoming range of newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 4 carriages, with changes to its planned models in BR InterCity and GNER liveries.

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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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STUG STARTER

Pen & Sword’s Tank Craft titles often form an ideal introduction to a subject as the page count is relatively short – as a case in point, this guide to the Sturmgeschütz (assault gun) III and IV skips the types’ origins.

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COMMEMORATING ‘THE FEW’

Released to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this collection of full-colour profiles provides multiple examples of the two primary Royal Air Force fighters, the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, along with two depictions of the Boulton Paul Defiant.

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MISSING MOTIFS AND MORE...

Available separately from NuNu’s 1/20 McLaren MP4/2C (see p94), the firm’s dedicated Detail-Up parts comprise injection-moulded (and chrome-finished) hose ends, two photo-etched metal frets, metallic self-adhesive stickers, a ribbon seatbelt plus no fewer than six decal sheets.

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TRAINER FRAMING

The complex glazing on Fw 189 kits is challenging to mask, so Special Hobby’s bespoke product for its recent Fw 189B trainer will simplify the task greatly.

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GREYHOUND GUBBINS

Older kits are often neglected by aftermarket suppliers, but Czech firm Hauler bucks this trend by addressing such subjects – this upgrade package is designed for Italeri’s 2004-tooled 1/72 M8 Greyhound armoured car.

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PIN-POINT STRIKE

Eduard has scaled down its 1000lb JDAM in this set of eight munitions with smooth uncoated bomb bodies, making them appropriate for non-maritime aircraft worldwide, including Tornado IDS, F-16, F-22 and F-35.

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FINE BRASS LINKS

Even with modern moulding technology, reproducing chains is difficult in styrene, so this 50cm length of fine (2.1 x 1.7 x 0.4mm) links will be a boon for modellers building 1/35 armour kits and even large-scale maritime subjects.

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STARSHELL SHOOTERS

While Black Cat Models has produced its own 1/350 Flower-class frigate kits, those with other models can still add the French firm’s superb 3D-printed detailing with separate sets.

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LEATHERNECK TANKER

Whether you are intending to convert a baseline C-130J to a US Marine Corps tanker or update an older Italeri kit, this splendid two-piece set from Brengun is ideal and will make for an eye-catching model.

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GENERIC CREW

Although intended to complement the firm’s range of sci-fi accessories, Greenstrawberry’s generic 1/350 resin figures are equally suitable for real-world naval models in this scale.

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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

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

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

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

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.

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.

There are no upcoming events