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Hawthorn Leslie deco sample for Footplate

Footplate Models has revealed a decorated sample of its exclusive commission of Dapol’s forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST.

EDUARD’S AIRACOBRA RETURNS News Freemium

EDUARD’S AIRACOBRA RETURNS

Eduard's excellent 1/48 P-400 Airacobra has been reissued in ProfiPACK format, with photo-etched metal and paint masks accompanying the styrene.

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Reality Check: The Great Eastern’s ‘J15’ 0-6-0s

Many good locomotive designs were born out of necessity rather than a desire to progress science, and few more so than the humble ‘J15’ 0-6-0s which served the East of England well for more than 70 years, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Hornby Magazine August 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM194, August 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the TMC 'G5' 0-4-4T, Sonic Models 'J50' and the Dapol 'B4' 0-4-0T plus three stunning layouts and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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For Vendel! ICM’s 1/16 Viking Figure FULL BUILD!

Johan Augustsson boards the longship into the mists of past days to build the 1/16 Viking (IX Century) from ICM.

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NEW SERIES: The £500 layout challenge

Watch Part One from 7pm Friday July 19 for FREE!

Is it possible to build a model railway for £500? The team at Hornby Magazine think you can and take on the challenge in our brand-new series. Watch Part One from 7pm on Friday July 19 - new episodes Friday July 26, August 2 and August 9 exclusively on Key Model World.

SERIES 9: The £500 Layout Challenge - watch on Key Model World from July 19 2024.

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VIDEO: Yorkshire Dales Model Railway

We visit Lewis Bucknell of the YouTube channel MouldyRaspberry to discover the full story behind his brilliant 'OO' gauge loft layout.

Stanier ‘Black Five’ 44694 1 accelerates away from Buckdale with a fivecoach rake of BR carmine and cream Mk 1s Feature Premium

Yorkshire Dales Model Railway

Check out Lewis Bucknell's brilliant 'OO' gauge loft layout where we visited his 32ft long model to gather more information. Find out more here.

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Seven Mill Depot - building an 'O' gauge diesel depot

With just three weeks available the Hornby Magazine team set out to build its first ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout to form part of a multi-scale display at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in November 2019. MIKE WILD reveals how it was done and explains the story of this compact depot layout.

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VIDEO: Hornby's all-new Class 50 for 'TT:120'

Hornby has ‘Hoovered’ up the ever-popular English Electric Class 50 for ‘TT:120’. MIKE WILD inspects this main line diesel locomotive for the growing scale. Click on the image below to watch the video and read the review now.

Hornby TT:120 Class 50 review and video

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‘N’ gauge Co-Bo from Rapido Trains

Rapido Trains UK has released its first ready-to-run ‘N’ gauge powered locomotive modelling the characterful but spectacularly unreliable Co-Bo diesels. MIKE WILD casts his eye over this new arrival.

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Book Review: Heavy Freight Locomotives

Freight topics are particularly popular due to the varied nature of the payloads through the years and this latest volume from Amberley Publishing  highlights some of the heavy freight diesel locomotives  that were introduced by British Rail (and its successors) from the 1970s onwards.

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Book Review: Class 50s

This recent publication from Key Books recalls British Rail’s popular Class 50 locomotives, one of the most loved and popular classes that still has a strong following to this day.

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Accurascale

Accurascale model railway manufacturer

Accurascale

60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR , United Kingdom

Detailed, ready-to-run 4mm and 7mm Scale Models

As a company run by railway modellers for railway modellers, we are committed to ac

B & H Models

Crafty Hobbies

Crafty Hobbies

Crafty Hobbies

54 Cavendish Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1PZ , United Kingdom

Crafty Hobbies has been trading in Barrow town centre for 20 years. We stock a wide range of Model Railway items, plastic kits, dolls house items and crafting materials, to suit all skill levels from beginner through to those with more experience...

DMG Technical Ltd

DMG Technical Ltd

DMG Technical Ltd

Unit 10 Glan Y Llyn Industrial Estate, Cardiff, Caerphilly CF15 7JD , United Kingdom

DMG Electech supply quality electrical components for all Gauges of Model Railway trains and accessories as well as spare parts. We also provide services such as silhouette cutting and Kit building...

Eastbourne Model Centre t/a Train Times

Eezyloads

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Eezyloads

Online Only, Haywards Heath RH16 4SD , United Kingdom

Welcome to EEZYLOADS where you are able to buy online the best quality model railway decorative scenery materials for your home model railway project at the b

Europa Model Railroads Ltd

Hattons Model Railways Ltd

Hattons Model Railways Ltd

Hattons Model Railways Ltd

17 Montague Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 8FZ , United Kingdom

Established over 70 years ago, we have the largest stock of UK outline OO, O and N gauge railways. Choose from over 13,000 products on our secure website. We have a group of friendly and knowledgeable staff who are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have...

Jackson's Models & Railways

Jacksons Model Railways

Jackson's Models & Railways

33 New Street, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 9AL , United Kingdom

Jackson’s Models are a family run business based in Wigton, Cumbria. Located just 15 miles from the Lake District, we have been supplying diecast models since August 2000. A keen focus on customer service and competitive prices makes us a firm favourite with customers...

Janco Toys

Janco Toys

Janco Toys

51 Park Road, Worsbrough, Yorkshire S70 5AA , United Kingdom

We are a Model shop and games shop in Worsbrough Bridge near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. We also bring you the wonderful world of Scalextric model car racing. We stock a wide range of model kits from Airfix, Trumpeter, AFV, Tamiya, Revell and Academy plus more in various scales...

KR Models Ltd

KR Models Ltd

KR Models Ltd

166 Marlborough Street, T8N 1Y6 AB, Canada

KR Models produces never seen models for the modeller. We make the EE GT3, The Fell, Consett Ore Wagon and the Clayton DHP1. The aim is to bring ‘never been produced’ models or ‘long since gone’ models back to life. Many more interesting models coming soon...

LP Rails

LP Rails

LP Rails

48 Heddington Way, West Knighton, Leicestershire LE2 6HF , United Kingdom

Hello, my name is Lee Palmer, and I am a Bachmann Authorised N-Gauge Repairs Specialist and come recommended by B.R. Lines. I have modelled in N Gauge for the past twenty years and have always carried out my own repairs and fitted my own DCC Decoders...

MJR Models

MJR Models and Hobbies

MJR Models

548 Atherton Road, Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 4SJ , United Kingdom

MJR First opened its shop doors at Easter time 2012 – We soon established a firm customer base locally and also through our online sourcing group Model Kits For Less on Facebook. Here we keep our customer base updated on future releases and discount many items through our supply chain...

MPB Model Supplies

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MPB Model Supplies

10 St Andrews Street, Droitwich , Worcestershire WR9 8DY , United Kingdom

Providing locomotives, equipment and supplies for model railways, garden railways and miniature steam models. My current projects include building a 4" scale live steam traction engine from a machined kit, I have a YouTube channel documenting the build and showcasing other steam related videos...

Ron Lines Model Railways

Ron Lines Model Railways

Ron Lines Model Railways

342 Shirley Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 3HJ , United Kingdom

We have a great selection of affordable quality New & Used Model Railways to help you get started or expand on what you already have. You might find that one elusive item you seek and you'll certainly be tempted by the wide range of model railway locomotives, rolling stock, track and lineside accessories. We also stock all model railway electrical switches, cabling, connectors, LEDs etc...

Roxey Mouldings

Roxey Mouldings

Roxey Mouldings

58 Dudley Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 2JU , United Kingdom

Roxey Mouldings have been manufacturing fine-scale model railway kits since 1972. Originally moulded from plastic sheet our kits now feature brass or nickel silver etchings with castings in white metal, brass, or...

Scale Model Scenery Ltd

Scale Model Scenery

Scale Model Scenery Ltd

Unit 26 Tresillian Business Park, Truro, Cornwall TR2 4HF , United Kingdom

Scale Model Scenery produce a high-detailed range of award-winning laser-cut and 3D printed building kits and accessories for scale & railway modellers. We cater for a wide range of gauges & scales, but we specialise in OO gauge / 1:76 scale predominantly...

Special Auction Services

Special Auction Services

Special Auction Services

Off Hambridge Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5RL , United Kingdom

Special Auction Services was established in 1991 as a specialist and traditional firm of auctioneers. Over the years we have been commended for the level of service we have provided to our sellers and buyers...

Sports & Model Shop

The Sports & Model Shop

Sports & Model Shop

66 High Street, Dingwall,, Highlands IV159RY , United Kingdom

Sports and Model Shop is a small shop with a big product range! Based in the Highlands we have been in business for over thirty years both in our high street shop and now online. We sell Model Trains, Track and Accessories, Scenics, Plastic and Wooden Models, Paints and...

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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

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Model Show

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Model Show

Event Date:

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection will host a model show on July 28, 2024.

IPMS Keighley 'Edition IV - 2024'

IPMS Keighley 'Edition IV - 2024'

Event Date:

IPMS Keighley Plastic Model Club will host its 'Edition IV - 2024' event on September 22, 2024.

St Ives Model Show

St Ives Model Show

Event Date:

IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 29, 2024.

Stoke Model Show

Stoke Model Show

Event Date:

Stoke Model Club will host its annual show on August 27, 2023.

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