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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

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.

Dapol shares Class 153 artwork

Dapol has revealed artwork for its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class 153 diesel multiple units in former Wessex Trains and Arriva Trains Wales colour schemes.

‘OO’ SECR ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 progresses

Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield have received production samples of their newly-tooled ‘OO' gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘D' Class 4-4-0s for approval.

Green light for Heljan's 'O' gauge Class 27 liveries

Heljan has approved the livery diagrams for its forthcoming 'O’ gauge BR Class 27 diesels.

Stay alive with DCC Concepts

DCC Concepts has gone back to the drawing board to create its new range of stay alives using smaller components and a flexible system which allows for easier positioning of parts within a locomotive. Read the full story here and watch our video demonstration.

Dapol reviews limited edition Class 66 artwork

Dapol has received artwork for its next batch of ‘N’ gauge Class 66 Co-Co diesels for assessment.

VIDEO: Revolution's DRS Class 37/4

Revolution Trains has released its first ready-to-run 'O' gauge model - a limited edition modelling DRS Class 37/4 37405 produced by Heljan. We review this model in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM167 - and you can watch it in action on our garden railway here.

Hornby HM6000 app-based DC control system arrives

Hornby’s all-new HM6000 app-based analogue control system is due to arrive with retailers shortly.

BR blue for KR Models' GT3

KR Models is planning  a small batch of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge prototype gas turbine 4-6-0, ‘GT3’, in fictional BR blue livery.

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.

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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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TRANSPORTER TRIMMINGS

Airliner-scale specialist Shelf Oddity has produced a comprehensive four-fret photo-etched brass upgrade for MikroMir’s 1/144 Blackburn Beverley.

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STURMOVIK ‘OFFICE’

Designed for Tamiya’s splendid 1/48 offering, this is one of Yahu’s more complex update sets, providing replacement side console and equipment box facings in addition to the usual pre-painted and -assembled instrument panel.

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SOVIET AIRSPEED PIPE

Replicating fine items such as pitot tubes in styrene can be challenging for manufacturers, but especially so in 1/144 scale, so Master’s turned brass and photoetched (PE) metal alternative will add a quality touch to any MiG-29 Fulcrum model.

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'EZ' EJ UPGRADES

As our build feature Retired Rhino shows, FineMolds’ 1/72 F-4EJ Phantom builds into a splendid model straight from the box, but those seeking refinement will appreciate Eduard’s photo-etched metal upgrade.

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SEALED YAK GLAZING

While Special Hobby’s Yak-3 kit has much to offer, those wanting a more scale-thickness canopy can utilise MH Models’ vac-form replacement, although the kit item is arguably just as clear.

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FIRE AND FORGET

MBDA’s advanced short range air-to-air missile (ASRAAM, also known as the AIM-132) is used on various British, Australian and Indian aircraft, replacing AIM-9 Sidewinders and Matra R.550 Magic weapons, respectively.

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CLIPPED-WING MISSILE

Eduard’s range of aftermarket munitions sets includes this set of AIM-120C AMRAAM with ‘clipped’ wings, allowing for internal carriage.

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MOOSE DISPLAY

Mirage Hobby’s 1/48 PZL.37 Łoś (Moose) originated in 1999 and hasn’t been available for several years, but those with the kit in their stash will appreciate this photo-etched instrument display from Yahu’s ‘JustStick’ range.

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CHAINED DOWN

Comprising 217 photo-etched brass ‘cross-type’ tie-down points for US Navy carrier ‘pad-eye’ deck recesses, this is a great set for those wanting to portray aircraft secured via chains on either Kitty Hawk or Forrestal-class vessels (Nimitz-and Ford-classes use a ‘star-type’, available as BRL72102).

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PIRATICAL ‘PIT’

Airfix’s newly tooled Buccaneer S.2C is the intended recipient of this highly detailed cockpit upgrade package from CMK, which provides a complete replacement tub (with integrally cast sidewalls), ejection seats and bulkheads.

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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