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Welcome to Key Model World your new online destination for everything railway and scale modelling. Join us for the latest content from Key Publishing's modelling titles - Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World - and discover the creative world of scale modelling.

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

All-new MGR hopper for 'OO'

Cavalex Models is producing a brand new 'OO' gauge model of the HAA merry-go-round hopper wagon for 'OO' gauge in a collaboration with Trains4U and KMS Railtech. The freshly tooled wagon is planned for release in the third quarter of 2021 and will cover the HAA and HFA variants.

Heljan announce Class 02 for 'O' and 'OO'!

The Yorkshire Engine Co Class 02 0-4-0 diesel shunter has been announced as Heljan's next ready-to-run locomotive for 'O' gauge - and it will be produced in 'OO' gauge as well. Release is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021 with prices for DCC ready versions planned at £339.00.

FIRST LOOK: Accurascale KUAs in colour

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model of the KUA nuclear flask wagons and kindly loaned them to Hornby Magazine for us to give you a closer look. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop for our latest video to find out more about these impressively detailed wagons.

Hatton's showcases Genesis coach artwork

Hatton's have shown its four remaining livery renders for is Genesis 'OO' gauge 4 and 6 wheel coaches. The new batch of artwork covers LB&SCR mahogany, SECR carmine, GNR lined teak and GWR chocolate and cream.

Revolution shows Ecofrets

Revolution Trains has released images of decorated Ecofret container wagons for 'OO' and 'N' gauge. The order booked for these all-new wagons is due to close within the next few weeks allowing the models to move towards production.

VIDEO: The Hornby Magazine Show | September 2020

Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild, Mark Chivers and Richard Watson as they bring us a Hornby Centenary Special. Richard visits Hornby's Margate offices, Mike brings you up to date with the latest news and we profile Railmen of Kent's superb Great Model Railway Challenge layouts from 2019. Watch it here!

VIDEO: Dapol 'O' gauge Stroudley coaches in detail

Dapol's latest video goes into detail showcasing its first engineering samples of the Stroudley 'O' gauge carriages. Join Neil from Dapol here to find out more.

'D' decorated samples debut

The collaboration between Locomotion Models, Dapol and Rails of Sheffield have revealed decorated samples of the Wainwright 'D' 4-4-0 for 'OO' gauge. Delivery is now expected in 2021 following final revisions to the livery application.

View all from Hornby Magazine 


 

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

MID-ENGINED METRO

AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET specialist Decalcas has released a superb photographic reference guide to the MG Metro 6R4 rally car, subject of two upcoming 1/24 kits from Belkits.

ON YELLOW WINGS

UKRAINIAN MANUFACTURER ICM has stayed with a biplane theme for its latest large-scale aircraft release, with a newly tooled 1/32 Stearman PT-17/ N2S-3 Kaydet.

GOING BALLISTIC

THE SOVIET Union’s Delfin/Delta IV ballistic missile submarines served much longer than expected, even outlasting the intended successor class (the Akula/Typhoon), but Zvezda’s 1/350 offering is just the fourth kit of the type.

View all from Airfix Model World


 

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: E-DAY

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E-Day will be hosted by Eduard on September 29, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Christchurch Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Christchurch MRC. *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: Wigan Model Railway Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: Horsham Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Horsham Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Spalding Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Spalding Model Railway Club. *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: Folkestone Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by the Folkestone Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ANNUAL COMPETITION AND SHOW

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MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Competition and Show on October 12, 2020.

CANCELLED: Stephenson Model Railway Group Rainhill Exhibition

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Hosted by the Stephenson Model Railway Group, the show boasts ten layouts, trade support and demonstrations. *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: IRISH NATIONAL MODEL SHOW

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IPMS Ireland will host its National Model Show on October 3-4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: Newhaven and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Newhaven and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Abingdon IPMS Show 2020

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Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Didcot Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Abingdon and District Model Railway Club and offers a varied selection of layouts, traders and demonstrations, along with refreshments too. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wightrail 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Wight Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

South Wales MAFVA Annual Show

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CANCELLED: Cardiff Model Railway Show

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Annual show hosted by Cardiff 4mm Club, North Gwent Railway Modellers and Cardiff Model Engineering Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gravesend Model Railway Show

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Model railway show hosted by Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society. *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 models and see behind-the-scenes. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: The South West Model Show 2020 Autumn Edition

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The Tank Museum will host The South West Model Show - Autumn Edition on October 17-18, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wycrail 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Fareham Railex 2020

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Hosted by Fareham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Uckfield Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Exposition Internationale de Maquettes

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Cercle des Amis de la Maquette d'Ostheim (CAMO) will host its Exposition Internationale de Maquettes on November 7-8, 2020.

CANCELLED: Dorking Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Dorking and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wombourne Autumn Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual autumn model railway show hosted by Midarc. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Pendle Forest Model Railway Society Exhibition

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Annual exhibition hosted by Pendle Forest MRS. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

SOUTH WALES MAFVA SHOW

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South Wales MAFVA will host its annual show on October 3, 2020.

CANCELLED: Warrington Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Warrington Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Chance to go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: North Shropshire Model Show

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IPMS Telford (Shropshire Scale Modellers) will host the North Shropshire Model Show on October 4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Annual Competition and Show

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MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Show and Competition on October 17, 2020.

CANCELLED: Tolworth Showtrain 2020

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Hosted by Hampton Court Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Chance to view LNER O gauge motive power and rolling stock in action on the society's extensive layout. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Liphook and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Liphook and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Tyneside 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Newcastle and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Plastic and Steel 2020

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IPMS Belgium will host Plastic and Steel 2020 on October 10-11, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Models on the Hill

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Models on the Hill will be hosted by IPMS Portsmouth and Portsmouth Pals Museum on October 24, 2020.

EURO SCALE MODELLING

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IPMS Nederland will host Euro Scale Modelling on November 21, 2020.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Chance to go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: C4-Open

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C4-Open will take place on October 24-25, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by South Hants Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Farnham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Farnham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Modern Image O Gauge Exhibition

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Hosted by Modern Image O Gauge (MIOG). *Please note, this event at Crewe Heritage Centre has been CANCELLED. MIOG is planning to host a 'virtual' exhibition across the same weekend - MIOG 'Live' 2020. Visit their website for more details.

POSTPONED: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2020

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The Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham is a calendar highlight for railway modelling. *Please note, the Warley Show has been POSTPONED to 2021.

CANCELLED: Shildon Model Railway Club Autumn Exhibition

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See models and full-size exhibits side-by-side hosted at Locomotion Museum in the town. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Rail-Ex Taunton 2020

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

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.

CANCELLED: North Shropshire Model Show

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom

IPMS Telford (Shropshire Scale Modellers) will host the North Shropshire Model Show on October 4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom

Chance to view LNER O gauge motive power and rolling stock in action on the society's extensive layout. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Plastic and Steel 2020

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Affligem, Belgium

IPMS Belgium will host Plastic and Steel 2020 on October 10-11, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Shildon Model Railway Club Autumn Exhibition

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Shildon, United Kingdom

See models and full-size exhibits side-by-side hosted at Locomotion Museum in the town. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Heywood, United Kingdom

Chance to go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Christchurch Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Christchurch MRC. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Farnham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Aldershot, United Kingdom

Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Farnham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Horsham Model Railway Exhibition

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Horsham, United Kingdom

Annual show hosted by Horsham Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ANNUAL COMPETITION AND SHOW

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London, United Kingdom

MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Competition and Show on October 12, 2020.

CANCELLED: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

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