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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

Trains4U KFA in colour

Cavalex Models has received updated decorated samples for its exclusive model of the KFA/PFB 'Warflat' wagons for Trains4U. The new 'OO' gauge wagon are only available from Train4U with prices set at £35 each.

WIN! A Hornby Centenary Year Sir Nigel Gresley train set! Worth £250

To celebrate Hornby’s 100th anniversary and our Hornby Centenary special issue Hornby Hobbies and Hornby Magazine are offering a special competition prize – one of its Centenary Year Sir Nigel Gresley train sets worth £250. Plus we have 15 runner up prizes consisting of five centenary pens and ten Hornby 2020 pin badges. Closing date for entries is October 25 2020 at 5pm GMT

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Welcome to HM160

This issue is a celebration of all things Hornby to mark its 100th anniversary year - something that we will only be able to do once in our lifetime.

Thank you NHS CLASS 800!

Hornby’s special limited edition of just two models arrived in August. Hornby Magazine takes an exclusive look at the NHS Class 800 power car in its unique colour scheme.

Railmen of Kent join the Great Electric Train Show

Hornby Magazine’s Great Electric Train Show in Manchester is shaping up with the latest additions to the layout line up including Great Model Railway Challenge 2019 winners the Railmen of Kent.

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The Gresley Beat

The East Coast Main Line around King’s Cross is the scene for this famous ‘OO’ gauge layout, which will form part of the future AIMREC venture in Ashford. Its creator, CLIFF PARSONS, tells the story of how it was built and developed. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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TOP 100 LOCOMOTIVES

Thousands of models have been made by the Hornby brand over the past 100 years ranging from the simplest of toys to the most detailed scale models we could imagine. Hornby Magazine editor MIKE WILD presents the magazine’s top 100 Hornby locomotives and opens the vote for you to pick Hornby’s best model of all time.

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Resurrecting the dinosaur

In the year that marks Hornby’s centenary, TIM SHACKLETON unlocks the potential of some classic models from the last half-century.

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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

BEST SPITFIRE YET?

WHEN EDUARD announced it was releasing a newly tooled 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, it definitely grabbed modellers’ attention.

SPITFIRE OF THE SEA

VEHICLE MANUAL publisher Haynes has dipped its toe in the water with its latest Owners Workshop Manual, which describes the Royal Navy’s Motor Gun Boat (MGB) series.

MILITARY TONES

BETTER KNOWN for its auto paints, US-based Model Car World Finishes has recently launched a Military Finishes range, for armour and aircraft.

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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: OUTDOOR AEROBOOT AVIATION AND AVIONICS SALE

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Newark Air Museum will host its Outdoor Aeroboot Aviation and Avionics sale on September 26, 2020. *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: SCALE SCOTLAND 2020

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Scale Scotland 2020 will take place on September 26, 2020. *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: 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: Scaleforum 2020

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Hosted by the Scalefour Scoirty. *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: ST IVES MODEL SHOW

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IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 27, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

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: 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

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

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: 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.

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.

CANCELLED: Warrington Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Warrington, United Kingdom

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

CANCELLED: Didcot Model Railway Exhibition

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Didcot, United Kingdom

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: Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition

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Uckfield, United Kingdom

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

CANCELLED: Cardiff Model Railway Show

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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

CANCELLED: Wombourne Autumn Model Railway Exhibition

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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

CANCELLED: The South West Model Show 2020 Autumn Edition

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Dorset, United Kingdom

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