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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

Dapol reveals 'O' gauge streamlined railcar

Dapol has announced plans to produce the Great Western Railway (GWR) streamlined railcar for ‘O’ gauge.

WIN! A Bachmann Johnson ‘1P’ 0-4-4T for ‘OO’ worth £150

This month we are offering the chance to win one of Bachmann’s new ‘OO’ gauge Johnson ‘1P’ 0-4-4Ts in our latest competition. The closing date for entries is December 15 2020 at 5pm GMT.

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Coniston Lake

Taking a beautiful location and giving it a railway, MIKE POWELL set this Lake District scene in the 1960s, with steam firmly in charge. Photography, Mike Wild.

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The Tri-ang Connection

While Hornby’s rich heritage owes much of its existence to Frank Hornby’s vision from the 1920s, the route to today’s highly detailed ‘OO’ models is not so straightforward, as MARK CHIVERS discovers.

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Hornby's best locomotive of all time!

The votes have been counted and we can now reveal the locomotive that you chose as Hornby’s Best Locomotive of All Time in our public vote at KeyModelWorld.com. MIKE WILD has the results.

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OAK ROAD

Sweeping curves and scale length HSTs are amongst the highlights of MIKE BUICK’S inspirational ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout. Here he tells the full story of its creation and explains how it is supporting the Meningitis Now charity. Photography, Richard Watson.

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Bachmann’s Johnson ‘1P’

The latest arrival for ‘OO’ gauge from Bachmann is the popular Midland Railway ‘1P’ 0-4-4T. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this sought after new release. Plus we have two videos with this feature - one showcasing the model running on Topley Dale and a second subscriber exclusive explaining the sound fitting process for the model.

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JOHNSON’S ‘1P’ 0-4-4Ts

For more than half a century, the Midland Railway’s primary lightweight passenger design for secondary duties was a very neat and attractive series of 0-4-4T engines designed by Samuel Johnson. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at the history of one of the variants of this once numerous class, and finds out why it was so long-lived.

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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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INVADING STRIKER

Richard Spreckley brings ICM’s new-tool 1/48 Douglas B-26 Invader ‘to life’ with Magic Scale Modeling’s plug-and-play lighting and sound system.

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Airfix Model World | October 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW119, October 2020. The latest edition features an exclusive build of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Bristol Beaufort, the chance to win Zveda's 1/48 Mi-24 HIND helicopter kit plus the latest news, product reviews and builds to inspire your scale modelling. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during September.

DELIGHTFUL DELTA

WITH ANTICIPATION for Airfix’s all-new 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 growing, the firm’s development team has released the first photos of the test-shot runners and a constructed model.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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Stoke Model Club will host its annual show on August 22, 2021.

CANCELLED: Mere Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Mere Railway Modellers. *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: 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: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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A chance to see behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group and meet club members. *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: Scout Rail Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by 33rd Oxford (Kidlington) Scout Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: London Model Engineering Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the Chiltern Model Railway Association. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the City of Canterbury Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Model Rail Scotland

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Annual model railway show hosted by the Association of Model Railway Societies in Scotland (AMRSS). *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: New Mills and District Railway Modellers Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by New Mills and District Railway Modellers. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual event hosted by Basingstoke and North Hants Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ELMRO Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual exhibition hosted by East Lancashire Model Railway (Charitable) Organisation (ELMRO). Event rescheduled from its usual January dates.

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