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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

Rails' MC Metals 21ton limited edition steel opens

Rails of Sheffield has received a decorated sample of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge limited edition Accurascale BR 21ton MDV/PMV steel mineral open wagon in MC Metals branded grey for assessment.

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Wendover

The Great Central Main Line in its LNER heyday is the subject of DAVID DANN-GIBBONS’ marvellous ‘OO’ layout, as he explains. Photography, Trevor Jones.

'Cat' out of bag for Hornby

Hornby has confirmed news that it is working on a new 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway's 0-4-2 Lion, to complement its recently-introduced all-new 4mm scale model of Stephenson's Rocket.

Dapol unveils LSWR 'B4' for 'O'

Dapol has unveiled plans to produce the London and South Western Railway 'B4' 0-4-0T for 'O' gauge.

VIDEO: Digitrains Class 68 sound demonstration

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM166, April 2021 - we review Digitrains new sound file for the Class 68 Bo-Bo diesels. Here the full suite of sounds in our sound demonstration featuring the Dapol 'OO' gauge model fitted with a ZIMO MX644C decoder.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | March 2021

The latest edition of the Hornby Magazine Show is here on KeyModelWorld. Highlights of this months show include the start of a new ‘OO9’ narrow gauge project which takes inspiration from the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales, to add a new scene to Wardle Bay in ‘OO9'. Join Richard, Mark and Mike online for this not to be missed film.

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Hornby's Thompson ‘A2/2’

Hornby has expanded its range of Eastern Region ‘Pacifics’ with the arrival of the first ever ready-to-run model of the Thompson ‘A2/2’ fleet. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at both versions of this exciting new addition for ‘OO’ gauge.

WIN! A Hornby ‘A2/2’ 4-6-2 worth £190

Hornby Magazine is offering a chance to win one of Hornby’s brand-new ‘OO’ gauge Thompson ‘A2/2’ 4-6-2 as 60501 Cock o’ the North in BR lined green with early crests. The closing date for entires is April 25 2021 at 5pm GMT.

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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

DECAL-FORM DETAIL

Modelling is one of those hobbies where new innovations are seized upon eagerly, and flexible 3D-printed decals are a logical step from the ways 3D-printed parts are created.

TRUCKS, BLADES AND BUGGIES

Hong Kong firm Gecko Models’ products are now available in the UK via Tiger Hobbies, with the three latest releases featuring British Army-related vehicles and figures.

MONSTER MOTOR

Airfix's latest release in its Vintage Classics range is truly deserving of the accolade, both in terms of kit heritage and the subject itself: a 1930 Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged – which is perhaps better known as the Blower Bentley.

ROTOL SPITFIRE

Having delighted modellers with its newly tooled 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Ia, Eduard has now turned its attention to the Rotol propeller-fitted Mk.IIa variant.

ARGENTINA’S WINGED FORTRESS

Operated by Argentinian, Colombian, Sri Lankan and Uruguayan Air Forces, the FMA IA 58 Pucará (fortress) is the subject of Kinetic’s latest new tooling.

DISPLAY CASE

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: A traditional starting point for many, aircraft modelling is arguably the most popular form of the hobby – as shown by this month’s selection of reader builds.


ARMOUR-HUNTER ALBUM

Valiant Wings has announced its 17th Airframe Album book is to be dedicated to the Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjäger (armour-hunter) ground-attack aircraft operated by German forces during World War Two.

GUNS, BOMBS AND ROCKETS

There have been many books dedicated to US Army Air Force aircraft during World War Two, yet few have focused on the weapons carried by these machines; Canfora Publishing’s latest release seeks to address that shortfall.

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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: Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

CANCELLED: Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

Event Date:

Annual model railway exhibition hosted by 32A model railway club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

WINGS AND THINGS 2021

WINGS AND THINGS 2021

Event Date:

Wings and Things 2021 will be held on September 19, 2021 by IPMS Fenland and Spalding.

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

Event Date:

Annual modelling event hosted by Hoddesdon Model Railway Club. As well as layouts, features also include working fairground models, radio-controlled boats and road vehicles. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 26, 2021.

CANCELLED: Midlands Garden Rail Show

CANCELLED: Midlands Garden Rail Show

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2021.

Sywell Book and Model Sale

Sywell Book and Model Sale

Event Date:

Sywell Aviation Museum will host a Book and Model Sale on May 22, 2021.

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

Event Date:

IPMS Salisbury will host its Scale Model Show on June 5, 2021.

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

Event Date:

The RAF Kenley Aerojumble will take place on June 20, 2021.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

Stoke Model Club will host its annual show on August 15, 2021.

Romsey Scale Model Show

Romsey Scale Model Show

Event Date:

Romsey Scale Model Show will be hosted by Romsey Modellers on September 12, 2021

Chiltern Model Show

Chiltern Model Show

Event Date:

The Chiltern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Chiltern and Bedfordshire MAFVA on September 12, 2021.

There are no upcoming events