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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

VIDEO: Weathering a Stanier '8F'

In the latest video from the Hornby Magazine workshop Mike Wild demonstrates how to weather the Hornby '8F' from the latest issue's sound installation guide using Lifecolor paints, and an Iwata Ecplise airbrush. Join us now for this in-depth video guide.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | February 2021

The latest Hornby Magazine Show is here on KeyModelWorld with Mike, Mark and Richard. In this month's show we complete Topley Dale's Diversion Route, bring you the latest news and profile the ever-popular BR Class 50s.

VIDEO: Locoman Stanier '8F' sound demonstration

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine (HM165) we install digital sound in the Hornby Stanier '8F' 2-8-0 using Locoman Sounds Doehler & Haass 8-pin chip. Join us on Topley Dale for a full demonstration of the sound decoders features.

VIDEO: Bachmann's 'sealed beam' Class 45

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we review Bachmann's new 'sealed beam' Class 45 for 'OO' gauge - and our sample has been custom weathered and renumbered by Grimy Times for a unique finish. Watch the model in action here with sound installed and read the full review in HM165.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 1

Development of Topley Dale's Diversion Route is starting as the Hornby Magazine team start work on the scene by building a baseboard extension, laying sidings and introducing the ground work for a new quarry scene. Watch the video advert free here on KeyModelWorld.com.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 2

Topley Dale's Diversion Route is starting to take shape as we build the road bed, reshape the scenery and begin the footing for the scenery. Join us in the workshop for the second episode advert free for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld subscribers.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 3

In episode three of Building Topley Dale we start creating the scenery around the quarry and road bridge using Woodland Scenics and Green Scene products. Join us in the workshop to watch the video advert free here for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld subscribers.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 4

In the fourth episode of Building Topley Dale we continue the scenery on the Diversion Route by installing a Wills viaduct kit to carry the railway across a road and river scene. Watch the full video here advert free.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 5

In the fifth episode of the Building Topley Dale series we installed the Faller Car system around the Topley Dale diversion route while taking the scene forward to the 1990s with rolling stock from the final years of British Rail and the first years of privatisation.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 6

In the sixth episode of our Building Topley Dale series, we move on to complete the scenery around the bridge, introduce the river and create a rock cutting leading the railway out of the scene.

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

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ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

Czech kit and accessory manufacturer AB&K has released a neat instant vignette, in the form of a resin pit-type outhouse and a German soldier who is undertaking ‘essential business’ – both items are available separately (as 35002 and 35003 respectively), the latter with a rather colourful title!

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MOVING TO POSITION

ICM’s third SWAT Team figure is posed as if moving forward with an M4 rifle in the ready position, alert to any potential threat.

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EUROPEAN HAULER

Italeri’s latest IVECO Hi-Way truck has an established pedigree, being based on the Stralis chassis/body.

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AFRICAN RACER

Italeri has re-released ESCI’s 1/24 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC as raced in the 1979 Rallye Bandama, an event infamous for its arduous conditions.

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SLEEK COUPÉ

Here’s the return of Airfix’s 1/32 Maserati Indy, first released in 1973, when the real vehicle (which was named for the company’s 1939 and 1940 Indy 500 wins) was still in production.

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MAKING A SPLASH

With 11 styrene runners, separate bodyshell and floorpan, vinyl mesh and four hollow tyres, Hobby NuNu’s Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo makes a colourful splash in its Team Ralliart 1982 Rally of 1000 Lakes livery.

BIRD OF PREY BONANZA

Sci-fi modellers are in for a real treat with Greenstrawberry’s latest Fruitpack release, as it combines two separate sets to upgrade AMT’s Klingon B’Relclass Bird of Prey.

ZOUKEI-MURA IN 2021/22

Following last month’s release round-up, the focus is on Japanese aircraft kit specialist Zoukei-Mura, which has announced a busy schedule for the year.

MORE FOR YOUR SPITFIRE

Aftermarket specialist Alleycat Models has just announced a series of resin accessories designed to upgrade Airfix’s newly tooled 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc.

NUNU RACERS

Japanese firm Hobby NuNu’s latest 1/24 auto releases include a return of its Volvo 240 Turbo and a new tooling in the shape of a BMW 320i (E46) tourer.

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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

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.

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Event Date:

Coventry and Warks IPMS will host its annual show on June 27, 2021.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

Event Date:

Romsey Modellers has announced its Romsey Scale Model Show on September 12, 2021 has now been cancelled.

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.

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.

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

There are no upcoming events