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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

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DMG lighting strip

DMG Electech has introduced a new interior lighting strip. It is designed for use with ‘OO’ gauge multiple units and coaching stock and this latest offering differs from many of the similar products on the market in that it is made up of individual LED Printed Circuit Boards.

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DRM speedometer

If you have ever wondered how fast your model locomotives are travelling, then wonder no more as this digital speed sensor should provide the answer.

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Hobby Trax CDU

New from Hobby Trax are these Tyson Capacitor Discharge Units (CDUs), suitable for use with all solenoid point motors. A CDU stores electricity on board to provide instant power when changing power demanding solenoid point motors.

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Routemex ‘pick and mix’

Routemex has introduced a new modular junction signal system to its range of ‘O’ gauge signal kits. Differing slightly from previous kits, the new system revolves around a junction signal post kit to which your choice of signal head and route indicator can be added.

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The Acquired Wagons of British Railways Vol. 3

This third volume in the series from OPC focuses on the wooden-bodied coal wagons built for private owners and railway companies from 1923 and absorbed by British Railways on Nationalisation.

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Last Years of the Class 50s

Strathwood Publishing's latest large format landscape book provides an ideal showcase for the final chapter of British Rail’s Class 50s in regular service, looking at the last 15 years or so of main line operations between 1980 and 1994.

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Hornby Dublo Technical Manual

Researched and compiled by David B. Neale, a founding member of the Hornby Railway Collectors Association of Australia, the manual aims to offer a complete technical guide for the servicing and maintenance of Hornby-Dublo models.

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South Yorkshire Railways

This recent picture volume from Amberley Books presents a nostalgic look at rail operations in and around South Yorkshire, primarily during the 1980s. Since then, the railway has changed with some of the scenes no longer possible as collieries, depots and even routes have closed.

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Steam’s Lament: Bulleid’s locomotives

New from Strathwood Publishing, this latest edition in the series covers O.V.S. Bulleid’s ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2s, ‘Q1’ 0-6-0s, ‘Leader’ 0-6-6-0Ts, plus diesel and electric designs.

Modelling British Railways Wagonload Formations Review Premium

Modelling British Railways Wagonload Formations

This latest bookazine in the Modelling British Railways series from Key Publishing focuses on diesel and electric era wagonload freight formations. Coverage for this second volume of the modeller’s guide is focused mainly on wagonload freight.

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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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LUFTWAFFE EXPERTEN

Intended as an accessory for Special Hobby’s recent 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E kits, but equally applicable to iterations of this sub-type by other manufacturers, CMK’s two-figure set depicts Luftwaffe pilot Adolf Galland and a mechanic standing by the former’s aircraft.

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A PROUD FRENCH TANK CREW

The title of this lovely five-figure set from ICM is slightly misleading, as it comprises what appears to be three military figures (two of which seem to be tank crew – an FCM 36 is depicted on the box artwork) and two children who want to look at the tank.

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’TASHED 'JOCK'

The third in ToRo’s splendid military caricature series features an ‘archetypal’ Scottish officer as part of the British Eight Army ‘Desert Rats’ during World War Two.

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CEREMONIAL SOLDIER

A member of the Representative Honor Guard Regiment of the Polish Armed Forces is among the latest additions to ICM’s 1/16 ‘World’s Guards’ series of figure models.

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FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM

Having been released in several iterations by the riginal producer, Italian firm Esci, this pack of World War Two-era partisan figures has now entered Italeri’s range.

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“SEND A MESSAGE”

Master Box’s German Military Men set is a rather unusual mix, comprising two members of the Wehrmacht Feldgendarmerie (Military Police), one of whom is in dispatch-rider attire, a member of the Signal Corps preparing a cable reel and what appears to be an NCO and a map-reading officer.

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Fabulous Feline

The arrival of Revell’s 1/24 new-tool E-type Jaguar fixed-head coupé coincides roughly with the 50th anniversary of the real car’s launch, although the parts are most appropriate for a 1962-produced vehicle.

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EASTERN FRONT HAWKS

Begemot’s collection of Curtiss P-40s operated by Soviet forces is one of the most comprehensive works on a single type, containing decals for no fewer than 41 individual aircraft.

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PARTISAN HUNTERS

This second collection of German vehicles assigned to units in the Balkans focuses on the notorious 7. SS-Freiwilligen (volunteer) Gebirgs (mountain infantry) Division Prinz-Eugen, with a mix of old, captured and obsolete equipment.

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SIMPLE SPEEDSTER SOLUTION

Intended for use with any iteration of NuNu’s 1/24 BMW M6 GT3 racer (built in AMW100 – March 2019), these Decalcas markings cover the Turner Motorsport team’s striking 2019 24 Hours of Daytona entry.

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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

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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

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

Sywell Book and Model Sale

Sywell Book and Model Sale

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

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

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

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

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

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

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

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

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

Chiltern Model Show

Chiltern Model Show

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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

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

There are no upcoming events