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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

Hornby’s Dublo ‘Merchant Navy’ samples sail in

Hornby has received production samples of its newly-tooled OO’ gauge Hornby Dublo Bulleid air-smoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2 for evaluation.

VIDEO: Hornby shows 14-car APT sample

Hornby has released a new video showing a full 14-car APT set running on its test track. Watch the 'OO' gauge Class 370 in action here.

APT-E second coming

Rapido Trains has announced a new production run for the 'OO' model of the Advanced Passenger Train Experimental (APT-E). It was originally produced as part of the National Collection in Miniature exclusively for the National Railway Museum in 2016. 

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Derby’s Class 25/3

Perhaps one of the most recognisable diesel locomotives of the 1960s was the popular and versatile Class 25, a design that reached its best with its final version, the 25/3, which first appeared in 1965, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

Rails’ Gas Turbines edge closer

Rails of Sheffield's forthcoming exclusive ‘OO’ gauge BR gas turbine locomotive, 18000, edges closer to release, following receipt of production samples for checking over.

Dapol plans new batch of ‘O' gauge vans and wagons 

Dapol is planning another batch of its popular ‘O’ gauge box vans and open wagons.

Accurascale’s low-level nuclear loads shape-up

Accurascale has received updated Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming ‘OO' gauge two-axle PFA low-level nuclear waste loads for assessment.

Dapol adds more ‘OO’ Class 68s

Dapol is adding another four new ‘OO’ gauge Class 68 diesels to its release schedule.

Next batch of Heljan ‘Hoovers’ on horizon

Heljan has confirmed that its next batch of ‘O’ gauge BR Class 50 Co-Co diesels are due to go into production shortly.

Gaugemaster completes Pullman ED hat-trick

Gaugemaster has commissioned Heljan to produce an exclusive ‘O’ gauge model of the forthcoming Class 73 Electro-Diesel (ED) in Pullman livery for its expanding Gaugemaster Collection.

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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.

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SCOUT TO HALF-TRACK

Pen and Sword’s library of combined modelmaking/reference guides has recently expanded with Land Craft acting as a companion to the Tank Craft publications.

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COLONIAL CONFLICT

As the introduction to this Africa@War publication states, conflicts around the Western Sahara are little-known in Britain, so this may be the first English-language guide to the battles that raged between 1945-1975.

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PILOT PREPARATION

While frontline machinery gathers considerable attention from modellers and enthusiasts, training aircraft are of equal importance; as such, this photographic reference to World War Two Luftwaffe examples will be a valuable resource.

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'SANDY' STUDY

Schiffer Military’s Legends of Warfare series is providing aviation enthusiasts and modellers with a refreshing appraisal of many classic designs, with this volume on the Douglas A-1 Skyraider being an ideal example.

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BARNWELL'S BULLET

Bristol’s Scout biplane was an important but frequently neglected World War One aircraft, often overshadowed by later types.

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EYE OF THE HURRICANE

Valiant Wings’ Airframe & Miniature series is a firm modellers’ favourite, with this volume dedicated to a beloved subject: Hawker’s Hurricane.

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TANK DRAWINGS

Kagero’s Top Drawings books may have low page counts, but in terms of information density they are arguably one of the most value-for-money products currently available, especially when the separate foldout A3 plans are factored into the equation.

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FLYING LEATHERNECKS

Harpia’s Air Power studies have rapidly become a key reference for modellers and aircraft enthusiasts alike, but its latest volume on the modern US Marine Corps aviation force has gone one step further.

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WEASEL 'VIPER'

Readers familiar with Canfora’s Wingspan series, which showcases features of large-scale kit builds, are in for a treat with this offshoot special edition – devoted to just a single subject, a project by renowned modeller Jan Kopecký using Tamiya’s 1/32 F-16C Fighting Falcon.

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BUMBLEBEES, HORNETS AND RHINOS

This addition to Schiffer’s Legends of Warfare series covers two machines intended to fill the German Wehrmacht’s selfpropelled artillery needs: the Sd.Kfz. 165 Hummel (bumblebee) howitzer and Panzerjäger Hornisse (tank-hunter hornet), later known as the Nashorn (rhinoceros).

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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