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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

SECR 'D' Class 4-4-0 for 'OO' in production

Rails of Sheffield has confirmed that production of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 is underway.

Cavalex expands 'BBA' plans

Cavalex Models has confirmed that it is to produce another batch of its popular 'OO' gauge 'BBA' bogie steel carriers.

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Oake

DARREN BERRY explains how this ‘OO’ gauge Western Region layout set in Somerset not only developed from an initial two-person team, but helped to encourage new modellers too. Photography, Trevor Jones.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 20/3 sound installation

Bachmann's latest generation Class 20 model features a Plux22 decoder socket and a factory fitted 15mm x 11mm speaker. In this sound installation guide Mike Wild shows how simple it is to install a ZIMO MX645P22 sound decoder with Digitrains ZS20ASL sound file and demonstrates the performance of the factory fitted speaker.

Dapol plans second run of 'OO' gauge '43XX'

Dapol is to undertake a second production run of the Great Western Railway Churchward ‘43XX’ 2-6-0 in ‘OO’ gauge – with an expanded tooling suite to allow further variations of these popular locomotives to be covered.

Dapol 'O' gauge Vanwide/VEA van progress

Dapol has updated progress on its forthcoming 'O' gauge BR 12ton Vanwide and VEA box vans, with confirmed identities for the vehicles due to be produced.

Weathered finish for new 4mm 'TEA'

Cavalex Models has taken delivery of the first weathered decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge TEA bogie tank wagons for assessment.

Accurascale's nuclear vision

Accurascale has unveiled further plans for its ‘OO' gauge PFA two-axle container flat wagons, with a series of newly-tooled low-level waste nuclear containers for them to carry.

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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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INTERCONTINENTAL PIONEER

Many aircraft can be declared revolutionary, but if any type was more deserving of that sobriquet than others it is Boeing’s massive B-29 Superfortress, which ushered in truly intercontinental range and the atomic age.

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ARMY FIGHTER COLOURS

The author has set himself a daunting challenge with this first of the Pacific Profiles series – to document the colours and markings of Japanese Army aircraft based in New Guinea.

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BEHIND THE WHEEL

Modellers needing figures for their ANZAC Model T LCP/Utility vehicles will find ICM’s driver set ideal.

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‘RUPERT’ TANKER

Inspired by wartime artist WJP Jones’ satirical cartoons, White Whiskers No.1 is the first in a fourpiece series of caricature-type figures.

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GERMAN GROUNDCREW

Builders of German airfield dioramas will find this three-piece resin mechanic figure very useful – it is posed as if walking to/from an aircraft while carrying an open-topped wooden toolbox.

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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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AGEING RAIDER

The first of Master Box’s post-apocalypse Desert Battle Series figures portrays a long-lived member of the Skull Clan named Vadim.

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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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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

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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

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

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

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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

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

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

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

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

Romsey Scale Model Show

Romsey Scale Model Show

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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