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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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BR Mixed Freight Kit

If you are looking to add authentic loads to empty ‘OO’ gauge wagons, then this new pack of detailing parts for the early BR mixed freight era from Geoscenics should fit the bill.

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Lineside Fencing

Geoscenics’ range of kits and accessories is bolstered with this pack of 4mm scale lineside fencing.

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Fordhampton Industrial Chimney

New to the Gaugemaster Fordhampton construction kit range is this Industrial chimney suitable for ‘OO’ gauge use.

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Revolution's DRS Class 37/4

Revolution Trains is best known for its home-grown products in ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge, but it is testing the waters in ‘O’ gauge with the commissioning of this limited edition Class 37/4 from Heljan.

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Southern Electrics Scrapbook Vol. II

This second book in the Southern Electric Scrapbook series from Strathwood is presented in landscape format. It features another fascinating collection of archive images of the Region’s varied slam-door Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) and locomotive hauled trains on third-rail territory – and in some cases, beyond.

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Steam’s Lament – Bulleid’s Light Pacifics

New from Strathwood Publishing is this collection of evocative black and white images of Bulleid’s ‘Battle of Britain’ and ‘West Country’ 4-6-2s through the British Railways era.

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Steaming through the Chilterns and thereabouts

THIS latest book from Goose Publishing features a new selection of photographs captured through the lens of the late H.C. Casserley.

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The GCR – what really happened

THIS recent release from Pen and Sword sets out to address what really happened throughout the Great Central Railway’s (GCR) existence, through its LNER days and into British Railways (BR) custodianship.

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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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SEVEN-SHOT QUAD PACK

Primarily used by the US Air Force, the LAU-131 seven-round rocket launcher is the subject of Brengun’s 1/48 resin accessory.

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A MATTER OF CURVES

Designed for use by ship modellers, this simple, yet effective, tool is for bending lengths of wooden strip (such as for deck/hull planking).

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IT’S A DRAG

Here’s a neat upgrade for large-scale models of late Messerschmitt Bf 109 variants in the form of BarracudaCast’s brass and resin tailwheel combination.

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EIGHT-GUN WING

It’s the turn of Eduard’s own Spitfire Mk.IIa tooling to get the firm’s ‘open gun-bay treatment’ and the parts appear identical to those in its earlier Mk.I set (648581).

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AVENGER ASSEMBLED

This simple, yet effective upgrade is designed for Hasegawa’s TBF/TBM Avenger (and recent Hobby 2000 re-boxings) and focuses on the cockpit, with new seats for the pilot and bombardier/radio man – the latter also receives interior framework detail, plus a new equipment rack and radio boxes, all of which will be visible through the type’s capacious canopy.

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REFINED 3-SERIES

While Hobby NuNu’s BMW M3 racer builds into a splendid replica straight from the box, modellers wanting extra refinement should look no further than the firm’s dedicated upgrade.

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MIRAGE RACKS

Intended for Kinetic’s recent Mirage 2000 kits, this set of four fuselage-mounted pylons allows for a full air-to-ground or air-to-air munitions fit.

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AVRO ADD-ONS

Revell’s recent Lancaster B.I/III is the subject of this two-fret photo-etched metal upgrade package, which offers a mix of plain and pre-painted components for the kit’s interior.

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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.

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: 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.

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

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

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.

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

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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

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

There are no upcoming events