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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

New LSWR four-wheel coaches for ‘O’

Mannin Models, known for its range of 7mm scale Isle of Man narrow gauge kits, has launched its first standard ‘O’ gauge models with a series of London and South Western Railway (LSWR) four-wheeled coaches.

Rails Connect Point Motors

Rails of Sheffield is adding a pair of all-new point motors to its growing collection of Rails Connect branded accessories.

Heljan completes ‘O’ gauge Class 26 artwork

Heljan has completed artwork for its forthcoming new ‘O’ gauge Class 26/1 Bo-Bo diesels.

World’s smallest DCC decoder just got smaller

DCC Concepts has updated its Zen Blue+ Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder range with what is believed to be the smallest DCC decoder – ever!

Heljan ‘O’ gauge ED CADS revealed

Heljan has revealed progress on its forthcoming Class 73/1 Electro-Diesel (ED) with release of the latest CAD drawings for this new ‘O’ gauge project.

Burslem exclusives for Hobby Goblin 

The Hobby Goblin of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent has commissioned Dapol to produce three exclusive seven-plank private owner coal wagons, covering all three main scales, in Sneyd of Burslem colours.

Flangeway Salmon Wagon Update

Flangeway has advised that its recently-released ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘Salmon’ rail-carrying wagon is to undergo retooling.

New building kits for Display

Display Models has added a series of new 4mm scale low-relief buildings to its expanding range of multimedia kits.

VIDEO: Hornby's Thompson ‘A2/2’ for 'OO'

Hornby's latest arrival for 'OO' gauge is the Thompson 'A2/2'. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he demonstrates this new release and its functionality.

Dapol adds 'O' gauge HBA to hopper plans

Dapol is adding the 32.5ton HBA hopper to its ‘O’ gauge HEA wagon project plans, first announced back in 2014.

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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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AIR BRIDGE SKYTRAINS

Iliad’s superb collection of Berlin Airlift C-47 Skytrains is ideal for those with Airfix’s recent 1/72 offerings as it provides markings for four machines, giving a mix of military- and civilian-registered aircraft.

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UKRAINIAN FROGFOOT

Foxbot’s latest Ukrainian Warriors of Light collection features 15 Su-25 Frogfoot airframes, all clad in the current digital-style four-tone camouflage.

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FIXED/ROTARY-WING ENSEMBLE

Modellers with Airfix or Special Hobby 1/72 Anson Mk.Is or awaiting the 1/72 Wasp HAS.1 from S&M Models will welcome this collection from Model Art, which offers five and eight schemes respectively for French and British airframes.

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LAPLAND GUSTAVS

SBS Model’s decals offer plenty of choice for fans of Finnish aircraft.

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TOOTHY DELTAS

Syhart has a well-deserved reputation for releasing eye-catching and attractive schemes and its latest set, for two Mirage IIIE airframes with commemorative markings for the 70th anniversary of EC 2/4 ‘La Fayette’ and the squadron’s Sitting Bull insignia, is another fine example.

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ROCKET MARKINGS

While stencils for aircraft and helicopters are increasingly common, this isn’t necessarily true for the weapons they carry, but Ze-Ro decals has stepped into this gap with a lovely set of markings for the ubiquitous UB-32-57 rocket pods carried by Croatian Air Force assets between 1994 and 2013.

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GALLIC THUNDERBOLTS

The second batch of French P-47D Thunderbolts from LPS Hobby offers a pair of late-production P-47D-30 airframes, which both had a tail fillet (fitted as standard to -40 aircraft).

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PACIFIC SHERMANS

ToRo’s first collection of Pacific Theater Shermans provides markings for seven overall Olive Drab machines, with examples of M4, M4A1, M4 (Composite) and M4A2 tanks.

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FEATHERED GUARDIAN

Aftermarket specialist Euro Decals has scaled down its stunning Oregon Air National Guard 2016 commemorative markings so those that prefer 1/72 can build this strikingly painted airframe.

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HIND AIRFRAME DATA

Sometimes, adding refinement to a model doesn’t involve resin, photo-etched brass or scratch-building – it relies on aircraft stencilling and this comprehensive product from Eduard provides a complete set of such markings for Zvezda’s recent Mi-24V Hind-E in Russian and English.

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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

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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