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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

VIDEO: Heljan Class 17 for 'O' gauge

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we take a detailed look at Heljan's new Class 17 Bo-Bo diesel for 'O' gauge. Join Mike Wild in the workshop to see the model in action on our garden railway.

Planet Industrials commissions 21ton mineral opens

Planet Industrials has commissioned a batch of Accurascale's forthcoming 'OO' gauge 21ton steel mineral open wagons in an exclusive industrial colour scheme.

GB Railfreight Class 60 named Graham Farish

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has named Class 60 60002 Graham Farish – 50th Anniversary 1970-2020 to celebrate the company’s association with British outline ‘N’ gauge over the past 50 years.

Kato Class 800 IET for 'N' takes shape

Gaugemaster has shared images of development work on Kato's forthcoming 'N' gauge (1:148) Class 800 five-car InterCity Express Train (IET).

VIDEO: Bachmann Fowler '7F' 2-8-0 sound demonstration

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install a ZIMO sound decoder with YouChoos sound into the Bachmann Fowler '7F' 2-8-0. Join Mike Wild in the workshop as he demonstrates the sound projects features on Topley Dale.

Revolution's Super-Sized DRS 'Tractor'

Revolution Trains has received stocks of its exclusive 'O' gauge Heljan Class 37/4 Co-Co as 37405 in Direct Rail Services (DRS) 'Compass' livery.

Rails' MC Metals 21ton limited edition steel opens

Rails of Sheffield has received a decorated sample of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge limited edition Accurascale BR 21ton MDV/PMV steel mineral open wagon in MC Metals branded grey for assessment.

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Wendover

The Great Central Main Line in its LNER heyday is the subject of DAVID DANN-GIBBONS’ marvellous ‘OO’ layout, as he explains. Photography, Trevor Jones.

'Cat' out of bag for Hornby

Hornby has confirmed news that it is working on a new 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway's 0-4-2 Lion, to complement its recently-introduced all-new 4mm scale model of Stephenson's Rocket.

Dapol unveils LSWR 'B4' for 'O'

Dapol has unveiled plans to produce the London and South Western Railway 'B4' 0-4-0T for 'O' gauge.

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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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RUNNING GEAR TONES

All-in-one weathering packs are becoming increasingly common, and this set provides a one-stop shop for modellers wanting to paint and dirty a model’s wheels and/or tracks and includes a step-by-step guide to achieving the best effects.

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PILOT ACCESS

This superbly cast set comprises two accurately detailed Spitfire pilot hatches, complete with a separate crowbar for each, suitable for any airframe from the Mk.V through to the F Mk.24.

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COLT DIALS

Designed to fit the Hobby Boss AN-2 Colt kit, Yahu’s pre-assembled and painted instrument panel is a two-piece affair and is a drop-in replacement for the styrene component.

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DEFENSIVE FIREPOWER

Although it is stated this set is intended for the ICM Do 17Z (also re-boxed by Eduard), it’s also suitable for 1/48 kits by Classic Airframes and Hobbycraft.

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BULLION STORE

Modellers wanting to build a small-scale Kelly’s Heroes-style scene just got a helping hand from Hauler with its 1/72 resin and photo-etched brass safe, which comes complete with interior compartments, and gold bullion in the shape of a stack of 12 bars and four individual items – ideal for that ‘opening the door’ moment.

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WOODLAND BASE

Creating a convincing diorama base can be challenging, but Reality in Scale’s pre-formed 20 x 30cm Landscape Mats, such as the Forest Floor, will reduce the work greatly.

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FIRST VANGUARD

​​​​Modellers wanting to backdate their AZ Model or Sword Vanguard to the first prototype airframe need look no further than this splendid resin conversion set from Arctic Decals, produced in association with Dekno Models.

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HEINKEL GREENHOUSE

This is one of five Eduard photoetched brass sets designed for ICM’s 1/48 Heinkel He 111 and is focused on the extensively glazed nose section, including components for the pilot and navigator/bomb-aimer positions.

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HOVERING FOR TWO

In the absence of a dedicated two-seat Harrier II kit, there have been several attempts to produce conversion sets for either Monogram’s or Hasegawa’s single-seater offerings.

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PHANTOM LASER

Here’s a handy accessory for modellers wanting to build a 1970s/1980s-era laser-designating US Air Force F-4D Phantom, in the shape of a four-part PAVE Tack pod and associated adapter ‘shoe’ for the type’s centreline pylon.

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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

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

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