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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

Topley Dale Quarry Feature Premium

VIDEO: Topley Dale Quarry

Topley Dale is developing again and in the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition YouTube video Mike Wild shows how he is building and developing the scenery. In this feature we show exclusive images of the build so far together with the section from the main video on Topley Dale for subscribers.

Class 91 Feature Premium

VIDEO: Hornby's Class 91 first sample in action

Hornby has received the first engineering sample of its Class 91 Bo-Bo electric for 'OO' gauge. We took it for spin on our 'OO' gauge test track to showcase Hornby's work so far. Watch it here with Richard Watson.

VIDEO: Heljan product update

Heljan's Ben Jones joins Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild to catch up on the latest progress with 'OO', 'OO9' and 'O' gauge locomotive and rolling stock projects from the manufacturer.

VIDEO: Weathering a Class 37

Tim from the Scrap Line YouTube channel demonstrates his techniques for fading and weathering on a Bachmann 'OO' gauge Class 37/0. Join Tim here for his video guide.

VIDEO: DCC Concepts Product Update

Richard Brighton from DCC Concepts joins the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition to offer an update on the new range of Zen Black DCC decoders, new soldering products and more in this product update video.

VIDEO: Accurascale Product Update

Accurascale's Fran Burke reveals the manufacturer's latest project for 'OO' gauge - the GBRf IIA Biomass wagon which is due to be released in the second quarter of 2021.

North Cornwall Brewery Feature Premium

VIDEO: The North Cornwall Brewery

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!
Watch our video of Malcolm Briggs' new 'OO' gauge exhibition layout, the North Cornwall Brewery, exclusively on KeyModelWorld first ahead of its feature in the January 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine. Log in now to watch it at the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition.

W1 4-6-4 Feature Premium

VIDEO: Hornby's 'W1' 4-6-4s in action

Hornby's 'W1' 4-6-4s have reached the decorated sample stage and we had the opportunity to showcase all FIVE - including a first look at the rebuilt version - running on Topley Dale. Join Mike and Richard in the Hornby Magazine workshop here to find out the full story on this impressive 2020 range product from Hornby.

APT Feature Premium

Hornby's APT in focus

Hornby has received the first engineering samples for its eagerly awaited all-new 'OO' gauge model of the APT tilting train. Mike Wild takes a closer look at the first samples in this special online feature with exclusive images from the Hornby Magazine studio.

VIDEO: Hornby Product Update with Simon Kohler

Hornby's Simon Kohler brings us up to date with the latest news from Hornby in this video interview. Plus don't miss our exclusive features on the 'W1', Class 91 and APT this weekend at the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition.

View all from Hornby Magazine 


 

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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Dealer Directory

Find your local model railways and scale modelling retailer.

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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

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2021.

Sywell Book and Model Sale

Sywell Book and Model Sale

Event Date:

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.

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Event Date:

Coventry and Warks IPMS will host its annual show on June 27, 2021.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

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

There are no upcoming events