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Welcome to Key Model World your new online destination for everything railway and scale modelling. Join us for the latest content from Key Publishing's modelling titles - Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World - and discover the creative world of scale modelling.

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Join us for the Hornby Magazine Show!

The latest Hornby Magazine Show feature video is available to watch now. Join Richard for the completion of the narrow gauge project.

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

Barrenthorpe Shed 'BR Green' 'N' gauge running session

Barrenthorpe is Hornby Magazine's 'N' gauge exhibition layout. About to be refurbished ready for the next exhibition circuit, we dusted off some of our BR Green diesels to have a run on the layout, there may be a 'Duchess' in the mix too.

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Hornsey Broadway in 'EM' gauge

We join Richard Watson at Model Rail Scotland as he is given a tour around the superb 'EM' gauge layout Hornsey Broadway by operator Paul James.

Wolds Way in 'OO' gauge

Filmed at the Lincoln and District Model Railway Exhibition, Hornby Magazine’s Richard Watson talks to Matthew Upsall the man behind this impressive 1960’s ‘OO’ gauge layout, Wolds Way.

VIDEO: A request from Accurascale

Accurascale is asking for suggestions as to what it should make next for 'O' gauge. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild in the garden with a rake of Accurascale's first 7mm scale wagons - the HUO coal hopper in this new video.

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Building a Routemex signal in 'O'

A new range of two, three and four-aspect colour light signal kits has been introduced by Routemex for 'O' gauge. MIKE WILD explores how they are built.

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VIDEO: Ambleton Vale

In this video we visit Ray Taylor and Anna Bass' characterful 'N' gauge exhibition layout Ambleton Vale. Join us as we tour the branch line and its brilliant detail.

VIDEO: Heaton Lodge Junction

Simon George's outstanding 200ft long 'O' gauge model of Heaton Lodge Junction features in the June 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM156). Join us for a tour of this epic model railway as we meet the owner and showcase its latest development.

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Dapol delivers production ‘14XX’ FOR ’O’

In HM150 we reviewed the pre-production version of Dapol’s highly anticipated GWR ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T. With the arrival of the production models in late March, MIKE WILD inspects the finished product to see if it matches what we saw before.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 50 with ZIMO sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install digital sound in the Heljan 'O' gauge Class 50. Join us in this video to see the finished model in action on Seven Mill Depot and our garden layout.

VIDEO: HM156: Dapol 14XX sound installation

Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild as he shows how simple it is to install digital sound in Dapol's new 'O' gauge '14XX' 0-4-2T using its new PCB design.

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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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Dealer Directory

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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