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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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BUFFER-FITTED INTERCITY HST POWER CARS

Hornby's high-fidelity Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) power cars sport conventional bufferbeams for their latest outing in BR InterCity ‘Swallow’ livery.

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GBRf RailRoad Class 20

New in for 'OO' gauge from Hornby in its RailRoad Plus collection with enhanced decoration is this attractive model of Class 20 20905 – and it is also being joined by 20901 in the same livery.

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Steady Aim is rock solid

Hornby’s latest steam locomotive to arrive for review is the follow-up to the Thompson ‘A2/ 2’ 4-6-2 (HM166) – the production ‘A2/3’ class locomotives. MIKE WILD runs the rule over Steady Aim.

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Kernow launches IZA

Kernow Model Rail Centre has plugged another gap in the ‘OO’ gauge wagon range with the arrival of Revolution Trains’ new IZA Cargowaggon twin vans. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

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JSA COIL CARRIERS

The latest ‘OO’ gauge wagon release from Accurascale models the fleet of JSA covered and open steel coil carriers. MIKE WILD assesses how these super-detailed new arrivals measure up.

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Heljan delivers Class 86/0

The Class 86 has been a stalwart of the West Coast Main Line from its introduction in 1965, with numerous sub classes and modifications through the years. MIKE WILD inspects this brandnew version of the AC electric which models the class in original condition.

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LEGACY TRACK COMPONENTS

Legacy Models has added a selection of new 4mm scale track components to its range of accessories.

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SMS Sash Windows

New to the Scale Model Scenery range of model railway kits and accessories are these 4mm scale sash windows. Ideal for adding that finishing touch to kit or scratch-built buildings and other projects.

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Platform Coping

Scale Model Scenery has developed two new 4mm scale packs of platform coping suitable for steam-era layouts.

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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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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.

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FRANCO-GERMAN COMBO

Tamiya's newly tooled 1/35 offering depicts the Sd.Kfz. 135 ‘Marder’ tank destroyer –a combination of France’s Lorraine 37L and Germany’s PaK 40 anti-tank gun.

AFTERMARKET TOM-‘CATNIP’

Kazan Model Dynamics has quickly established itself among competing aftermarket companies thanks to its innovative use of ‘HybridCAST’ undercarriage legs that combine metal cores with resin exteriors.

DISPLAY CASE

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Ingenuity and creativity are fine skills for a modeller to possess, as proven by the stunning modification, scratch-building and scene-building work involved with these reader projects.

DRY APPLICATIONS

Ultimate Modelling Products has released its own range of weathering powders – commonly known as pigments – comprising ten shades, available separately or as a combined package (UMP149).

INSTRUCTION TO IMMELMANNS

It's good to see the release of subjects that haven’t previously received attention from model companies, making Special Hobby’s newly tooled 1/72 SIAI- Marchetti SF-260 trainer aircraft most welcome.

FLYING FELON

Whenever a new aircraft type is unveiled it is always interesting to see how model companies respond – Zvezda may have been one of the last to release an 1/72 kit of Sukhoi’s Su-57 (but gained the advantage of it being more accurate) and has subsequently been the first to step up to 1/48.

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Italeri New Tool 1/72 T-55A Tank

Fans of small-scale armour and military vehicles have an ever-growing selection of subjects to build, and the quality seems to improve constantly. A good example is Italeri’s all-new 1/72 T-55A tank (kit 7081).

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New Platz F-15J Boxing

Japanese manufacturer Platz has certainly got the most from its 1/72 F-15J Eagle tooling, which first hit the shelves in 2015. Twelve boxings have been released so far, with differing colour schemes (including special liveries), but a new iteration is now available.

Airfix Best of British Gift Set

What happens when you combine what is arguably the most famous fighter aircraft ever, with a highly successful jet trainer? The answer is Airfix’s new 1/72 scale Best of British dual kit.

ASYMMETRICAL RETURN

Valiant Wings has announced a reshuffle of its forthcoming titles, with a return for the first Airframe Detail guide covering the Blohm & Voss Bv 141 now preceding the release of an Airframe Album book on the Henschel Hs 129.

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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

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