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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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Hornby Magazine June 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168, June 2021. Highlights of this issue include exclusive features on new layouts modelling Dent and Westbury Cement Works, 25 pages of news and reviews covering Hornby's 'Coronation Scot' carriages, Trains4Us Warflats and the Lionheart Trains Mk 1s, inspirational modelling and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

New Class 24s head Bachmann Summer announcements

Four newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge disc headcode fitted BR Class 24 diesels head the line-up for Bachmann’s quarterly release schedule for Summer 2021.

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Hornby models the ‘Coronation Scot'

Authentic models of the stunning blue and silver ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages have long been wanted for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects Hornby’s all-new set of models for this famous train.

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Reality Check: The ‘Coronation Scot’

The 1930s saw remarkable advances in railway technology, which produced improved journey times and better comfort for travellers. One of the most progressive trains of this time was the London Midland & Scottish Railway’s ‘Coronation Scot’ - an initiative that war cut short, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Wonderful Warflats

Trains4U has received its exclusive model of the PFB/KFA ‘Warflat ’ for ‘OO’ gauge. MARK CHIVERS reviews this new arrival.

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Blue 'Merchant' arrives

For the first time since 2017, a new version of Hornby’s sought-after Bulleid airsmoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ has arrived. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 35024.

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Lionheart’s Mk 1s

2021 marks 70 years since introduction of the British Railways Mk 1 carriage design and Lionheart Trains has just delivered the first of its all-new ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run models. MIKE WILD finds out if these could be the definitive version for 7mm scale.

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DMG lighting strip

DMG Electech has introduced a new interior lighting strip. It is designed for use with ‘OO’ gauge multiple units and coaching stock and this latest offering differs from many of the similar products on the market in that it is made up of individual LED Printed Circuit Boards.

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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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Airfix Model World June 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World June 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's re-released 1/48 Bristol Blenheim Mk. 1, Tamiya's 1/35 K-V1 Heavy Tank, Hobby Boss' 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.

Win Zoukei-Mura’s all-new 1/48 F-4EJ Phantom II (Standard)!

Three lucky readers have the chance to win one of Zoukei-Mura’s brand-new 1/48 F-4EJ Phantom II (SWS12) kits, courtesy of Volks Inc (Japan). The closing date for entries is Friday, June 11, 2021.

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BARNWELL'S BULLET

Bristol’s Scout biplane was an important but frequently neglected World War One aircraft, often overshadowed by later types.

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EYE OF THE HURRICANE

Valiant Wings’ Airframe & Miniature series is a firm modellers’ favourite, with this volume dedicated to a beloved subject: Hawker’s Hurricane.

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TANK DRAWINGS

Kagero’s Top Drawings books may have low page counts, but in terms of information density they are arguably one of the most value-for-money products currently available, especially when the separate foldout A3 plans are factored into the equation.

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FLYING LEATHERNECKS

Harpia’s Air Power studies have rapidly become a key reference for modellers and aircraft enthusiasts alike, but its latest volume on the modern US Marine Corps aviation force has gone one step further.

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WEASEL 'VIPER'

Readers familiar with Canfora’s Wingspan series, which showcases features of large-scale kit builds, are in for a treat with this offshoot special edition – devoted to just a single subject, a project by renowned modeller Jan Kopecký using Tamiya’s 1/32 F-16C Fighting Falcon.

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BUMBLEBEES, HORNETS AND RHINOS

This addition to Schiffer’s Legends of Warfare series covers two machines intended to fill the German Wehrmacht’s selfpropelled artillery needs: the Sd.Kfz. 165 Hummel (bumblebee) howitzer and Panzerjäger Hornisse (tank-hunter hornet), later known as the Nashorn (rhinoceros).

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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.

CANCELLED: Midlands Garden Rail Show

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

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.

Sywell Book and Model Sale

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Northampton, United Kingdom

Sywell Aviation Museum will host a Book and Model Sale on May 22, 2021.

EM Gauge Society Virtual Spring Expo

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N/A, United Kingdom

Special online 'virtual' show hosted by the EM Gauge Society, showcasing layouts (many of which are home-based), demonstrations, presentations, lectures and more.

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

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Laverstock, Salisbury, United Kingdom

IPMS Salisbury will host its Scale Model Show on June 5, 2021.

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

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Surrey, United Kingdom

The RAF Kenley Aerojumble will take place on June 20, 2021.

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

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Coventry, United Kingdom

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

Essex Modeller's Show 2021

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Billericay, United Kingdom

The Essex Modeller's Show will be held by IPMS South East Essex, Hornchurch and Chelmsford, and MAFVA on July 25, 2021.

South Coast Model Railway Club Exhibition

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New Milton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Annual model railway show, hosted by the South Coast Model Railway Club.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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Stafford, United Kingdom

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

IPMS/USA National Convention 2021

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Las Vegas, United States

The IPMS USA National Convention will take place between August 18-21, 2021.