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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.

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

HM159 September PDF reader Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM159, September 2020! This feature packed edition adds up to 196 pages with our FREE 32-page Southern Region modelling guide supplement on top of our standard 164 page issue. We also have an exclusive competition to win White Rose Modelworks baseboards plus a Hornby locomotive, wagons and Skaledale buildings with a total prize value of more than £750. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

Rails shares Autocar decoration sample

Rails of Sheffield has received the first decorated sample of its new 'OO' gauge model of the North Eastern Railway petrol-electric Autocar for inspection.

VIDEO: The Hornby Magazine Show

Available now is our monthly feature video from the Hornby Magazine team - the Hornby Magazine Show. This month this 50 minutes programme focuses on a full tour of our 'OO' gauge Southern Region layout Twelve Trees Junction, a visit to the Statfold Barn Railway and more.

Hatton's shows Genesis coach progress

Hatton's has released its approved CAD drawings for its range of four and six-wheel carriages for 'OO' gauge. Release is planned in the first quarter of 2021.

Revolution production Class 92

Revolution Trains has revealed production samples of its soon to be released 'N' gauge model of the Class 92 Co-Co dual voltage electric. Final livery corrections have been made and approved.

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

AMW118 September 2020 Feature Premium

Airfix Model World | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Airfix Model World – AMW118, September 2020. This bumper Summer Special comes with an exclusive competition to win Airfix Battle of Britain related kits, a UK Model Shop Directory and a wide range of builds. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure during August.

AIRFIX ROUNDUP

HAVING BEEN forced to delay several projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Airfix is rapidly getting back on track with its 2020 kit releases.

ACRYLIC RELAUNCH

HUMBROL’S ACRYLIC range has been revamped and relaunched as of August, with the paint now supplied in 14ml-capacity dropper-style bottles instead of the familiar plastic pots.

NHS COMPETITION WINNER

AIRFIX DELIGHTED many when it announced its NHS Charities Together Hawk Competition, and the winning entry was designed by the Elliot family.

TOMCAT TREAT

POLISH PUBLISHER Kagero has launched a new Kit Build series, with the first issue covering Grumman’s mighty F-14 Tomcat.

View all from Airfix Model World


 

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

POSTPONED: Crich Model Bus, Tram and Railway Exhibition

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Model event hosted by the National Tramway Museum, Crich. *Please note, this event has been POSTPONED until August 21/22 2021.

CANCELLED: International N Gauge Show

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Annual dedicated N gauge show hosted by Meridienne Exhibitions, featuring 30 layouts, trade support, societies, displays and more. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: ST IVES MODEL SHOW

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IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 27, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Annual Competition and Show

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MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Show and Competition on October 17, 2020.

CANCELLED North West Kit Swap

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The North West Kit Swap will be held by IPMS Lancashire on August 16, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Faversham Model Railway Exhibition

Event Date:

Annual show hosted by Faversham Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: E-DAY

Event Date:

E-Day will be hosted by Eduard on September 29, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Liphook and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

Event Date:

Annual show hosted by Liphook and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

IX Stupino Scale Models Exhibition

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The IX Stupino Scale Models Exhibition will be hosted by Club of Historical and Technical Scale-Modeling 'Patriot' on August 21-23, 2020.

CANCELLED: Swindon Railway Festival

Event Date:

Annual festival of all things GWR, hosted by STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wigan Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Models on the Hill

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Models on the Hill will be hosted by IPMS Portsmouth and Portsmouth Pals Museum on October 24, 2020.

CANCELLED: Silverfox DCC Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Silverfox DCC Model Railway Club. *Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: MODELFEST 2020

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Modelfest 2020 will be held by IPMS Farnborough on September 12, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Folkestone Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by the Folkestone Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

C4-Open

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C4-Open will take place on October 24-25, 2020.

POSTPONED: Pickering Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Scarborough and District Railway Modellers. Venue is a short walk from North Yorkshire Moors Railway's Pickering station. *Please note, this event has been POSTPONED.

CANCELLED: Romiley Methodist Modellers 30th Model Railway Exhibition

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30th anniversary show hosted by Romiley Methodist Modellers. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: IRISH NATIONAL MODEL SHOW

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IPMS Ireland will host its National Model Show on October 3-4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Spalding Model Railway Exhibition

Event Date:

Annual model railway show hosted by Spalding Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Heart of the Midlands Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Soar Valley Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the Railway Enthusiasts Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Abingdon IPMS Show 2020

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Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Stephenson Model Railway Group Rainhill Exhibition

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Hosted by the Stephenson Model Railway Group, the show boasts ten layouts, trade support and demonstrations. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Corris Railway Society 25th Annual Exhibition

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Annual event hosted by the Corris Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Chiltern Model Show

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The Chiltern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Chiltern and Bedfordshire MAFVA on September 13, 2020.*Please Note this event has been CANCELLED.

South Wales MAFVA Annual Show

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CANCELLED: Newhaven and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Newhaven and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Guildex 2020

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Annual O gauge event, hosted by the Gauge O Guild. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED. Virtual O Gauge show planned for October 31 2020. See www.gaugeoguild.com for more details.

CANCELLED: Trent Valley Model Railway Society Exhibition 2020

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Hosted by Trent Valley Model Railway Society, the show will feature 12 layouts together with trade support and a selection of demonstrations. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

SOUTH WALES MAFVA SHOW

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South Wales MAFVA will host its annual show on October 3, 2020.

Exposition Internationale de Maquettes

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Cercle des Amis de la Maquette d'Ostheim (CAMO) will host its Exposition Internationale de Maquettes on November 7-8, 2020.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Days

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Gainsborough Model Railway Society's extensive 'O' gauge East Coast layout showcases the LNER in the heyday of steam, featuring dozens of 'O' gauge locomotives, plus accompanying rolling stock. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Redditch Model Railway Exhibition

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47th annual model railway exhibition, hosted by Redditch Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: North Shropshire Model Show

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IPMS Telford (Shropshire Scale Modellers) will host the North Shropshire Model Show on October 4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Pendle Forest Model Railway Society Exhibition

Event Date:

Annual exhibition hosted by Pendle Forest MRS. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Liverpool Model Railway Society Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Liverpool Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Culm Valley Model Railway Show

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Culm Valley Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Plastic and Steel 2020

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IPMS Belgium will host Plastic and Steel 2020 on October 10-11, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

POSTPONED: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2020

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The Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham is a calendar highlight for railway modelling. *Please note, the Warley Show has been POSTPONED to 2021.

CANCELLED: Medway Model Railway Show

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Hosted by the Medway Model Show Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: EURO MINIATURE EXPO 2020

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The Euro Miniature Expo 2020 will take place on September 19-20, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ANNUAL COMPETITION AND SHOW

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MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Competition and Show on October 12, 2020.

CANCELLED: Tadworth Autumn Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by North Downs Model Railway CIrcle. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: WINGS AND THINGS 2020

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Wings and Things 2020 will be held on September 20, 2020 by IPMS Fenland and Spalding. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

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Hosted by Meridienne Exhibitions. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2020

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The East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Bridlington and Wolds on September 6, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: EDITION III 2020

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IPMS Keighley Plastic Model Club will host its Edition III event on September 20, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Didcot Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Abingdon and District Model Railway Club and offers a varied selection of layouts, traders and demonstrations, along with refreshments too. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Bressingham Model Railway Show

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Annual event hosted by Bressingham Steam Museum, with 20 layouts booked to appear, plus trade support. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

OUTDOOR AEROBOOT AVIATION AND AVIONICS SALE

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Newark Air Museum will host its Outdoor Aeroboot Aviation and Avionics sale on September 26, 2020

CANCELLED: Cardiff Model Railway Show

Event Date:

Annual show hosted by Cardiff 4mm Club, North Gwent Railway Modellers and Cardiff Model Engineering Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Cornwall Scale Modellers Show

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Cornwall Scale Modellers and IPMS West Cornwall will host the Cornwall Scale Modellers Show on September 12, 2020.

CANCELLED: SCALE SCOTLAND 2020

Event Date:

Scale Scotland 2020 will take place on September 26, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

The South West Model Show 2020 Autumn Edition

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The Tank Museum will host The South West Model Show - Autumn Edition on October 17-18, 2020.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. Meet club members and view their latest projects. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Scaleforum 2020

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Hosted by the Scalefour Scoirty. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Uckfield Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

POSTPONED: Crich Model Bus, Tram and Railway Exhibition

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Matlock, United Kingdom

Model event hosted by the National Tramway Museum, Crich. *Please note, this event has been POSTPONED until August 21/22 2021.

CANCELLED: International N Gauge Show

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Annual dedicated N gauge show hosted by Meridienne Exhibitions, featuring 30 layouts, trade support, societies, displays and more. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: ST IVES MODEL SHOW

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St Ives, United Kingdom

IPMS Brampton will host the St Ives Model Show on September 27, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Annual Competition and Show

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London, United Kingdom

MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Show and Competition on October 17, 2020.

CANCELLED North West Kit Swap

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Balderstone, Lancashire, United Kingdom

The North West Kit Swap will be held by IPMS Lancashire on August 16, 2020. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Faversham Model Railway Exhibition

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Faversham, United Kingdom

Annual show hosted by Faversham Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: E-DAY

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Lysá nad Labem, Czechia

E-Day will be hosted by Eduard on September 29, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Liphook and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Bordon, United Kingdom

Annual show hosted by Liphook and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

IX Stupino Scale Models Exhibition

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Stupino, Russia

The IX Stupino Scale Models Exhibition will be hosted by Club of Historical and Technical Scale-Modeling 'Patriot' on August 21-23, 2020.

CANCELLED: Swindon Railway Festival

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Swindon, United Kingdom

Annual festival of all things GWR, hosted by STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.