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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

Heljan's 'OO' ETHEL on the horizon

Heljan's eagerly-awaited newly-tooled 'OO' gauge Class 25 Bo-Bo diesels are expected to arrive during February.

Heljan's new 'O' gauge Class 26 breaks cover

Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Class 26 Bo-Bo (HM162), which has also been hand-painted by Brian Daniels to provide a taste of what is to come.

VIDEO: Hornby's BR Mk 1 RB for 'OO' gauge

Hornby has released its latest BR Mk 1 carriage for 'OO' gauge - the Restaurant Buffet. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he takes a closer look on video ahead of our review in HM165.

KMRC LSWR Road Van approved for production

Kernow Model Rail Centre's (KMRC) forthcoming 'OO' gauge LSWR/SR Diagram 1541 10ton Road Van has been approved for production.

Refurbished 'O' Class 31 samples

Heljan has received the first factory decorated samples of its forthcoming 'O' gauge refurbished Class 31/1 and 31/4 A1A-A1As.

Bellerophon leads the way for KR Models in 2021

KR Models has unveiled plans to expand its portfolio of ready-to-run models with three new 'OO' gauge projects including the Haydock Foundry's 0-6-0WT Bellerophon, a Hunslet Bo-Bo diesel shunter and a torpedo ladle wagon.

VIDEO: Hornby's GBRf Class 50s for 'OO'

Hornby's eagerly awaited GBRf liveried models of Class 50s 50049 Defiance and 50007 Hercules/50014 Warspite arrived at the end of 2020. Here we showcase the pair in action on the Hornby Magazine test track on video.

Coil A for 'OO' next from Accurascale

Accurascale has unveiled its next 'OO' gauge model - a BR diagram 1/412 21ton four-wheel Coil A rolled strip steel wagon. Delivery is expected in the third quarter of 2021.

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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

Short Sunderland Mk.V Feature Premium

Blockade runner

Massimo Santarossa finds out if Special Hobby’s newly tooled 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V sinks or swims.

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REGIONAL PROPLINER

Airfix’s Vintage Classics series now includes aircraft subjects and one of the first re-releases is the lovely 1959 Heron Mk.II, with markings for the original Jersey Airlines livery.

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RODENT FORCES

Here’s another chance to depict small-scale ‘Desert Rats’, with the return of Airfix’s 1/76 8th Army under the Vintage Classics banner. It contains 45 figures, plus a pair of two-piece Vickers machine guns and tripods.

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AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT

Here’s a return for Airfix’s 1/76 Landing Craft, Mechanised Mk.III (LCM3) and M4A2 Sherman tank combined offering – a pairing first released in 1966.

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'Snap and Stick' Thoroughbred

Quickbuild subjects are a great way of attracting youngsters to the hobby, especially with such a colourful subject as a blue-nosed P-51D Mustang in D-Day markings.

Westland Lysander Feature Premium

SPY TAXI

Chris Jones embarks on some ‘Special Duties’ intelligence work, by investigating Dora Wings’ newly tooled 1/72 Westland Lysander.

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Summer Storm

Chris Jones ‘scrambles’ for aftermarket accessories to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with the return of Airfix’s superb 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I.

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Limbering up

Airfix has re-released its 25-pounder field gun with Quad towing tractor and ammunition trailer as part of its Vintage Classics range, complete with the stirring Roy Cross artwork that has partnered the kit since 1964.

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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: Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

CANCELLED: Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

Event Date:

Annual model railway exhibition hosted by 32A model railway club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

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.

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

CANCELLED: Modelling Extravaganza

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Annual modelling event hosted by Hoddesdon Model Railway Club. As well as layouts, features also include working fairground models, radio-controlled boats and road vehicles. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

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.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

Romsey Scale Model Show

Romsey Scale Model Show

Event Date:

Romsey Scale Model Show will be hosted by Romsey Modellers on September 12, 2021

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.

There are no upcoming events