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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

Bachmann's Branchline Bulleids break through

Bachmann has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge Bulleid carriages for evaluation by the development team.

Heljan 'O' Gauge Mk 2 samples surface

Heljan has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming 'O' gauge BR Mk 2/Mk 2a carriages for assessment.

Rails Connect CDU

Rails of Sheffield has added a high-powered Capacity Discharge Unit (CDU) to its new Rails Connect branded electronics range.

First EP for Heljan's all-new 'OO' Class 47

Heljan's development team has taken delivery of the first hand-assembled Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly tooled 'OO' gauge Class 47 Co-Co diesel.

VIDEO: HORNBY SIX-WHEEL COACH DEBUTS

Hornby is jumping into 2021 with immediate delivery of its new collection of four and six-wheel carriages for ‘OO’ gauge, with a first sample arriving in the Hornby Magazine office just in time to make it into the review pages.

VIDEO: Bachmann's Class 20/3 for 'OO'

Bachmann's all-new model of the refurbished Class 20/3s for 'OO' gauge headlines the review section in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM164, February 2021. Watch the model in action here on our test track with Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild.

HM164 Bachmann Class 20 Review Premium

TYPE 1 REVISION

The Class 20 has been a long-standing part of the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge range, but only now has the missing piece of the ‘Chopper’ jigsaw been completed – the Class 20/3. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this revised Class 20 which models the rebuilds completed fo r DRS in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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‘MOGUL’ MAGIC

Dapol’s new ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘Mogul’ has been designed with simplicity in mind when it comes to digital sound upgrades. MIKE WILD explores its potential by installing twin speakers and a few details to make this already stunning locomotive even better.

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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

Revell 1/32 Arado Ar196 Feature Premium

New to the Fold

In his inaugural AMW build, Dean Large tackles Revell’s 1/32 Arado Ar 196 floatplane.

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Tracked Cats and Storms

It’s Airfix’s turn to re-box Academy’s 1/35 M10 Tank Destroyer, following an Italeri-branded version in 2010.

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de Havilland DH.114

The return of Airfix’s 1/72 de Havilland DH.114 Heron Mk.II as a Vintage Classics offering inspired the selection of the British four-engined airliner for this month’s Archive Treasures.

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Test-shot Treats

It's been a busy month for Airfix’s development team, with the release of test-shot photos of two newly tooled 1/72 kits: the Bristol Beaufort Mk.I and Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc.

P51 Mustang Feature Premium

Scandinavian Stallion

KP’s 1/72 P-51B Mustang receives close examination from Anders Isaksson, who finishes it in Swedish markings.

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Tracked Circus Music

Airfix’s long-in-the-tooth Sherman returns in Calliope (named after a musical instrument seen on river boats) configuration, being equipped with a turret-mounted 60-barrel multiple rocket launch system.

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Airfix Model World June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Airfix Model World. Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. Highlights include the Airfix 1/48 Hurricane, a 1/72 J26 Mustang, Revell's 1/32 Arado Ar196s, top tips for painting with brushes and airbrushes, the latest reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT

Being one of Airfix’s later offerings of this type, components on the three styrene runners feature restrained, yet well-defined detail, notably on the decking and life rings, although several heavy seams will require cleaning up prior to assembly.

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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

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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

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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

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

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.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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

Romsey Scale Model Show

Romsey Scale Model Show

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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