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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

VIDEO: Hornby 2021 catalogue launch

The first Hornby Magazine Show of 2021 is here and its a special edition to reveal and discuss the all-new catalogue from 'OO' gauge model manufacturer Hornby. Join Mike and Richard in the Hornby Workshop for this in-depth video guide to Hornby's new products for the year ahead.

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The Summit

With stunning Pennine scenery, this massive ‘O’ gauge layout rekindles the spectacular Settle and Carlisle in steam days, as BOB ALDERMAN explains. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Ashdan Junction

The West Midlands in the 1970s is the setting for BARRY PLATT’S ‘OO’ gauge digital sound layout – which recaptures the times wonderfully. Read the full story here, originally published in HM121, and watch the video too. Photography, Mike Wild.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show Christmas Special

Join Mike, Mark and Richard to find out what has been happening on Topley Dale and start you Christmas celebrations with the Hornby Magazine team. The video will be ready to watch at 8pm on December 24 on this page.

VIDEO: Kernow D600 'Warship' with sound

The free 32-page digital sound guide with HM163 (January 2021 issue) includes a step by step guide for the Kernow Model Rail Centre D600 'Warship' for 'OO' gauge to demonstrate installing sound with a 21-pin decoder. Join us here to watch the finished model in action on the Hornby Magazine test track.

VIDEO: Hornby 'Black Five' with D&H sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install a Doehler & Haass 8-pin sound decoder with Locoman Sounds latest sound project for the Stanier 'Black Five'. The feature uses the Hornby model with a locomotive mounted decoder socket and the full installation guide is part of our Beginners' Guide to Digital Sound supplement issued with HM163. Watch our sound demonstration here.

VIDEO: Hornby Class 31 with TTS

Hornby's Twin Track Sound decoder provide the perfect starting point to explore digital sound. In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install a TTS decoder in a Hornby Class 31 together with a speaker upgrade. Watch in it action here.

VIDEO: Hornby's latest 'Princess Royal'

The latest version of Hornby's all-new model of the Stanier 'Princess Royal' 4-6-2 for 'OO' is 46211 Queen Maud in BR lined green. We put it through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test track.

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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

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DOOLITTLE COMMEMORATION

Airfix’s 1/72 B-25 Mitchell returns in a special package depicting one of the 16 aircraft launched from USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, to attack Tokyo as a retaliation for Pearl Harbor.

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LONG-LIVED CRUISER

Arguably one of Airfix’s most detailed 1/600 ship kits, its HMS Belfast is presented on four ‘open-style’ styrene runners, plus vertically split hull halves and individual main and upper deck sections.

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"ONE GIANT LEAP..."

This re-boxing of Airfix’s 1/144 Saturn V is intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

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PRIDE OF THE ROYAL NAVY

f ever a kit deserved the moniker ‘Vintage Classic’ it’s Airfix’s HMS Hood, which is now 60 years old – despite this, the moulds have aged well and there was relatively little flash on the parts in AMW’s sample.

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Airfix Model World May 2020

Welcome to the May 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 a first look at Airfix's 1/48 scale Walrus, top tips to remove blemishes and seams, a full guide to adding rigging to Airfix's 1/72 Gladiator Mk. 1 plus 90 reviews, inspirational projects and more. Don't miss it!

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LIGHT AND AGILE

This Airfix re-boxing of Academy’s 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.35(t) includes markings options for Wehrmacht-and Slovak-operated versions of the Czechoslovakian LT vz. 35 tank

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Iron Annie

Richard Spreckley uses Revell’s 1/48 kit of the Junkers Ju 52/3mg4e to build a quarter-scale model of a type that served in Libya, North Africa, during 1943.

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Britain’s Defender

Editor Stu Fone rediscovers the model desk with an aftermarket build of Airfix’s re-released 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Ia.

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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

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The Chiltern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Chiltern and Bedfordshire MAFVA on September 12, 2021.

There are no upcoming events