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Celebrate 70 years of the BR Mk 1 with
Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld

Join us for a series of special online features and videos to mark seven decades of the British Railways Mk 1 carriage design.

BR Mk 1 at 70

VIEW THE MK 1 AT 70 FEATURES


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: Weathering a Class 37

Tim from the Scrap Line YouTube channel demonstrates his techniques for fading and weathering on a Bachmann 'OO' gauge Class 37/0. Join Tim here for his video guide.

VIDEO: DCC Concepts Product Update

Richard Brighton from DCC Concepts joins the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition to offer an update on the new range of Zen Black DCC decoders, new soldering products and more in this product update video.

VIDEO: Accurascale Product Update

Accurascale's Fran Burke reveals the manufacturer's latest project for 'OO' gauge - the GBRf IIA Biomass wagon which is due to be released in the second quarter of 2021.

North Cornwall Brewery Feature Premium

VIDEO: The North Cornwall Brewery

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!
Watch our video of Malcolm Briggs' new 'OO' gauge exhibition layout, the North Cornwall Brewery, exclusively on KeyModelWorld first ahead of its feature in the January 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine. Log in now to watch it at the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition.

W1 4-6-4 Feature Premium

VIDEO: Hornby's 'W1' 4-6-4s in action

Hornby's 'W1' 4-6-4s have reached the decorated sample stage and we had the opportunity to showcase all FIVE - including a first look at the rebuilt version - running on Topley Dale. Join Mike and Richard in the Hornby Magazine workshop here to find out the full story on this impressive 2020 range product from Hornby.

APT Feature Premium

Hornby's APT in focus

Hornby has received the first engineering samples for its eagerly awaited all-new 'OO' gauge model of the APT tilting train. Mike Wild takes a closer look at the first samples in this special online feature with exclusive images from the Hornby Magazine studio.

VIDEO: Hornby Product Update with Simon Kohler

Hornby's Simon Kohler brings us up to date with the latest news from Hornby in this video interview. Plus don't miss our exclusive features on the 'W1', Class 91 and APT this weekend at the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition.

VIDEO: Heaton Lodge Junction - Full Circle

Exclusive images of Simon George's epic 'O' gauge layout Heaton Lodge Junction join our 30 minute video from the latest YouTube Hornby Magazine Show offering subscribers the first chance to see pictures from our latest photoshoot for the Hornby Magazine Yearbook.

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

View all from Airfix Model World


 

Dealer Directory

Find your local model railways and scale modelling retailer.

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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

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.

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

CANCELLED: Romsey Scale Model Show

Event Date:

Romsey Modellers has announced its Romsey Scale Model Show on September 12, 2021 has now been cancelled.

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.

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.

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.

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

Salisbury Scale Model Show 2021

Event Date:

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

IPMS Keighley 'EDITION IV'

IPMS Keighley 'EDITION IV'

Event Date:

IPMS Keighley Plastic Model Club will host its 'Edition IV' event on September 19, 2021.

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

RAF Kenley Aerojumble

Event Date:

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

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

ST IVES MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

Event Date:

Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2021.

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Coventry and Warwickshire IPMS Show

Event Date:

Coventry and Warks IPMS will host its annual show on August 1, 2021.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

STOKE MODEL SHOW

Event Date:

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

Newark Air Museum Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot

Newark Air Museum Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot

Event Date:

Newark Air Museum will host its Cockpit-Fest and Aeroboot on August 28-30, 2021.

South West Model Show

South West Model Show

Event Date:

The Tank Museum will host The South West Model Show - Autumn Edition on September 4-5, 2021.

Romiley Methodist Modellers' 30th Anniversary Model Railway Exhibition

Romiley Methodist Modellers' 30th Anniversary Model Railway Exhibition

Event Date:

Romiley Methodist Modellers are aiming to host their 30th annual model railway show this year, subject to Government restrictions. Please check their website closer to the date for updates.

There are no upcoming events