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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

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Class 800 is back in GWR green

The impressive lines of the GWR operated Hitachi Class 800 bi-mode units are back following arrival of this power car and trailer car pack from Hornby.

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Hornby Class 87 gets Virgin colours

The third Class 87 to be released using Hornby’s all-new 2018 introduced tooling is 87019 Sir Winston Churchill.

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Sound for the 48DS

The brand-new Ruston 48DS might be tiny, but it can still be equipped with digital sound by choosing the right components. PAUL CHETTER describes how the much admired and tiny 48DS can be transformed for digital operation.

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Inter7City HST power cars

Hornby has delivered the first of its presentday Class 43 HST power car sets for ‘OO’ gauge modelling the ScotRail Inter7City liveried locomotives.

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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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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: Bexhill Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Bexhill Model Railway Club, the show boasts a selection of layouts and trade support. *Please note, this exhibition 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.

EDITION III 2020

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IPMS Keighley Plastic Model Club will host its Edition III event on September 20, 2020.

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: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Visit for a chance to see behind the scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. Chat with club members and view layout projects. *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

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: East Anglia Garden Railway Show

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Event dedicated to garden railways, featuring ten layouts and trade support. Hosted by Bressingham Steam Museum. *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

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

CANCELLED: Fifth Model Show

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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection will host its Fifth Model Show on August 9, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

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.

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.

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

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

CANCELLED: E-DAY

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E-Day will be hosted by Eduard on September 29, 2020. *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

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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.

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.

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: 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.

SOUTH WALES MAFVA SHOW

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

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.

Chiltern Model Show

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The Chiltern Model Show will be hosted by IPMS Chiltern and Bedfordshire MAFVA on September 13, 2020.

ANNUAL COMPETITION AND SHOW

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

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.

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.

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: Cardiff Model Railway Show

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Annual show hosted by Cardiff 4mm Club, North Gwent Railway Modellers and Cardiff Model Engineering Society. *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: Liphook and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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

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.

CANCELLED: Spalding Model Railway Exhibition

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

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.

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.

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