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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

New Hornby ‘9F’ takes shape

Development of Hornby's all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0 continues apace with the first stereo 3D-printed sample appearing for evaluation during late March.

New Tooling for Hornby's Midland Pullman HST

Hornby is developing new tooling for its forthcoming 'OO' gauge model of  Locomotive Services Limited’s Midland Pullman liveried High Speed Train (HST).

Hornby receives APT deco sample

Hornby has received decorated samples of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO' gauge model of British Rail's Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train (APT) for evaluation by the development team.

Heljan reveals ‘O’ gauge Class 56 artwork

Heljan’s new ‘O’ gauge Class 56 diesel is progressing well with the company sharing artwork for its forthcoming Type 5 at the end of March.

New LSWR four-wheel coaches for ‘O’

Mannin Models, known for its range of 7mm scale Isle of Man narrow gauge kits, has launched its first standard ‘O’ gauge models with a series of London and South Western Railway (LSWR) four-wheeled coaches.

Rails Connect Point Motors

Rails of Sheffield is adding a pair of all-new point motors to its growing collection of Rails Connect branded accessories.

Heljan completes ‘O’ gauge Class 26 artwork

Heljan has completed artwork for its forthcoming new ‘O’ gauge Class 26/1 Bo-Bo diesels.

World’s smallest DCC decoder just got smaller

DCC Concepts has updated its Zen Blue+ Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder range with what is believed to be the smallest DCC decoder – ever!

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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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PHANTOM LASER

Here’s a handy accessory for modellers wanting to build a 1970s/1980s-era laser-designating US Air Force F-4D Phantom, in the shape of a four-part PAVE Tack pod and associated adapter ‘shoe’ for the type’s centreline pylon.

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DISCO-ERA ‘CONNIE’

Having caused a stir in the Season 1 finale of Star Trek: Discovery, the restyled Constitution-class USS Enterprise is now available as a 1/2500 Polar Lights kit, for which Greenstrawberry has produced a photo-etched metal upgrade.

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AIRACOBRA BOOTS

Eduards’ own 1/48 P-39 is the intended recipient for these replacement resin wheels; the nose unit is a single-piece drop in for the kit’s styrene alternative and the mainwheels are two-part items, with a separate outer hub, which should ease painting.

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ANTI-SUBMARINE SHOOTER

Squid anti-submarine launchers were a common sight on Royal Navy destroyers from late World War Two to the 1960s, and Black Cat’s new 3D-printed set provides two of these triple-barrelled units.

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ALL IN A CLUSTER

Eduard has recently expanded its range of Brassin accessories to cover a variety of large-scale munitions, and one of its latest additions is this set of six 1/32 Mk.20 Rockeye fittings.

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EXCELSIOR UPGRADES

It’s the turn of AMT’s 1994-vintage Excelsior-class USS Enterprise-B to receive an aftermarket refit, courtesy of this comprehensive photo-etched brass and resin set.

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RE-USEABLE COVERINGS

While kabuki-style tape masking is more popular than vinyl, the latter does have advantages when it comes to multiple usage, being far more robust.

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TUBE WITH A FIN

It’s a common misconception that pitot tubes are all just hollow pipes; those fitted to many US aircraft during World War Two (including P-36, P-39, P-40, P-47, A-3, B-239, T-6 and B-25) were fitted with a ‘shark-fin’ probe tip –a detail missed in almost every kit.

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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.

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: 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.

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

ABINGDON IPMS SHOW 2021

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

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.

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.

There are no upcoming events