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Latest in Hornby Magazine

Heljan shows latest Class 37/4s for 'O'

Heljan has released images of its latest batch of Class 37/4 decorated samples for 'O' gauge while Revolution Trains has also shown the livery sample for its DRS limited edition produced by the Danish manufacturer.

Heljan Class 17 revealed for 'O'

Heljan has revealed the first factory decorated sample of its new 'O' gauge Class 17 Bo-Bo Type 1 diesel. Production versions are expected to arrive in the shops before the end of 2020.

Revolution Class A Tanks progress

Revolution Trains has revealed progress on its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class A tank wagons, as the project reaches the CAD stage of the production process. Built in the late 1950s, Class A tankers featured a longer barrel than their Class B counterparts and were designed for carrying lighter fuels.

'A2/2' and 'A2/3' livery artwork revealed

Hornby has released livery artwork for its new 2020 range models of the LNER 'A2/2' and 'A2/3' 4-6-2 for 'OO' gauge.

Hornby receives 'Hush Hush' sample

Hornby has received the first engineering samples of its LNER 'W1' 4-6-4 for 'OO' gauge together with releasing side profile artwork of the locomotive in its different liveries.

Revolution IWA samples for 'OO'

Revolution Trains (RT) has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge IWA bogie wagons for evaluation. Samples of the manufacturer’s ‘N’ gauge IWAs are also expected soon.

Factory decorated AL6s

Heljan has received factory decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 86/0 in BR blue liveries. See them here.

‘N’ Pendolino rerun

Revolution Trains (RT) is seeking expressions of interest for another production run of its ‘N’ gauge Class 390 Pendolino Electric Multiple Unit (EMU). Manufactured by Rapido Trains of Canada, it is now more than two years since RT’s ‘N’ gauge Pendolinos first appeared in a raft of Virgin Trains liveried identities.

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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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ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE

Here’s a return for Airfix’s diminutive but detailed 1/72 Willys Jeep, this time appearing as a Starter Set with four Humbrol acrylic paints (26 Khaki, 33 Matt Black, 60 Scarlet and 86 Light Olive) plus a small tube of glue and paintbrush.

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SELF-RETURNER?

Fans of modern military vehicles will find Zvezda’s 1/35 VPK-7829 K-17 Bumerang (boomerang) a delight, as this new-tool kit is a superbly detailed replica of the Russian amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle fitted with the modular DUBM-30 Epoch upper turret.

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TANK TRACTOR

Not content with just releasing T-34 tank variants, ICM has indulged modellers by including the armoured recovery variant, known as ‘tyagach’ (tractor) by its crews and designated either T-34-T or TT-34.

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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: E-DAY

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E-Day will be hosted by Eduard on September 29, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Christchurch Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Christchurch MRC. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Chance to see the society's extensive collection of O gauge LNER motive power and rolling stock in action. *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: Horsham Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual show hosted by Horsham Model Railway Club. *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: Hillingdon Railway Modellers Test Track Open Day

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Hosted by Hillingdon Railway Modellers, you can test run your models and see behind-the-scenes. *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.

ANNUAL COMPETITION AND SHOW

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

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. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society's Open Days

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Chance to see the society's extensive collection of 'O' gauge LNER motive power and rolling stock in action. *Please note, these open days have 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: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

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Hosted by Meridienne Exhibitions. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

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: Abingdon IPMS Show 2020

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Abingdon IPMS will host its annual show on October 3, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

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. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wightrail 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Wight Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

South Wales MAFVA Annual Show

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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: Gravesend Model Railway Show

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Model railway show hosted by Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Hillingdon Railway Modellers Test Track Open Day

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Hosted by Hillingdon Railway Modellers, you can test run models and see behind-the-scenes. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: The South West Model Show 2020 Autumn Edition

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The Tank Museum will host The South West Model Show - Autumn Edition on October 17-18, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wycrail 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Fareham Railex 2020

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Hosted by Fareham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition

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

Exposition Internationale de Maquettes

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Cercle des Amis de la Maquette d'Ostheim (CAMO) will host its Exposition Internationale de Maquettes on November 7-8, 2020.

CANCELLED: Dorking Model Railway Exhibition

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Hosted by Dorking and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wombourne Autumn Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual autumn model railway show hosted by Midarc. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Pendle Forest Model Railway Society Exhibition

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Annual exhibition hosted by Pendle Forest MRS. *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: Warrington Model Railway Club Exhibition

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

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Chance to go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: North Shropshire Model Show

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IPMS Telford (Shropshire Scale Modellers) will host the North Shropshire Model Show on October 4, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Annual Competition and Show

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MAFVA London Branch will host its Annual Show and Competition on October 17, 2020.

CANCELLED: Tolworth Showtrain 2020

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Hosted by Hampton Court Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Open Day

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Chance to view LNER O gauge motive power and rolling stock in action on the society's extensive layout. *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: Tyneside 2020 Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway show hosted by Newcastle and District Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Plastic and Steel 2020

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IPMS Belgium will host Plastic and Steel 2020 on October 10-11, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

Models on the Hill

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Models on the Hill will be hosted by IPMS Portsmouth and Portsmouth Pals Museum on October 24, 2020.

EURO SCALE MODELLING

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IPMS Nederland will host Euro Scale Modelling on November 21, 2020.

CANCELLED: Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day

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Chance to go behind-the-scenes at Heywood Model Railway Group. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: C4-Open

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C4-Open will take place on October 24-25, 2020. *Please Note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by South Hants Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Farnham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by Farnham and District Model Railway Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Modern Image O Gauge Exhibition

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Hosted by Modern Image O Gauge (MIOG). *Please note, this event at Crewe Heritage Centre has been CANCELLED. MIOG is planning to host a 'virtual' exhibition across the same weekend - MIOG 'Live' 2020. Visit their website for more details.

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: Shildon Model Railway Club Autumn Exhibition

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See models and full-size exhibits side-by-side hosted at Locomotion Museum in the town. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Rail-Ex Taunton 2020

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Annual show hosted by the Somerset Railway Modellers Club. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club Winter Model Show

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Winter exhibition hosted by Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club. *Please note, this show has been CANCELLED.

There are no upcoming events