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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 building kits for Display

Display Models has added a series of new 4mm scale low-relief buildings to its expanding range of multimedia kits.

VIDEO: Hornby's Thompson ‘A2/2’ for 'OO'

Hornby's latest arrival for 'OO' gauge is the Thompson 'A2/2'. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he demonstrates this new release and its functionality.

Dapol adds 'O' gauge HBA to hopper plans

Dapol is adding the 32.5ton HBA hopper to its ‘O’ gauge HEA wagon project plans, first announced back in 2014.

SECR 'D' Class 4-4-0 for 'OO' in production

Rails of Sheffield has confirmed that production of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 is underway.

Cavalex expands 'BBA' plans

Cavalex Models has confirmed that it is to produce another batch of its popular 'OO' gauge 'BBA' bogie steel carriers.

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Oake

DARREN BERRY explains how this ‘OO’ gauge Western Region layout set in Somerset not only developed from an initial two-person team, but helped to encourage new modellers too. Photography, Trevor Jones.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 20/3 sound installation

Bachmann's latest generation Class 20 model features a Plux22 decoder socket and a factory fitted 15mm x 11mm speaker. In this sound installation guide Mike Wild shows how simple it is to install a ZIMO MX645P22 sound decoder with Digitrains ZS20ASL sound file and demonstrates the performance of the factory fitted speaker.

Dapol plans second run of 'OO' gauge '43XX'

Dapol is to undertake a second production run of the Great Western Railway Churchward ‘43XX’ 2-6-0 in ‘OO’ gauge – with an expanded tooling suite to allow further variations of these popular locomotives to be covered.

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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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YUGOSLAVIA’S ’109

Although World War Two brought about huge advances in aviation, it also curtailed many promising designs, including the Yugoslavian Rogožarski IK-3, regarded as an equal to the Bf 109E when it entered service in 1940, and the subject of this exhaustive study. 

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LAND LEVIATHANS

Pen and Sword’s Tankcraft series’ 25th volume examines the German Tiger I and II heavy tanks, providing modellers with a combination of historical research, colour profiles, a round-up of available modelling products and a gallery of build projects.

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THE MUD OFFENSIVE

This lavishly illustrated and well-written volume covers the Soviet conquest of south-eastern Europe between March and October 1944 and is packed with information.

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TRACKED GENERALS

While there may have been other books on the M3 Lee and Grant tanks, none have delved into the same level of detail as David Doyle’s encyclopaedic volume.

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POLES IN SPITS

There have been many reference books on the Supermarine Spitfire, but this MMP/Stratus offering takes a refreshingly different stance by focusing on the Mk.V variant and squadrons manned by Polish nationals during World War Two.

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BATTLESHIP TARGET

Of all the German Kriegsmarine’s vessels, the Bismarck and its sister Tirpitz were the most feared by the British during World War Two, and the campaign to sink or otherwise cripple the latter is the subject of this Air Campaign volume.

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BIRTH OF THE BUCHÓN

The Hispano Aviación HA-1112 may well be familiar to many readers from its appearances in films such as Battle of Britain, Memphis Belle, The Tuskegee Airmen and Dunkirk, where it acted as a stand-in for Bf 109s.

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KAISERLICHE CAPITAL SHIPS

Opening a Super Drawings volume has a very familiar feel, as they all follow the same well-organised format of an introduction to the subject – in this case Germany’s Brandenburg-class battleships – covering design, armament and operational history, followed by masses of digital images.

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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