Titfield Thunderbolt Buffet Car

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We have just taken delivery of Rapido's 922003 The Titfield Thunderbolt Buffet Car (EX-Wisbech & Upwell Tramcar)

Pre-Orders are currently being processed. We have limited stock remaining and available to order now.


The Deluxe Titfield Thunderbolt Pack is still available to order:

Rapido Trains UK OO Gauge The Titfield Thunderbolt Deluxe Sound Fitted Pack

The Deluxe Sound Fitted Packs have arrived into stock with Standard Packs expected to arrive within the next few weeks.

This popular range inspired by the iconic 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' film has limited packs left to order.

Pricing as follows:

Deluxe Pack - £339.95 (RRP £399.95)


    Deluxe Train Pack contents:


    • Thunderbolt, aka Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion (DCC Sound Fitted)
    • No. W68740, GWR Diagram AA20 ‘Toad’ Brake Van with removable roof.
    • ‘Dan’s House’, aka GWR ‘Loriot Y’ No. 41989 with fictitious Victorian coach body and full interior.
    • Commemorative booklet on the making of the film.
    • Special Presentation box
    • 3 X Modelu 3D-Printed Figures - Rev. Sam Weech, Squire Gordon Chesterford and Bishop Ollie Matthews
    • Instruction Manual
    • Certificate of Authenticity
      Rapido Trains UK is delighted to reveal a range of models inspired by The Titfield Thunderbolt that will be available in time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the film’s release in 2023. These will be the most accurate The Titfield Thunderbolt models ever produced and are being developed with full co-operation of STUDIOCANAL, which owns the rights to this seminal railway film.
      The Titfield Thunderbolt tells the story of group of villagers determined to save their branch line after British Railways announces its closure. When a rival bus company sabotages the newly acquired train prior to an official inspection, the villagers resurrect the line’s first locomotive, Thunderbolt, and, against great odds, obtain permission to keep their line open.
      The story was inspired by the group of enthusiasts, led by Tom Rolt, who took over the 2ft 3in gauge Talyllyn Railway in 1951 and thus kick-started the railway preservation movement. The film was the first of Ealing Studios’ famous ‘Ealing comedies’ to be filmed in colour and it was released in March 1953.
      Standard The Titfield Thunderbolt Train pack expected to arrive within the next few weeks:


      • Thunderbolt, aka Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion (DCC ready)
      • No. W68740, GWR Diagram AA20 ‘Toad’ brakevan
      • ‘Dan’s House’, aka GWR ‘Loriot Y’ No. 41989 with fictitious Victorian coach body

      Other Additional releases expected in The Titfield Thunderbolt range later this year:

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