Rapido Trains UK Official Stockist 06/04/2021

UPDATE: The response from the newly announced Rapido Trains UK range has been fantastic so far! Further updates provided by Rapido explain the status of each range!

We are pleased to announce that Rails are an Official Stockist of the full Rapido Trains UK range!

The big day! Rapido Trains have released info for the new UK range of products!

There announcements include:

All of which are now online and available to pre-order.

and finally.... The Titfield Thunderbolt announcement!


Rapido are delighted to announce FIVE new 1:76 scale models inspired by The Titfield Thunderbolt. They 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.

They will produce:

  • Thunderbolt, aka Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion
  • 'The Buffet Car', aka Great Eastern Railway Diagram 603 coach No. 8
  • No. W68740, GWR Diagram AA20 ‘Toad’ brakevan
  • 'Dan’s House’, aka GWR ‘Loriot Y’ No. 41989 with fictitious Victorian coach body
  • Pearce & Crump’s coach GAM338, aka Bedford OB with Duple Vista body

All railway models will be highly detailed, with NEM 362 couplings. The two coaches will have full interiors and Thunderbolt will have a DCC decoder interface and a factory-fitted speaker. The Bedford OB will have rubber tyres and poseable front wheels.

CAD design for Thunderbolt and 'Dan's House' is nearly complete and our designers have started work on the 'Toad'. All models will be in stock by March 6 2022, the 70th anniversary of the film's release.

We are listing these products now and will soon be available to pre-order.

View the full Rapido UK range HERE