Rapido Trains announce a new range based on "The Titfield Thunderbolt"

09 March 2021
Rapido Trains announce they have signed the worldwide exclusive rights to manufacture a range of models to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the iconic film ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’ in 2023.

The range will feature a host of highly detailed new models of some of the favourite vehicles from the film alongside the historic liveries they wore outside the film - including the locomotive the film is named after.

Top of most railway enthusiasts favourite film lists, the Ealing comedy stared Stanley Holloway, Naunton Wayne, George Relph and John Gregson, and tells the story of a group of villagers trying to keep their branch line operating after British Railways decided to close it. For many though, the real star was Liverpool & Manchester 0-4-2 steam locomotive Lion, repainted and renamed for her role.

Full details of the range will be announced on Thursday 1st April at 12:00.

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Is this April fool

Posted by Robert Jennings on Sun 21 Mar 12:02:06

Has anyone looked at the date of the announcement ??

Posted by Philip Gardner on Sat 20 Mar 15:46:52

Excellent news, look forward to a proper 4mm scale version of the W&U coach as used in the film as well as 'Thunderbolt' - despite (more) unwanted competition from a large manufacturer not liking a smaller one trying to do things. A road going 14xx using the Faller car system too?!?

Posted by Simon James on Sat 20 Mar 14:47:52