Rapido Trains UK are putting on a show!

03 June 2024
Rapido Trains UK is proud to announce Rapido RailEx 2024! A two-day gathering of some of the best of everything the model railway community has to offer.

What is Rapido RailEx?

Over 2 days in September, Rapido are taking over the Market Hall in Maidstone with an exhibition of high-quality model railways.

This is  a chance for you to come and meet the Rapido Trains UK team in person to discuss projects past, present, and future, see new samples, as well as getting the scoop on some new and exciting announcements.

In addition to this, there will be trade stands so you can invest in your model railway, including the chance to get 3D-scanned by Modelu for your own personalised 3D-printed figures, grab some rolling stock from some of the firms Official Retailers, beautify your layout with new products, and much more.

Customised Rapido Wagons – An Exhibition First!

You will have the chance to order your own uniquely decorated Private Owner wagon at the show!

Simply fill in the form at on Rapido's stand, and place your order and their graphic artists will draw up the artwork for you to approve on the day. Then your 7- or 5-plank PO wagon will be UV-printed with your chosen lettering and posted directly to your home.

All the PO wagon designs offered will be made using templates created from the firms painstaking research into real-life signwriting to create the most authentic look.

What else can I see at the show?

There will be an exciting selection of high-quality layouts that are booked to attend, with a focus on quality over quantity. These cover various scales, eras, and locations. Keep your eyes peeled on Rapido's website, as more layouts and traders are announced.

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When and where is Rapido Railex?

When: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September 2024, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Where: The Market Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8LW

It's just a 5-minute walk from Maidstone West Railway Station and ample parking is available for those who wish to drive. The Market Hall is a wheelchair-friendly venue.

How much are tickets?

Tickets for Rapido Railex are just £5 per adult, and those aged 16 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

Each ticket covers 1 day of attendance at the show, and you are free to come and go during the day.


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