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About Rapido Trains

Rapido Trains is a manufacturer of beautiful model trains and accessories in ‘OO’, ‘HO’ and ‘N’ (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) gauges. Established in Canada nearly two decades ago, Rapido has now launched a UK branch (or branch line? Get it?) to develop a range of exciting and innovative British outline models.

Rapido is no stranger to the UK market, having produced the classic GNR ‘Stirling Single’, APT-E and LNER Dynamometer Car for the likes of Locomotionmodels, Model Rail magazine, Rails of Sheffield, RealTrack Models and Revolution Trains.  

Why is the business named Rapido? Well, The RAPIDO brand was introduced by Canadian National Railway in 1965 for its high-speed intercity passenger services. RAPIDO came to stand for fast schedules, frequent trains, and superb service.

We honour the RAPIDO brand with our state-of-the-art models and attention to detail. Like CN’s RAPIDO, Rapido Trains aims to provide the highest quality and value.  

To visit Rapido Trains Inc homepage click HERE.