Rapido Trains Inc. – a Canadian manufacturer of model trains and buses – has recently expanded into the British model market. Its recent offerings in OO and N gauge have each won ‘Model of the Year’ in the British Model Railway Awards.
Rapido’s recently-announced 1/87 scale ‘Fishbowl’ New Look Bus offers a level of detail never before seen in a small-scale bus, including full interior with individual seats, separate grab poles, steerable front wheels and working lighting.
Now Rapido is turning to the British model bus market with its first 1/76 scale British bus model. The model will be announced at the Rapido Bus 3D Scanning Event on July 16 at the Transport Museum Wythall.
Rapido will be doing a 3D scan of a real classic British double-decker bus in order to ensure that the model matches the actual shape precisely. Rapido Managing Director, Jason Shron, will be on hand to answer questions about the model, the model making process, and the history of the Canadian firm.
Classic Birmingham City Transport and Midland Red buses will be operating on the day and rides are complimentary to all museum visitors, who will also receive complimentary badges and other Rapido swag. Complimentary tea and coffee will be provided, and light refreshments will be available to purchase.