Rapido Trains Inc,
Birmingham New Look Double Deck Buses

Canadian based Rapido Trains Inc. announced the identity of their first UK bus model, a New Look Birmingham City Transport Guy Arab IV, during a public 3D laser scanning of the real bus at the Transport Museum, Wythall in July 2017.

Eleven different versions of the model were initially announced, these carried either Birmingham City Transport or the later West Midland PTE liveries and featured various different routes & destinations.

All the models are to be produced in two versions, standard & deluxe. The deluxe versions feature additional working headlights, interior lighting & illuminated destination displays.

The models will also be available in undecorated kit form, again both with or without lighting.

The first releases are expected during the Summer/Autumn of 2018 and have a RRP of £39.95 (standard) or £49.95 (deluxe).
The model will be available from UK model retailers or direct from Rapido Trains.

For further details & to place reservations please visit the www.rapidouk.com/bct-guy-arab-iv

In late 2018 Rapido Trains announced the subject of their second UK bus model would be a West Midlands PTE style Diamler Fleetline double deck bus, this like the first model will be available in both standard & deluxe versions.
More details can be found at www.rapidouk.com/leyland-fleetline/

New Look Birmingham Models Quick Links
Standard Versions -- Deluxe Versions
Thumbnail Cat No. Fleet Name (Operator Legal Name) Fleet No. Registration Route No. & Destination Released
710xx Series - New Look Guy Arab IV (Standard versions without lighting features)
715xx Series - New Look Guy Arab IV (Deluxe versions with lighting features)