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Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary

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Update December 2021:

Prices have now been confirmed!

922002 The Titfield Thunderbolt Standard Pack (DCC Ready)
This pack contains DCC-ready (no sound) Thunderbolt, ‘Loriot Y’ plus Dan’s House and ‘Toad’ No. W6874.

RRP: £299.95 OUR PRICE: £245.95 plus free delivery

922001 The Titfield Thunderbolt Deluxe Pack (with DCC sound)
As above but with DCC sound fitted to the locomotive, scale figures and commemorative booklet.

RRP: £399.95  OUR PRICE: £329.95 plus free delivery

Available to reserve now with a non-refundable deposit of just £30.

Upon ordering we will contact you to confirm the exact model and specification you require. This may be changed up to the time of delivery.

A third pack comprising a Bedford OB in full Pearce and Crump livery will be announced later and available separately.


Rapido Trains UK is delighted to reveal a range of models inspired by The Titfield Thunderbolt that will be available in time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the film’s release in 2023. These will be the most accurate The Titfield Thunderbolt models ever produced and are being developed with full co-operation of STUDIOCANAL, which owns the rights to this seminal railway film.

The Titfield Thunderbolt tells the story of group of villagers determined to save their branch line after British Railways announces its closure. When a rival bus company sabotages the newly acquired train prior to an official inspection, the villagers resurrect the line’s first locomotive, Thunderbolt, and, against great odds, obtain permission to keep their line open.

 

The story was inspired by the group of enthusiasts, led by Tom Rolt, who took over the 2ft 3in gauge Talyllyn Railway in 1951 and thus kick-started the railway preservation movement. The film was the first of Ealing Studios’ famous ‘Ealing comedies’ to be filmed in colour and it was released in March 1953.

We will produce five new ‘OO’ gauge models:

  • Thunderbolt, aka Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion
  • The Buffet Car, aka Great Eastern Railway Diagram 603 No. 8
  • No. W68740, GWR Diagram AA20 ‘Toad’ brakevan
  • ‘Dan’s House’, aka GWR ‘Loriot Y’ No. 41989 with fictitious Victorian coach body
  • Pearce & Crump’s coach GAM338, aka Bedford OB with Duple Vista body

Our Titfield models will be available in three packs:

  • Pack 1 is a deluxe pack, containing sound-fitted Thunderbolt, Dan’s House and Loriot with W67840 plus 4mm:1ft scale figures and commemorative booklet.
  • Pack 2 is a standard pack, containing Thunderbolt, ‘Dan’s House’ and Loriot Y with No. W68740.
  • Pack 3 contains the Buffet Car and No. W68740, plus 4mm:1ft scale figures.
  • The Bedford OB will be available as a standalone model in full Pearce & Crump livery.

Work is well underway with Lion, Loriot Y and ‘Dan’s House’ at an advanced stage of development.

All models will be in stock by March 6 2023, the 70th anniversary of the film’s release, although it is expected that some models will be available during 2022.

UK delivery

All orders received before 11am will be sent the same day (excluding weekends)

A proof of posting will be obtained from the Post Office.

Standard Economy Delivery

  • Orders up to £25 cost just £2.95 for our standard economy delivery (3-5 days).
  • Orders between £25 and £99.99 are £4.95 (3-5 days).
  • All orders over £100 are sent post free (3-5 days).

24 Hour Tracked Delivery

You can get your item sooner by choosing our 24 hour tracked delivery option for an additional £3.95 on top of the costs above.

 

International shipping

Europe

Standard International Shipping (Tracked) = £14.99 for all orders

Rest of the World

Standard International Shipping (Tracked) = £19.99 for all orders

Returns 

You may return any item for a refund or exchange with 30 days of ordering. After this time we are unable to offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging and with all the included parts and extras.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Please include your order number with the item.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

There are certain situations where we are unable to accept an item for refund or exchange:
- Book with obvious signs of use 
- CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened 
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
- Any item returned to us after 30 days since ordering.

Refunds

You must contact us in the first instance to arrange your refund or exchange. Please email sales@hobbytrax.co.uk with details of your order number. We will then provide details for the items return.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your original method of payment, within 5 working days. We are unable to make a refund payment to a different card to the one you paid with.

Late or missing refunds
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. 
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. 
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. 
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at sales@hobbytrax.co.uk

Sale items
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded. 

Exchanges
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email to sales@hobbytrax.co.uk with details of your order to arrange your exchange.

Shipping
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. 


Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary
Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary
Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary
Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary
Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary
Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary
Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary
Titfield Thunderbolt 70th Anniversary