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Upcoming Shows

Amherst Railway Society Train Show (Springfield)

Every year late in January or early in February, the Amherst Railway Society holds its Railroad Hobby Show at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds (The home of The Big E) in West Springfield Massachusetts. More than 22,500 railfans and public attended the Show each of the past five years.


Show Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00 to 17:00
Show Webpage

Copetown Train Show

Admission $6, under 12 free.

Operating Canadian prototype layouts. Displays by model craftsmen. Railway Special Interest Groups. Canadian Model Manufacturers Displays and Sales. Historical Societies, Scratchbuilding Supplies, Manufacturers, Craftsman Displays, Slide and Photo Collections, and much more for the serious modeller.

Refreshments available on site.

Wheelchair accessible.

Show Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00
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The Rapido Blog

Let There be HEAT!

I work on Edmundston all winter long, and it gets pretty cold on the shore of Lake Ontario. I was able to get a furnace blower from Brendan Frezna when he put a new furnace in his house, so I put this in the duct work of Edmundston. We have air flow once again in Edmundston in a long time. The heat generated at the A end of the car will now be distributed through the car's duct work .... works amazing.

-Chris Fox

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Edmundston's New Door

Edmundston gets a new end door, courtesy of Charls Gendron from Custom Trains. The door is off of Greenway, and Greenway now has Edmundston's old door.

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A Fresh Coat of Paint for VIA 6917

With last minute notice about a high-level executive visit to VIA's Toronto Maintenance Centre, we decided 6917 needed a fresh coat of paint. Jordan made a late night trip to Home Depot to get paint and supplies, and the team met at TMC for 8:00am the next day.

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6133....No End in Sight

There's a lot of work left to be done on 6133, but progress is being made. Chris Fox got some work done on the washroom. Terry Johnson helped restore the center bulkheads with some nice wood panelling.

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Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. Our aim is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and underframe equipment on our trains to fully-wired telephone poles for your model railroad.