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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2295 on: April 10, 2018, 10:39:43 am »
Hi guys,

I’ve had no emails from Ben or Mike, but I’ve received all 3 of my amazing Pendolinos, as ordered. I am hugely impressed with them, and enormously thankful to Ben, Mike and Rapido trains for making this all happen,and for such fantastic models..   :thankyousign:

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2296 on: April 10, 2018, 11:24:28 am »
Folks

The info on our website is correct, but please note that we also have a backlog of orders that have gone out to mark as complete.  The email out is the flakiest part of our website and I suspect that the SMTP server it comes from either regularly falls over or is marked as spam.

Both Ben and I have been away from home for the last 3 or 4 days so we have more catching up to do.  Hopefully our next packing session will be this weekend, but it is all going to take time - we want them out as much as you want to receive them, but we can only do so many things at once!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2297 on: April 10, 2018, 05:32:59 pm »
Just got my City of London from the post office.

It's a great train. Hope I can give it a run on Friday and post some photos.

Big thanks to Ben and Mike and everyone involved in this wonderful project.

Cheers,
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2298 on: April 10, 2018, 08:05:38 pm »
Me again :D
Couldn't wait till Friday. So after the children went to bed I gave it a run on the dining room table. I'm terribly impressed with its performance. Very smooth from the box.
Also, reading the manual is so much fun. Well done.

Cheers,
Michael (unashamedly playing trains  :D )

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2299 on: April 13, 2018, 09:37:40 pm »
So, having set up at Luton for tomorrow's exhibition, would my Pendo run  :worried: ?



The file had to come out to ease a tight spot on the transition curves to the traverser, but no real problems!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2300 on: April 14, 2018, 12:11:13 am »
Cool!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2301 on: April 14, 2018, 12:17:35 am »
I just had a call from Canada and they told me the last batch of Pendolinos had arrived at the office. If you have ordered directly from Rapido then your sets will be shipped by the end of the month.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2302 on: April 14, 2018, 08:47:55 am »
So, having set up at Luton for tomorrow's exhibition, would my Pendo run  :worried: ?


That's going to be popular, Jon!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2303 on: April 16, 2018, 10:49:30 am »
Wahey!!!
My Poppylino has arrived this morning. All looks to be extremely well packed.
A very minor carp is the 4 packs each containing 2 wheelsets were not in the pack but loose. However, it looks like there's room to trim out some foam at the top of the box containing 5 coaches and I think it would be better to keep everything together.
Having bought a DCC sound one but it will be running on DC, I'm off to read the manual.
More to follow...............

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2304 on: April 16, 2018, 11:32:20 am »
A very minor carp is the 4 packs each containing 2 wheelsets were not in the pack but loose.

At least you got the extra wheelsets. I didn't get any with my two Pendolinos!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2305 on: April 16, 2018, 11:45:20 am »
To be honest I haven't even looked at whats in the pack in my Poppylino  I dont usually bother putting  any extras on my locos  but if anything is  missing from yours   Im sure if you send Ben or Mike a PM they will sort it out  for you when they sort out your other problems ,you certainly have been very unlucky by the  sounds of things .
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2306 on: April 16, 2018, 12:24:59 pm »
Oh dear. I have made a grave mistake in buying a DCC sound one.
I put together just a 5 car set to see what's what and found the cars very difficult to rail (they didn't seem to like my railer). I couldn't just get one on the track and roll the next coach up to it and connect up as it wouldn't. By removing them from the track I got them connected but then they were the devil to rerail. (yes - I know I would have had the same problems with a DC version)
I didn't realise nothing would move until it had gone through the spooling up process so wondered what was wrong with it, and then when it took off smoothly it built up speed but trying to control it on DC was no use.
Oh well, I bought it as an investment so if anyone wants an 11 car DCC sound fitted Poppylino drop me a PM.

Note please I am not levelling any blame at RevolutioN as the train itself is a thing of beauty but I didn't know what I was taking on :dunce: :-[

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2307 on: April 16, 2018, 12:30:33 pm »
Oh dear. I have made a grave mistake in buying a DCC sound one.
I put together just a 5 car set to see what's what and found the cars very difficult to rail (they didn't seem to like my railer). I couldn't just get one on the track and roll the next coach up to it and connect up as it wouldn't. By removing them from the track I got them connected but then they were the devil to rerail. (yes - I know I would have had the same problems with a DC version)
I didn't realise nothing would move until it had gone through the spooling up process so wondered what was wrong with it, and then when it took off smoothly it built up speed but trying to control it on DC was no use.
Oh well, I bought it as an investment so if anyone wants an 11 car DCC sound fitted Poppylino drop me a PM.

Note please I am not levelling any blame at RevolutioN as the train itself is a thing of beauty but I didn't know what I was taking on :dunce: :-[

Silly question alert  :sorrysign:; could you take the sound chips out? If you fit blanking plates (supplied?) would it run as normal?

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2308 on: April 16, 2018, 12:33:29 pm »
I know what you're saying but that's beyond me and I'd like to think someone wants it as it is. I'm also a (fairly) strict transition era modeller who got the Pendo to initially help get it over the line.
Serves me right for being ignorant about DCC and sound.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2309 on: April 16, 2018, 12:35:31 pm »
I know what you're saying but that's beyond me and I'd like to think someone wants it as it is. I'm also a (fairly) strict transition era modeller who got the Pendo to initially help get it over the line.
Serves me right for being ignorant about DCC and sound.

Well fair enough mate, I am sure somebody will snap that up.

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