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N gauge Pendolino

Yes I'd invest in a crowd sourcing venture for a 9 car N gauge Pendolino
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2385 on: April 19, 2018, 09:49:14 am »
I believe that was answered by the guys and the answer was no. I on the other hand ordered them to be delivered to my brother, unfortunately he then has to mail them on and they won't arrive in time for me to use the discount voucher.

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He could open the parcel and send you the details though.

Cheers

Paul

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2386 on: April 19, 2018, 08:14:08 pm »
Help please. I am traveling to the USA and Canada in a few weeksí time including Toronto. Janet at Rapido has suggested that I collect my nine car Pendolino in Toronto.
My question is how big is the package. I need to consider how much space it will take in my suitcase.
Post to South Africa is getting even slower.
Thanks

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2387 on: April 19, 2018, 08:31:17 pm »
32x24x7 centimetres.
Iíd leave a pair of shoes behind if I were you!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2388 on: April 19, 2018, 08:48:41 pm »
32x24x7 centimetres.
Iíd leave a pair of shoes behind if I were you!

Pete @ EGLM
Thanks Pete.
By the way the only shoes I was planning on taking are the ones iíd be wearing  :D

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2389 on: April 20, 2018, 09:12:01 am »
We had a good evening down the shed with my mates ,I was doing a bit more
Scenery work and left them to run the railway .Of course the main thing running was the Pendo they all love it and I think if I had only Pendo,s on the layout they would still have enjoyed themselves .
One of them  (no names no pack drill  )  managed to change a point under the last three coaches but not the power car  and true to the real Pendo the driver managed to bring it to a halt with no injured passengers and all coaches remained upright. But I had to come to the rescue because they just couldnt manage to rerail it they do take a steady hand and a bit of patience unless you uncouple them.
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2390 on: April 20, 2018, 10:18:18 am »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2391 on: April 21, 2018, 11:44:55 am »
Well my first revolution purchase arrived yesterday, what an amazing set the 9 car pendolino is well impressed. Carnt wait for the 29 tank wagons to arrive on the doorstep. Just need to order my cargo waggons  and PFA later today. May have to do some accounting to see if I can squeeze any 320/321 or class 92s in...then the HOA and sturgeons...

I only have one huge regret I only ordered on pendo and hugely regret it. If anyone ďover orderedĒ a pendo Iím interested in purchasing one (carnt run to Ebay prices but it will go to a good home and happy to sign a disclaimer I wonít then shift it on eBay for a profit). My other big regret is my parents not sending my old n gauge stuff out the loft to me earlier to get the 100 ton tankers.

Awesome model of the pendo Ben and mike, thnaks for organising the manufacture.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2392 on: April 21, 2018, 02:43:16 pm »
Donít forget once Mike and Ben have sent all orders out they will post on their website whether they have any left overs for sale, I believe Rapido have also said they may have a couple left and to also keep an eye on their website.

And there may be some retailers that ordered some, but those are probably all signed up for, still worth asking (I think revolution website listed retailers that got onboard)
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2393 on: April 21, 2018, 02:58:31 pm »
Donít bother calling Rapido for an additional set. They are sold out as well. I managed to get hold of the Alstom Pendolino and Virgin Pendolino sets last year so got two sets. But they are now completely out of stock ass well.

Positive thing, yesterday when I called them for updated credit card details they assured me that the day they can make a new run, they will as it has proven to be one of their most popular models. They will however probably not do any of the recent RevolutioN liveries. But they said all 200 City of Birmingham sets were sold within two days and that assured them there still is a good market. And donít forget that we now also have the white Pendolinos on the WCML one even with a moustache.
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2394 on: April 21, 2018, 04:02:34 pm »
So if there were 200 City of Birmingham sets how many of each of the other sets were made ? I would love to know how many Poppylino,s  there were .
Or even the brake down of the Five Nine or a Eleven coach sets made .
Perhaps when the dust has settled  Ben  and Mike can let us know but they are far too busy at the moment.
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2395 on: April 21, 2018, 05:33:06 pm »
My only request would be a quick guide to installing sound into a DC Pendolino. I.e. do i require 2 sound chips and speakers. Which speaker will fit e.t.c. all in good tine. My 2 although not run look superb a real credit to Revolution. Hopefully the Class 321's will be produced as i have 2 on order.

The only thing required to completer a West Coast South model are the Southern Electrostars. If seperate runs were made of the different liveries and variations of the Electrostar where made a constant dribble would last years.
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2396 on: April 21, 2018, 07:36:17 pm »
You could do it with one sound chip but you would still need another DCC chip for the other end, and it would be best to fit two Sound chips it well worth it. Personally I would get the chips from Legoman as he is the one who did the chip programming for the sound fitted one.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2397 on: April 21, 2018, 07:44:53 pm »
Hi Capeham,

If you want to fit Sound to a DC Silent model you don't need to worry about speakers as they are already fitted to all power cars.

You'll need a DCC Sound chip for each power car and you'll need to solder the speaker wires to the appropriate contact.

I suppose you might be able to get by with a single DCC Sound chip in the lead car, and a standard DCC chip in the rear car?

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2398 on: April 21, 2018, 09:26:20 pm »
I must admit to having a bit of trouble coupling the coaches together. The bits donít seem to slide far enough together to lock. Is there a knack to this?
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2399 on: April 21, 2018, 09:32:31 pm »
Push them till your scared they will break then push a bit more  :)

 

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