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Author Topic: Pendolino - a new approach  (Read 283604 times)

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Offline Malc

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2385 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 #2386 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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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2387 on: April 21, 2018, 11:23:50 pm »
Push them till your scared they will break then push a bit more  :)
Like many things in N-gauge, this is pretty much the technique!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2388 on: April 21, 2018, 11:58:53 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?

Hi Malc,

Yes, I was a bit ginger doing it at first.  I found that it can help to tilt them up very slightly to get them to engage.  Just make sure they are correctly lined up and apply gentle pressure until they click home. 

Once you've done a few you'll get the knack of it.  And you should have spares included in case any do get damaged.

Cheers

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2389 on: April 22, 2018, 07:02:09 am »
To couple mine I placed a power car on the track and then using an old Lima rerailer ran the second car down the ramp which meant the end to be coupled was at a slight angle. It couples easily. Applied power to move things along one coach length and then repeated the process.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2390 on: April 22, 2018, 07:23:03 am »
I have found it is much easier if you lift the coached off the rails, slightly, and then clip them together.
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2391 on: April 22, 2018, 08:49:32 am »
Hi Malc I found the couplings were a bit tight and if you just tilt the coaches slightly as rusticjed and woodbury22 uk said  its easier but after  disconecting and reconecting they do get easier .
When I tried the demo ones at T I N G S they did actually push together when on the table so.if you take your Pendo on and off your layout it seems they will get a lot easier to connect  .They are also a lot easier than the ones on the BRIGHTON BELLE  as others will tell you , the only way I can couple THEM  is turn them upside down ,and that would have been a right pain on an 11 coach Pendo.
The couplings were I think one reason that they were delayed and they were redesigned and made a bit stronger ,Ben or Mike will probably confirm that.
Better to be a bit tight to start with than uncouple when your running .
Mine will probably stay on the layout as my mates will want it to run on every running night.
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 08:58:04 am by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2392 on: April 22, 2018, 09:49:42 am »
Thanks guys, and to Paul who messaged me. I will persevere.
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 #2393 on: April 23, 2018, 04:57:52 pm »
What is the latest on delivery? My order still shows as processing . . .
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2394 on: April 23, 2018, 06:22:02 pm »
It is on our website in the news section - last post on Pendolinos. I've been updating it as we go though I need to update it since the last batch that were packed and sent out at the weekend.

In summary we've sent out about 50% of the orders. Very soon (in the next week) we will have finished the first run through all the orders. Then we will be contacting everyone where we have a query or outstanding balance or missing P&P payment (or where we've made a mistake).

We're doing this as quickly as we can. And we will be in contact with people as necessary - you don't need to contact us as we're already being delayed by people asking for personal updates.

Cheers Mike




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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2395 on: April 23, 2018, 09:17:31 pm »
Travelled on a Pendo from London to Birmingham New Street today and experienced the new talking toilet funny voice over, very amusing

Hope there is an updated sound file to keep the model up to date!

 :D

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2396 on: April 23, 2018, 09:37:45 pm »
What do they say now? It used to say about not flushing bills, hopes, dreams or your exís sweater down the toilet. Quite amusing once. I could have killed after a journey sat near the toilet for 3 hours hearing it every 90 seconds.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2397 on: April 23, 2018, 09:51:13 pm »
The toilet talks about once being a public toilet and sort of knowing what to expect when she applied for the job!

Funnier than the old words
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 09:52:34 pm by Rabbitaway »

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2398 on: April 23, 2018, 10:01:05 pm »
Regards people having a bit of difficulty with coupling why not practise on the spares? Just a thought

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2399 on: April 24, 2018, 12:39:56 am »
found out my brother has received mine and will post this week, hopefully will be here by mid May.

 

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