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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2625 on: June 20, 2018, 09:44:20 am »
 :thankyousign: guys for such interesting posts I didnít think it was possible but in that case My Thunderbird is just tagged on the back for re positioning which is probably also wrong ,RULE ONE IN FORCE AGAIN .Im not going to keep taking the front panel  on and off and fitting the coupling OR swapping the power cars and 57 round ,never mind .The Poppylino still looks great pushing the dummy 57 round forwards, shame Iím not D C C then I could turn the front lights off .next task is to put a high intensity light on the front of the 57 IF I CAN .
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2626 on: June 29, 2018, 07:01:44 am »
A quick question as I am trying to catch-up on website updates....The 5-Car Pendo - what is the Stock Code used on the box?

The information book in the Pendo Set states 2003 but Rapido had it listed as 2004 in their information (the 2-Car extension pack has the number 2003).

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2627 on: June 29, 2018, 08:29:06 am »

Hi Tony,

Well spotted - I hadn't noticed that!

It's a typo - the correct code for the 5-car sets is 2004 (DC Silent) and 2504 (DCC Sound) and the intermediate cars are 2003.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2628 on: July 08, 2018, 08:39:39 pm »
im pretty unsure the manual has not been printed that you find online. any screws /springs under the couplings or a gentle easing off the bodyshell of the cxhassis ?

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2629 on: July 12, 2018, 11:10:42 am »
Are we all still waiting for the missing coach light mounting screws ? Or have mine got missed/lost in the post ?
And still waiting for response on my pendos as both pantographs are bent on my locos, I got a reply of use the spares it came with. I sent the reply I could do but then defeats the object if sending the spares with the loco if I use them straight away and then donít have any spares for further in the future.

I know mike and Ben are busy but despite emailing all the addresses I can find I just carnt get any response ! So loooking for thoughts.

Thanks all.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2630 on: July 12, 2018, 11:24:06 am »
Not all the missing screws have been sent out - partly because I have run out of screws and am waiting for some more and partly because I knackered my wrist playing cricket.

Pantograph - I made the suggestion about using the spares supplied as that is precisely what they are for!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2631 on: July 12, 2018, 12:40:18 pm »
Hi Spanners70,
I am sure you will receive screws from Mike in due time.
I did received mine with my light bars, but only the exact number needed (14). They are fiendishly small at 1.4mm OD x 3mm thread length so I have just ordered 100 from "regan800" on Ebay for £1.88 (post free) from china. This will provide spares for any that might land up as carpet fodder and also for additional light bars that I hope I will be able to order later on for my City of Birmingham.
Delivery from China is estimated as from 31July and 11Sept !

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2632 on: July 12, 2018, 12:54:48 pm »
Thanks for the update mike, no problem just wasnít sure Iíd been missed, I shall continue to hurry up and wait for the screws. If itís in hand etc, thatís good enough for me  :)

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2633 on: July 12, 2018, 11:39:07 pm »
my screw packet has just arrived

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2634 on: July 13, 2018, 09:59:31 am »
Those screws are really tiny ,I had more trouble fitting the screws than taking the coach apart ,itís very tricky trying to put a tiny black screw in a hole in a black light bar , I also put some of the cheap brightly coloured people in but to be honest you still canít see them as my Pendo doesnít actually stop at my station .
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2635 on: July 13, 2018, 05:24:29 pm »
Hi @Bob Tidbury
Thanks for the info re passengers in your pendo. Just wondering if you'd put a driver in your pendo? Can you see him/her?

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2636 on: July 14, 2018, 09:06:02 am »
Lindi .
I presume you have the cab light on D C C so that you can turn it of when the train is running  ,it does look very good once as you say you have cured the light bleed on the nose .
I have only put a few passengers in my Pendo but B H E have got a lot of the cheap Chinese seated passengers at £1 for ten , discount on bulk packets can be negotiated .
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2637 on: July 14, 2018, 09:12:08 am »
@Lindi
That looks really good. However, if its been such a chore to get to the cab, I think I'll not bother. I kinda wish a driver had been fitted as standard. Not the end of the world though.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2638 on: July 14, 2018, 09:29:55 am »
It is indeed super detailing but that is what many of us railway modellers like to do!  :thumbsup:

I must admit that from the videos I've seen of the model in action, at the speeds the prototype operates, figures would be hard to see.

However, each to their own.

Looking at Lindi's post, I would be very reluctant to dismantle one.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2639 on: July 14, 2018, 02:36:06 pm »
As to why manufacturers donít fit them what about trailing cabs? Do you fit one in each, or have a driver in the Ďrearí cab only in one direction? It would be nice, but I understand why they donít.

 

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