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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 #2055 on: February 15, 2018, 09:17:45 AM »
 I assume that it will be announced at Model Rail Scotland this weekend! What a tease! :;
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2056 on: February 15, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
Transition era... I'm probably safe then!

Now... what wagons lasted until the early 2000s that are obvious gaps. :hmmm:

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2057 on: February 15, 2018, 10:15:22 AM »

Hi all,

Model Rail Scotland is next weekend (Feb 23-25) not this weekend I hope - but yes, that is where we are unveiling it. 

Incidentally, I hate to say "announcing" because we are not promising anything.  We obviously think it's a useful missing model with theoretically broad appeal, and have put together a research package and worked out a price, but it'll only happen if lots of our fellow modellers want it too!

And no, it doesn't have Transfesa or Interfrigo on the side.  Though they are both attractive prototypes.

Cheers

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2058 on: February 15, 2018, 10:37:23 AM »
Obviously I don't want to derail this thread, but now I'm thinking of suitable candidates...!

OTA and FFA/FGA are an obvious gap, but with Bachmann doing both in OO I can't see it.

Cartic 4s? Too complex I'd have thought, and didn't last that long.

PWA pallet vans? Didn't co-exist with Pendolinos.

I'm stumped, and excited.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2059 on: February 15, 2018, 10:45:52 AM »
I don't think it has been claimed to be a Wagon?
Sleeper Coach?
Or some other DMU? I am not clued in on what ran around WCML before and during the Pendolinos.
Craig

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2060 on: February 15, 2018, 11:06:23 AM »
It hasnít, very true, but Iím assuming. DMU maybe though, good shout, canít think of any obvious gaps that are that enduring, I know thereís a thread on here about 117/118s, but again, they didnít last long enough AFAIK . Mk1 and mk3 sleepers both exist already.

Anyway, I shall stop.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2061 on: February 15, 2018, 11:23:23 AM »
Not many vehicles (loco, wagon or coach) have lasted this span of time in their original use and purpose.  So a model like this creates the possibility for a multi livery range increasing the potential return for Revolution and increasing the chance to cover the numbers needed to make a success of the model.

So what could it be?

My first thought would be engineering vehicles either built for the purpose or converted from standard stock and retired and converted for engineering use.  Having said this the Farish released weedkiller train was not a crashing success, but there is certainly a gaping hole in the market for big cranes.  Some specialist track laying and maintenance vehicles have hung around but are probably too specialist for a wide appeal and are well serviced by the Modern Image Models kits.

As far as locos the class 85 would fit the time frame and a gap from the range of West coast Mainline locos, with an afterlife in freight.  Most other locos have been covered.

DMUs and EMUs are not my area, however a Class 303 would have me buying four in Caledonia Blue.  It could be a class 165 as its a gap and a widespread unit.  An EMU/DMU to follow the Pendalino would make sense, although the class 320 is still struggling.

As for wagons, there are many possibilities.......




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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2062 on: February 15, 2018, 11:47:39 AM »
85s were long gone before the Pendolinos came, 15+ years earlier?

"can be used" by those with Pendolinos is an interesting one, suggests they've maybe been repurposed as you said snowwolflair. Something that's now a barrier wagon maybe?

Dammit I said I'd stop. Stepping away. I don't need whatever it is. Just keep repeating that.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2063 on: February 15, 2018, 11:58:46 AM »
85s were long gone before the Pendolinos came, 15+ years earlier?

"can be used" by those with Pendolinos is an interesting one, suggests they've maybe been repurposed as you said snowwolflair. Something that's now a barrier wagon maybe?

Dammit I said I'd stop. Stepping away. I don't need whatever it is. Just keep repeating that.

Yes 1991 so 10 years but they lasted to the same era.

Itís got to be something that ran as a rake or multiple.  Thatís why I thought track laying cranes etc.   If the N Soc. had not done the Motorail flats they were an obvious fit.

It could be a riddle and we end up with a kettle that in preservation runs up and down the West Coast Mainline. :D

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2064 on: February 15, 2018, 12:07:44 PM »
85s were long gone before the Pendolinos came, 15+ years earlier?

"can be used" by those with Pendolinos is an interesting one, suggests they've maybe been repurposed as you said snowwolflair. Something that's now a barrier wagon maybe?

Dammit I said I'd stop. Stepping away. I don't need whatever it is. Just keep repeating that.

Yes 1991 so 10 years but they lasted to the same era.

Itís got to be something that ran as a rake or multiple.  Thatís why I thought track laying cranes etc.   If the N Soc. had not done the Motorail flats they were an obvious fit.

It could be a riddle and we end up with a kettle that in preservation runs up and down the West Coast Mainline. :D

"I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I'm the beginning of eternity, the end of time & space. What am I?"

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2065 on: February 15, 2018, 12:11:13 PM »
85s were long gone before the Pendolinos came, 15+ years earlier?

"can be used" by those with Pendolinos is an interesting one, suggests they've maybe been repurposed as you said snowwolflair. Something that's now a barrier wagon maybe?

Dammit I said I'd stop. Stepping away. I don't need whatever it is. Just keep repeating that.

Yes 1991 so 10 years but they lasted to the same era.

Itís got to be something that ran as a rake or multiple.  Thatís why I thought track laying cranes etc.   If the N Soc. had not done the Motorail flats they were an obvious fit.

It could be a riddle and we end up with a kettle that in preservation runs up and down the West Coast Mainline. :D

"I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I'm the beginning of eternity, the end of time & space. What am I?"

 :o

The answer is "e" but could be "death"   :D

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2066 on: February 15, 2018, 12:11:53 PM »
Big Twitter storm last year.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2067 on: February 15, 2018, 12:28:14 PM »
Googlings cheating! ;)



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2068 on: February 15, 2018, 12:33:09 PM »
Pretty well known riddle that one to be fair!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2069 on: February 15, 2018, 12:33:44 PM »
Ha ha! Knew it wouldnít take long! Do you want froth with that?  :smiley-laughing:
Still planning a layout...

 

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