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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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Author Topic: Pendolino - a new approach  (Read 356453 times)

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Offline Ben A

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2130 on: March 19, 2018, 11:04:32 PM »
And behind the scenes their slaves will pack and post :D

If you're very lucky you'll be provided with a complementary Revolution-branded Loincoth and Sandals set.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2131 on: March 19, 2018, 11:05:31 PM »
And behind the scenes their slaves will pack and post :D

If you're very lucky you'll be provided with a complementary Revolution-branded Loincoth and Sandals set.

Cheers

Ben A.
Pictures please, Ben.😁
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2132 on: March 19, 2018, 11:13:41 PM »
Oh for the love of god!!! How many Revolution loin cloths can one man own!!

One day theyíll let us out the cellar and give us a model 😃



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2133 on: March 20, 2018, 09:08:57 AM »
What a horrible thought ,Only me in a loin cloth thats just put me right off my breakfast HA HA HA.
But good luck to anyone who is  going to help Ben and Mike sorting out and packing  our Pendolinos it looks a mamoth task ,if I lived nearer then I would offer my help .But without a car Im sorry thats not possible.
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2134 on: March 20, 2018, 10:32:24 PM »
And the poor sod thinks we will be able to post them all on Saturday!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 10:43:43 AM by Only Me »



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2135 on: March 20, 2018, 10:43:21 PM »
is there time to print  " Pay No More than £499.00 " on each box?
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2136 on: March 20, 2018, 10:50:06 PM »
Congrats to whoever the seller is, that just about paid for one of his other ones, not bad if you think about it, buy 3 at early bird prices, sell one for a huge mark up, out of pocket for one and a couple of cars

As for the buyer if only they waited a couple weeks and then called Revolution or Rapido, so my commiserations to the buyer.
Support crowdfunding - itís the way forward

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2137 on: March 20, 2018, 11:21:50 PM »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-Gauge-Virgin-Trains-Pendolino-Revolution-Trains-11-car-City-of-London/202265293831?hash=item2f17f37407:g:GU4AAOSwTA1artwy

First Pendalino on Ebay

and its now the first sale of a Pendolino on ebay

Assuming it had been sold and not withdrawn from sale. I cannot see that the item has been sold, just that it is no longer available. Unless I have missed something?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 11:22:55 PM by Claude Dreyfus »

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2138 on: March 20, 2018, 11:27:46 PM »
Looks like the postage was adjusted before the auction ended , so probably at the request of a buyer.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2139 on: March 21, 2018, 07:08:32 AM »
I thought eBay rules did not allow you to list something you cannot actually send.... surely you cannot sell something you have yet to receive?

As for the price - the market will set that, people were encourage to make this happen and I am sure a number were bought speculatively (even as a retailer we helped - sorry think all sold) to make this happen.

Unfortunatley those that are not on the web or uncomfortable with the crowdfunding model will be disadvantaged, saying that I have purchased additional crowdfunded items myself for friends to ensure they get them (without a price hike!).

Tony

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2140 on: March 21, 2018, 08:24:07 AM »
As for the price - the market will set that, people were encourage to make this happen and I am sure a number were bought speculatively (even as a retailer we helped - sorry think all sold) to make this happen.

Unfortunatley those that are not on the web or uncomfortable with the crowdfunding model will be disadvantaged, saying that I have purchased additional crowdfunded items myself for friends to ensure they get them (without a price hike!).

Tony

HI all,

Absolutely.  In the early days we certainly tried to generate a community spirit, even encouraging groups to get together to fund models.

But it's my belief that those who bought to selll on did as much as anyone to get this project going, and if in return for their vision and support they can make some cash or, in effect, have a free model then I am delighted.

Also, may be worth bearing in mind that the funding method meant Pendolino prices were the equivalent of trade pricing.  If these models had been made in the usual way the RRP would've been higher.  Consider the reliveried Farish 350 at £270.  That is roughly £120 per power car and £50 per trailer.  For the 11-car Pendolino that works out at £120x2 + £50x9 = £690.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2141 on: March 21, 2018, 08:27:58 AM »
As for the buyer if only they waited a couple weeks and then called Revolution or Rapido, so my commiserations to the buyer.

Do you know something we donít? Ben and Mike have said there may be a very small number of spare sets available. Rapido arenít supplying UK customers direct (thatís Ben and Mikeís bit). Itís not like thereís 500 spare sets about to go on general release.

It has sold rather than being withdrawn. I think he missed a trick not doing an auction!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2142 on: March 21, 2018, 09:29:40 AM »
As for the buyer if only they waited a couple weeks and then called Revolution or Rapido, so my commiserations to the buyer.

Do you know something we donít? Ben and Mike have said there may be a very small number of spare sets available. Rapido arenít supplying UK customers direct (thatís Ben and Mikeís bit). Itís not like thereís 500 spare sets about to go on general release.

Apologies - thought I had already replied to this.

We only ordered enough models from Rapido to satisfy pre-orders.  A very small number of people have cancelled, or are unable to take their models for other reasons, and these will be made available via our website.  However, we won't know how many are left over, or which ones they are, until we have sent out all those that are already spoken for, and I suspect (though Mike may have a better idea) it will be a tiny number - possibly fewer than a dozen sets.

cheers

Ben A.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 09:31:08 AM by Ben A »



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2143 on: March 21, 2018, 10:35:21 AM »
When I ordered 2 x 11 car sets I had planned to keep and run both. But I was one of the lucky ones who managed to order the ďCity of BirminghamĒ special with plain doors. I do not intend to sell any at enormously inflated prices, but if one has to go, why would I sell it at less than a market price.
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2144 on: March 21, 2018, 10:56:26 AM »
I was one who invested in a DCC sound Poppylino in order to help get the project over the line. Being a transition era modeller who does not run 'Rule 1', it was destined for sale and yes, at a profit.
However, it is a thing of beauty and provided I can run it OK on DC (not interested in the sound) I am coming round to the idea of keeping it.

 

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