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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2235 on: April 04, 2018, 12:04:00 AM »

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the heads up on your issues.  At the moment we are focussed on sending models out as quickly as we can and we don't have any spares as it seems the factory sent them to Canada by mistake.

Once we get the spares we will sort out yours and Lindi's models.

Cheers

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2236 on: April 04, 2018, 12:10:49 AM »

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the heads up on your issues.  At the moment we are focussed on sending models out as quickly as we can and we don't have any spares as it seems the factory sent them to Canada by mistake.

Once we get the spares we will sort out yours and Lindi's models.

Cheers

Ben A.

No worries, thanks for the information.

Any more from Rapido on the light-bar screws perchance?

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2237 on: April 04, 2018, 07:45:17 AM »
Any more from Rapido on the light-bar screws perchance?

Cheers,
Alan

Hi Alan (and others)

Yes - thanks for asking.  I should have mentioned this.

At the weekend Rapido contacted the factory who immediately acknowledged the error and are sending screws straightaway.

These are bagged in sets of 3, 7 and 9 pairs suitable for 5-car, 9-car and 11-car models. 

We should receive them soon and will pack them with remaining models as they go out and figure out the best way of supplying them to those who've already got their Pendolinos.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2238 on: April 04, 2018, 09:59:35 AM »
Are there any photos of the pendo with light bars fitted and on?

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2239 on: April 04, 2018, 12:28:11 PM »
When I made post #1 on this thread back in August 2014 I was full of hope that something would materialise. Back from holiday I now have City of Birmingham, Virgin Ambassador and City of London in my possession. City of London is being kept for eventual resale. Meantime two 11 car sets have been assembled and run in, and have been circulating whiLst I look on in awe. Notch 7 on my Morley controller gives me a scale 125mph and both sets run at almost exactly the same speed. City of Birmingham is 0.3% faster measured over 20 laps of my folded figure of eight. These models are every bit as good as i expected. Congratulations to everyone involved from conception to delivery of my baby pendos.

An operator error led to trying to park one set in a siding already occupied by a 16 car Eurostar. This does not end well. Even the low speed collision derailed all 88 wheels of the Pendolino part of which was on a radius 2 180 degree turn, and shorted out the power. I took the train to pieces and reassembled it on the straight track at the front of the layout. After starting to wrestle with the 6 foot snake I realised on the straight was the only way to put the train back together again. The signalman and the driver have both been disciplined for the collision.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2240 on: April 04, 2018, 01:10:18 PM »
How well does the mechanism on these perform? As they're the first UK outline N Gauge models Rapido have produced it would be interesting to know as the class 92 should be similar.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2241 on: April 04, 2018, 01:13:04 PM »
How well does the mechanism on these perform? As they're the first UK outline N Gauge models Rapido have produced it would be interesting to know as the class 92 should be similar.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2242 on: April 04, 2018, 01:38:27 PM »
How well does the mechanism on these perform? As they're the first UK outline N Gauge models Rapido have produced it would be interesting to know as the class 92 should be similar.

Steven B.

Hello Steven,

My judgement is that they are smooth and powerful, but they definitely need running in.

I noticed that when first run our display models were a bit noisy, however the model running all weekend at York (which had also run continuously over the three days of Model Rail Scotland) was not only very smooth but also exceptionally quiet.

However, while the motor in the 92 is the same the rest of the drivetrain is different, as it has Co-Co bogies, different (slower) gearing and a different PCB and lighting arrangement, so I am not sure how indicative this is.

We should have a "final" running sample of the 92 in a month or so, at which point we will be ready to close the order book and prepare for production.

Cheers

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2243 on: April 04, 2018, 03:08:05 PM »
How well does the mechanism on these perform? As they're the first UK outline N Gauge models Rapido have produced it would be interesting to know as the class 92 should be similar.

The one I received at the York show was smooth and quiet out of the box and didn't show any signs of needing to be run in. If it does get better with more running then fantastic. It only really gets noisy when it's going really fast and that's just the wheelsets singing on the rails.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2244 on: April 04, 2018, 03:52:34 PM »
The front panel to get a coupling in is paired gently pushed out front the back.


@Busybee Sorry, but can you put that in English please?

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2245 on: April 04, 2018, 03:55:24 PM »
The front panel to get a coupling in is paired gently pushed out front the back.


@Busybee Sorry, but can you put that in English please?


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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2246 on: April 04, 2018, 04:48:50 PM »
I agree. I ran in the 2 that I have and they were both very smooth runners straight from the box. After 20 minutes of running at reasonable speed they proved to be very quiet and amazingly powerful. To say I am delighted is a major understatement!
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2247 on: April 04, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
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Hi.

I am awaiting my order. I have sent an email via revolution web site as i have had to change the delivery address (online at web site) as its taking longer to send out the trains and Doddle have changed the way they will receive parcels on my behalf.

Can you confirm if you have received the email please.

Many thanks Roger

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2248 on: April 04, 2018, 05:33:55 PM »
Sorry no we can't confirm that we receive every email sent to us. If you have updated your delivery address on our website then that is where your order will be sent to.

We're getting quite a few of the same questions by email so we've put together some FAQs specific to the Pendolino: https://wp.me/p5BA2j-2DA

We've also got more general FAQs here: http://www.revolutiontrains.com/faqs/

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2249 on: April 04, 2018, 05:37:07 PM »
Thanks. No probs. Very quick reply.

 

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