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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1935 on: January 04, 2018, 09:34:25 PM »
Photo on the previous page of a Hitachi 800 (not a Pendolino) with an ‘enthusiastic’ air conditioning unit.

So why is the Hitachi in the Pendolino thread?
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1936 on: January 04, 2018, 09:37:10 PM »
See previous reply

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1937 on: January 04, 2018, 09:41:54 PM »
Photo on the previous page of a Hitachi 800 (not a Pendolino) with an ‘enthusiastic’ air conditioning unit.

So why is the Hitachi in the Pendolino thread?

Hi

It's called thread drift and happens in face to face conversations as well.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1938 on: January 05, 2018, 07:03:51 PM »
Hello all,

Rapido say the Pendolinos will be leaving the factory on January 17th, meaning that they should be here by the end of February at the latest.

For the latest Rapido newsletter - with more information about the Pendo and other projects and a cool photo of two Pendos passing on Kinlet Wharf - see here:

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Rapido-News-UK-Vol--15---Happy-New-Year-.html?soid=1101318906379&aid=hCwiII2wwA8

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« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 07:05:57 PM by Ben A »



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1939 on: January 05, 2018, 07:37:25 PM »
Thanks for the update Ben , so it looks like I will have a nice 71st birthday in March as a present from the family allthough it should have been a Christmas present , still 2018 looks like it might be a great year after all.
so far its been the same as last year .
As Ive said before its going to be worth the wait then we have the  B tanks to look forward to as well I ordered mine through a friend .
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1940 on: January 05, 2018, 08:15:39 PM »
Do you think there's a chance they will be here for Model Rail Scotland - I saw before you might offer pickup there, which would save me a bit of postage!

It would be good if you could let folks know once things become clearer nearer the time.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1941 on: January 05, 2018, 08:34:27 PM »

Hi Alan,

With shipping time quoted at 4-6 weeks they could be arriving anytime between Feb 14th and 28th, meaning it's possible.

Being able to supply models to show visitors save us a lot of time packaging and posting too, so fingers crossed they are here in time.

Cheers

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1942 on: January 05, 2018, 10:18:12 PM »
Hi Alan,
With shipping time quoted at 4-6 weeks they could be arriving anytime between Feb 14th and 28th, meaning it's possible.
Being able to supply models to show visitors save us a lot of time packaging and posting too, so fingers crossed they are here in time.
Cheers
Ben A.

Great stuff, i think this was mentioned before, but will the lighting bars be sent with the unit, or will that turn up separately?

Cheers
Tim


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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1943 on: January 05, 2018, 10:51:17 PM »
With shipping time quoted at 4-6 weeks they could be arriving anytime between Feb 14th and 28th, meaning it's possible.

Being able to supply models to show visitors save us a lot of time packaging and posting too, so fingers crossed they are here in time.

Many thanks - fingers crossed.

One other question - will the internal lighting rigs for the sets also be delivered at the same time? Whilst the progress on the sets has been shown extensively, the lighting bars haven't broken cover, unless I missed it?

Thanks,
Alan

*EDIT* - oops - I didn't realise Tim had just asked this - great minds....
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 10:58:01 PM by Dr Al »
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1944 on: January 10, 2018, 11:51:14 PM »

Hello all,

The first review of the Pendolino has appeared in the latest Railway Modeller, along with a rather nice photo of the complete 9-car train:

https://www.facebook.com/ngaugependolino/

The review model is the one that ran all weekend at Warley on Kinlet Wharf, so thanks again to Wyre Forest MRC for letting it stretch its legs.

Cheers

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1945 on: January 10, 2018, 11:55:18 PM »
Guess I'd better detour via WH Smiths in the morning. :bounce:
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1946 on: January 11, 2018, 12:03:39 AM »
Had mind delivered into UK so really hope they get delivered by end of Feb, as I have friends coming out beginning of March and will save the wait from Australia Post.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1947 on: January 11, 2018, 11:49:57 AM »
Quote from Railway Modeller about DC operation:-

"Older controllers, or those designed for large scale models, should not be used: the Pendolino cannot handle a voltage greater than 15V."

For electrical numpties like myself, is it known exactly what controllers should not be used please?
Alternatively, just tell me please my Gaugemaster and Morley controllers are OK.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1948 on: January 11, 2018, 11:56:39 AM »
Gm should be fine Mick, morley would depend on if it has feedback or not, coreless
Motors dont like feedback controllers



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #1949 on: January 11, 2018, 11:59:04 AM »
Gm should be fine Mick, morley would depend on if it has feedback or not, coreless
Motors dont like feedback controllers

Thanks, Paul. My Morley Vortrack has no feedback and is perfectly OK with the Farish coreless motored locos I have. :sweat:

 

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