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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2310 on: April 16, 2018, 04:10:25 PM »

Carriers - as others have mentioned they are all coming through the Royal Mail but depending on the total weight of each package they might come via Royal Mail or Parcel Force (Ben's very helpful local PO is making that decision!).  Incidentally some of the more recent multiple orders may be coming in larger boxes with 2 or 3 sets in.


Hi Mike,

Mentioned to Ben i have a lot of trouble with Parcel Force delivering to my address, They are to bone idle to walk up the flat stairs, I never get packages or we have missed you cards from them,  so there is no way of knowing if they have attempted delivery or not. apart from keeping an eye on the tracking Is there a way to get a hold of tracking numbers for the parcels? (when the are sent out)

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2311 on: April 16, 2018, 04:11:50 PM »

DCC sound on DC - I don't think it is any surprise that DCC sound fitted models do not behave the same as a DC model. 

Not being savvy it was a surprise to me but at least it has alerted me to change my pre order for the Farish 8F just in case. A lesson hard learned.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2312 on: April 16, 2018, 04:18:26 PM »

DCC sound on DC - I don't think it is any surprise that DCC sound fitted models do not behave the same as a DC model. 

Not being savvy it was a surprise to me but at least it has alerted me to change my pre order for the Farish 8F just in case. A lesson hard learned.

Usefull to know.  I have a few models now including a Eurostar set that go through startup before moving.  Just got used to it but it makes for a more realistic model.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2313 on: April 16, 2018, 04:19:13 PM »

DCC sound on DC - I don't think it is any surprise that DCC sound fitted models do not behave the same as a DC model. 

Not being savvy it was a surprise to me but at least it has alerted me to change my pre order for the Farish 8F just in case. A lesson hard learned.

Why don't you get some help to have the DCC chips removed (and sold) then run as a DC "quiet" version?

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2314 on: April 16, 2018, 08:43:01 PM »
Hi

Mine has also arrived today. Well worth the wait and as others have mentioned itís an excellent running model.

Congratulations to Ben, Mike and Rapido for bringing this model to market.

Cheers

Paul

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2315 on: April 16, 2018, 08:58:24 PM »
Hi

Mine has also arrived today. Well worth the wait and as others have mentioned itís an excellent running model.

Congratulations to Ben, Mike and Rapido for bringing this model to market.

Cheers

Paul

Do you mind if i ask what order number you was roughly. Might give me an idea as to how far away iam?

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2316 on: April 16, 2018, 09:01:13 PM »
I suspect you need the last invoice number not the first as they seem to be being shipped in order of "fully paid up"  not first deposit.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach = Poppylino porn!
« Reply #2317 on: April 16, 2018, 09:51:22 PM »
For those still waiting - some titillating photos

the pleasure ( its so beautiful. The pain - (I spent HOW much!!)


the packaging - up there with Kato!!


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the beauty




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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2318 on: April 16, 2018, 10:12:09 PM »
Is there any chance of spare bodyshells being available? I have one or two ideas....
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2319 on: April 16, 2018, 11:29:04 PM »
Is there any chance of spare bodyshells being available? I have one or two ideas....

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Nope!

The whole point of crowd funding is that the models wouldnt be repeated for a minimum of two years and that would depend on minimum order numbers being met... there wont be spare bodies for another company to buy up sticker up and sell on fella AFAIK..
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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2320 on: April 17, 2018, 01:28:27 AM »
The excitement is building for us outside the UK too - I got an e-mail from Rapido to suggest I tell my credit card company the equivalent of "brace for impact"! Can't wait...
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2321 on: April 17, 2018, 10:26:42 AM »

the Poppy




Looks like the front faring isn't fixed correctly. I had this issue on one of my Pendolinos and it was just a case of tightening a screw. Dr Al also has this issue but in his case it was a bent chassis

I've removed the lid on this car and I'm sorry to report that the problem is fundamental as the chassis end is bent downwards just forward of the front bogie. Maybe this could be bent back, but I'm not going to risk it currently. There is absolutely no damage to any of the plastic components, so I doubt this is a shipping issue (it would have needed one hell of a knock to bend that in a foam lined box), it may have been assembled unawares with a bent casting:







I took the body off one of my Power Cars and when I replaced it the faring looked like this, I just had to wiggle it and press on the nose and it clicked into place. I think it's just a very tight interference fit, or it was for mine.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2322 on: April 17, 2018, 05:24:09 PM »
Just to say my 9 car was up and running on the "office training railway" over weekend and due to joys of the service falling apart on the full size trainset. It was left to get on with it for some 6 hours and it was still running around. 

It fills the fiddle yard at 9 cars was was reduced to 5 and except when hit by a excited finger by a viewer has been hugging track really well. 

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2323 on: April 17, 2018, 05:54:24 PM »
Pendo No.2 duly arrived as predicted today complete with a complete set of 4 pairs of wheels, light bars and a nice bundle of leaflets and vouchers for various toys.

I might have to buy a set of Unitrack to have a play or I am not going to get these trains running soon.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2324 on: April 17, 2018, 07:52:15 PM »
I might have to buy a set of Unitrack to have a play or I am not going to get these trains running soon.

That's exactly what I did :D

My Pendo has been running on an oval of Unitrack on the dining room table most of last week's evenings and it looks brilliant. I particularly like the table lamps in first class. Interested to see how it looks with the light bars...

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