The Model

We are working on the following specifications:

  • low friction drive
  • directional and interior lighting
  • DCC socket
  • internal close coupling
  • smoked but separate glazing
  • different number sets available for multiple purchases
  • removable front panel for prototypical “drags” over non-electrified lines

We investigated a tilt mechanism, however we decided that it was inappropriate as the Pendolino only tilts when activated by lineside sensors.

9 and 11 car units

The Pendolinos are currently a mixture of 9-car class 390/0s and 11-car class 390/1s – the set numbers are yet to be decided, but it is certain that at least one set will be a 390/1.

5-car “short” sets

We recognise that not everyone will have the space (or finance) to go for a full 9- or 11-car set.

2-car add-on set

2 extra coaches were used to strengthen the 9-car sets to 11-cars – these were dragged around the network behind a variety of Colas locos (47, 56, 66 and 86) and could prove an interesting short train for many modellers.