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.