UK Virgin Trains ‘Pendolino’ in N

UK Virgin Trains ‘Pendolino’

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The Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ trains were introduced on the UK’s West Coast Main Line between London Euston and Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow (Scotland) in 2002. Their speed and reliability working an intensive 125mph timetable day in day out for operator Virgin Trains has led to a huge increase in passenger numbers. You can now own this modern classic in British N Scale (1:148).

The first working sample, hand-painted by the team at Rapido's HQ in Canada, powers along Arran Aird's Law Junction layout. Photo courtesy Ben Ando/Revolution Trains.

Virgin Trains Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ high speed train in action.

The ‘Pendolino’ is being produced with the full support of Virgin Trains. To ensure maximum fidelity we have laser scanned the prototype, and our model features the following specification:

Product Features:

  • Powered driving cars at each end.
  • Rapido’s proven low friction drive.
  • Full interior detail.
  • Illuminated table lamps.
  • Directional headlights and tail lights.
  • Finely-crafted pantographs with etched metal heads.
  • Close-coupling between vehicles.
  • Removable front panel for prototypical ‘drags’ over non-electrified lines.
  • DCC Ready with Sound option.
  • Limited sounds will work on DC.
  • DCC Sound models have high-quality decoders and speakers at both ends.
  • Amazing sounds recorded from the real train – a first for British N.

We’re offering full and accurate nine-car (Class 390/0) and 11-car (Class 390/1) sets, along with a shorter five-car formation (as No. 390001 Virgin Pioneer) comprising one each of the basic vehicle types (Coaches A, C, E, H and K) for those on a budget. There are also several different livery options covering some of the best schemes that these trains have worn.

The first working sample, hand-painted by the team at Rapido's HQ in Canada, powers along Arran Aird's Law Junction layout. Photo courtesy Ben Ando/Revolution Trains.

The first working sample, hand-painted by the team at Rapido’s HQ in Canada, powers along Arran Aird’s Law Junction layout. Photo courtesy Ben Ando/Revolution Trains.

The order deadline is now closed.
Delivery is expected in late 2017.

The nine-car and 11-car trains will be available in ten different number and livery configurations. The set of two trailer cars (Coaches F and U) creates a prototypically ‘strengthened’ 11-car train, or can be used by modeller wanting to model the delivery trains from the Alstom plant in Saviglianoto, Italy to Edge Hill, Liverpool, when the sets were upgraded from nine to 11-cars.

Free economy shipping is available on all non-UK Pendolino orders. Please enter the word “pendo” under the “Voucher Code” in the shopping cart before completing your order.

Prices are in GBP. Your order will be converted to CAD or USD before your credit card is charged. Canadian orders will include GST/HST.

N Gauge Pendolino – Accessories

N Gauge Pendolino – DC/Silent Models

9-Car set DC – Virgin Trains livery
ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
2000A 390001 Virgin Pioneer $400 USD
2000B 390005 City of Wolverhampton $400 USD
2000C 390006 Tate Liverpool $400 USD
2000D 390045 101 Squadron $400 USD
11-Car set DC – Virgin Trains livery11-Car set DC – Virgin Alstom Pendolino livery
11-Car set DC – Virgin Business is Great Britain livery
2001A 390104 Alstom Pendolino (Alstom livery) $445 USD
2001B 390114 City of Manchester $445 USD
2001C 390122 Penny the Pendolino $445 USD
2001D 390138 City of London $445 USD
2001E 390151 Virgin Ambassador (Business is Great Britain livery) $445 USD
11-Car set DC – Virgin Royal British Legion ‘Poppylino’ livery
2002 390103 Virgin Hero w/Royal British Legion Poppy Logos $455 USD
5-Car set DC – Virgin Trains livery
2004 390001 Virgin Pioneer (Coaches A, C, E, H and K) $295 USD

N Gauge Pendolino – DC/DCC/Sound Models

9-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Trains livery
ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
2500A 390001 Virgin Pioneer $525 USD
2500B 390005 City of Wolverhampton $525 USD
2500C 390006 Tate Liverpool $525 USD
2500D 390045 101 Squadron $525 USD
11-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Trains livery11-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Alstom Pendolino livery
11-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Business is Great Britain livery
2501A 390104 Alstom Pendolino (Alstom livery) $570 USD
2501B 390114 City of Manchester $570 USD
2501C 390122 Penny the Pendolino $570 USD
2501D 390138 City of London $570 USD
2501E 390151 Virgin Ambassador (Business is Great Britain livery) $570 USD
11-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Royal British Legion ‘Poppylino’ livery
2502 390103 Virgin Hero w/Royal British Legion Poppy Logos $580 USD
5-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Trains livery
2504 390001 Virgin Pioneer (Coaches A, C, E, H and K) $420 USD

N Gauge Pendolino – Add-on Sets

2-Car set – Virgin Trains livery
ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
2003 RT3902 N Gauge Pendolino 2-Car Add-On Set (Coaches F and U) $55 USD

N Gauge Pendolino – Accessories

PendoLights‘Pendolino’ Light Bar
PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously ordered a ‘Pendolino’ and you wish to upgrade with the appropriate light bar set, please contact us direct.
ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
2001-05 N Gauge Pendolino Light Bars (for 5-Car Set, includes 3 bars) $30 USD
2001-09 N Gauge Pendolino Light Bars (for 9-Car Set, includes 7 bars) $60 USD
2001-11 N Gauge Pendolino Light Bars (for 11-Car Set, includes 9 bars) $66 USD

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