UK Virgin Trains ‘Pendolino’ in N
UK Virgin Trains ‘Pendolino’
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 ‘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:
- 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 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|
|2000A||390001 Virgin Pioneer||£300 (approx. $440 USD)|
|2000B||390005 City of Wolverhampton||£300 (approx. $440 USD)|
|2000C||390006 Tate Liverpool||£300 (approx. $440 USD)|
|2000D||390045 101 Squadron||£300 (approx. $440 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)||£335 (approx. $490 USD)|
|2001B||390114 City of Manchester||£335 (approx. $490 USD)|
|2001C||390122 Penny the Pendolino||£335 (approx. $490 USD)|
|2001D||390138 City of London||£335 (approx. $490 USD)|
|2001E||390151 Virgin Ambassador (Business is Great Britain livery)||£335 (approx. $490 USD)|
|11-Car set DC – Virgin Royal British Legion ‘Poppylino’ livery|
|2002||390103 Virgin Hero w/Royal British Legion Poppy Logos||£345 (approx. $505 USD)|
|5-Car set DC – Virgin Trains livery|
|2004||390001 Virgin Pioneer (Coaches A, C, E, H and K)||£220 (approx. $322 USD)|
N Gauge Pendolino – DC/DCC/Sound Models
|9-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Trains livery|
|2500A||390001 Virgin Pioneer||£395 (approx. $580 USD)|
|2500B||390005 City of Wolverhampton||£395 (approx. $580 USD)|
|2500C||390006 Tate Liverpool||£395 (approx. $580 USD)|
|2500D||390045 101 Squadron||£395 (approx. $580 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)||£430 (approx. $630 USD)|
|2501B||390114 City of Manchester||£430 (approx. $630 USD)|
|2501C||390122 Penny the Pendolino||£430 (approx. $630 USD)|
|2501D||390138 City of London||£430 (approx. $630 USD)|
|2501E||390151 Virgin Ambassador (Business is Great Britain livery)||£430 (approx. $630 USD)|
|11-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Royal British Legion ‘Poppylino’ livery|
|2502||390103 Virgin Hero w/Royal British Legion Poppy Logos||£440 (approx. $645 USD)|
|5-Car set DC/DCC/Sound – Virgin Trains livery|
|2504||390001 Virgin Pioneer (Coaches A, C, E, H and K)||£315 (approx. $462 USD)|
N Gauge Pendolino – Add-on Sets
|2-Car set – Virgin Trains livery|
|2003||RT3902 N Gauge Pendolino 2-Car Add-On Set (Coaches F and U)||£42 (approx. $62 USD)|
N Gauge Pendolino – Accessories
|‘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.
|2001-05||N Gauge Pendolino Light Bars (for 5-Car Set, includes 3 bars)||£20 (approx. $30 USD)|
|2001-09||N Gauge Pendolino Light Bars (for 9-Car Set, includes 7 bars)||£40 (approx. $60 USD)|
|2001-11||N Gauge Pendolino Light Bars (for 11-Car Set, includes 9 bars)||£45 (approx. $66 USD)|