Pendolino. Hornby or Dapol

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Gizmogle

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Was just wondering what I should do.
Dapol have a Pendolino set out already, but I think Hornby have one on the way.
Should I get the Dapol or will it be worth the wait for the Hornby?
Thanks
 
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I'd say wait and see what the Hornby one is like.
From what I have heard the Dapol one isn't that brilliant. The Pantograph is just a fixed-position molded piece and isn't a good representation of the complicated pantograph!

I haven't seen one in the flesh as of yet but there ya go.
 

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Yeah, the paint's kinda rough on the Dapol model isn't it.
Think I'll definately be waiting for Hornby to bring it out. Thanks
 

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No problem, does anyone know if Hornby's pendolino will tilt? Or will we end up buying new bogies *looks up last years article in Model Rail magazine*.
 

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The 5 car set does indeed however they are not stocked any longer, but from what ive seen the tilt is very good and you dont get better quality than that in a model. Reason being was that Bachmann was loaned the CAD designs used used by Bombardier’s plants in Brugge, Crespin, France and Wakefield, England.
 

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The 5 car set does indeed however they are not stocked any longer,
Oops i tell a lie! Before being sprayed by the network rail cleaner, i went down to my local model shop today and Bachmann's tilting Super Voyagers are still in stock. They also said that Hornby's Pendolino should come out early next year.
 

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The bachmann Voyager does indeed tilt, my friend is a member of the WRMS and we had a private running session and someone brought a voyager along and it was tilting nicely round most of the corners!
 

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Do you know what the tightest radius was? Sounds like it could be a bit of a problem for the tight layouts.
 
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