Hornby has received a decorated sample of its Avanti West Coast liveried Class 390 Pendolino unit for 'OO' gauge. The unit is due to be released in winter 2020/2021 as a four-car train pack (Cat No. R3952) together with five individual coaches (R40015, R40016, R40017, R40018 and R40019) to allow modelling of a full nine-car formation.
The Pendolino model uses Hornby's standard tooling. It is DCC ready with an 8-pin socket in each driving car together with directional lighting. One of the driving cars is powered and the full set of coaches has a tilting mechanism to replicate the real trains.
The four-car train pack contains a motorised DMRF together with a PTF, MF and non-motorised DMS and is priced at £249.99. The additional single carriages are priced at £44.99 each. All vehicles model Class 390 390001 in its new Avanti West Coast colour scheme. The decoration samples are currently being evaluated by the Hornby development team before progressing to the next stages.
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