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Hornby R1134 Virgin Trains Pendolino 00 Gauge Electric Train Set


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Technical Details
Item Weight2.4 Kg
Product Dimensions80 x 30 x 9.2 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:0 months and up
Item model numberR1134
Assembly RequiredNo
Scale1::76
Track Width/GaugeOO
  
Additional Information
ASINB00260GAO2
Best Sellers Rank 167,189 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
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Date First Available1 May 2009
  
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Product Description

Suitable for the following scale(s):
OO Scale

The Virgin Trains Pendolino tilting train now comes in analogue form with locomotive, dummy car and two coaches. Features oval and siding of track, working headlights, and new train controller and trakmat. This stunning 4 car Pendolino pack is representative of Virgin Trains latest state of the art passenger train. The new Hornby 4 car model is ready to use straight out of the box. Designed to capture the real essence and style of its full size counterpart, the Pendolino certainly can show off its accurate tilting mechanism especially when the train travels at speed around bends. Each Power Car unit is fitted with directional lights plus a Hornby Digital decoder so that the lights can be switched on and off even when the train is in motion! The large oval shaped track ensures the Pendolino can show-off its accurate tilting mechanism perfectly. Each drive unit has lights that shine in the direction of travel and this set also includes a new Hornby TrakMat.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chiqui Chic on 5 Dec. 2011
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This train has brought hours and hours of pleasure to a wee boy who is crazy about FAST trains.
The track however has been repaired several times as it is not exactly sturdy. Unless you have a very large space in which to set this track up and VERY SECURELY attatch it to a board I would think twice about Hornby trains. The train itself will appeal to the enthusiast of any age so weigh it up before you buy....Overall I would purchase all over again if I had to just for the sheer time to fun ratio given to one very happy child.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NeilB on 29 Jan. 2011
My 5 year old son loves this toy, which was provided by Amazon in their usual efficient manner. It is easy to set up, play with and expand, which he is already hoping to do. Although the 1 set that arrived was broken, Amazon replaced it within 2 days, excellent service.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By ANDREW Bowman on 21 Jan. 2010
I bought this product as a Christmas present for my ten year old son.

The impression on unpacking out of the box was highly favourable. The attention to detail on the livery of the coaches and engines was superb. However, this is as good as it got. After assembling the track and connecting the controller nothing happened. The red light was on on the controller but the train wouldn't go around. My son took the set back to his home where he lives with his mother, and his older half-brother, who has similar sets, had a look at it. They were able to get it going by inserting "a piece of metal". Unfortunately, it did not take long for the train to come off the tracks resulting in a broken carriage connection.

Basically, I expect to see a better standard of quality from a major brand like Hornby. The carriage connectors need to be more robust and it is unacceptable that the set failed to perform it's basic function without customisation by the consumer. This is a Pendolino set not a 1970's British Rail train set where, for realism, one could not expect much movement.

I am sure most people will recognise and identify with the disappointment experienced by a ten year old who for months had been asking for this as his main Christmas present. Luckily, 10 year olds seem to have the capacity to move on fairly quickly and he is already asking for The Flying Scotsman as a replacement. I do not know at this time whether I really wish to trust Hornby again!

On a positive note, this is the first time that I have ever returned a purchase to Amazon. They were superb. I was concerned as to how much the return of what is a bulky item would cost. Amazon provided a downloadable return label and even had their courier call to collect. They also refunded the purchase price in a timely and effective manner.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DJ Snap on 18 Dec. 2010
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I should point out that as stated by other purchasers Amazon ship this trainset in a blue binliner with no protection to the contents. The pendolino is a nice model by Hornby but this set just misses being given a perfect score as it comes with a cheap black plastic pantograph which i cannot see the reasoning behind. The paintwork is not hugely clean and crisp in a few areas, it feels a little like its been made in china quickly and cheaply which is a shame. So although its a good value for money trainset it doesn't leave you thinking Hornby are the best.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By owen on 7 Jan. 2011
The hornby pendolino looks good and actually tilts. it has a high box appeal.

regrettably the connectors are so flimsy they break easily. Mine broke on the first time it came off the track. as a design engineer i am surprised Hornby have not designed a fix. I noted too late that several other buyers have observed the same thing. certainly unsuitable for young children there are some much more durable trains on sale by hornby.

you may note that the spacing between the bogeys is long so this train runs/looks best on 4th radius curves(i.e the biggest radius) it comes with 3rd radius curves in the set

If you prefer interchangeability of connections between trains, this is not for you as they appear to be unique

its a pity that this product has been rushed out without a proper design testing as it looks so good and its a super concept
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Graham D on 20 Dec. 2010
Hornby is always a good bet as a toy, and this doesn't disappoint. My son is really pleased with it, and therefore so am I!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. Tyson on 28 Dec. 2009
We bought this trian set for our 7 year old for Christmas and he loves it. I would recommend it but it must be handled carefully as some of the detail on the train is quite small as it is to scale!
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