Mike Hale and Ben Ando are running a Kickstarter for an N-gauge Virgin Trains Pendolino.
Love them or hate them, they’re the signature train for the electrified west coast main line, which cannot be realistically modelled without them. The model will be produced by the Canadian manufacturer Rapido Trains.
The model will be available in 9 or 11 car versions as per the prototype, in DC or DCC with sound. For those without the space for a full-length set (A 9-car train is just short of 5 feet), there is also the option of a shortened 5-car set. The price for the basic 9-car set without DCC is £255, which compares very reasonably to Bachmann’s 6-car Midland Pullman.
The above photo is a tilt-shift image the prototypes at London Euston, by Stuart Axe.