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So, if Hornby were to produce an EMU in 20??, what do we want?
1. 4-CIG 729.17%
2. 4-EPB/2-EPB/2-HAP520.83%
3. Clacton (Cl. 309)00.00%
4. 2-BIL14.17%
5. Brighton Belle00.00%
6. Pendolino28.33%
7. Cl. 304/305/30828.33%
8. 4-CEP14.17%
9. Cl. 310/31228.33%
10. 3-SUB/1920s Electric Stock14.17%
11. Other (Please say below what you'd like!)312.50%
 

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So, Hornby say they've postponed the EMU, according to some. Others say they're making a Pendolino. Wot do ya reely wont?

I think they shouldn't tool up a Pendolino, for a number of reasons:

1. Only one livery so far

2. Dapol have done it to a reasonable (Though not on a par with the latest Hornby/Bachmann models) standard

3. If it were, say, the Virgin Voyager, I could put up with that- it has a wide geographical area. But this is limited to WCML (and Holyhead behind a Cl. 57/3) ops. Yet, Hornby have dropped the idea of a Southern EMU becaise they are geographically restricted!

Personally, methinks we should get a 4-CIG, and Replica (Who are tooling up an MLV) should make a BR 4-EPB in NSE for 2007! :0) :0)
 

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Well, I would've added the Cl. 321, but it was a bit too late (besides, who'd want a dusty bin in OO apart from me!). Still, that would have been cool. Shame I forgot to put in a Cl. 317/318/319/320/321/322/455/456/150 option- think of how many units that would cover!
 

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QUOTE (steventrain @ 28 Dec 2005, 14:06)Hornby for 2006 here. No word of EMU!
Pendolino
New Britannia
King Aurthur
M7
Rebuilt BOB/WC

MK3 Sleeper and TGS (new tooling hornby?)

Lima name under hornby
Class 121 and 101
Class 59 (ARC, Yeoman and EWS
Class 73 (Green Pullman and Fraggonset)
Class 67 (EWS and Royal Train)
Class 156
GWR railcar
CCT and the PDA/JCA Wagons

Plus about 290 new items and finally New Digital systems.
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Old chap, you're breaking the forum rules!

BTW, look at the TOPS desig for a Pendolino- see what it comes under!!!!
 

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QUOTE (paul_d @ 31 Dec 2005, 12:58)Does the Dapol model tilt?
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According to Model Rail December 2001, it does. The model uses centrifugal force to tilt when going round curves. This is different to the APT/221 system (The 221 system being a copy of the US market Acela system), which uses the bogies to tilt the body (via a cam, I think!).

Model rail dubbed the Dapol tilt as being better than the "active" tilt, and I think they said it was one of the best tilting trains ever, although they criticised the glossy finish and plastic panto born out of the display nature of the model.
 
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