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Pendolino voted Model of the Decade!

The Revolution/Rapido Trains Virgin Class 390 “Pendolino” has been voted N-gauge Model of the Decade by Model Rail.

Naturally we are thrilled with this result, and would also like to commend the runner-up models in the category; the Hornby-Arnold Brighton Belle and Graham Farish by Bachmann Midland Pullman. To win against such superb competition is an honour indeed.

We’d like to thank everyone who voted for the model, everyone who stepped up and joined our original crowdfunded campaign to produce the model, and of course our partners at Rapido Trains in Canada, without whom it would never have seen the light of day.

The voting ‘ceremony’ can be viewed here.

For those who missed out first time round, we are finalising plans for a second run of models. These will include versions in original Virgin livery, Virgin “Flowing Silk” livery and, pending agreement, Avanti “Coalescent” livery.

”Flowing Silk” test print. Note this is not a completed deco sample.

As ever, these models will be produced to order and numbers are limited. The order book is expected to open soon.