Hornby R30081

Avanti West Coast, Class 390 Pendolino Train Pack, 390119 'Progress' - Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description
During the 1970s, British Railways had pursued the concept of tilting train technology for the West Coast Main Line through the Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train concept, allowing for higher speeds to be taken through curves. By minimising lateral forces on the passengers, the tendency to slide sideways was reduced, which in turn allowed passenger comfort levels to be maintained at higher speeds. Even with the cancellation of the APT project, the idea of train tilt was still being considered in the 1980s for the InterCity 225 project, and again during the 1990s for the aborted InterCity 250 concept.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30081
RRP:
£261.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Mixed
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Livery
Avanti West Coast
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Name
Progress
Running numbers
69219, 69119, 69919, 69519
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Operator
Avanti
Designer
Alstom
Class
British Rail Class 390 "Pendolino"
Motive power
Electric Multiple Unit
Built
2001-2012
Total produced
57
Coach type
Alstom Class 390 'Pendolino'
TOPS classification
MS (Motor Standard)

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