We have been sent images of the latest samples of the forthcoming Pendolino by Rapido.
The glazing has now been improved to remove the “prismatic” effect on the first samples.
This image shows the PTSRMB (shop) car.
The pantograph is a plastic moulding that is unsprung so it can be posed at any height to suit layouts with or without catenary wires or masts. The pantographs on the finished models will also feature etched heads.
This close-up shows the pantograph head with its stabiliser fins and the pantograph well, with various insulator pots and other details. The crooked pot is an assembly error, which will be corrected on the finished models.
These are the interiors of the five different coaches. From top: Shop, Standard, First, First with disabled toilet and standard with disabled toilets.
Next we are expecting to receive working power cars so we can begin debugging the chassis, couplers and detailing.