The response to our surprise announcement of the additional Pendolino sets – 390132 City of Birmingham – has been fantastic (it was a surprise to us as well when Rapido told us!). Over half have sold since I sent out the email early this morning.
Apologies to anyone struggling to place an order – we know that there is an issue with the Bad Gateway error, but ultimately it requires us to rebuild the site on a better host – the server has been struggling to cope with the traffic.
As noted elsewhere and on our website – we expect to have a very limited number of spare sets of the “normal” ie previously announced names/numbers/liveries though they won’t go on sale until we have sent out all the existing orders and we know exactly what we have left. It is highly unlikely that we will have many or any 5 car sets (or 2 car extension sets) as these were the least popular by far.
If you didn’t see our newsletter it is reproduced below:
With the Pendolinos having shipped from the factory* we would like to let you in on a secret – Rapido have produced a small number of spare sets. We know that some of you already know that there will be some spare standard releases, but what you don’t know is that Rapido have also produced a small number as the 11-car 390132 “City of Birmingham” in the revised Virgin livery with plain grey doors. This particular prototype received the plain doors towards the end of 2016.
This model will be available in either DC (£365) or DCC-sound (£460) and is being offered first via newsletter to existing Revolution customers.
Anyone who has also ordered a Revolution Trains Class 92, Pendolino or Class 320/321 will receive an £10 discount, and this discount will be applied to any customer ordering a Class 390 as well as a 92 or 320/321 at the same time. Please mention in the order notes if you have already purchased a Class 92, Class 320/321 or Pendolino – the discount will take the form of a £10 refund once we’ve checked your previous order.
* we will post the tracking details as soon as we have them on our website!
If anyone would like the link here it is: https://www.revolutiontrains.com/product/390132_pendolino/