Virgin Trains Pendolino Train Set

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Virgin Trains Pendolino Train Set


Item Code: R1155

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| Description

This exciting and dynamic train set featuring the 4 car Virgin Trains Pendolino and carries the latest livery which incorporates the Alstom branding as well as the instantly recognisable logo of Virgin.

This superb Hornby train, which is DCC Ready easily negotiates the oval of track included in the set and ably shows off its accurate tilting mechanism, especially when travelling at speed. Each drive unit has lights that illuminate in the direction of travel.


  • Virgin Trains Class 390 Pendolino Power Car - Motorised
  • Virgin Trains Class 390 Pendolino Power Car - Non-motorised
  • Virgin Trains Class 390 Standard Buffet Coach (Non-functioning pantograph)
  • Virgin Trains Class 390 Standard Open coach.
  • Starter Oval with Track Pack A (with one point and a buffer stop)
  • Wall Plug Transformer (P9000)
  • Train Controller (R8250)
  • Power Track (R8206)
  • Hornby MidiMat (1600 x 1180mm)


This item will be supplied with a UK transformer


Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK's brand leader in the model railway hobby with its high quality 00 gauge (1:76) models and accessories.

Colour and contents of products may vary from those illustrated

y Technical Specification & Detail

Finish Pristine
DCC Type DCC Ready
Period 2000s
Operator/Livery Virgin Trains
Entered Service 2002
Age Suitability 3+
Purpose Express Passenger

Special Features

  • Tilt Action
  • Working head/tail lights
  • Working pantograph

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How do you do lights on default controller?

Posted by Archie Stevens on 11th Dec 2017


Does this train negotiate a smaller track? I was considering trying to make the track smaller however I'm not sure this is an option. I would be struggling to accommodate a board this size! However my son has his heart set on the Virgin train. Thanks Rachel

Posted by Rachel Steel on 10th Nov 2017


what kind of motor does the virgin pendolino use

Posted by krazyguylone on 8th Sep 2017


What decoders are needed for the pendolino, And is there tts decoder

Posted by Michael Neilson on 7th Aug 2017


Can you buy the powered loco separately

Posted by C.B on 27th Dec 2016

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Train set for a modeller

Heavy discounting by a west country retailer made this excellent value for money for anyone wanting to model the West Coast mainline. However the pack's two trailers were both first class - rather than as advertised, suggesting Hornby got it's stock runs wrong - something exacerbated by the continuing availability of first class trailers and no standard ones for anyone wanting to form a real Pendolino. Such a shame as it makes this trainset material rather than something for the railway modeller.

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Would be 5... BUT !!

Well-detailed, runs smoothly and best on the 3R Curves at higher speeds. A BIG pity that extra Coaches aren't offered for more realism.

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This set is great and runs extremely well. The carriages stay together very well. I strongly recommend this.

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