Hornby 'OO' model Prototype Advanced Passenger Train.
Although, unfortunately, these are no longer in production, they can often be found second-hand at 'Swopmeets' and 'Open Days' priced at anything from £70 upwards.
More details of the various APT-P sets are available from Pat Hammond of Model Railway Express.
The Advanced Passenger Train in its futuristic livery is British Rail's latest step forward in rapid Inter-City travel and Hornby are right up with them. The unique tilting bodies provide stable and comfortable travel for both BR and Hornby passengers even on existing track with its curves and switchbacks. The articulated coaches and long wheel base bogies are all accurately modelled by Hornby and the diecast bogies on the power car ensure optimum performance from the Ringfield motor powered from the track. The driving trailers also have lights which operate in the direction of travel.
R.543 ADVANCED PASSENGER TRAIN SET
The sleek Advanced Passenger Train set is designed for the really up to date modern image modellers - both young and not-so-young. The 5 car unit is well over 4 feet long and is supplied with a very large oval of track to allow for maximum speeds.
2 x R.702 APT Driving Trailer
2 x R.703 APT Van Trailer
R.704 APT Power Car (with retractable dummy pantograph)
Large oval of 2nd radius track with re-railer
R.912* variable Controller and Power Clip
Card Tunnel and Catalogue
Track length: 175" (4.4m)
Space needed: 69" x 37" (175 x 94cms)
*R.918 6VA Power Unit was actually supplied rather than the 1.1VA R.912
APT-P as seen in the 1980 Hornby Catalogue.
R.794 ADVANCED PASSENGER TRAIN PACK
Later Hornby introduced this pack containing just the APT vehicles as an alternative to the complete train set, it carried the same vehicle numbers (i.e. 48101, 48601, 49003 'City of Derby', 48602 & 48102) as the original set.
2 x APT Driving Trailer
2 x APT Van Trailer
APT Power Car (with retractable dummy pantograph)
See also the four page instruction leaflet (882Kbytes) from the Hornby APT-P set.