Only one such set was built and it is now based at the Lappa Valley Railway near Newquay in Cornwall. The 7¼-inch gauge miniature woodland railway is approximately one-fifth of a mile long and is a circular ride running through a tunnel, round the Trevithick maze, past the nature pond and back to the main station area at East Wheal Rose.
Original Mardyke APT-P 7¼" at East Tilbury Coalhouse Fort 20 April 1984, Photographed by Keith Gunner.
Later modified to have a powered driving trailer rather than central power car and now at the Lappa Valley Railway.
Photograph by John Law © 1999.
Pictures from Tim Dunn © 2008.
Mardyke Miniature APT-P at the Lappa Valley Railway filmed by Paul Leadley © August 2014.
The Lappa Valley APT following installation of a new engine, hydraulic pump, full re-wire, bodywork repairs and repaint into a new attractive livery, now bearing a much closer resemblance to its full size counterparts.
Read more about the 2021 restoration of the Lappa Valley APT by Troy Trevains.
Lappa Valley APT video by Alan Bart Tolley © October 2021.
Photographs of the Lappa Valley APT by Alan Bart Tolley © October 2021.
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