We are now the proud owners of a 14 car Hornby version of the Prototype Advanced Passenger Train (APT-P) and have decided to build an eight metre long section of West Coast Main Line (Beck Foot in the Lune Valley) to show it off…
The layout will cover a 1.2 km of track, which is just one signal block in the real world, between Signals CN67 and CN68 on the Down line.
Train Operating Child 'TOC' unboxing the new Hornby APT-P.
Aerial views from Google Earth.
Researching the route in Dovetail Games Train Simulator with WCML add-on.
Avanti West Coast Pendolino at Beck Foot.
Two Pendolinos passing at Beck Foot.
Aerial views of Pendolinos on the WCML.
Note: the UAV was operated by a professional licensed pilot, at no time was it over the railway.
#Project-tilt research visit to Crewe Heritage Centre.
The #Project-tilt APT visits Chester Cathedral for a run on 'Making Tracks II'.
The #Project-tilt APT-P return trip to Chester Cathedral after interior detailing from Cheshire Lines and weathering by Neville Grove.
'APT-P Stretched' (16 vehicle) version on 'Making Tracks II' at The Great Electric Train Show 2022 in Milton Keynes.
Interior detailing kit from Cheshire Lines, fitting and weathering by Neville Grove.
First trial run by Hornby Playtrains 'FLASH' followed by the APT.
The #Project-tilt Advanced Passenger Train has visited the following layouts -