#Project-tilt


New layout build by Michael Gray and his son

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.


Follow their progress on Instagram –

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Unboxing

Unboxing the Hornby APT-P
Train Operating Child 'TOC' unboxing the new Hornby APT-P.

Research

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Aerial views from Google Earth.

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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.

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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.

Pendolino at Beck Foot

#Project-tilt at Crewe Heritage Centre
#Project-tilt research visit to Crewe Heritage Centre.

Making Tracks II

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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.

Video of the APT at 'Making Tracks II' © APT-P.com 2022.

#Project-tilt on Making Tracks II at #GETS22 in Milton Keynes
#Project-tilt on Making Tracks II at #GETS22 in Milton Keynes
'APT-P Stretched' (16 vehicle) version on 'Making Tracks II' at The Great Electric Train Show 2022 in Milton Keynes.

Plans

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Construction

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Interior Detailing and Improvements

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Interior detailing kit from Cheshire Lines, fitting and weathering by Neville Grove.


First Runs

First Run by Playtrains 'FLASH' Trial running with the Hornby APT-P
First trial run by Hornby Playtrains 'FLASH' followed by the APT.

On Tour

The #Project-tilt Advanced Passenger Train has visited the following layouts -

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instagram.com/bluffers_to_buffers

instagram.com/darwinlanding

All photographs and video © Michael Gray 2022.

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