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.
'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 drone was operated by a professional licensed pilot, at no time was it over the railway.
The three bridges.
How the Hornby APT-P tilts!
#Project-tilt visit to Crewe Heritage Centre.