#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.

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

Plans

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Construction

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The three bridges.

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First Run

First Run by Playtrains 'FLASH'
First trial run by Hornby Playtrains 'FLASH' followed by the APT.

Trial running with the Hornby APT-P
Trial running with the Hornby APT-P.


Follow their progress on Instagram –

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All photographs and video by Michael Gray © 2022.

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Last Revised: 01.07.2022 8:15
by R G Latham
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