BR, Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train, Sets 370001 and 370002, 7 Car Train Pack - Era 7 - R30229 - New for 2022 - PRE ORDER

BR, Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train, Sets 370001 and 370002, 7 Car Train Pack - Era 7 - R30229 - New for 2022 - PRE ORDER

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£586.99
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BR, Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train, Sets 370001 and 370002, 7 Car Train Pack - Era 7
R30229
Hornby
Train Packs

 

Product Info

The Advanced Passenger Train (APT) programme is remembered by many as one of British Rail's greatest embarrassments, an ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful design. The APT-P multiple units incorporated ideas that were well ahead of their time, most famously including a computerised tilting system which allowed the trains to navigate the tight turns of Britain's ageing railways up to 40% faster than anything else of the time.

The first APT-P unit was introduced in 1979 and the trains were progressively developed until 1987, the highlight being a period of passenger service between 1983 and 1985. Ultimately the complexity and cost of the unreliable APT saw it replaced by the simpler and considerably cheaper IC125 HST programme, but lessons learned were incorporated into the IC225 programme and later the tilting Alstom Pendolino trains still operating on the West Coast Mainline.

 

Tech Specs

Item Length - Without Packaging (cm)
38.64
Item Scale
1:76 Scale 00 Gauge
Finish
Painted
Colour
Magnolia
DCC Status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Operator
BR
Designer
BREL
Livery
APT
Minimum Curve (mm)
Radius 2
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Number of Parts
7
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