R3873 Hornby BR, Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train, Sets 370 003 and 370 004, 5-car pack – Era 7
Featuring an impressive set of passenger cars consisting of two driving units, two coaches and a non-driving motor unit, the APT 5-car pack encapsulates the historical character of the Advanced Passenger Train in its many forms. With a number of failures and successes, the APT is a thought-provoking addition to any model railway layout.
British Rail Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train 5-car Pack Set 370 003 comprising DTS Sc48103, TBF Sc48603 and NDM Sc49003 City of Derby, along with Set 370 004 comprising TBF Sc48604 and DTS Sc48104. By the end of 1970 the British Rail Board began considering the third design phase of the Advanced Passenger Train; the prototype for the full production trains that would incorporate the technology of the APT-E in a practical application.
Far exceeding its budget, APT-P had now effectively reached the end of its development program. Although a number of plans had been suggested for the implementation of APT in service, in a number of formations and with varying traction options, the APT-S, APT-R, APT-T, APT-U and APT-V projects never materialized. The fleet of six sets had been reduced since March 1983, parts being canonicalized to keep the remaining vehicles running and at the end of May 1985 the APT-P was withdrawn from service, with the Intercity Development Train (APT-D) continuing until December 1986.
- Length: 27.6cm (per car)
- Scale: 1:76/OO Gauge
- Finish: Painted
- Colour: Grey
- DCC Status: DCC Ready (8 pin)
- Operator: BR
- Designer: BREL
- Livery: Intercity Executive
- Minimum curve: Radius 2
- Motor: 5 pole skew wound