Dispatched with Parcel Force 1st Class. The inception of this train was a master stoke, it promised to make the west coast route to Glasgow and Edinburgh as fast as the flatter and straighter east coast route. Tilting the train was the secret so it did not have to slow because of the tight curves.
There are two photos of the actual train which one of which shows the tilt in action. Instead a fudged development resulted in the APT-P which was a disiater because of too little investment and and an impossible timescale. I have included a picture of the OO gauage APT-P. Instead the very successful HST was chosen for the future, interestingly it was a more successful and cheaper venture without the pressure of government interference! The APT-E was preserved thankfully in the National Collection.
The item "Rapido Trains 13501 APT-E OO Gauge model with factory fitted DCC Sound & Control" is in sale since Friday, October 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\OO Gauge\Locomotives".The seller is "0nsignia" and is located in Callington. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.