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Re: apt
« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2013, 12:02:17 AM »
that's pretty awesome I like it, but yes a few more miniscule tweaks may be needed


Yep I totally agree, looks fantastic.

When you put the 2 images right next to each other, you've got pretty damn close to it. Just a tweak on the nose to make it a bit sharper and rake the valence back a bit, make the cab window a bit bigger and move the door forward a bit and I think you've got it absolutely nailed.

As Stu said earlier, we're all just nitpicking now, it still looks pretty awesome.

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Re: apt
« Reply #76 on: July 20, 2013, 07:20:59 AM »
Hi,
It has been really great to see this positive interaction bringing this project to this much improved level, well done to all concerned  :thumbsup:
Although, as I mentioned on page 1 of this topic, I would love to see APT-E follow on from this venture at some point in the future I do trust this proves the 'winner' it deserves to be regardless, rewarding everyone's efforts - there's still the substantial risk to my wallet I could all too easily succumb to APT-P's undoubted charms though  :drool:  :doh:

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Re: apt
« Reply #77 on: July 20, 2013, 11:21:37 AM »
I shall certainly be investing in the APT-P when it is ready will be more than happy to provide bodyside vinyls.

Speaking of the E-Train, I'd love to see a model, though working out a reliable way to master the articulation and coach joint modules will be interesting.

I have had some involvement with the restoration of APT-E at York and have lots of pictures of both interior and exterior. It's a wonderfully over-engineered train, combining some very heavy-duty steam-age metalwork with ultra-modern tilt and power units. Truly the Concorde of the Rails.  :)
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Re: apt
« Reply #78 on: July 20, 2013, 11:57:16 AM »

Although, as I mentioned on page 1 of this topic, I would love to see APT-E follow on from this venture at some point in the future I do trust this proves the 'winner' it deserves to be regardless, rewarding everyone's efforts - there's still the substantial risk to my wallet I could all too easily succumb to APT-P's undoubted charms though  :drool:  :doh:

Regards, Gerry  8)

I thought this was APT-E?? Wasn't APT-P the gas turbine one?? That only had 2 coaches and 2 power cars.

To be honest I'd prefer APT-P as that could run anywhere, where as APT-E is confined to be under wires, and I don't have any of those on my layout ;-) ;-)

All the same, Scorpians doing a stunning job on APT-E.

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Re: apt
« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2013, 11:59:12 AM »
I saw it at shildon earlier this year and it is quite something, interesting to see because at the time it was split in two halves. I remember reading the fun they had separating it all to get it out of York on lorries.

I think I'll see how this goes before looking at the e train, I've always had a thing for the prototype locos so I wouldn't take much persuading.

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Re: apt
« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2013, 12:02:25 PM »
Apt-e was the gas turbine and apt-p the electric, if I remember rightly the e was for experimental and used to prove the tilt principal and the p was for prototype and was a development version of what was planned to be the service sets

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Re: apt
« Reply #81 on: July 20, 2013, 12:04:54 PM »
Apt-e was the gas turbine and apt-p the electric, if I remember rightly the e was for experimental and used to prove the tilt principal and the p was for prototype and was a development version of what was planned to be the service sets

Oh of course, how stupid of me not to realise that Experimental comes before Prototype :'( and proof of concept.

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Re: apt
« Reply #82 on: July 20, 2013, 12:06:49 PM »
APT-E style articulation is easy to do.
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Re: apt
« Reply #83 on: July 20, 2013, 12:08:05 PM »
You make the assumption there was logic involved, the question is was accidental or was it genuine logic

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Re: apt
« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2013, 12:54:36 PM »
Hi,
...is confined to be under wires, and I don't have any of those on my layout ;-) ;-)
Sadly that notion hasn't stopped me acquiring the bits for the Pendolino, nor for that matter the '95 tube stock  :worried:
No overhead wires and no fourth rail still allows for 'drags' behind loco's, Rule 1 overrides common sense far too often in my case but the cost factor may very well have the final say  :hmmm:

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Re: apt
« Reply #85 on: July 20, 2013, 12:59:52 PM »
I'm a loco collector, I get what I like one way or another, really need to start on my ac electric collection

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Re: apt
« Reply #86 on: December 10, 2013, 12:20:28 AM »
Any new updates on the APT
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Re: apt
« Reply #87 on: December 10, 2013, 01:04:05 AM »
I'm still interested in this too, I want one.... Or two...
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Re: apt
« Reply #88 on: December 10, 2013, 08:51:00 AM »
Hi, sorry for there not having been any updates, its been a mad few months, I've actually just started back on with it. I'm hoping to make final alterations to it this week before I get some prices for printing a test shot

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Re: apt
« Reply #89 on: January 04, 2014, 03:16:48 PM »
as with all good plan, time allocated and time required don't always match. I know it doesn't look like much has happened but a lot of checking has been going on before I get into the sticky business of trial prints

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