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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2017, 06:23:23 PM »
I'm in for one, I was always in awe of this train, remember going to Crewe heritage centre as a kid just to see it.

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2017, 06:30:58 PM »
I'd be more interested in the option to have sound over tilting, someone said on a previous post it would tilt only 1mm to be correct to scale ? If thats correct i'm not sure i would notice !

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2017, 06:33:02 PM »
I'd be more interested in the option to have sound over tilting, someone said on a previous post it would tilt only 1mm to be correct to scale ? If thats correct i'm not sure i would notice !

Craig

and if it was DC sound like the Farish Castle, even more so. (I'm guessing you'd go the built in DCC chip like your design for the Hunslet )

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2017, 06:41:51 PM »

Hi all,

If the model does happen then we would offer a DCC Sound option, after all Rapido have all the sound data needed from their 00 model.

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2017, 09:00:50 PM »
I'd be more interested in the option to have sound over tilting, someone said on a previous post it would tilt only 1mm to be correct to scale ? If thats correct i'm not sure i would notice !

Craig


The tilt on the Pendolino is negligible from the outside and not noticeable in N but the APT had a much greater degree of tilt.

http://www.pecopublications.co.uk/apt-e-announced-by-rapido-trains.html
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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2017, 09:46:39 AM »
Very interested. There was a head on photo of this moving on the cover of one of my father's railway books and I was always a bit frustrated that we couldn't have a model of it so I'm making damn sure I get one of these!! I'm not fussed about tilt, just as long as it runs well and reliably, the rest of the time, it's going to be on display.

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2017, 03:30:15 PM »
Just to help get everyone excited about this model...

In 1975, an 11 year old boy and his dad travelled on a clunky old DMU the four miles from Tilehurst to Reading to witness the visit of the APT-E. It was very possibly the record breaking run on August 10th because our neighbour worked for BR at the Cow Lane depot and he tipped my dad off about it. She was parked up in a siding at the west end of the station for a while, and she was also in the centre track between plaforms 4 and 5 for a time before heading back to Swindon. This gave me a chance to snap a few pics of this iconic train, which turns out to be one of the most exciting things I ever saw (not in the same league as Space Shuttle Atlantis' launch on STS-132 in 2010 but pretty bloomin' cool for a young boy who had been trainspotting for a matter of a year by then).

Anyone with more detailed info on what's going on in my old photos would be much appreciated.









A couple of jolly interesting links; the first of which has the iconic picture of the tilt in action (probably the one d-a-n refers to)... it is definitely enough to readily noticed at N scale.

https://alchetron.com/British-Rail-APT-E-1978303-W

http://www.old-dalby.com/apt-e.htm

Interested yet? Go on, you know you are...
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 04:20:23 PM by Mustermark »

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2017, 05:26:58 PM »
Expressed interest for one and would also buy some add-on cars (like a two-car set) if they were available. (I think I would have ordered at least one more version of Rapido's Turbotrain if two-car add-on sets were available for the two early liveries.)

And you really should invest in one of Fleischmann's ICE-T intermediate coaches to examine the tilt mechanism. ;)
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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2017, 07:56:44 PM »
Just to help get everyone excited about this model...











Interested yet? Go on, you know you are...


Hi Mustermark, would you mind if I shared these pictures on the Reading General Facebook page please? A number of my colleagues may be interested.

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2017, 11:22:14 PM »
These immensely useful photos need the colour balance correcting. a number of my prints of the same era went the same way - many photo editing packages will correct the colour balance and restore the blues to the photograph.

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2017, 04:13:59 AM »
Regardless of the color balance, those photos from @Mustermark are fabulous. They reminded me that the APT-E had travelled on the mainline, so my perspective immediately changed from 'how can I justify this' to 'how can I not justify this'  :toot:

After all, if I can justify a 'lost' Blue Pullman then an APT-E on a test run is a doozy!

Interest duly expressed...

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2017, 10:57:20 AM »
Expressed interest for one and would also buy some add-on cars (like a two-car set) if they were available.

Good point about add-on cars for a pretend in-service operation... I'd go for a second if that was an option. Am already thinking about two anyway... a pristine new one and a weathered one ready for preservation. I could be in for three at this rate!

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2017, 11:19:53 AM »
Add on coaches will be possible as they were with the 4mm version (as it is no extra tooling).

Mark @Mustermark - thanks for the fabulous photos.

The classic photo for me is always the prototype HST and APT-E meeting at Swindon: http://www.apt-e.org/index/apt89.htm

In testing it got up and down most of the Midland Mainline (including into St Pancras) and onto the Western Region (as far as Swindon?).

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2017, 12:02:13 PM »
In testing it got up and down most of the Midland Mainline (including into St Pancras)

Cheers, Mike

Hence my excitement at the news after constantly badgering Mike and Ben to shrink it  :D :D :D

I remember seeing it 2 or 3 times when I was a nipper at Leicester Station, what a magnificent piece of British engineering it was and also after listening to Kit Spackmans talks which I never get bored of, I just have to have one..

Cheers

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Re: APT-E by Revolution
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2017, 12:08:29 PM »
Are these scanned from the print or are they scanned from the neg? If you wouldn't mind MusterMark, I'll have a go at sorting the balance?

 

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