Hornby’s centenary year catalogue came with the enticing prospect of a brand-new model of the famous Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train and now it is here. MIKE WILD leans in to find out more.

THE CONCEPT of a tilting train isn’t as new as you might think. On the modern railway we have become accustomed to the tilting abilities of the Class 221 Super Voyagers and Class 390 Pendolinos, but the very first experiments for tilting trains took place in the late 1930s in America.

Those were passive tilt vehicles, but as technology developed, rolling stock designers were able to look at active tilt systems where rather than relying on centrifugal forces during cornering, a powered tilting system adjusted the position of the body on bends.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active Key Model World subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all Key Model World content
  • Exclusive product reviews, latest news, builds and highly detailed layouts
  • Read 5,300 articles, in a fully searchable archive of modelling content growing daily!
  • Access to read the official Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World online, brought to life with video and additional imagery
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below