Class 370 - Advanced Passenger Train

The Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train was introduced in 1979 to operate on the West Coast Main Line between London Euston and Glasgow. Its tilting mechanism allowed it to travel at higher speeds and it set a British speed record of 162.2mph in 1979. Hornby revealed its plans for an all-new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 370 APT in its 2020 centenary year catalogue with the first sets arriving in the shops in January 2022. Read and watch our full coverage of the models development here and look out for our full review soon.

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West Hill Wagon Works magnetic APT couplings

West Hill Wagon Works has worked its magic with a new range of magnetic couplings to suit the recently released Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train.

VIDEO: Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Tour

Join Hornby Magazine’s Mark Chivers for a tour of the last surviving Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train (APT) at Crewe Heritage Centre to celebrate the arrival of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge model.

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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 with brand-new video from the Hornby Magazine Workshop.

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British Rail’s tiling test - the Class 370 APT

Perhaps one of the most spectacular failures of railway engineering that has ever taken place in this country was the tilting Advanced Passenger Train, a multi-million pound project that failed to enter reliable public passenger service, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

WIN! A five-car Hornby APT set for ‘OO’ gauge!

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win a five-car APT set modelling 370003 and 370004 in their original livery with full yellow ends and white cantrail lining for ‘OO’ gauge. Closing date for entries is April 25 2022 at 5pm GMT.

VIDEO: Hornby shows 14-car APT sample

Hornby has released a new video showing a full 14-car APT set running on its test track. Watch the 'OO' gauge Class 370 in action here.

Hornby receives APT deco sample

Hornby has received decorated samples of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO' gauge model of British Rail's Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train (APT) for evaluation by the development team.

Second sample for Hornby APT

Hornby has received a second updated engineering sample of its new Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train for ‘OO’ gauge following on from the first sample shown in the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition in October. 

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Hornby's APT in focus

Hornby has received the first engineering samples for its eagerly awaited all-new 'OO' gauge model of the APT tilting train. Mike Wild takes a closer look at the first samples in this special online feature with exclusive images from the Hornby Magazine studio.

APT-P goes to tooling

Design and testing of the all-new Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model of the Advanced Passenger Train has allowed the model to move forward to tooling.