Hornby R4970

BR, InterCity APT-U Ex-TS Development Vehicle, Sc48204/977527 - Era 7

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)

Manufacturer description

In mid-1984, TS Sc48204 was withdrawn from Set 370 004 and was sent to the Engineering Development Unit (EDU) at Derby RTC for conversion to an APT-U test vehicle, with extensive rebuilding of the underframe being undertaken in order to incorporate tilting double bogies based on the BT12 units. Following the completion of the vehicle some static testing was undertaken at Derby, as well as dynamic testing on the West Coast Mainline in an APT formation, where the coach was inserted between the TBF and NDM vehicles. The APT-U project evolved into the IC140 project which, once tilt was dropped from the specifications, became the IC225 Class 91/Mk IV rollout on the East Coast Mainline. Renumbered as 977527 in Departmental use, the coach seems to have retained 48204 while testing, the number being painted out once it had been withdrawn from the APT dynamic testing some time during mid-1989. Stored at the RTC yard in Derby, the vehicle was finally scrapped in October 1989.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R4970
RRP:
£39.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Grey
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Executive
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Running number
Sc48204

Prototype information

Coach type
British Rail Class 370 APT
Operator
BR
Designer
BREL

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