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Hello all and welcome to my new thread for Leadley Kits Models.

 

My name is Paul Leadley and I setup and run the APT-E Conservation & Support Group which have been slowly restoring APT-E at Locomotion, Shildon since the year 2000.

 

I have started designing and 3D printing my own PLA+ model kits, mostly of items that you cannot obtain from anywhere else.  I specialise in APT (Advanced passenger train) and RTC items.

 

I also offer a bespoke design and printing service, if you need an item and can supply drawings or a collection of photos I can see what I can do for you. 

 

Mr Tilt (Kit Spackman) of APT-E and RMweb fame also has input into many of my model designs so they should be pretty close to the real thing. 

 

Our website is  :

 

http:\\www.apt-e.org\leadleykits\model.html

 

Email me at [email protected]

 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Leadley-Kits-100725048919393/?ref=page_internal

 

Current models available are :

 

00 APT PoP 1                          £68

00 APT PoP 2                        £118


 N APT PoP 1                          £90   £75


00 HSFV1                                 £25
 N HSFV1                                 £20


00 Lab 4 Hastings                 £58


00 APT-P Buffet                     £44  £40
00 APT-P TS Coach                £35  £30
00 APT-P BT11 Bogie            £13  £10

00 APT-P Expansion Kit       £75  (All APT-P items above.

 

00 APT PoP 2 Train                £118.00

 

Prices include P & P (UK Mainland).   Other countries can be accommodated, please check before ordering.    Australia, New Zealand and America (examples £20).

 

In working prototype :

 

 N  APT PoP 2 Train.

00 APT-P Unarticulated Development Coach.  (Coming soon).

 N Lab 4 Hastings.

 

At the design stage :

 

00 Lev 1

00 Maglev (Proof of concept).

00 Testrol

 N Testrol

 

More to come................

 

Development of new kits will be posted on here and I always welcome constructive input. :D

 

Kits contain all parts required to make the model including metal wheels and Perspex if required.   

Kits are unpainted and do not include decals. These can be obtained from https://www.railtec-models.com/

 

Kits are made to order only and payment is only required once your model is ready to be dispatched.

 

Long live the APT.

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

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Great to see the POP train in N Gauge. Seriously tempted, as I've already got the matching Clayton :-)

 

How about APT-E in N, now Revolution have cancelled the RTR version?

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6 minutes ago, Captain Electra said:

Great to see the POP train in N Gauge. Seriously tempted, as I've already got the matching Clayton :-)

 

How about APT-E in N, now Revolution have cancelled the RTR version?

I would love to have a go at E train and as a proof of concept I have been working on the nose, just so see if it is possible with the tech.   You never know!!!

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11 minutes ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

Those last 4 pictures worry me slightly, you're not called Sam are you?!!

 

Mike.

Erm, no Mike......

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Reminds me I still have my PoP train to build after covid restrictions and a house move got in the way.

 Can't wait to see what's coming off your drawing board and printers next.

All the best 

James

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1 hour ago, jessy1692 said:

Reminds me I still have my PoP train to build after covid restrictions and a house move got in the way.

 Can't wait to see what's coming off your drawing board and printers next.

All the best 

James

Thanks James....

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On 17/06/2021 at 11:02, apt-e said:

I would love to have a go at E train and as a proof of concept I have been working on the nose, just so see if it is possible with the tech.   You never know!!!

If you are printing e-train noses please can I have an O - Gauge version 2off? Will save some time on any own build!

 

Paul R

 

 

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27 minutes ago, pwr said:

If you are printing e-train noses please can I have an O - Gauge version 2off? Will save some time on any own build!

 

Paul R

 

 

No problem Paul.  Early days on this one....

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1 hour ago, Riseburn Simon said:

This looks very interesting.  I live right next door to Shildon, so I've been watching the APT renovations progress.

 

Would you consider doing an LEV1 model?  Or the various Pacer protoypes?

Hi, yes I am planning on doing Lev 1.  I have some drawings so can see what I can do.

 

Regards

 

Paul.

 

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Hi All,

Hope everyone is well.

 

I have been working on a few projects, hence have not posted in a while.

 

I was not going to post about this until its 100% but thought you would like to see progress on PoP 2 00 gauge.

 

Still a number of things to change and finish designing, but I would say its around 90% complete.   Paint job is just my quick hack version.

 

Still to do :-  handrails on outer ends and underside parts not sure which version I will do for those yet and the draw gear..

 

Pilot Lab 8 is still the prototype version.  The final version will come with far smoother and less pronounced window panel sides, I may also include two smooth panels in case you wish to use those instead.  More on the new version of pilot version next week with luck.........

 

Anyone wishing to express an interest, please email me at [email protected]  (No commitment as not fixed the price yet but I think it would be around the £105 - £120 mark). 

 

Its a "BIG" model.................................

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

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Dont know if I have posted these before, but here are some commissioned models and parts I have created.   PoP 1 is G scale and it tilts.  Just in the process of making another one to run on a customers garden railway......

 

APT-E bogies are 0 scale.......

 

 

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Paul that G1 PoP is the bees knees.  - looking forward to my O Gauge version. The BG to run with it is coming on nicely!

 

Paul R

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2 hours ago, pwr said:

Paul that G1 PoP is the bees knees.  - looking forward to my O Gauge version. The BG to run with it is coming on nicely!

 

Paul R

Hi Paul,

I need to get on with this for you.  

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13 hours ago, apt-e said:

Hi Paul,

I need to get on with this for you.  

 

Did you have any luck with the SA bogies?

 

Paul R

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1 hour ago, pwr said:

 

Did you have any luck with the SA bogies?

 

Paul R

Hi Paul,

Yes , its about 70% done. Will get back to that next week for you with a bit of luck.  Still got lots to do, 0 gauge bases are sorted.

 

Paul

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A little more work on PoP 2.  

 

New version of Pilot lab 8 under construction. This one has very lightly visible windows 0.02mm and smooth sides.

 

Paul.

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Hi All,

A few photos of PoP 2 under its first running tests.   

Train is about 90% complete now.   I have to add underfloor detail as yet.......

 

Tests completed all ok.    

 

It was the very first run of my Baby Deltic also...

 

A video of the first run can be viewed here... 

www.apt-e.org/leadleykits/videos/pop2.wmv

 

The video shows PoP 2 going around radius 1 corners with no problems.

 

I forgot to put silicon grease on the front H4X so sorry about the squeak.

 

Pilot Lab 8 has a bit of a wobble so I am going to fit a larger collar to the pivot points to stop this, apart from that, I am very pleased

 

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

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I have been asked how the APT P coaches are built, so here is an exploded view of Lab 8 Pilot......

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I am please to announce that the next Leadley Kits model is available to order.

 

APT PoP 2 00 (PC3 / Lab 8 Pilot / PC4)

 

Kit includes : PC3 , Lab 8 Pilot , PC4

                          2 x H4X bogies

                          1 x BT11 bogie

                          Standard Hornby / Bachmann coupling (Home made)

                          Perspex for windows.

 

PoP 2 kit with Hornby R8096 metal wheels      £118.00 inc p&p

 

PoP 2 (PC3 / Lab 8 Pilot / PC4) no wheels         £104.00 inc p&p   (Designed to fit Hornby R8096 wheels). 

 

Choice of shallow windowed or totally smooth side panels for Lab 8.

 

Model is in kit form only and unpainted.  (Paint scheme shown is for reference only).

 

A video of the first prototype  running can be viewed here...  : www.apt-e.org/leadleykits/videos/pop2.wmv

 

Decals for this model can be purchased from : Railtech-models.com

 

Payment is only required at the time of despatch and must be through Paypal.

 

To order or enquire please contact me at [email protected]

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

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