American model

Aster – UP Challenger


- Year of construction: 2012

- Kit + Ready to Run model = sold out

American model

Aster – UP FEF

 

- Year of construction: 2015

- Kit + Ready to Run model = sold out

English model

Aster/Accucraft – BR 9F 2-10-0


- Year of construction: 2017

- Kit + Ready to Run model available on order

- Color = black

 

This ist the first co-operative project between Aster Hobby Co. Inc. (Japan) and Accucraft Trains (USA). The model was produced as a kit and as a finished model in a limited edition.

 

Inquiry under: info@astereuropa.com

English Model

Aster – Rebuilt Merchant Navy

 

- Year of construction: 2014

- Kit + Ready to Run model = sold out

German Modell

Aster – BR 38 P8


- Year of construction: 2000

- Kit + Ready to Run on request: info@astereuropa.com

French model

Aster/Twerenbold – SNCF 140 K PLM

 

Twerenbold Modellbau AG has converted 4 models of the Aster SNCF 140 C to the special 140 K PLM version. All models are sold out.

French model

Aster – SNCF 140 C

 

- Year of construction: 2007

- Kit + Ready to Run model on request: info@astereuropa.com

Japanese model

Aster – JNR 51 (2010)


- Year of construction: 2010

- Kit + Ready to Run model on request: info@astereuropa.com

French model

Aster – SNCF 241 P

 

- Year of construction: 2013

- Kit + Ready to Run model = sold out

Japanese model

Aster – JNR 51 (2007)


- Year of construction: 2007

- Kit + Ready to Run on request: info@astereuropa.com

Swiss modell

Aster Hobby – SBB E3/3 «Tigerli»


- Year of construction: 2016

- Kit + Ready to Run model in 3 versions are still available (black / blue / green)

 

In addition, there is a gray utility car K2 with water and alcohol tank as well as a hand / axle feeding pump. The brown car has no function. Both cars are kits, but also available as a finished model.

 

A large report (including photos) about the SBB Tigerli has been published in the issue 2/2017 of the magazine "Loki" by Hans Peter Werren: http://loki.ch

Products

English Model

Aster/Accucraft – BR Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0


- Year of construction: 2018

- Kit + Ready to Run model

- Color = black + green

 

The new version of the BR Standard Class 5MT is now available from Aster Hobby/Accucraft. The model is available as a limited edition in green and black.

 

Inquiry under: info@astereuropa.com

 

Version

 

Light Mikado:
AST-103-1  New York Central Railroad
AST-103-2  Union Pacific Railroad

Heavy Mikado:
AST-105-1  Undecorated, Black
AST-105-2  Erie Railroad
AST-105-3  CB&Q Railroad (Burlington Route)
AST-105-4  Milwaukee Road
AST-105-5  Southern Railway

American Model

Aster/Accucraft – USRA Mikado 2-8-2


- Year of construction: 2018

- Kit + Ready to Run model

- Color = black

 

From now on the two American models "USRA Light Mikado" and "USRA Heavy Mikado" are available from Aster Hobby/Accucraft. The original (Aster Light Mikado) was produced in 1999 and offered in a basic version. Today's version has many improved features as well as more detailing.

 

In addition to the improved characteristics of the Light Mikado, the brand new "USRA Heavy Mikado" model also has a larger outer boiler, a larger smoke chamber, a leveling lever, a different cab and a different tender.

 

Both models are available as a kit or as a finished model in a limited edition.

 

Inquiry under: info@astereuropa.com

Version

 

black:
AST-107-BK    BR Standard 5MT,  alcohol fired
AST-107-BR    BR Standard 5MT,  alcohol fired

green:
AST-107-GK    BR Standard 5MT,  alcohol fired
AST-107-GR    BR Standard 5MT,  alcohol fired

English Model

Aster/Accucraft – L&SWR 415 Class Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T


- Year of construction: July 2020

- Kit + Ready to Run model

- Color = black + green

 

The English model «L & SWR 415 Class Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T» from Aster / Accucraft is now available. The model is available in 7 different limited edition versions as a kit or finished model.

 

Inquiry and order under: info@astereuropa.com

 

Version

 

>    S32-15KA  L&SWR Adams Green #488,
                         Fully Lined
>    S32-15KB  L&SWR Drummond Green #488,
                         Fully Lined (TBC)
>    S32-15KC  SR Lined Maunsell Green #3486
>    S32-15KD  SR Plain Black #3488,
                         «Sunshine» Lettering
>    S32-15KE  EKR Lined Ashford Green #5
                        (Exclusively Available from KGR)
>    S32-15KF  BR Black #30583, Early Emblem
>    S32-15KG  BR Black #30583, Late Crest

Specifications

 

Massstab            1:32  (Spur 1)
Min. Radius         1.30 m
Masse (LxBxH)    360 mm x 90 mm x 119 mm
Brennstoff            Gasgefeuert (Butane)
Zylinder                2 Zylinder
Öler                      Öler mit Ablass-Schraube
Features               Sicherheitsventil, Regler,
                             Gasventil, Umsteuerung,
                             Manometer, Wasserstandsglas

English Model

Aster/Accucraft – LNER Class B1 (Mayflower)


- Year of construction: 2020/2021

- Kit + Ready to Run model

- Color = black + green

 

Aster / Accucraft announce for this year the English model "LNER Class B1 (Mayflower)". The model will be available in the usual Aster Hobby quality in a limited edition as a kit or finished model.

 

Inquiry and order under: info@astereuropa.com

 

English Model

Aster/Accucraft – LNER Class P2 (Cock of the North)


- Year of construction: expected 2020

- Kit + Ready to Run model

- Color = black + green

 

Aster / Accucraft announce the English model "LNER Class P2 (Cock of the North)". The model will be available in the usual Aster Hobby quality in a limited edition as a kit or finished model.

 

Further information will coming soon.

 

Inquiry and order under: info@astereuropa.com

 

Version

 

Kit:
AST-109-1K  LNER Green “Mayflower” #1306 or Unnumbered
AST-109-2K  LNER Black #1264 or Unnumbered
AST-109-3K  BR Black #61264 or Unnumbered

AST-109-4K  BR Green “Mayflower” #61306 or Unnumbered

 

RTR:
AST-109-1R  LNER Green “Mayflower” #1306
AST-109-2R  LNER Black #1264
AST-109-3R  BR Black #61264

AST-109-4R  BR Green “Mayflower” #61306

 

Specifications

 

Massstab            1:32  (Spur 1)
Min. Radius         2.0 m
Masse (LxBxH)    585 mm x 123 mm x 85 mm
Brennstoff            Alkohol
Zylinder                2 Zylinder
Features               2 Safety valves, Regulator valve,
                             Blower valve, Reverser handle,
                             By-pass valve, Pressure gauge,
                             Water level gauge, Blow-down
                             valve, Axle water pump

available now

available now

American Model

Accucraft – Southern Pacific P8


- Year of construction: 2021

- Kit + Ready to Run model

- Color = black

 

Accucraft announce for this year the American model "Southern Pacific P8". The model will be available in a limited edition as a kit or finished model.

 

Inquiry and order under: info@astereuropa.com

 

Version

 

Kit:

AL97-035K  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2467, Butane Fired, Kit
AL97-037K SP P-8 4-6-2 #2472, Butane Fired, Kit
AL97-035AK  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2467, Alcohol Fired, Kit

AL97-037A K SP P-8 4-6-2 #2472, Alcohol Fired, Kit

 

RTR:
AL97-035  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2467, Butane Fired, RTR
AL97-037  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2472, Butane Fired, RTR
AL97-035A  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2467, Alcohol Fired, RTR

AL97-037A  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2472, Alcohol Fired, RTR

 

AL98-035  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2467, Electric

AL98-037  SP P-8 4-6-2 #2472, Electric

 

Specifications

 

Massstab            1:32  (Spur 1)
Min. Radius         3.0 m
Masse (LxBxH)    890 mm x 151 mm x 95 mm
Brennstoff            Alkohol / Gas
Zylinder                2 Zylinder
Features               Safety valves, D-valve, Check valve
                             Walschaerts valve gear, Axle water pump
                             60 PSI working pressure,
                             Hand water pump in tender,
                             Lubricator, Ceramic burner

History

 

Constructed by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1921, Southern Pacific’s fifteen P-8 class 4-6-2s #2461-2475 were obtained primarily for passenger service over the Ogden-Carlin segment of the railroad’s famed “Overland Route”. Over the route’s maximum gradient of 1.5%, a single P-8 was rated for a trailing load of 875-tons, approximately an elevencar passenger train. The P-8s thrived in this service until delivery of the larger, more powerful Mt-class 4-8-2s in the late 1920s. Most P-8s were then transferred further west for service between Oakland and Sacramento, along with the demanding Peninsula commute service between San Francisco and San Jose. Espee’s P-8 class 4-6-2s lasted until the mid-1950s, at which time they were replaced by diesels and retired.

Two Southern Pacific P-8 class locomotives were saved. SP #2467 was donated to the City of Oakland in 1960 and placed on display at Harrison Railroad Park. In April 1959, SP #2472 was donated to the City of San Mateo and placed on display at the Fairgrounds.

In the early 1990s, the Pacific Locomotive Association acquired SP #2467 and began its restoration. Completed by July 1999, the locomotive made its operational debut at Sacramento’s Railfair in 1999. SP #2467 is currently on loan for static display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

In 1976, a group of volunteers began work on full restoration of SP #2472 back to operable service. In the early 1990s the locomotive was used on several local excursions. In 1992, SP #2472 was doubleheaded with SP GS-4 class locomotive #4449 on excursions operated for the National Railway Historical Society convention.