Heavy Mikado



Features
Two safety valves
Regulator valve
Blower valve
Reverser handle
Drain valve handle
By-pass valve
Pressure gauge, Water level gauge
Blow-down valve
Removable alcohol tank capacity 180 cc
Axle driven pump



​NEW FEATURES OF THE ASTER ACCUCRAFT  MIKADO
Cast-Iron driver wheels
Fully equalized chassis
Stainless steel machined driving rods
Axle pump with additional 20% capacity from previous option
Washout plug for the water gauge
Newly designed tender
Kingston valve in water tank
Increased water capacity 
Increased fuel capacity 
Detachable fuel tank
Walschaerts valve gear
Detachable roof
Many newly designed aesthetic details added around smokebox, front buffer, and boiler case.




British Railways standard class 5MT


For those who have built Aster kits before, the new kits are identical to the old. Same instructions, same way of packaging parts etc.

For those who want to build a kit for the first time, this is a very satisfying project to build. All parts are finished, painted, holes drilled and tapped, so it is just a matter of assembly. Having said that, you will need around 30-40 hours of work, carefully making sure the part fits nicely, mechanisms are free etc. You'll need some modelers tools such as small metric wrenches, drivers, tweezers and the like. Assembly is done page by page in the drawings book which has clear isometric views of the parts being assembled, the parts needed for each page are all in one packet. Many people (myself included) do one page per evening, and you can see your engine steadily grow day by day. Timing the valves is also easy, and I'll show you how to do it simply as the instructions for that part can seem a little technical and daunting. 

​​Sunset Valley is  a preferred dealer for the new range of Aster/Accucraft joint venture locomotives, and will assist you technically if you choose to buy and assemble a kit

USA and Canadian sales only.

The 9F kit is IN STOCK

The Light Mikado is IN STOCK

The Heavy Mikado is expected in mid December 2018

​The 5MT is expected in January 2019

                                                                 

The British Railways BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 was designed for British Railways by Robert Riddles for use on fast, heavy freight trains over long distances. The total number built was 251. The last of the class, 92220 ‘Evening Star’, was the final steam locomotive to be built by British Railways, in 1960. Withdrawals began in 1964, with the final locomotives removed from service in 1968. Several examples have survived into the preservation.

Scale 1:32 running on 45mm gauge track. Minimum radius 2m (6' 6"). Length 25 2", width 3.43:, height 4.92". Walchaerts valve gear with piston valves, Alcohol fired, C type boiler, displacement lubricator. Cab controls include regulator, blower, draincocks, pressure gauge, water sight glass and blow down valve. Both axle pump and tender hand pump are fitted. The alcohol tank is removable.

Price

9F kit $4475




Light Mikado


SPECIFICATIONS
Scale 1:32
Gauge 45 mm
Construction Brass & stainless steel
Mini. radius 6 1/2 ft. (2 M)
Dimensions 24.33 x 3.43 x 4.84 in.
(623 x 102 x 164.8 mm)
Fuel Methylated alcohol
Boiler Smoke tube type (C type), 210 cc water
capacity at 80% off
Valve Walschaerts valve gear
Cylinder 2 cylinders (Bore 13mm Stroke 20mm)
Lubricator Roscoe displacement type
Burner 3 tubes alcohol burner
Tender Hand operation pump

                                            Specifications

The new Accucraft/Aster Mikado is an improved version of the original Aster light Mikado of 1999. It has an excellent boiler                                                                                          design and is a good runner. 
Scale 1:32
Gauge 45 mm
Construction Brass & stainless steel
Mini. radius 6 1/2 ft. (2 M)
Dimensions 30.20 x 4.02 x 6.49 in.
(758 x 102 x 164.8 mm)
Fuel Methylated alcohol

​Driving wheel 1.97 in. (50 mm)
Pilot & trailer
truck wheel 1.02 in 1.34 in (26 mm 34 mm)
Tender truck
wheel 1.02 in. (26 mm)
Boiler Smoke tube type (B type)
Valve Walschaerts valve gear
Cylinder 2 cylinders (Bore 13mm Stroke 20mm)
Lubricator Roscoe displacement type
Burner 3 tubes alcohol burner
Tender Hand operation pump
Features
Two safety valves
Regulator valve
Blower valve
Reverser handle
Drain valve handle
By-pass valve
Pressure gauge
Water level gauge
Blow-down valve
400 cc water capacity at 70% full
500 cc water tank capacity
300 cc fuel capacity at 80% full
Axle driven pump
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The light Mikado is available in three roadnames (subject to change). A total of 60 will be made

AST-103-0 - Undecorated black

AST-103.1 – New York Central Railroad
AST-103.2 – Union Pacific Railroad
AST-103.3 – Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Price $3900 for the kit and $5000 for the factory built. A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required with your order.

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British Railways standard class 9F



​The heavy Mikado is available in six roadnames (subject to change). A total of 160 will be made

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

AST-105.6 - Great Northern Railway

Price $4400 for the kit and $5500 for the factory built. A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required with your order.


USRA Light and Heavy Mikado 2-8-2

Sunset Valley Railroad LLC

Heavy Mikado

The 5MT is an attractive and powerful locomotive that was a derivative of the 'Black 5' LMS engine. It was used extensively on the BR system, pulling both freight and passenger vehicles, so your model can be used with any of your british rolling stock collection. 1:32 scale, 45mm track gauge.

Available in both black and BR lined green liveries.

The green livery will be # 73051 with the late BR crest on the tender

The black livery will be # 73082, named 'Camelot' and have the early BR crest on the tender

Kit price $3500. Factory built $4600. A non refundable deposit of $1000 is required.