Price. Kit $2990 Factory built $3490



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

Heavy Mikado



​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. 



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 B1 is scheduled for early 2020

The light and heavy Mikado kits and factory builts are in stock

​The 5MT kits and factory builts are in stock

Special offer. If you buy a Mikado (kit or factory built) you can also buy up to 24 Reefer or Box cars at $95 each. Reefer roadnames include Milwaukee,ART, NP,GN, and NYC Boxcar names include Erie,CB&Q,St Louis SW, SP,NYC and GN

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

Heavy Mikado

Sku Description
AST-109-1K B1 4-6-0, Green “Mayflower” (In Preservation), Kit
AST-109-2K B1 4-6-0, LNER Black, Kit
AST-109-3K B1 4-6-0, BR Black (In Preservation), Kit
AST-109-1R B1 4-6-0, Green “Mayflower” (In Preservation), RTR
AST-109-2R B1 4-6-0, LNER Black, RTR
AST-109-3R B1 4-6-0, BR Black “Mayflower” (In Preservation), RTR



​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

Sunset Valley Railroad LLC

USRA Light and Heavy Mikado 2-8-2

SPECIFICATIONS
Scale 1:32
Gauge 45 mm
Construction Brass & stainless steel
Mini. radius 6 1/2 ft. (2 M)
Dimensions 23.03 x 4.84 x 3.35 in.
(585 x 123 x 85 mm)
Fuel Methylated alcohol
Boiler ‘C’ type water capacity 2100 cc at 80% off
Valve Walschaerts valve gear
Cylinder 2 cylinders with piston valves
Lubricator Roscoe displacement type
Burner 3 tubes alcohol burner with superheater

Hand operation pump
Features
Two safety valves
Regulator valve
Blower valve
Reverser handle
By-pass valve
Pressure gauge
Water level gauge
Blow-down valve
Hand water pump in tender
Removable alcohol tank capacity 180 cc

Axle water pump

 LNER/BR Thompson B1

Special offer. If you buy a Mikado (kit or factory built) you can also buy up to 24 Reefer or Box cars at $95 each. Reefer roadnames include Milwaukee,ART, NP,GN, and NYC Boxcar names include Erie,CB&Q,St Louis SW, SP,NYC and GN



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. 

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The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Class B1 4-6-
0, designed by LNER’s chief mechanical engineer, Edward
Thompson, was a mixed traffic 4-6-0 used for general passenger
and freight duties. Introduced in 1942, 274 were built
by LNER and 136 by British Railways after nationalization in
1948. These locomotives operated throughout the LNER system
in England, Scotland, and even on the Southern Region.
Two B1s are in preservation now, No. 61264 and No. 61306.
The North British Locomotive Company built No. 61264, which
began as LNER No. 1264 until British Railways took ownership
in 1948. The only LNER locomotive to survive in Barry
scrapyard, it was rescued in 1973 and has been restored to
mainline traffic by the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust.
No. 61306, built in 1948, was delivered after nationalization to
British Railways. In preservation, it was painted LNER apple
green livery and given the number 1306, which would have
been its LNER allocated number had LNER not been nationalized,
and the name Mayflower, taken from a scrapped BR
built Thompson B1. In the summer of 2019, the preserved
Mayflower became the first regular steam operated service to
run from London Waterloo terminal in 52 years.

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.

                                            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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