is a virtual showcase presenting:
thousands of visitors each month. Small scale live steam enthusiasts and
seekers from more than 100 countries have been our guest. With hundreds
of pages of information, SouthernSteamTrains.com is one of the
premier Gauge 1 web sites. While devoted to serving our customers in
North America, Southern Steam Trains LLC is pleased to provide
this informative and inspirational resource to live steamers throughout the
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Information on Aster locomotives
currently in stock, in production, as well as a complete roster of all
Gauge 1 "live steam" engines produced by Aster Hobby from 1975 to
the past forty years, Aster has produced seventy plus examples with a total
of over thirty-five thousand small-scale live steam locomotives. The roster
links to photographs, descriptions and technical specifications on all
Aster live steam locomotives.
the Southern Steam Trains' collection featuring only Aster Gauge
Unique among live steam dealers, we stock, sell and support
exclusively Aster products.
Please call to confirm immediate availability and to receive "our best price."
A comprehensive reference section
with excerpts from the Aster Manual, advice for the beginning small
scale live steamer from Kevin O'Connor's Notes from the Unit Shop,
plus articles, reviews and tuning tips by Barry Applegate, Steve Baker, Joe Betsko, Geoff
Calver, Richard Finlayson, Howard Freed, John Garrett, Fred Gandolfi, Jim
Gabelich, Yves Guillaume, Elk Hartmann, Hans Huwyler, Jason Musheno, Dick
Moger, Rick Parker, Jim Pitts, Andrew Pullen, Jerry Reshew, John van Riemsdijk, Chip
Rosenblum, Jeff Runge, Ross Schlabach, John Shawe, Larry Shimp, Geoff
Spenceley, Dave Stick, John Tribe, Harry Wade, Nick Wantiez, Sonny Wizelman
and Robert Youngjohns.
A portfolio of over 2000 original photographs
of small-scale live steam locomotives. Yes, most of the photographs are of
Aster Gauge 1 locomotives! Plus hundreds of UK Prototype locomotive
photos by Adrian Brodie.
Links offering a portal to a wide
array of model and prototype rail related web sites.
During the past four decades, Aster Gauge 1 locomotives became the
standard of quality for discriminating collectors and operators. Expertly
fabricated in metal with copper boilers, they represent excellence in design,
engineering and performance.