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SBB E 3/3 "Tirgerli"

 

Aster's 2016 Production.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

Aster Hobby Japan offers the following details....

1)  Blue X Black version = blue of boiler case will be slightly darker as gun blue than old photo version. 

2)  All boiler band will be separated parts and no 2X square hole of smoke box door for the number plate. 

3)  the position of by-pass valve is different from your old drawing. (please check photo) 

(NOTE: axle pump units and all feed water copper tube and by-pass valve for Tiger are included with K2 full option version. So standard version has no by-pass valve) 4)we have 3 different optional parts for this Tiger 

  A)  K2 kit full option version this is painted SBB gray 

  B)  K2 kit (this is just popular freight car for Europe continent. so no water & alcohol tank)  painted European brown. 

  C) detail (these are lost wax parts of 2X Large lamp, 2X lamp stand, 2X lamp stand for rear, 4X small lamp, 4X air hose: Customer needs to make holes for fixing these details'.)  

 
 
 

SBB Tigerli E 3/3  provisional prices.      6/13/2016  

Only kits are offered for the Tigerli locomotive !

Basic version locomotives (any color)

  • No axel pump

  • No dummy lamps rear or front

  • No dummy air hoses rear or front

  • No bypass valve 

  • Yes, feed water pipe

  • No boiler water tank (boiler must be filled with customer provided water pump connected to water line under cab floor.

  • Yes, Alcohol tank provided inside cab of locomotive.

Fully equipped locomotive (any color)

  • Yes, Axel pump

  • No dummy lamps rear or front

  • No dummy air hoses rear or front

  • Yes, bypass valve

  • Yes, feedwater pipe

  • No alcohol tank !

Locomotive detail kit (optional for any color kit)

  • 3 x front dummy lamps

  • 3 x rear dummy lamps

  • 2 x front dummy air hoses

  • 2 x rear dummy air hose

  • Locomotive number plates

  • Lamps are black and must be painted by customer.

K2 utility car full option (grey color only)

  • Removable roof

  • Water tank with hand pump installed  (like old trackside pump)

  • Removable alcohol tank installed

  • Alcohol sump and fuel line installed

  • Feed water line and connectors installed

  • Decals must be applied by customer

  • Car is assembled and painted.

Rolling stock version (brown color only)

  • Removable roof

  • No water tank

  • No water pump

  • No Alcohol tank

  • No plumbing

  • Decals must be applied by customer

  • Car is assembled and painted, decals must be applied by customer.

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

The Aster pilot model was introduced at the Paris  Model Train Expo (12/5/15) by Aster Europe.

Designed as a switcher engine, these standard gauge locomotives were used by the Swiss Federal Railways ( SBB ) on main and branch line operations. The SBB operated 83 units. All of them were built by the Swiss Locomotive Works (SLM) in Winterthur between 1902 and 1915. Nicknamed " Tigerli" (Swiss German for "Tiger Cub") these 2 cylinder engines with saturated steam boilers proved to be very dependable and remained in regular service until 1966.

Several locomotives were sold to private industrial works and served there for many more years. Weighing in at 35 tons (including 4.2 tons of water and 1.7 tons of coal). Their operational speed limit was 45 Km/Hr. (some were modified to operate at 50 Km/Hr.)

Due to coal shortage in Switzerland during world War 2, two locomotives were converted to raise steam by electric water heating. This required a pantograph on the cab roof, transformers and electric heating elements inside the boiler. Although this worked well, both engines were eventually converted back to coal firing.

 

Specifications for SBB E3/3 Tiger (Tigerli)

 

Scale/Gauge

1/32 

Weight

1.5kg 

Length

272.5mm 

Width

94mm 

Height

124mm 

Wheel Arrangement

0-3-0 

Driving Wheel

dia.32.5mm 

Pilot and Trailer Truck Wheel

 

Tender Truck Wheel

 

Axle Driven Pump

(optional accessory parts) boa 4mm X stroke 6mm 

Cylinder

dia.12mm X 17mm  

Valve Gear

Walschaert  

Boiler Type

C type with 5 smoke tube 

Water Capacity

100cc/90%full 

Boiler Fittings

Gauge glass, Pressure gauge, Blower & valve, Gauge glass,( By-pass valve with K2 option), safety valves,  

Lubricator

Roscoe Displacement Type  

Tender

 

Water Tank Capacity

 

Fuel

Methylated alcohol  

Fuel Capacity

80cc/100% full 

Minimum Radius

1.5m 

 

 

 

YouTube Video Pilot model of Tigerli (SBB E 3/3 Tiger)

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Production SBB E3/3 Tigerli kit with SBB K2 full option

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Utility car type SBB K2 Style

Aster Hobby is also planning a suitable utility car K2 as supply wagon for alcohol and water in order to increase the running time considerably.

 

Scale/Gauge

1/32 Gauge one 

Weight

1 kg (dry condition) 

Length

250 mm  

Width

90 mm 

Height

120 mm 

Wheel Arrangement

 

Driving Wheel

 

Pilot and Trailer Truck Wheel

30 mm 

Tender Truck Wheel

 

Axle Driven Pump

Fitted with by pass valve and water (copper) tubes for SBB E3/3 Tiger 

Cylinder

 

Valve Gear

 

Boiler Type

 

Water Capacity

 

Boiler Fittings

 

Lubricator

 

Tender

 

Water Tank Capacity

300cc (stainless) 

Fuel

125cc (Fuel tank removable) 

Fuel Capacity

 

Minimum Radius

 

 

 

 

 

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