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 Reference Manual, Reviews, Articles and Notes

A comprehensive reference resource and data base

sharing knowledge for Aster Gauge 1 Live Steam collectors and operators

 

Manual for Aster Model Live Steam Engines

History of Aster Hobby

Valve Gears

Main Features of Aster Engines

Pumps and Injectors

Aster Assembly Notes

Lubricators

Principles of Locomotive Design

Axle / Tender Pump Assembly

Safety Precautions

General Operations and Safety

Scales and Gauges

Fuel Systems

Boiler Types

Radio Control

Boiler Fittings

Trouble Shooting

Cylinders

Maintenance 

Butane Gas Supply Adapter

Maintenance - Check List

 

Aster Assembly Reviews and Technical Tips

Aster UP Challenger  - Errata 

 

Aster UP FEF - Errata

 

 

Building an Aster UP FEF

 

Charles Bednarik

 

 

 

A review of Aster's Great Northern S-2

Ross Schlabach

 

Aster Great Northern KIT - Errata

 

A review of Aster's GWR Castle Class

Dave Stick

 

BR 9F Assembly and Test Report 

Markus Neeser

 

Building the Aster Battle of Britain

Dave Stick

 

Building the Aster 9F

Dave Stick

 

Asterís NKP Berkshire #779
Howard Freed with photos by Jason Musheno

 

Aster NKP Berkshire KIT - errata sheet

Aster Hobby Company

 

Radio Installation in an Aster NKP Berkshire

Larry Shimp

 

A review of Aster's French 2-8-0

John van Riemsdijk

 

Aster A3 - The Flying Scotsman

Geoff Calver

 

Tuning Tips for the A3 Pacific

Andrew Pullen

 

Aster B20

Nick Wantiez

 

The Backwoods Grasshopper 

Sony Wizelman

 

Aster Duchess of Sutherland

Dave Stick

 

Aster JNR C62-2

Ross Schlabach

 

Aster Jumbo 

Jerry Reshew 

 

Tuning Tips for the Aster Jumbo

Andrew Pullen

 

Aster King George V 

Geoff Spenceley

 

Aster Lion 

 Richard Finlayson

 

Aster Chaplelon Nord  

Geoff Spenceley

 

Aster NYC Hudson

Fred Gandolfi

 

A Firebrick Burner on a P8 / BR38

John Garrett

 

Aster T- 3 / BR 89 

Chip Rosenblum

 

Aster USRA Light Mikado

Nick Wantiez

 

Installing the USRA Mikado Axle Pump

Joe Betsko

 

Radio Installation in an Aster USRA Mikado

Ross Schlabach

 

Tuning Tips for Bulleid "Spam Can"  

Andrew Pullen

 

Aster's Bulleid Light Pacific "Spam Can" 

Robert Youngjohns

 

More Experience with the "Frank S" 

Elk Hartmann

 

Stainless Screen Wicks for Aster Locomotive

Jeff Runge

 

Notes on the Development of the Aster Marque

John van Riemsdijk

 

Visit to Aster Hobby in Yokohama, Japan

Jason Musheno and Joel Taylor

 

Accessorizing an Aster Reno  

Steve Baker

 

Miscellany of Articles

 

The Truth About Steam Oil 

Harry Wade

 

Diagnostic Flowchart

Barry Applegate & Dick Moger

 

Elevated Track System using Trex

Jim Pitts

 

Scale Speed Chart

Jim Gabelich

 

Coal Firing 

Jim Pitts

 

Coal Firing 

John Shawe

 

Building an Elevated Gauge 1 Railway 

Howard Freed

 

Steam Oil Specifications 

Bill Petitjean

 

Steam, Smoke & Sushi - Steam in Japan

Hans Huwyler

 

Gare du Nord

Layout Construction in Trinidad

Yves Guillaume

 

Coupler Modification on UK Passenger Coaches

John Tribe

 

The Tribe Track Layout in Florida

John Tribe

 

Coal Firing the Aster "Big Boy"

Yves Guillaume

 

Coal Firing Gauge 1 Locomotives

Yves Guillaume

 

Steaming an alcohol fired Aster Mikado

David Leech

 

How to fire up an alcohol fired loco

Alwin W.

 

Building and Operating Aster Locomotives

Dave Stick

 

Tips for Operating an Aster Locomotive

  

 

Building and Operating Aster Locos (Part 1)

 

Building and Operating Aster Locos (Part 2) 

 

Building and Operating Aster Locos (Part 3)

 

Building the Aster Battle of Britain

 

Building the Aster 9F

 

A review of Aster's GWR Castle Class

 

 

 

"Notes from the Unit Shop"

Kevin O'Connor's advice for the beginning small scale live steamer

 

Steam Oil Selection

Fuels for Gas Firing

 

Lubricating Oil

Alcohol as a Fuel

 

Boiler Water Levels

Radiant Poker Burners

 

Getting Started with Frank S - Part 1

 

Getting Started with Frank S - Part 2

 

Getting Started with Frank S - Part 3

 

Getting Started with Frank S - Part 4

 

Improving the B-1  0-4-2T

 

Improving "Old Faithful" 0-4-0

 

 

 

 

GWR Castle Class - photo by Dave Stick

 

 

 

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