News Update

Aster / Accucraft BR 9F Kits shipping now from Aster Hobbies UK. Call or email to place an order or make an enquiry.

6 February

Factory built-up models (built by Accucraft in China) are available to order from Aster Hobbies UK. Price is £5250. They come decorated as 92059. Kits are confirmed at £3950 including shipping to any UK address.

Another excellent video of probably the first new BR 9F to be completed in the US can be found here.

You can see one of the ‘test kits’ going well at Trevor Goodman’s

Questions gladly answered by phone or email. 3 February 2018

There has been much interest in the new BR 9F locomotive; the first partnership project between Aster and Accucraft.

Two kits have been constructed here in the UK. The first to finish has been steam tested and the builder is very pleased by the appearance and performance. The second kit will be finished this weekend and again the builder has been very complimentary.

Aster Hobbies (UK) will publish a ‘Crib Sheet’ to assist builders in a couple of areas that may require further explanation. .Accucraft will remake one part that has been found to be unreliable. However, there are no serious problems to be encountered and both builders have commented very favourable about component quality which in many cases exceeds the high standards of regular Aster productions.

Aster Hobbies (UK) LLP will be offering kits for UK sale from early February. Price confirmed at £3950.00 including shipping to any UK address.

19 January 2018

This is the first co-operative project by Aster Hobby Co Inc and Accucraft Trains Inc. I am sure you will agree that this is a very promising model.


2 November 2017