A further pre-owned update can be found here
A very significant milestone has been achieved today with the Aster / Accucraft partnership – the formal announcement of the new BR 9F. See the Accucraft newsletter here.
The newsletter mentions US prices, how this will exactly pan-out in the UK is yet to be understood. Remember there is 20% VAT in the UK!
Distribution in the UK will be by Aster Hobbies UK only. Distribution elsewhere is to be notified.
I am awaiting a built model for examination and kits for further scrutiny. However the picture and details in the newsletter look entirely promising.
5 December 2017
A new listing of Pre-owned Asters can be found here
4 December 2017
New BR 9F update
You can see a prototype sample of the new BR 9F here
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.
Mr Fujii, owner of Aster Hobby Co Inc has assured me that I will receive a prototype very soon so that we can examine in detail the fruit of this collaboration. I will post pictures and YouTube video
I have also been promised by Mr Fujii and Mr Bing (CEO – Accucraft Trains Inc) that sale in the UK will be via Aster Hobbies (UK) LLP.
I do not have pricing or availability date at this time. If you let me have your details, then I will add you to my priority list for the first definitive information when it comes to hand.
2 November 2017