News Update

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