The Unauthorised History of ASTER

A book with text and pictures on
Locomotives that changed the Live Steam Scene.
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This book is a “history of ASTER” from 1975 until 2016. It is a history based on the products of ASTER and not of the company. It could also be called a personal history since it is made by me and not discussed with the ASTER company or any previous or current ASTER distributer, re-seller or customer.
The book is organised on date of issue of the ASTER locomotives. For each decennium a chapter is included and for each locomotive type a paragraph . Further there is a chapter on related products from ASTER and other suppliers, a chapter on the qualities of an ASTER locomotive and a chapter reviewing the total ASTER production. A final chapter lists the concise specifications of all locomotives.