Pictures courtesy Aster Hobbies UK 8/6/2014
Rebuilt Merchant Navy Class
Aster Hobbies UK has commissioned the model 35028 "Clan Line" which was purchased directly from British Railways in 1967 by the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society (MNLPS) and is still in tender care of this remarkable organisation 44 years later.
The Aster model has 3 cylinders controlled by 3 sets of Walschaerts valve gear. Slide valves are employed since piston valves are not practical for this particular model. A proven and efficient C-type boiler for alcohol firing with all the regular facilities is provided. This locomotive also features functional cylinder drain cocks and prototypically correct triple safety valves.
The Rebuilt Merchant Navy Class has sold out thank you