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Old 02-03-2010, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have heard the term "Aster Snob" tossed around here from day one.
And over the past few weeks it came together for me.
Some spirit runners do it because their fuel source is renewable, as opposed to the cans of fossil fuel.
And what about the cans?
We buy them by the case, they never completely empty and then there is the waste cans to be disposed of, or better yet recycled
And then you have the **** adapters, paid extra out of pocket
Made by fellow steamers in their basement shops to offset the expense of their hobby
Micro economy at work

Which brings me back to the term "Aster Snob"
Aster has been mainly fired, which is great for the cold climates
The Acc Hudson offered one with meths
I would like to see them create more
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Totally agree with you. I want to try my hands to an alki engine but the cheapest one I can think of is the new Aster Baldwin at 2800 to 3000 dollars.
Would love to see Accucraft build one of the smaller engines like the new forney or the AML engines in alki versions. But than after you add the axle pump, sight glass and a new boiler design,
the price will sky rocket.

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I'm kinda groovin' on the idea of a drunk S-12.
Ponder that idea Ryan
I might have to rename it Robot Chicken
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Kent,

Pondering away. Already looking at how best it would be to fit a burner under there.
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Meth fired S-12?
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just happened to get an S-12 as well, and was considering altering it to alcohol. my last few experiences with butane haven't been so good

The S-12 I got had some custom work done to it - something with the burner, larger tender hand pump, and a new gas tank built and put into the tender with a quick disconnect filler and new gas valve.
Maybe I can trade the tender as to not waste the work!!

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I converted all of my alcohol fired locos to Butane. The reason: some severe fires caused by derailments here in dry California.
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What color Ray?
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Hi Kent,

black #1251 (non raised letters)

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Just to keep the record straight the Accucraft Forney's do include a sight glass.
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