'Yellow Aster' cut-down Porter 0-4-0stENG-014 • by EuroNarrowGauge
About the kit
This kit is comprised of a 3D printed plastic body shell and fret of etched nickel silver detail parts.
The body is designed to fit on the Bachmann "Percy" 0-4-0 chassis from the N gauge Thomas range.
Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.
The Yellow Aster mine was a gold mine in Southern California. As production developed a series of tramways were built and in 1909 a 25hp locomotive was purchased from the H.K. Porter Inc., modified to work in the restricted Rand level tunnel. Two further locomotives to a similar design were sourced a year later, and worked at the site until the 1930s. One is preserved at the Rand Desert Museum, Randsburg.
We acknowledge the support from Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review. Article on the system was featured in Issue 132, a revised drawing was printed in Issue 133.