LGB Aster 22832 Mallet

Zerogee

Zerogee

Clencher's Bogleman
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After being relisted 3 times and reducing the buy now price to £1,950 it finally went for £1,650.
Mm, that's probably a reasonable figure bearing in mind all that we've discussed above. Someone has got themselves a nice loco just in time for Christmas - I take it that it wasn't you then, Dave?

Jon.
 
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It's an odd scale. The prototype is 750mm gauge. I think the model is about 1:18 making it fairly big. The 2 engineers that come with it look undersize in the cab, possibly 1:22.5
 
Zerogee

Zerogee

Clencher's Bogleman
25 Oct 2009
16,710
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North Essex
It's an odd scale. The prototype is 750mm gauge. I think the model is about 1:18 making it fairly big. The 2 engineers that come with it look undersize in the cab, possibly 1:22.5
Yes, the old LGB rubber ruler in action.... pretty much all of their models of 750/760mm gauge prototypes (including the Stainz of course, and all of the Saxon locos - the Ik, IVk etc) have always been made to around 1:18-1:19 - a conscious commercial decision so that the models looked more acceptable when mixed with larger metre-gauge stock, most of which is scaled closer to 1:22.5...... good thing that most of us are firm believers in Rule Eight....! :D

Jon.
 
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No I didn't buy it. My offer was rejected some months ago. I wonder what happened to the original box and certificate?
 
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Zerogee

Clencher's Bogleman
25 Oct 2009
16,710
147
North Essex
No I didn't buy it. My offer was rejected some months ago. I wonder what happened to the original box and certificate?
Yes, I had wondered that..... with a collectable loco of that value you really would think that any owner would preserve everything pretty carefully? Of course, we don't know how many previous owners it has been through. Maybe it was originally in a display cabinet and they didn't have the room to keep the packaging, but that's odd.
Hope it wasn't stolen from somewhere at any point....?

Actually, without getting mine out and checking, I don't know if the individual serial number is actually on the model itself anywhere, or just on the original wooden case?
My Accucraft/MBV Schug locos are numbered both on the red box and on a sticker under the actual loco... my two Dinglers should have serial numbers, but they originate from a slightly "grey source" and are thus not part of the certified 100-item run..... ;)

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There is a metallic sticker under the rear motor block with the serial number on it matching the one on the box.
It's wide at 130mm including protrusions. Almost as wide as the Bachmann 2-8-0 with Baker valve gear.
 
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