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Small-scale live steam engineering firm Triple R Services LLC of Mount Holly, N.J., it is now making Aster locomotive replacement parts for those that are no longer stocked.

The lost-wax castings are made with high-quality jewelry grade bronze and are based on the original parts. Currently available are parts for the Aster Pennsylvania Railroad K4 — the marker light top and base, the pilot, the headlight base, the tender-truck sides and the water-overflow drains.

Lost wax: Castings by Triple R Services of an Aster PRR K4 Marker light (original in black).

Soon to be available, Triple R said, will be the parts for the Aster GS-4 and NYC Hudson, as well the Aster Mikado.

“If you have an original part we can produce castings from it,” said Triple R. “Our shrinkage on final products averages less than one percent and most castings are exactly the same as the original dimensions.”

Triple R is owned and operated by the father-son team of Charles and Ryan Bednarik. In addition to detail parts, Triple R provides kit-assembly services, an aluminum portable live-steam layout frame and locomotive repairs. The company is on the Web at http://www.realsteamservices.com/ and by phone at (609) 320-1866.