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by Steve Alley
Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Hello this is the owner of Allen Models, Steve Alley. So you might think I find this Inappropriate. I don't. I started in this hobby looking for some way to buy something I like and cost was a factor. I found the RRSC American that went though a Home fire. It was in two buckets, Frame, and Boiler. S...
by Steve Alley
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

Re: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0

The Chloe frame is wider and Lower in the front. This is going to have a clearance issue for the front pilot wheels. I recommend to build a new frame using the FN drawing for measurements. The front frame past the cyl, is mounted on top of the center section top frame at the front of cyl. This is to...
by Steve Alley
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 2351

Re: Please plan ahead

Well Greg I have a trust, but what I have bought in the past three years is mind blowing . Just the 2 1/2" stuff and the plans are all over and partly finish. I would need a lawyer to follow me around for a week. Just to get up to speed. I have no one for this to go to. All my Niece and nephews don'...
by Steve Alley
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

All Allen Models take the same with Leaves. .500 wide. .040 thick, Edges are rounded. Soon these will be up on the site, A 125B, M125,T125,CO125, Y125, C-9, C46, For FN use C-9 leaves set. Some of these will be the full kit and some will be use M125 and T125. The site on the grouping of casting for ...
by Steve Alley
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

We are taking Pictures and soon Loading site for all the Spring combinations to order for working Spring leaves. This is for 4-4-0 American that was once only in cast Alu now in working springs. 0-4-0 Switcher or yard engine. 2-4-0 the Harpur 2-6-0 Mogul 2-6-0 Fitchburg Northern 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler 2-...
by Steve Alley
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models cart / checkout issues update
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: Allen Models cart / checkout issues update

We are up and running at Allen Models. Site was down. Now we can take your orders. Plus foundry run we have filled the out of stock items. Co143 side rods Co144 side rods Co145 side rods Co147 Main Rods C27 Cross Heads M122 saddles M131 Brake Cylinders M178A exhaust pipe M178B exhaust tip. M156 Valv...
by Steve Alley
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

We look into water jet and also Laser cut. You need to buy sheets, Once it starts to cut into a sheet, if it moves, Loss of products. Plus the cost of blue spring steel in sheets come's in 12" X 12" squares and other shapes. So there is a lot of scrap to that process. I found different outfits that ...
by Steve Alley
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

Today we revived the last of the leave springs that we are Supplying to the Hobby. These are .040" thick Leaves, Blue Clock Spring Material As all Allen Models engines call for. Each leave is the same price do to the labor to cut and punch these leaves. Most may not know this is very hard material. ...
by Steve Alley
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3120

Re: Power Reverser questions

I have a customer that we change out his power reverse. One thing to know be very careful on just air that it can move so fast it will or can brake the valve shaft on the reverse head. I would have keep it on water pressure, Do to its just slower and more positive movement. But to store it in cold w...
by Steve Alley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Re: Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.

Update 2/8/19 No more stacks, Sand dome tops, we have a few Sand dome bottom and lots of steam dome tops and bottoms. Lots of pilot beams also. 3 smoke box tops and bottom 3 doors. IN Chloe Steam dome and sand dome bottoms.
by Steve Alley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.

Allen Models is setting on quite a few Alu Castings that is going to sell 1/2 off normal price. Casting include, Front pilot beam, Smoke box top and bottoms, Smoke box door, Steam dome tops and bottoms, Sand dome tops and bottoms. Stacks, Also FN or chloe smoke box covers, stack base, steam and sand...
by Steve Alley
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models shipping problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Allen Models shipping problems

So it seems that my Back Surgery is working great and back to shipping. We are load with Castings. 3 weeks in a row get more casting from the foundry. Stock level is in great shape. Just a few more items yet to be complete level. One foundry is down for 2 weeks and the other is work this next week t...