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by Steve Alley
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

I have built a lot of shays and you need to crank the oil up until the stack looks wet. They take more steam oil to lub things. There should be a wet sheen to the stack top or ring. One customer was using Green velvet and he has steep grades, using the Johnson bar in revers to slow it down. Notice t...
by Steve Alley
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 125
Views: 39865

Re: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find

I am so Proud of these guys. Really work hard to get this to run so good and sound so good. They kept there head in the game and tried everything to make it fire better and better. It pulls a good load and to see there smiles on there faces. It make me feel so good to see this. Being the owner of Al...
by Steve Alley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Do You What a Allen Model Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: Do You What a Allen Model Engine

So get e-mails with questions about this. So need to clear some things up. 1 We do not have a price for a finish ready to run engine. This changes do to customers whats and needs. What is available at time of order and have all the jewelry pieces that change pricing. 2 I can not answer to Machine sh...
by Steve Alley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Do You What a Allen Model Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Do You What a Allen Model Engine

Hello from Allen Models I am in contact with a person from Canada that wants a Consolidation to be built ready to run. We have found a contact of a Machine shop to do the work. All is moving along quite nice on this adventure of putting the two together. Machine shop owner and the customer. Working ...
by Steve Alley
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 3342

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

Sir Hello I am Steve Alley owner of Allen Models, So what kit is the best to fit your locomotive you want to build. Well you pick a difficult one. It has the looks in area's of a Allen engine but the cylinder is piston valve and we offer only Side valve. Other than that its fits with our castings. S...
by Steve Alley
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models - running boards back in stock
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Allen Models - running boards back in stock

Harold Thank You for your input. You do have a point to a degree. Mike and I are on board with the changes, but the cost to do so. Also we have found mistakes, customer have pointed out changes needed. So where does one start. We just can not go though every plan set page just to change out fraction...
by Steve Alley
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models - running boards back in stock
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Allen Models - running boards back in stock

Harold 1/64 is .015625 and plus and messiness is .03125 that is a lot. I was thinking that the fractions came from pattern workers way of thinking. It was carried over to the plans for Machinist to follow. Seam that Machines work in more tighter tolerances then this and it would be a lot to ask of t...
by Steve Alley
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Film 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: LALS Film 1967

Daris I totally agree with John. We need a book of standards and as our hobby changes and evolves, we need some where to keep this info. IBLS is need today as it was in the past. I personal per-mote this. I hope other supplier would do so and the clubs to follow suit too. So how do we do this? Where...
by Steve Alley
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models - running boards back in stock
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Allen Models - running boards back in stock

This is off the subject of the Running Boards , but its important. I have been in contact with Mike Massee, to have a spot on Allen Models web site for down loading of changes. These will have a listing of topics and page or drawing number changes. Its important to me and the respect of the persons ...
by Steve Alley
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TESTING MORE SAFETY VALVES
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: TESTING MORE SAFETY VALVES

Dave Just got the safety's you sent, Nice craftsmanship. I am sure there going to work as advertise.
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Allen Models
by Steve Alley
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Allen Models 0-4-0 Build- MS&S #14
Replies: 26
Views: 9303

Re: Allen Models 0-4-0 Build- MS&S #14

Great Job on the tender. We have the water jet frames now and working on tooling for the cut and punch leaf springs. These and all other Allen Models spring packs are going to be offer soon and in stock. Soon we are going to offer the 30" and 36" tenders that are laser cut. Still in development at t...
by Steve Alley
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)

So two year ago we were wondering if your Injectors would work, Not only they work but deliver at lower pressure and more volume. That was the standard one you first put out. Now You have three in the line up and a fourth one coming. Also Starting valves come down the line. You also mention about si...