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by utahwestie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: The Dawdling Duck.
Replies: 0
Views: 115

The Dawdling Duck.

A rebuild/restoration log of what i'm now calling "The Dawdling Duck"........as it ins't a Goose.... I picked this up with the intentions of having something my two boys can use/run. To get them interested in the hobby and to also have something quick and easy to use at the railroad that wont take t...
by utahwestie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25197

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Hello All, So, i'm going to sleeve these cylinders. To bring them back to the correct diameter, make them both the same size and also to make use of new piston rings available from Steve @ Allen Models of Nevada. My question is, which material should I use for the liner? in the vintage motorcycle wo...
by utahwestie
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mallet locomotive
Replies: 9
Views: 3155

Re: mallet locomotive

Hopper Car

Here is a picture of the Mallet owned by Steve Flanders. Hopefully you'll be able to identify if it is indeed the one built by your dad. If it is, He did splendid work!


Anthony.
by utahwestie
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: side rod lubricators?

Hello My Friends Here is a tiny lubricator. They come in various sizes and have screw on lids. I was given some years ago but they may still be available or you could make them. I agree with you that an open hole is a dirt collector. Jack Jack, What size is the threads for that little beauty? Ant.
by utahwestie
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25197

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

New Cast iron front beam and couple pocket where machined and finished. These new castings from Allen Models of Nevada are going to add some good weight to the front end of this loco, hoping to aid the tracking of the front truck. I've been aiming to only replace what was necessary on this loco to m...
by utahwestie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25197

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

With the new Yoke support being used with the water jet frame rails, new yokes were also purchased. All cast iron, liking the idea of adding some tractive effort with the extra weight of these new castings. Smoke box saddle, apron, front beam are all being replaced.
by utahwestie
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25197

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Glenn, let me remember, firstly you are correct, I dialed in on the bore(that's when the discovery was made that the bores were both over size and different) I had to use quite a bit of shim stock in aid of this as the ends were not perpendicular to the bore either.. I then used an edge finder in th...
by utahwestie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25197

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Hello All, Frame is finished with the three new castings machined and test fit. Lower frame spreader, modified design from the original to be used with the water jet frame rails. On to the cylinders....... Thanks for sharing that. Having received a waterjet frame set last year (hanging on the shop ...
by utahwestie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25197

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

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by utahwestie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25197

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Update: Isn't it funny now time travels so fast......life happens I guess..... Anyway, spent some time squaring up the cylinders on my Mogul. The bores were not machined square or parallel to either the steam chest mounting surface or the surface that mates to the saddle. The mounting locations that...
by utahwestie
Fri May 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS
Replies: 8
Views: 4418

Re: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS

Hello Dave,

Any extras in the casting run?? please PM me.

Anthony