Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

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Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby jlakes85 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:31 pm

Hi All,

I have a set of the original blueprints that are starting to get a little ratty. Can anyone advise if these are still being sold (preferably in PDF)? The HRC website has been down for sometime. Thanks!

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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby Glenn Brooks » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:09 pm

Hi Jake, are these plans for 7 1/2" gauge or larger - 12" or bigger? If they are for 7.x" gauge, you might get a better response by posting your question over on the live steam forum. There are a lot more 7.x" gauge folk there than here on Grand Scale.

BTW if Grand Scale, (8" gauge and larger) it would be very interesting to see a photo of your overall profile view, or similar.

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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby jlakes85 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:56 pm

Hi Glenn,

These are for the 5" scale 15" gauge 0-4-0 that was offered by HRC a few years back.

-John

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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby jessebanning » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:24 am

I am building that locomotive for a customer. It is almost complete. You can call or email me if you like
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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby Harlock » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:23 pm

Are you referring to the 15" gauge Chris Allan 2-4-0? I believe Hillcrest Shops has the castings and plans for that now.

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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby RussellCofIdaho » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:22 pm

jessebanning wrote:I am building that locomotive for a customer. It is almost complete. You can call or email me if you like


This sounds interesting! I rode behind what I think was the original at the 2004 RVRy 50th gathering. Nice little engine but he had steaming troubles that day, maybe it was still having the bugs worked out. I am working on a post from the photos of that trip on my blog but memories are fading...

My brother was at one time in discussions with Keith Watson about getting parts made for an 18" gauge version of his 0-4-0. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....

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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby jlakes85 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi Jessie,

Sounds good. I'm about 40% of the way done on the buckwalter Shay and am looking towards something bigger.

Regards,

John

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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby jessebanning » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:57 am

I made some changes. The original calls for a 12" boiler. I was told it had issues keeping steam up since the cylinder are pretty big. I made a 14" boiler and I personally think it looks better. I also stretched the tender tank 8". The locomotive is coal fired and you sit on a small seat on tender deck and shovel coal from under seat. You get am in cab experience.
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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby jessebanning » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:59 am

Here are two shots of the tender
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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby RussellCofIdaho » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:11 am

Sure is a nice looking loco, looks like you will have it running this year? :D
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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby Glenn Brooks » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:31 pm

Jessie, what size are the drives and the wheels for the tender? Where did you find them?

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Re: Allan Basic 0-4-0 Plans

Postby jessebanning » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:51 pm

Glenn I had a pattern made and have 44 wheel castings in stock. The drivers are 10" OD on the tread and have steel tires. The tender wheels are machined to 8".
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