First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

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First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Marty_Knox » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:12 pm

The first Allen 0-4-0 is finished! If the weather is good enough I will deliver it to the new owners tomorrow. I started it in January 2014, took 7 months off to finish my RGS 20, had it on display for Train Mountain, and have now completed it. Here it is with my granddaughter, Megan.
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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Marty_Knox » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:17 pm

Some more 0-4-0 pictures.
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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:31 am

It sure does look nice.

What does it weigh, approximately? Also, at one time you talked about reducing the bore to 1 3/4" instead of 2". Did you do that on this locomotive? I'm building an Allen American and thinking about doing that to it so that it will be a bit less slippery. With the weight on the drivers of the American, I think that the smaller bore would make it an easier engine to run without losing any pulling power.

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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Marty_Knox » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:24 am

Pontiacguy1 wrote:It sure does look nice.

What does it weigh, approximately? Also, at one time you talked about reducing the bore to 1 3/4" instead of 2". Did you do that on this locomotive? I'm building an Allen American and thinking about doing that to it so that it will be a bit less slippery. With the weight on the drivers of the American, I think that the smaller bore would make it an easier engine to run without losing any pulling power.
Thank you! It weighs right around 300#. This one has the 2" bore, the next will be 1 3/4" We added about 20 lbs of lead to the front end. The back end was heavy with that cast iron cab.
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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by PRR5406 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:47 am

Captures all the beauty inherit to steam locomotives. Nice model.
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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Caribou Doug » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:26 am

Marty,

The Loco looks great and knowing the reputation you have for quality... I am sure it runs just as well! In looking at the pictures of the loco, I could not help but notice that the stand the loco is on, has a scissor lift built under one side. Could you tell me a little more about the purpose of that. I have recently built a stand for my Allen Mogul and have been contemplating building a lifting device on one side for operating the loco on air after operating. With the 3/4 scale equipment I had in the past, it was easier to jack up the frame and run it on air to make sure the cylinders were free from moisture and fresh lube pushed in. That same task becomes more challenging in the 1.5 scale equipment. Is that the purpose of the lift?

Doug

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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Marty_Knox » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:40 am

Caribou Doug wrote:Marty,

The Loco looks great and knowing the reputation you have for quality... I am sure it runs just as well! In looking at the pictures of the loco, I could not help but notice that the stand the loco is on, has a scissor lift built under one side. Could you tell me a little more about the purpose of that. I have recently built a stand for my Allen Mogul and have been contemplating building a lifting device on one side for operating the loco on air after operating. With the 3/4 scale equipment I had in the past, it was easier to jack up the frame and run it on air to make sure the cylinders were free from moisture and fresh lube pushed in. That same task becomes more challenging in the 1.5 scale equipment. Is that the purpose of the lift?

Doug
Hi Doug! Thank you for your kind comments. That is a drop table, so I can remove one set of drivers from a large locomotive.

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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by SilverSanJuan » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:46 am

Marty,

That really is a beautiful locomotive. Great work!

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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Erie2936 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:28 am

Looks great Marty!
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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Bruce_Mowbray » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:39 pm

Marty,

I went over the engine at the Cabin Fever show. An excellent model especially for the beginner!!!
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Re: First Allen 0-4-0 Completed

Post by Marty_Knox » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:12 pm

Bruce_Mowbray wrote:Marty,

I went over the engine at the Cabin Fever show. An excellent model especially for the beginner!!!
Thank you, Bruce! It's gratifying to get a comment like that from a Real Steam Man!

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