Allen Models 2-8-0

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Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by Moron » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:36 pm

Just order the first 2 sections to the Allen models 2-8-0. Just wanted to put in a good word for Steve Alley who has been very friendly and helpful. The castings/parts are quality and they arrived very quickly. I'm a happy customer. Looking forward to building this over time. Anybody else out there have pictures of other Allen 2-8-0's? I have seen a few but I know it's harder to come by compared to the moguls/ten wheelers.

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by lrdg2150 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:07 pm

With a few modifications

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by Moron » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:26 pm

Very nice john!

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by little giant » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:57 am

Here's mine completed in May of 2010:
http://www.fingerlakeslivesteamers.org/ ... consol.jpg

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by Moron » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:02 am

little giant wrote:Here's mine completed in May of 2010:
http://www.fingerlakeslivesteamers.org/ ... consol.jpg

Very good looking! Love the white trim on the wheels

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by Harlock » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:26 pm

The Consolidation is not as common as the Mogul but it's a great engine, very powerful due to the smaller diameter drivers and still on the 2" cylinder bore. With the 8" boiler to power that it really pulls like a monster. Was really impressed with Gene's original model when I ran it a few months ago.

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by Berne Ketchum » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:05 am

This is my mostly Allen 2-8-0, finished in 2008. Everything below the running boards is Allen; the boiler is 9" and the cab is fabricated from aluminum sheet. She pulls really well.
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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by Moron » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:12 am

Berne Ketchum wrote:This is my mostly Allen 2-8-0, finished in 2008. Everything below the running boards is Allen; the boiler is 9" and the cab is fabricated from aluminum sheet. She pulls really well.

Very nice looking! Strong puller indeed

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by Moron » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:13 am

Harlock wrote:The Consolidation is not as common as the Mogul but it's a great engine, very powerful due to the smaller diameter drivers and still on the 2" cylinder bore. With the 8" boiler to power that it really pulls like a monster. Was really impressed with Gene's original model when I ran it a few months ago.

-Mike

Good to hear it's still running after all these years. I believe I've seen a few photos floating about

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:15 pm

I always recommend getting all the castings you want for the build for a couple reasons, first they will not be any cheaper in the future and may very well escalate in cost, second is you can't predict how long the supplier will be in business. This is by no means any reflection on the current owner or other suppliers, just a fact that unforseen situtions may happen, and have in the past for suppliers in this hobby.

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by NP317 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:50 pm

10 Wheeler Rob wrote:I always recommend getting all the castings you want for the build for a couple reasons, first they will not be any cheaper in the future and may very well escalate in cost, second is you can't predict how long the supplier will be in business. This is by no means any reflection on the current owner or other suppliers, just a fact that unforseen situtions may happen, and have in the past for suppliers in this hobby.

Rob
My thoughts, too.
I saved up sufficient funds to purchase entire "kits" of parts and plans, for both my Allen Ten Wheeler and my RR Warehouse 90-ton 2-8-2.
I'm particularly glad I did that for the Mikado, considering that RR Warehouse is closing after selling all his business materials and stock.

Anyone know who now owns the 90-ton 2-8- business?
~RN

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Re: Allen Models 2-8-0

Post by little giant » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:03 pm

The 90-ton Mikado is still up for sale the last time I checked 2 weeks ago on the RR Warehouse website.

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