Gene Allen's model engines

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Gene Allen's model engines

Post by Fred_V » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:19 am

https://youtu.be/BKFbjxkxSEU

I don't remember seeing this here. If it was please forgive me.
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Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Post by Greg_Lewis » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:49 am

Thanks for that. I had the pleasure of visiting Gene at his home shop and also of running his American. He was a true gentleman. Humanity needs more like him.
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Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Post by all10wheels » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:40 am

So cool, he was a master craftsman. Very few like him anymore.

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Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Post by Harlock » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:10 pm

The single-cam factory engine is now in my possession thanks to the generosity of Gene's son and daughter in law. It is a beautiful model that I will cherish always.

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Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Post by Sandiapaul » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:14 am

I had no idea he built anything but locos! Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Post by Harlock » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:19 pm

Sandiapaul wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:14 am
I had no idea he built anything but locos! Thanks for sharing this.
he also built quite a few wood ship models.
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Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Post by Gary Armitstead » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:18 pm

Gene was a true gentleman and one heck of a craftsman. Not many like him then or now.

There aren't many folks around who knew that Gene was the Chief Engineer on the WWII victory ship S.S. Lane Victory moored in Long Beach, CA and was deeply involved in the restoration of that ship's engines.
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