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Gene Allen's model engines

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:19 am
by Fred_V
https://youtu.be/BKFbjxkxSEU

I don't remember seeing this here. If it was please forgive me.

Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:49 am
by Greg_Lewis
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.

Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:40 am
by all10wheels
So cool, he was a master craftsman. Very few like him anymore.

Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:10 pm
by Harlock
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.

-Mike

Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:14 am
by Sandiapaul
I had no idea he built anything but locos! Thanks for sharing this.

Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:19 pm
by Harlock
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.

Re: Gene Allen's model engines

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:18 pm
by Gary Armitstead
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.