Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

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Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:13 am

Here is a pic of completed locomotive. It was built ofve a 8 or 9 year period, with many of lifes interuptions along the way. Waiting for spring for its first firing.

The subjects of this forum and the machining sections have been invaluable in completing this project.

Thanks to all who participate.

Rob
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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by SilverSanJuan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:25 am

She's beautiful, Rob. Your perseverance has paid off. I look forward to reading your first firing report.

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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:30 am

Here are additional photos before the domes were painted.
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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:53 am

Very nice. I see some of your other projects in the last picture.

Now you might need to change your username to something else!
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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by Bill Shields » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:13 am

it must be a PRIORITY thing...

something about a SHOP with a COUCH in it that makes we wonder..... :o

beautiful job...

so you sit on the couch, drink beer and admire your work....??? :lol:

do I spy a couple of Van Brocklin type hydrolubic staticators under the running boards?
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by PeterCraymer » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:18 pm

It is a thing of beauty. They have a simple look to them and I think that is what I find so appealing. All the Allen engines share some specific traits (if built to print using all the castings) which relates them, but they become unique with the finishing touches like paint color and leaving certain peices in their raw metal. Because there is no absolute specific protoype, the rivet counters are left speechless as well. Great job. Can't wait to see the whole Engine and tender on the rails!

Peter

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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by Bill Shields » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:26 pm

what is wrong with rivet counters...?

let's see....there are 240 holes and 240 rivets!

Count MUST BE CORRECT! :?
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by kapullen » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:26 pm

Bill Shields wrote:it must be a PRIORITY thing...

something about a SHOP with a COUCH in it that makes we wonder..... :o

beautiful job...

so you sit on the couch, drink beer and admire your work....??? :lol:

do I spy a couple of Van Brocklin type hydrolubic staticators under the running boards?
Don't see the problem Bill. I've had couches in two shops.

I looked at it the other way, engine in the living room.

After 9 years, Maybe that's where she belongs. Always did like ten wheelers.

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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by Bill Shields » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:32 pm

never could get the wife to allow a loco in the living room...

but then shavings on the couch can lead to metal in the butt syndrome...
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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by SteveM » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:55 pm

Bill Shields wrote:but then shavings on the couch can lead to metal in the butt syndrome...
That just paints a picture I do NOT want to see.

Steve

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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by jcbrock » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:53 pm

That's beautiful Rob, and don't feel bad about 8-9 years, that's fast by my standards (28 years and counting...). You have to be really looking forward to spring! It must be so satisfying to be done.

As for the engine in the living room, it reminds me of the late John Parker. I was amazed he was married to a non-machinist and had a Bridgeport in his family room, and he simply said "it was here before she was".
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Re: Completed My Allen 10 Wheeler

Post by Dick_Morris » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Beautiful locomotive! You must be a patient man, I'd be at the nearest track with a snow shovel at the first opportunity.

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