New cast iron parts at Allen Models

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New cast iron parts at Allen Models

Post by Harlock » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:34 pm

Steve Alley has replaced a number of the aluminum parts for the front end of the larger locomotives with cast iron, in a bid to increase overall strength and correct a weight imbalance on the Mogul, 10-wheeler etc.

This includes the smokebox castings, stack, pilot and various dome castings, and more. The patterns were cleaned up, retooled or remade to accommodate this change. It was a big effort.

In addition, the Chloe main frame and extension are also now available in cast iron, replacing the old items. A long requested upgrade. So pretty much every locomotive benefits in some way from these new parts. (the Fitchburg uses the Mogul sand dome top)

I have created a new category where I have rounded up all these new parts together for easy access:

All of the photos are of the actual new cast iron parts except for the pilot beam, which will be updated later.

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Re: New cast iron parts at Allen Models

Post by cbrew » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:55 pm

i just received mine, good castings and super service. i will be replace the alum pilot beam with the iron one this winter
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