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by Steve Alley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Loading up for Winter
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Loading up for Winter

Today is the second to last trip to the foundry. Load up with castings. Two reasons. One don't want to travel over the mountain pass in winter with heavy load. Two get this done before Back operation on Dec 11. L5 is push out and needs trimming. Hair cut for the back. One more trip for drivers to st...
by Steve Alley
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rebuilding Engines and Timing Valve gear.
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Rebuilding Engines and Timing Valve gear.

I have seen Locomotive being Time wrong. Reason is main journal is not in correct height of what total weight of engine weight. Meaning if you rebuilding or working on valve gear. You need to take the time before you lift the engine to fine what the gap is under the journals is. Once you know this a...
by Steve Alley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Tender Tank Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 2576

Re: New Tender Tank Kits

I am only making Tender Kits for our engines. It would be crossing lines to do other Manf. tenders. I don't do that. If they contact me for this I can do so. But at a cost naturally. I have more than enough on my plate for Allen Models than to do others. We all are stand alone company's. I respect R...
by Steve Alley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Tender Tank Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 2576

New Tender Tank Kits

Hi to all, Today I ship out the new tender tank kits. 5 of them. Intro pricing right now and by end of month prices are going up. I ran into extra cost for this kits that I did not expect. We are in the future developing other tank kits. Hopefully flare top sides for new style for the American and F...
by Steve Alley
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!
Replies: 12
Views: 5096

Re: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!

Allen Models sales on these Tender has been great. I am having the pans weld up in the corner area's. Waiting for the angle brass to show up on order. Once these are done off they go. Most likely by end of week shipping. Just so most know we are going to develop other styles as we go. Not sure when ...
by Steve Alley
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!
Replies: 12
Views: 5096

Re: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!

Allen Models is a stand a lone company. I do not use other company's products. So Far. This new tender follows the original drawing prints. Others have copy it to sell. We did make changes. We felt and ask for comments on the location of the water filler hatch. "It was to far forward". We move this ...
by Steve Alley
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Block isolation
Replies: 35
Views: 7093

Re: Block isolation

EP Plastic has made a new mold for the insulators. As always this is UV plastic. Soon they will have a picture up to see it. We are using this version on the new rebuild of the TCT Track in Tarzana Ca. This is flat 4 hole with a nub in the middle to stop the rails to touch. Still able to slip a bit ...
by Steve Alley
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 3591

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

I have built a lot of shays and you need to crank the oil up until the stack looks wet. They take more steam oil to lub things. There should be a wet sheen to the stack top or ring. One customer was using Green velvet and he has steep grades, using the Johnson bar in revers to slow it down. Notice t...
by Steve Alley
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 88669

Re: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find

I am so Proud of these guys. Really work hard to get this to run so good and sound so good. They kept there head in the game and tried everything to make it fire better and better. It pulls a good load and to see there smiles on there faces. It make me feel so good to see this. Being the owner of Al...
by Steve Alley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Do You What a Allen Model Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: Do You What a Allen Model Engine

So get e-mails with questions about this. So need to clear some things up. 1 We do not have a price for a finish ready to run engine. This changes do to customers whats and needs. What is available at time of order and have all the jewelry pieces that change pricing. 2 I can not answer to Machine sh...
by Steve Alley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Do You What a Allen Model Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Do You What a Allen Model Engine

Hello from Allen Models I am in contact with a person from Canada that wants a Consolidation to be built ready to run. We have found a contact of a Machine shop to do the work. All is moving along quite nice on this adventure of putting the two together. Machine shop owner and the customer. Working ...
by Steve Alley
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 7212

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

Sir Hello I am Steve Alley owner of Allen Models, So what kit is the best to fit your locomotive you want to build. Well you pick a difficult one. It has the looks in area's of a Allen engine but the cylinder is piston valve and we offer only Side valve. Other than that its fits with our castings. S...