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by John.can
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 57
Views: 16600

Re: Allen engine modifications

That is a great looking mikado, I honestly wanted to build one steam engine and be done but my dream engine is a bit on the big side considering it would be at least a pacific or maybe a northern so that's one of the reasons I'm starting smaller so I learn everything with the ten wheeler. Np317- I l...
by John.can
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 57
Views: 16600

Re: Allen engine modifications

Damn I'm sold and it's a coal burner. I'm basing my ten wheeler off of NYC 880/1290 and 881/1291. The hard part is I have one really good site for pics but the two engines were destroyed many years ago and I wish I had more reference.
by John.can
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 57
Views: 16600

Re: Allen engine modifications

It looks amazing. Anything Allen related is appreciated. Consolidations I've noticed are pretty rare. I still sometimes wish I bought the prints for it because I love the valve gear design and look but I also really like the ten wheeler design and I can reference my club presidents engine for basic ...
by John.can
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 57
Views: 16600

Re: Allen engine modifications

I see well that makes things a little easier. I hope more people post on here I'd really like to see much more cause I know there are many Allen models out there.
by John.can
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 57
Views: 16600

Re: Allen engine modifications

So just a small ideas list I'm looking to do these things and anything with an * means i don't know how to do: 1) laser cut frame with journals dropping from the bottom 2) top mounted throttle that enters through steamdome 3) fully operational train brake system with brake stand 4) equalized front t...
by John.can
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 57
Views: 16600

Re: Allen engine modifications

Morning Marty, I actually just bought the plans from your partner Steve and I also have a set of plans coming that are for a one piece frame. For the boiler, how much do yours cost for a ten wheeler 7.5" gauge?
by John.can
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 57
Views: 16600

Allen engine modifications

I'm not aware of another subject on this forum but everyone please post your modifications, equipment, and anything else done. I just bought ten wheeler plans and I have directions to get to some things. But, I also want to see what others have done to create a unique engine of their own that I migh...
by John.can
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help with Superpower Detail Cross Compound Air Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: Help with Superpower Detail Cross Compound Air Pump

Brian, I would greatly be interested in seeing how to build one. I can't seem to find the website to purchase the castings and my major problem is I have not done any mahinery work before. I just finally decided to purchase my plans for an Allen ten wheeler on Sunday and I've already started searchi...
by John.can
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

@cbrew how does your braking system work, 4 position? Is it a railroad supply one?
Anyone have pictures of the railroad supply brake stand and how it works?
by John.can
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

It looks amazing and it's not common to see external valve gearing on an Allen and a Vanderbilt style tender. If I'm looking at the picture carefully it looks like you have a brake stand with two controls. I was looking to incorporate that in my steam engine to look more prototypical and the steam e...
by John.can
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

That's actually a thing I was told about by my club president who built an Allen ten wheeler. I'm guessing just search fabrication shops that do laser cutting or hydro cutting? It'll be easier for me to understand that part of the engine once I get the plans cause I'm very much visual and hands on w...
by John.can
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

No longer searching for any steam engine

Thank you everyone for pointing me in directions or for offering your engines. I have decide to build my own and hope over the time it takes I get to meet people across the hobby.