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by John.can
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

Well great news, as of earlier this evening I made a decision and I have now purchased plans for the Allen models ten wheeler. I greatly appreciate all input and advice from all members when I made the first post. Now I will be digging and searching how to make my engine and recommendations to assis...
by John.can
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler

Hey Roy, I sent you a Pm. Have a good evening.
John
by John.can
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Throttle and control - videos
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Re: Allen Mogul Throttle and control - videos

I think I've seen your vids on YouTube and they're all very helpful so thank you for posting them.
by John.can
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler

Thank you, im actually already in contact with Ron. I'm staying optimistic. If anyone else knows of anyone please feel free to reach out.
by John.can
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Research Info needed for 3 new builds, SPco MM-1,MM-2,& AM-2
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Research Info needed for 3 new builds, SPco MM-1,MM-2,&

Thank you, I didn't know his name but I did believe it was someone in NorCal. Hopefully he can assist with this persons venture. I'm currently in process of positively obtaining my first steam engine.
by John.can
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Research Info needed for 3 new builds, SPco MM-1,MM-2,& AM-2
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Research Info needed for 3 new builds, SPco MM-1,MM-2,&

I know there was one floating around in California that used motorcycle cables to control the throttle, brakes, and Johnson bar. A LED was used for indicating the boiler needed more water soon. I'd recommend checking around one of the California live steamers websites and someone may know the person...
by John.can
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler

I do yes almost on the daily. I'm thinking rhis forum might help in my search.
by John.can
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Wanted Allen mogul/ tenwheeler

I'm looking to take ownership of a Allen mogul or tenwheeler or something similar. It would be my first steam engine which means I have no grease guns, tools, or anything. Pretty much square one. I'm hoping if I do find one that is operational and can pass hydro testing and fire safely. I've had som...
by John.can
Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

Merry Christmas to everyone. It really is a great new engine and I like the resourcefulness of pulling from the other Allen models. I will add saying that I'd prefer a mogul or ten wheeler because I'd like to pull a somewhat small but good size train, especially because I'd would also be intending t...
by John.can
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

Thank you Jeff on your insight. Btw thank you everyone for your help at for your service. I will say I've only operated one steam engine and it was the greatest experience I ever had. But I will also say I love the idea of making something from hand, especially because even though I'm a machinist ma...
by John.can
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Re: Advise, to build or buy?

Hello other John's, my middle initial is B so there are a lot around I see. Just from seeing all three responses from both John's and the big dumb dinosaur, all arrows point toward a minor fixer upper and my club president also said don't get one that requires the boiler off. I agree and understand ...
by John.can
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advise, to build or buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

Advise, to build or buy?

I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place or as I call it, two hard places. I've been looking and digging studying and thinking and I can't seem to decide. I'd like to build an Allen ten wheeler or mogul but I'd also wouldn't mind buying one as long as it was in running order and the price affordabl...