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This group is for builders of live steam locomotives using castings provided by Allen Models of Michigan, LLC. Gene Allen developed plans, castings and materials for six locomotives in two different scales: Chloe 0-4-2, Fitchberg Northern 2-6-0 (both 2½" scale narrow gauge), American 4-4-0, Mogul 2-6-0, Ten Wheeler 4-6-0, and Consolidation 2-8-0 (1½" scale). He sold his business to Marty Knox and partners in 2012. They now operate as Allen Models of Michigan, LLC. All locomotives can be built for either 7¼" or 7½" track gauge. Discussion of problems, offering of solutions, tips on machining, and other things of interest to builders is encouraged.

Vendors or providers of products or services related to the live steam hobby are welcome to post links to websites in the "Links" area. They may also post contact information in the "Database" area, or a catalog or price list in the "Files" area. Such persons or entities are asked to refrain from unsolicited advertising to group members through posts, but may answer direct questions or requests for information on a subject in their area of expertise or professional work by responding to such posts.

This group is not affiliated with nor endorsed by Allen Models of Michigan, LLC. However, contact information for Allen Models of Michigan is contained in the Database section. A link for their website is listed under "Related Link" in the box to the right.

The photo to the right is an Allen Ten Wheeler at the Ridge Live Steamers track.

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