Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul

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Re: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul

Post by Pipescs » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:10 pm

Really glad you posted this. Interestingly, I too am looking to produce the cylinder covers for my LE American. It too sat under the stairs for a number of years before I acquired it.

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Re: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul

Post by NP317 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:30 pm

Wow! You are doggedly pursuing restoration of that American...

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Re: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul

Post by Gra2472 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:38 am

Goodness that's gorgeous. I am looking at doing the same thing to my mogul someday......
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Re: Cylinder Covers for Allen Mogul

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:57 pm

The top row of taped holes I hand drilled and hand taped. It was a various tedious task not to break the tap. You can put a stop on the drill bit so it will not go in too far.

I have done covers on two locomotives that had Allen Cylinders. I did not have to machine the inside of the head covers, since the jacket only goes about 1/2 of the way around the head so they fit on ok just pulled the head cover off center a few thousands, which was not an issue.


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