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Engines => From Kits/Castings => Topic started by: mikemill on January 02, 2022, 12:31:33 PM

Title: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: mikemill on January 02, 2022, 12:31:33 PM
I found a set of castings and complete boiler for the Allchin at a bargain price on e-bay eleven years ago. The build went well and got 80% of it done when build fatigue set in. It sems to happen to many MEís you reach a point where all interest disappears and the need to spark new interest lies in a new project.
However last October interest returned and decided to finish the Allchin, I completed the painting just before Christmas. At 11/2in scale it is a pleasant size to work on without breaking your back.

Mike

Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: cnr6400 on January 02, 2022, 01:35:32 PM
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :cheers:
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: cwelkie on January 02, 2022, 01:42:31 PM
Very nice engine Mike! Good on you for finishing it, a major accomplishment.
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: Chipswitheverything on January 02, 2022, 03:54:18 PM
Another really beautiful model, the painting and lining is superb.  You must be very pleased to have returned to the project with interest, and now have a finished engine to enjoy.  Will you steam it at some time?   Dave
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: crueby on January 02, 2022, 04:34:17 PM
Beautiful!  Love the color scheme too.
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: Kim on January 02, 2022, 05:19:23 PM
Gorgeous, Mike!  Love the color and paint job!

Congratulations on completing your Allchin.  I know what you mean about losing interest after a while and I'm glad you regained it and finished this wonderful model.

At 1.5" it's no small item!  What does it weigh in at?

Kim
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: propforward on January 02, 2022, 05:48:16 PM
Thatís a super engine! Wonderful detailing as well. Thanks so much for sharing.
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: mikemill on January 03, 2022, 09:41:41 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, as to steaming probably not, I have had it run on air to prove the valve setting. I have not weighed it but it must be around 10 kgs.
I am one of those odd MEís who get their pleasure from building models rather than running them, once completed it gets added to the collection, and look forward to the next challenge!

Mike
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: Zephyrin on January 03, 2022, 10:01:37 AM
beautiful result, magnificent model, congratulations !
you are certainly happy to have finished it...
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: MJM460 on January 03, 2022, 10:48:50 AM
A beautiful model Mike, well done.  Itís a huge project to complete.

Of course you know we now want to see the video, even on air!

MJM460
Title: Re: 1.5in Allchin Traction Engine
Post by: Kim on January 03, 2022, 03:31:48 PM
I am one of those odd MEís who get their pleasure from building models rather than running them, once completed it gets added to the collection, and look forward to the next challenge!

Not sure you're that odd - I'd say I fall in that camp too! :)
Then again, maybe I'm more odd than I realize  :embarrassed:

I second MJMs the request for a video!
Kim