Consolidation

Consolidation

The 2-8-0 Consolidation is a freelance model of the early slide valve type. The model reflects an early 1930's update. In this period the inside valve gear was changed to outside for better efficiency and ease of maintenance. Sometimes new stacks, domes and cabs were added. Piston valve conversions were also made when updating, but we have retained the slide valve for ease of construction. Gene Allen has always felt that the slide valve was the easiest valve type for the beginner to handle. It has 5 3/8" (51" prototype) drivers. This puts it in the switcher and short-haul class. Using many of the mogul castings and boiler helps to keep the cost down. The rigid wheelbase is only one inch longer than the mogul, thus keeping the same turning radius of 32 feet. In keeping with the updated theme, the tender trucks have been changed to ball bearing instead of friction bearing arch bar type. As with the rest of our line of engines, it is very easy to kit-bash. It could be built as a small Mikado by making some frame changes and adding a trailing truck.

"I think any builder will be pleased with the finished engine." - Gene Allen

Specifications:

Scale: 1 1/2" (1/5 scale)        Drivers: 6 3/8"
Gauge: 7 1/2" or 7 1/4"   Boiler: 8 5/8"
Bore: 2"   Engine Length: 88"
Stroke: 3 1/4"   Tender: 23"
Valve Gear:  Baker   Weight: 500 lbs
      Minimum Radius:  32'

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  1. CO-7-2 Consolidation Erection Drawing Only
    $42.00
    This is the erection drawings for the Consolidation, consisting of two sheets. Learn More
  2. CO-8-35 Consolidation Complete Drawing Set
    $180.00

    This is the complete set of drawings needed to build the Allen Consolidation 2-8-0.  A sample sheet thumbnail and a sample drawing detail of the crosshead is shown here. The drawings sheets range in size from 24" X 36" to 30" X 60" for some of the larger erection drawings depending on the locomotive. See below for a complete list of sheets included.

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  3. CO100-2 Pair of Waterjet Frames
    $380.00
    This waterjet frame replaces the built up bar stock frame kit for the Consolidation. In addition to a great savings in fabrication labor and fastenings, this frame looks more prototypical and has the singular advantage of being able to drop the main axles without having to disassemble the frame. Comes with machining instructions. The hoops at the bottom of the as-waterjet item are to hold the frame's shape while the pedestal guide surfaces are machined. They are cut off and then the pedestal retainers / keepers installed. The last image shows the frame as-machined. When not in stock, These frames are produced to order. Please call us at 775-782-3800 or email us at steve@allenmodels.com to place an order for this item. Learn More
  4. Consolidation Section 01

    This section includes main frame related parts including the frame stock, frame spreader, draw bar pocket, apron frame and frame extensions.

    Note: if you plan to use the waterjet frame, you only need parts M105-1, CO174-S, M104-1 and CO175C-1 from this section.  The frame stock and associated extensions and aprons are not needed.

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  5. Consolidation Section 01A
    This section includes laser cut parts that are part of the main frame. Learn More
  6. Consolidation Section 02
    This section includes driver and spring rigging related parts for the Allen Consolidation. Learn More
  7. Consolidation Section 02A
    This section includes driver and spring rigging related parts for the Allen Consolidation. NOTE: CO-123-S is a 2D part that can be machined from 1/8" stock. Machine cut part will be available in the future. Learn More
  8. Consolidation Section 03
    This section includes the brake rigging for the Consolidation. Learn More
  9. Consolidation Section 04
  10. Consolidation Section 05
    This section contains the cross heads, guides and yokes. NOTE: Crosshead yoke not currently shown in picture. Learn More
  11. Consolidation Section 05A
    This section contains the cross heads, guides and yokes. NOTE: Crosshead yoke not currently shown in picture. Learn More
  12. Consolidation Section 06
    This section includes the cylinder related castings for the Consolidation. Learn More
  13. Consolidation Section 07
    This section includes the blast pipe, saddle and pilot beam castings. Learn More
  14. Consolidation Section 08
    This section contains the valve gear-related castings. Learn More
  15. Consolidation Section 09
    This includes the pilot truck castings for the Consolidation. Learn More
  16. Consolidation Section 09A
    This includes the pilot truck castings for the Consolidation. Learn More
  17. Consolidation Section 10
    This section includes the smokebox and related castings. NOTE mogul number plate shown. NOTE - smoke box pieces, door and stack are now cast iron. Learn More
  18. Consolidation Section 11
    This section includes the domes, reverse quadrant and cab floor support casting and cab castings. NOTE - dome and quadrant castings are now cast iron, but you may order the bronze castings until they are sold out. Learn More
  19. Consolidation Section 12
    This section includes all the castings needed for the tender body. Learn More
  20. T230 36in Laser Cut Tender Kit
    $700.00
    This is a complete laser cut steel tender shell kit for the Allen consolidation, ten wheeler and other Allen engines if desired. This kit comes complete with all parts needed to assemble the shell, as well as a bag of 1,000 copper rivets, 12 clecos and a cleco clamping tool. This kit represents hundreds of hours of savings in fabrication time! A "must have" for any new tender builder. This is the "long" 36 inch tender, a "short" 30" tender intended for the Mogul is also available. NOTE: Assembled tender shown is 30" tender. Kit shown is 36" tender. Assembled photo is shown with M229B-1 tank fill hatch and M229A-1A top tank water fill lid. Learn More

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