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Karen and Marty Knox have sold the Allen Models line of casings and
drawings to Steve Alley, of Gardnerville, NV. The new name is Allen Models
of Nevada, the address is PO Box 848 NV 89410. The new phone number is
This sale had its start at Train Mountain, where
Marty and Steve discussed the challenges they faced as suppliers. Three
months later the sale is complete, with the inventory at its new home.
Steve has his experience at Alley Supply and Alley Locomotive Works to
help him carry on the Allen Models tradition of customer service.
While the sale was complete October 1, it will be several weeks before
Allen Models of Nevada will be ready to start filling orders. Marty has
agreed to continue providing technical support to Allen Models customers.
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