Only had my Reading Allegheny for a week but here's my 2 cents:
-Very little to go wrong on this model, very simple design.
-Every motor and control module is easily accessible, nothing enclosed.
-Huge ash pan, empties every 3 or 4 days.
-Solid build but I think most coal stoves probably are.
-Dealer has no trouble getting parts, some of the parts are generic and can be purchased locally or on the internet.
-A little bigger than other models (not always a bad thing).
-The manual is very poor. If you're new to stokers, explanations of operation are vague. Set-up procedures go back and forth between chimney and power vent not really explaining which is which. Book is just half sheets of paper held together with one staple. Your dropping $2200 + on a stove and getting a half arsed 10 cent manual - come on.