1" Scale, 4-3/4" Gauge Baltimore & Ohio I-6 Class 4-4-0 "American" by H.J. Coventry
An 1890s-vintage American, designed in the late 1950s by Mr. Coventry (and off the market for about 5 decades), is now available. Critical castings are available below, & all other castings are in development.
1" scale H.J. Coventry 4-4-0 built by Stan Robinson. Photo by Marty Knox, used with permission.
Cylinder and wheel castings overlayed on elevation drawing.
1" scale, 4-3/4" gauge I-6 class 4-4-0 "American" by H.J. Coventry
(Note: shipping amount for the "Tender Section" is approximate, the actual cost is based on your location. After your order is processed, you will be credited for any shipping overpayment or invoiced for shortage. Thank you.)
The iron castings that are available for the 4-4-0.
1/2-saddle slide valve cylinders for H.J. Coventry 1" scale 4-4-0.
This is a mockup of the locomotive with some of the iron castings, plus the cab, the dome, and the tender bed. The pilot (cowcatcher) is available and is shown in the photo below. (Boiler shell shown for clarity only and is not included). The 5" O.D. boiler shell can be rolled from sheet, or bought from Reeves in the United Kingdom.
The Pilot (cowcatcher).
Another view of the Pilot casting.
Another view of the general arrangement of the engine.
Here's an example of the quality of the castings available from FRIENDS YANKEE SHOP MODELS. At left, a steam dome and dome cover as sold by Mr. H.J. Coventry in the early 1970s. This was from one of the last, if not THE last, set of 1" scale 4-4-0 castings that Mr. Coventry sold. The steam dome is the correct size, but the cap was poured from a pattern that had double shrinkage, thus the cap appears too big for the dome. When redeveloping this design, I made a new pattern that had the correct shrinkage and machining allowance, as well as a chucking spigot to make machining easier.
HJ Coventry 1" scale I-6 class 4-4-0 chassis, that was built by Moe S. from Ontario Canada.
The 1" scale FRIENDS YANKEE SHOP MODELS 4-4-0 that was built by Moe S.
The late Stan Robinson runs his newly completed I-6 class 4-4-0 with some passengers. The "flagman" on the rear, is a very young Keith Taylor of Jefferson, Maine, USA, the very last East-Coast Secretary for the Brotherhood of Live Steamers. Photo courtesy Keith Taylor.