American

American

Allen Models American 4-4-0 Erection DrawingThe American is a freelance model using a 4-4-0 built by the Cooke Locomotive and Machine Company of Patterson, New Jersey in 1888 as a base reference. The construction is the same type as used in the Mogul and Ten Wheeler, making it a simple model to build. It uses the ten wheeler boiler, which gives it good steaming capacity and ease of operation.

The prototype model was successfully tested at several club tracks and up to three percent grades, proving the ability to move a good load without slipping. Most of the Ten Wheeler castings are used throughout. There are separate driver castings of increased diameter and a cast cab set with simulated wood paneling of the period. The tender may be built straight sided or with a flared rim. We feel that this is a pleasing looking model that makes a good showing on any track. Gene used his own American as his personal locomotive for many years.

Specifications:

Scale: 1 1/2" (1/5 scale)        Drivers: 8 1/2"
Gauge: 7 1/2" or 7 1/4"   Boiler: 8 5/8"
Bore: 2"   Engine Length: 60"
Stroke: 3 1/4"   Tender: 38"
Valve Gear:  Stevenson   Weight: 500 lbs
      Minimum Radius:  32'

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  1. AP 7-2 American Erection Drawings Only
    $42.00
    AP 7-2 Erection Drawings Only Learn More
  2. Ap 8-35 American Complete Set of Drawings
    $180.00

    This is the complete set of drawings needed to build the Allen American 4-4-0.  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. Learn More

  3. American Section 01
    Castings needed to complete section 1 of the Allen American. Learn More
  4. American Section 02
    This section includes driver and spring rigging related parts for the Allen American. Learn More
  5. American Section 02A
    This section includes laser cut spring rigging parts for the Allen American. Learn More
  6. American Section 03
    This section includes the brake rigging for the American. Learn More
  7. American Section 04
    This section includes the rods and crosshead castings for the American. Learn More
  8. American Section 05
    This section includes the cylinder related castings for the American. Learn More
  9. American Section 06
    This section includes smokebox saddle, blast pipe and pilot beam castings. Learn More
  10. American Section 07
    This section includes valve gear eccentrics and water pump castings. Learn More
  11. American Section 08
    This section includes the pilot truck castings. Learn More
  12. American Section 08A
    This section includes laser cut front truck parts for the Allen American. Learn More
  13. American Section 09
    This section includes the smokebox and related castings. NOTE - smoke box pieces, door and stack are now cast iron. Learn More
  14. American Section 10
    This section includes the domes, reverse quadrant and cab floor support casting, cast cab pieces and running boards. NOTE - dome and quadrant castings are now cast iron. The old quadrant castings may still be ordered until they are out of stock. Learn More
  15. American Section 11
    This section includes all the castings needed for the tender body. Learn More
  16. M230 30in Laser Cut Tender Kit
    $650.00
    This is a complete laser cut steel tender shell kit for the Allen Mogul and other Allen engines. 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 "short" 30 inch tender, a "long" 36" tender intended for the ten wheeler and the consolidation is also available. Assembled photo is shown with M229B-1 tank fill hatch and M229A-1A top tank water fill lid. Learn More
  17. American Section 12
    This section includes all the castings needed for the tender trucks. Learn More
  18. American Section 13
    This section includes the throttle, couplers and fire door. Learn More

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