Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc.
Asheville, North Carolina USA
Creating 20th Century Models Using 21st Century Technology
Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc. 35 Springwood Drive Asheville, NC 28805
Ph.: (828) 777-5619 (10-5 M-F) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barber 70/100-ton Roller Bearing truck kits
These are made-to-order in batches.
8/22/2018: Taking reservations for another run; these are NOT stocked items
The 3-pack option has been discontinued.
Fully sprung and equalized kits WITH ROTATING END CAPS are comprised of highly-detailed 3D printed sideframes and urethane castings, bright Nickel-plated brass rims with injection molded centers, pre-assembled and gauged wheelsets, (2) styles of end caps, Kadee springs and #2 screws.
>> 70-ton trucks include 33" wheelsets << >> 100-ton trucks include 36" wheelsets <<
Kit No. 64-TK-1a (70-ton, 1 pair) ... $20
Kit No. 64-TK-2a (100-ton, 1 pair) ... $20
B&O M53 "Wagontop" Boxcar
Kit (64-B3) ... includes couplers + decals ... $90 + shipping
Decals (64-DEC-012) available separately
(Refer to "Decals" web page)
"Built the M53 B&O boxcar and it went together very well, no problems and, like the AAR 70T flat car I purchased previously this kit builds into a foreground model. I like the disc provided for the assembly instructions as it saves needed space on my work table. The Sergent coupler compatible draft gear was also supplied, as requested." B.A., New Hampshire
SAL B7 "Turtleback Roof" Boxcar
<< OUT OF STOCK 7/31/2018 >>
Reservations for rerun being taken
Kit (64-B4) ... includes couplers + decals ... $90 + shipping
Decals (64-DEC-010a) available separately
Decals (64-DEC-010b) available separately
(Refer to "Decals" web page)
CB&Q 53' 6" FM14/FM14A Flat Car
CB&Q's Galesburg and Havelock shops built this flat car in (8) batches between 1940 and 1957. Many remained in service well into the 1970s wearing the Roman-font lettering. The kit includes a 1-pc cast urethane frame, square steel bar for centersill weight, Grandt Line details, Tichy wire, K&S brass strip, Kadee 802 couplers, laser-cut wood deck and decals to letter a new car from 1940 to 1957 (change the reweigh/repack data to represent 1960s and later).
Kit No. 64-F2 ... $70 + shipping (in stock 2/9/2018)
Extra decals available ... 64-DEC-013 ... $6.00
SAL 50' 0" F-6 Flat Car & FM/FB Bulkhead Flat Car
Seaboard Air Line ordered 50-ton, 50' 0" flat cars in three batches between 1940 and 1945. Beginning in 1953, their Portsmouth, Virginia shops added bulkheads of various designs to accomodate special customer needs. Each kit includes 1-pc urethane underframe and details, steel weight (hidden in centersill during assembly), laser-cut deck & bulkheads (where applicable), wire, decals and Kadee 802 couplers. Trucks are not included.
Kit No. 64-F3 (Flat) ... $70 + shipping (in stock 2/9/2018)
Kit No. 64-F4 (Angled Bulkheads) ... $79 + shipping (in stock 2/9/2018)
ALL S SCALE KITS NOW AVAILABLE WITH SERGENT-COMPATIBLE COUPLER BOXES FOR SAME PRICE (SERGENT COUPLERS NOT INCLUDED) ...ADD "S" TO KIT NUMBER FOR THIS OPTION
AAR 53' 6", 70-Ton Flat Car
(11) roads bought the AAR "War Emergency" 70-ton, 53' 6" flat car between 1942 and 1948, including ATSF, B&O, CNJ, Pere Marquette (repainted C&O in late 1950s), IHB, NYC and Wabash. (Erie's cars had fewer Z-angle nailers and a different nailing pattern on the deck but were otherwise the same ... you'll need to make those changes to your kit ... Southern's 500 cars had 19 stake pockets). Many were modified over the years to haul containers, pulpwood, automobile frames, etc. Some roads added bulkheads. Many lasted in revenue service as-built well into the1970s ... others survived in MofW service into the 1990s.
Each kit includes 1-pc urethane underframe, steel weight (hidden in centersill during assembly), cast urethane deck with nail holes, separate AAR-style stake pockets, Kadee 802 couplers, wire and detail parts. A mini-CD contains 16 pages of instructions with roster info from Ed Hawkins and weathering ideas for the deck.
AAR Flat Car Testimonies ...
"I assembled the AAR flat car kit - WOW!! Your instructions were precise, concise - CLEAR. It went together very well ... " B. A., New Hampshire
"Castings look excellent. Great detail." S.K., Georgia
"I wanted to tell you how nice it went together ... the instructions were clear and the pictures extremely helped, very little flash, easy filing of crossmembers and a beautiful casting." D.S., Arizona
Kit No. 64-F6 ... $75 + shipping (no trucks/decals)
Tichy Train Groups sells S decals for generic flat cars.
Southern 41' 6", 11-rib, low side gondola
Pullman-Standard rebuilt hundreds of 9-rib gons at their Bessemer, Alabama facility in 1945. New bodies were dropped on the old 1924-built underframes. Andrews trucks were retained and Roman font graphics applied. These cars were common sights into the late 1960s. Block ("Gothic") font and brown paint appeared in the early 60s. These cars ran into the 1970s in revenue service and late 1990s in MofW service.
Each kit includes 1-pc urethane body, separate urethane underframe, brass weight (hidden in body recess during assembly), Kadee 802 couplers, decals, wire and detail parts. A mini-CD contains multi-page instructions with detailed photos to aid assembly and prototype pix for reference.
Kit No. 64-G1 (Roman) ... $75 + shipping (no trucks)
Kit No. 64-G1x (Roman) ... $65 + shipping (no couplers or trucks)
Kit No. 64-G2 (Block) ... $75 + shipping (no trucks)
Kit No. 64-G2x (Block) ... $65 + shipping (no couplers or trucks)