Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc.
Asheville, North Carolina • USA
Creating 20th Century Models Using 21st Century Technology
Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc. • Asheville, NC 28805
Ph.:  (828) 777-5619  (10-5 M-F) • Email: jimking3@charter.net
S Scale Draft Gear & Couplers
Designs are based on typical "paired C-channels" centersill construction dating from cars built in the 1920s but retained on rebuilt cars that ran until retired in the 1970s.  These replace all earlier kits.

Kadee compatible box/cover combo fits 802/805-style couplers with SELF-CENTERING feature using Kadee's Phosphor Bronze coil spring.  Kit includes (10) #0-48 x 3/8" screws and urethane castings of coupler box, cover plate, and "riveted" strap.  Couplers & springs not included.  (5) pairs of castings per package for $15.00.

Kit 64-DP-700 ... Grey-tinted castings
Kit 64-DP-701 ... Brown-tinted castings
Kit 64-DP-702 ... Black-tinted castings
Kit 64-DP-703 ... White-tinted castings (for covered hoppers & tank cars)

Inventive Models and Sergent EC64K compatible box/cover combo fits IM's investment cast brass coupler and Sergent EC64K diecast coupler.  Kit includes (10) #0-48 x 3/8" screws, urethane castings of coupler box, cover plate, and "riveted" strap, plus (12) Kadee #637 coil springs to make this a SELF-CENTERING design.  Couplers not included.  (5) pairs of castings per package for $19.00.

Kit 64-DP-705 ... Grey-tinted castings
Kit 64-DP-706 ... Brown-tinted castings
Kit 64-DP-707 ... Black-tinted castings
Kit 64-DP-708 ... White-tinted castings (for covered hoppers & tank cars)

In the 1940s, the "paired C-channels" centersill construction was replaced with a single, formed "U" that remains the primary design on today's cars.  This centersill style will be offered for Kadee and IM/Sergent coupler box kits ... watch this web page for new photos coming soon.