Originally Posted by Strummer:
Originally Posted by DRGWno1:
Good to know about the KD O couplers ability to be used with the AF line. Will have to try this one.
When I first go into "S", I was troubled by the size of the AF couplers, so I swapped out the originals for KD O scale. They looked much better, mated just fine with the AF's,and gave that "KD reliability" that we all know and love.
Since then, I have begun to focus on moving to scale "S", and am now using a mix of KD #802s and various KD HO scale couplers. The nice thing about the HO line is there are SO many variations to choose from; you can always find something that will fit!
I'm hoping that the Sargent Line will be able to produce their S scale version someday, as it's far and away the most realistic miniature I've seen (after the Clouser-designed O scale coupler that Protocraft is currently marketing....)
Mark in Oregon
Sergent produced an S version some 10-12 years ago (egads...) and I guess has a updated version in development.
I gave it some serious thought back then, they looked really great on an SHS SW that someone posted on Yahoo back then. I guess they were a little tricky to assemble, though. The Sergent coupler then was a 4 piece white metal kit-- top half, bottom half, knuckle and locking ball bearing.
But, I decided that Kadee's assembly, installation, self-centering ability and ease of operation won out over looks. Plus, there's the occasional special installations where I had to use one of Kadee's HO offset shank couplers to get the job done.
At this stage of the game, even when Sergent's become available again, I'll stick with Kadee's.