Kadee draft gear box dimensions.
im trying to find the outer dimensions of certain Kadee large-scale coupler boxes..
Kadee doesnt seem to have the dimensions on their site, and I cant find them anywhere else on the internet..
Im trying to see if any couplers will fit in the USA Trains reefer coupler pocket:
With only minor changes to the car..I imagine the reefer coupler pocket will need to be enlarged, because I dont think any Kadee boxes will slide in as-is, but there is a range of Kadee coupler box dimensions, so I want to see if we can gather them all together in this thread, for reference.
The boxes are the same for both the "G-scale" couplers, and the slightly smaller "#1 scale" couplers..the boxes are the same either way.
Im looking for the outer dimensions of the main body of the box, *not* counting that little "lip" some of them have on the front, and not counting the decorative rivets..those can just be filed flat, and aren't an integral part of the main box height. here is the list from the Kadee site:
Standard Gear Box
W: width of main box, 19mm. Overall width including the side screw hole protrusions: 22mm
H: 8mm (not counting the top "lip" extension)
Truck Mount Gear Box
Short Gear Box
Extra Short Gear Box
(not counting the "lip" at the front-top of the gearbox)
For this one, im interested in the dimensions at the *front* of the gearbox! ;)
could it perhaps be slid into the back of a car coupler pocket opening?
thats not the "standard" use for the coupler, but it could perhaps be adapted to other uses.
I will edit this post and update with the dimensions as people provide them..
so if you have any of these you can measure, please do! :)