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#158
"Scale" All Metal Self-Centering WHISKER® Coupler
- Medium (9/32") Centerset Shank

#158 "Whisker" Coupler
The #158 "Scale" All Metal Self-Centering WHISKER® Coupler features a "Scale" Metal Coupler (a smaller head coupler which is more to scale and is patterned after the type 'E" couplers) & Metal WHISKER® Centering Spring, insulated Draft Gear Box and Lid. The #158 Coupler may be mounted with the supplied #242 draft gear box, other Kadee® HO-Scale draft gear box shown below or with the manufactures cast-on coupler pockets. The coupler will couple and uncouple with other Kadee® HO and HOn3 couplers. The coupler has the same shank length as the NO.5®, 28, 38 or 58 coupler which will allow the modeler to remove the existing NO.5®, 28, 38 or 58 coupler and replace with the new smaller coupler. The #158 coupler is made of the same metal as the NO.5® & #58 for strength and rigidity. It is not recommended to use a metal coupler directly on a metal surface or in a metal draft gear box to avoid the possible electrical crossover or shorting that may cause damage. Use the provided insulated draft gear box. The #158 package contains two pair of the new coupler and two pair of the #242 gearboxes, and instructions.


Whisker Coupler Instructions

 

Kadee® HO-Scale Insolated Draft Gear Boxes that work with Kadee® Whisker® Couplers

#213
#148 "Whisker" Coupler

20-Series
Gear Box

#232
#148 "Whisker" Coupler

NO.5® Style
Gear Box

#234
#148 "Whisker" Coupler

Short Shank
Gear Box

#242
#148 "Whisker" Coupler

Universal

Snap-together
Gear Box

#252
#148 "Whisker" Coupler

Small

Snap-together Whisker®

30-Series Equivalent

Gear Box

#262
#148 "Whisker" Coupler

Narrow
Snap-together
Whisker®
Gear Box

 

Coupler Conversion Info

You must first identify the locomotive or rolling stocks manufacturer and type before looking the product up on the HO-Scale Coupler Conversions. Use the HO-Scale Coupler Conversions to lookup our suggested starting coupler* for the particular model. (Our conversions typically requiring the least modification to a model utilizing our newest couplers even though other couplers also work for the model).

 

Once you have lookup our suggested starting coupler you can use our HO-Scale Coupler Conversions (How -To instructions and diagrams) to help you with the couplers installation process. Always check the coupler heights with either our #205 or newer #206 Coupler Height Gauge.

 

Note: If the model came with Factory Knuckle Couplers it will not be listed on the HO-Scale Coupler Conversions under manufacturer there is a generic conversion for Factory Knuckle Couplers on the top of the HO-Scale Coupler Conversions.

*Our conversion’s based on only one model from a production run, there may be inconsistencies in a model’s production run that require a different coupler or model modifications to achieve the proper coupler height for coupler function.

 

#158 "Scale" All Metal Self-Centering WHISKER® Coupler - Medium (9/32") Centerset Shank 2 Pair $4.27
   
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