|Frequently Asked Questions
| Questions About N & Z Scale Products:
You will need to contact Micro-Trains at email@example.com for Z and N scale information.
Kadee®Quality Products and Micro-Trains split into two totally separate companies in 1990. Kadee® makes HOn3 up to G scale products only and Micro-Trains makes only N and Z Scale products, and a few HOn3 products.
Questions About Coupler Conversions:
You will need to go to our coupler conversion page at http://www.kadee.com/conv/convpl.htm you will find most all coupler conversions for HO & Large Scale.
Question: Are we going to come out with the complete "offset" series of whisker coupler?
We are presently working on this and we’ll be releasing each one as they are completed, these will be the standard head #148 type and not the scale head couplers.
Question: What is our next type of car we’ll bring out?
We have not yet decided on our next car. We have quite a number of projects we are presently working on so it may be quite some time before we start another car project.
Question: Are we going to bring out more O Scale couplers with longer shanks and offsets?
We might in the future since we have been receiving more and more requests.
Question: Are we going to bring out more products in other scales such as On30?
We’d like to but we have so many projects going on and a very long list of future projects so unless something becomes a priority we really do not know when we’ll get to it.
Question: How come you don’t sell your couplers to other manufacturers?
As a matter of fact we do sell to several model makers and we certainly are willing to sell to any manufacturer that wants a quality coupler on their models. The main issue is the bottom line the manufacturers are willing to pay for couplers and their little regard for the modelers desire for quality couplers installed at the factory.
Question: Is the #148 whisker coupler going to replace the #5 coupler?
Perhaps that’s an eventuality but it really won’t happen for a very long time. The #5 coupler is still the back bone of our coupler line, however, any new HO Scale coupler we make will have the whisker centering spring type of shank.
Question: Are bulk packages of your whisker couplers available?
Yes, and they’ve been available for sometime now. The #14 is the 25 pair & #140 is the 50 pair package of the #148 coupler and the #150 is the 25 pair & #151 is the 50 pair package of the scale head #158 coupler.
Question: Are "scale" (#58) couplers compatible with NO.5® couplers?
Yes, The "scale" couplers were designed to function with all of our other HO Scale couplers.