#118-25 HO Scale Bulk Pack - 25 pair #118 SF Shelf Whisker Metal Couplers - Medium (9/32") Centerset Shank

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#118 Bulk Pack (25 pair) SF Shelf Whisker® Metal Couplers (w/o Gearboxes) - Medium Centerset Shank

The next evolution of model train couplers starts and ends with the Kadee® Whisker® series of couplers. When we set out to improve upon the venerable No.5® we knew it had to be just as game-changing as the original. With that in mind, we designed the Whisker® couplers with an even longer-lasting and more reliable design. We took everything you loved about the No.5® and improved upon it. No more fumbling with centering springs. No more multi-piece assemblies. The Whisker® series of couplers is a true drop-in coupler. Use Kadee® Whisker® couplers in your next model and enjoy the most reliable and smooth coupling experience you've ever had. Always made right here in the USA with legendary Made In America quality.

The #118 SF Shelf Coupler features shelves that actually work and can be easily modified to look like the type "F" or "H" passenger car coupler. Trim off the top hood to make a type “F” passenger car coupler. Trim off the top & bottom hood to make a type “H” passenger car coupler. The couplers can be mounted in Kadee® #213, #232, #234, and #242 Gearboxes or directly into most manufacturer's molded-on gearboxes.

In the late 1960s, the top and bottom shelf Type “SF” coupler was developed and standardized in 1970 for hazardous material tank cars. During this same period, the Type “E” coupler with a bottom shelf was developed as the Type “SBE”, and the Type “SE” top and bottom shelf came later on. The Type “SF” and “SE” couplers were standard for tank cars in 1975 and eventually became mandatory for hazardous material cars. Kadee® #118 Type “SF” coupler is a scale size coupler that, compared to the smaller Type “E” scale couplers, will seem way over scale, but it’s not.

Package Includes:

  • (25) Pair #118 SF Shelf Whisker® Metal Couplers - Medium Centerset Shank
  • (10) Spare #622 Knuckle Springs
  • **Gearboxes not included**

Using a metal coupler directly on a metal surface or in a metal draft gearbox is not recommended to avoid possible electrical crossover and shorting that may cause damage. Use the provided insulated gearbox or insulated #28 coupler.

Magne-MaticDelayed Magnetic Uncoupling

Kadee® Magne-Matic® Couplers and Uncouplers are a complete system for your model railroad layout. We've designed every product to work harmoniously with the Magne-Matic® system so that you can focus on enjoying your hobby instead of troubleshooting issues. Magne-Matic® technology ensures smooth and reliable hands-free coupling and uncoupling anywhere.

Refer to our helpful Coupler Conversion Charts to determine the appropriate coupler to use on your model.

UPC: 765484118251

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Distributors must purchase in bundles of 6

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#118 Coupler Specifications
Shank Length Medium - 9/32" (center of mounting hole to back of coupler head)
Shank Offset Centerset
Mounting Height 29/64"
Centerline 25/64"
Trip Pin Height 1/32"
Head Style SF Shelf
Centering Spring Whisker®
Knuckle Spring #622
Shank Material Metal
Knuckle Material Metal
Color Black
Compatible Gearboxes #213, #232, #234, #242, #252, #262, and Most manufacturer molded-on gearboxes*

*Note: Some manufacturers now produce models with non-industry standard coupler pockets (molded-on gearbox). These shallower coupler pockets may require slight modification to the gearbox or coupler to function properly. If the model has a shallow molded-on gearbox, the top of the #118 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.

Whisker® Coupler Instructions