#153 HO Scale Whisker® Scale Metal Couplers with Gearboxes - Short (1/4") Centerset Shank
The #153 "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 #153 Coupler may be mounted with the supplied #242 draft gear box, other Kadee® HO-Scale draft gear box shown below or with the Manufacturers 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 #23, 33 or 43 coupler which will allow the modeler to remove the existing #23, 33 or 43 coupler and replace with the new smaller coupler. The #153 coupler is made of the same metal as the #43 for strength and rigidity.
It is not recommended to use a metal coupler directly on a metal surface or in a metal draft gearbox to avoid possible electrical crossover and shorting that may cause damage. Use the provided insulated gearbox.
Refer to our helpful Coupler Conversion Charts to determine the appropriate coupler to use on your model.
Whisker Coupler Instructions
Two pair per package
Made in the U.S.A.
- (2) Pair #153 Scale Whisker® Metal Couplers - Short Centerset Shank
- (2) Pair #242 Snap-Together Gearboxes
- (2) #625 Knuckle Springs
#153 Scale Whisker® Metal Coupler Features:
|| - Metal
|| - Short (1/4") (center hole to back of coupler head)
|| - Centerset
|| - #625
|| - Whisker®
|| - Scale Head
|Works In Place of
|| - #23, #33 (#143 in a #252 box), short centerset "clone" couplers
|| - #213, #232, #234, #242, #252, #262, manufacturer cast-on draft gearboxes
#242 Snap-Together Gearbox Features:
|| - Insulated Plastic
|| - Snap-Together
|| - 7/16"L x 5/16"W x 1/8"H
|| - NO.5®, #58, 20-Series and 40-Series, All Whisker® Couplers
|| - 25/64"
|| - 25/64"
|Trip Pin Height
|| - 1/32"
|| - 2-56 Insulated Screws are the most commonly used. (Screw length will vary)
Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts - Not for children under 14 years.
Kadee Quality Products Co. products are not toys and are not intended for children under 14 years old.