#148 Whisker® Metal Coupler - Medium Centerset Shank
The #148 Whisker® Metal Coupler will work anywhere a NO.5® Coupler will work and is a direct replacement for most Bachmann On30 couplers & a direct replacement for most plastic Medium Centerset "clone" couplers.
This industry leading coupler features an all metal coupler head, shank, and Whisker® centering spring and comes complete with insulated draft gearbox and lid. The #148 Magne-Matic® Whisker® Metal Coupler may be mounted with the included #242 Snap-Together Gearbox or with other manufacturers cast-on coupler pockets.
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 or insulated #28 coupler.
Refer to our helpful Coupler Conversion Charts to determine the appropriate coupler to use on your model.
Whisker Coupler Instructions
Two pair per package
Bulk Packs of #148 Whisker® Metal Couplers without gearboxes
Made in the U.S.A.
- (2) Pair #148 Whisker® Metal Couplers - Medium Centerset Shank
- (2) Pair #242 Snap-Together Gearboxes
- (2) #622 Knuckle Springs
#148 Whisker® Metal Coupler Features:
|| - Metal
|| - Medium (9/32") (center hole to back of coupler head)
|| - Centerset
|| - #622
|| - Whisker®
|| - Standard Head
|Works In Place of
|| - NO.5®, #58, #28, #38 (#148 in a #252 box), #118, #119, #158, & medium centerset "clone" couplers
|| - #213, #232, #234, #242, #252, #262, & most manufacturer cast-on coupler pockets* (molded-on gearbox).
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 #148 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.
#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
|| - 29/64"
|| - 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.