Kato (Japan) - HO Coupler Conversions



NOTE: Our conversions typically requiring the least modification to a model. The How To Instructions and Diagrams are based of the Standard Coupler; they will still be a good guide for the Whisker® & Other suggested coupler options. Always check the coupler heights with either our #205 or newer #206 Coupler Height Gauge.
Kato (Japan)





Stop & Read This! Newer HO-Scale Models with Factory Knuckle Couplers will not be listed. They are easily converted by using our #148 or "scale" head #158 Whisker® Couplers.

**Note: Some manufacturers now produce models with non-industry standard coupler pockets. These shallower coupler pockets may require slight modification to the gearbox or coupler to function properly. If the model has a removable gearbox it can be replaced with a Kadee® gearbox. If the model has a molded-on gearbox, the coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit.

  Whisker® Metal Coupler Standard Coupler Other Coupler Options

Alco RS-2

Alco RS-2 Conversion
 
 

Alco RSC-2

Alco RSC-2 Conversion
 
 

EMD F40PH

EMD F40PH Conversion

in a

 
 

EMD GP-35

EMD GP-35 Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

EMD GP-35 Phase 1A & 1C

EMD GP-35 Phase 1A & 1C Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

EMD NW2

EMD NW2 Conversion
 
 

EMD SD-40-2

EMD SD-40-2 Conversion
 
 

EMD SD-40-2 “Snoot Nose”

EMD SD-40-2 “Snoot Nose” Conversion
 
 

GE P42

GE P42 Conversion

in a

 
 

SD-40

SD-40 Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

SD-45

SD-45 Conversion
 
 

SD-45 (New Production)

SD-45 (New Production) Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

SD-70 MAC

SD-70 MAC Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

SD-80 MAC

SD-80 MAC Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

SD-90/43 MAC

SD-90/43 MAC Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

GE C44-9CW (Dash 9)

GE C44-9CW (Dash 9) Conversion
 
 

All Passenger Cars

 
 

ACF 70 TON Covered Hopper

ACF 70 TON Covered Hopper Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Anywhere a NO.5® is listed, the #28, #58 or #118, #119, #158, #148 Whisker Coupler can be used in its place.


*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.

** Metal Coupler Note: It is not recommended to use a metal coupler directly on a metal surface to avoid the possible electrical crossover or shorting that may cause damage.

Featured

[view more]
#4324 SOU #262053

#4324 SOU #262053

$39.95  $33.96
#6404 CNA #794321

#6404 CNA #794321

$39.95  $33.96

Specials

[view more]
#6404 CNA #794321

#6404 CNA #794321

$39.95  $33.96
#4324 SOU #262053

#4324 SOU #262053

$39.95  $33.96
Cart