Life-Like Trains Proto 1000 HO Scale Coupler Conversions

The perfect solution for all of your coupler woes. Thanks to our extensive list of HO Scale coupler conversions it's easier than ever to fit Kadee® Couplers onto your locomotives and rolling stock. Our conversions typically require the least amount of modification to your model and the How-To Instructions and diagrams make fitting your new couplers a breeze. Remember to always check your coupler heights with our #206 Coupler Height Gauge. We've done the hard work for you so find the perfect coupler in the list below.*

  Whisker® Metal Coupler Standard Coupler Other Coupler Options

Alco DL-109

Alco DL-109 Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Alco RS-2

Alco RS-2 Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

C-Liner

C-Liner Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

ERIE-Built Diesel

ERIE-Built Diesel Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

ERIE-Built Diesel
For Close Coupling

 

F-3A

F-3A Conversion
 
 

F-3A - For Close Coupling

F-3A - For Close Coupling Conversion
 
 

R-17 Subway Car

R-17 Subway Car Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

RDC Locomotive

RDC Locomotive Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Budd RDC-1

Budd RDC-1 Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Freight Cars

Freight Cars 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.