Mantua - 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.
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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

0-4-0 Booster

0-4-0 Booster Conversion
 
 

0-4-0 Camelback

0-4-0 Camelback Conversion
 
#147
in a
#252 Gearbox

0-4-0 Switcher

0-4-0 Switcher Conversion
 
 

0-6-0 Tank Switcher

0-6-0 Tank Switcher Conversion
 
 

0-6-0 Little Six Switcher

0-6-0 Little Six Switcher Conversion
 
#147
in a
#252 Gearbox

0-8-0 USRA Switcher

0-8-0 USRA Switcher Conversion
 
 

2-6-0 Mogul

2-6-0 Mogul Conversion
 
#147
in a
#252 Gearbox

2-6-2 Prairie

2-6-2 Prairie Conversion
 
#147
in a
#252 Gearbox

2-6-6-2 Logger

2-6-6-2 Logger Conversion
 
 

2-6-6-2 Mallet

2-6-6-2 Mallet Conversion
 
 

2-8-0 Consolidation

2-8-0 Consolidation Conversion
 
 

2-8-2 Mikado (Camelback)

2-8-2 Mikado (Camelback) Conversion
 
 

2-8-2 Mikado (Old- Pwr. in Tender)

2-8-2 Mikado (Old- Pwr. in Tender) Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

2-8-2 Mikado

2-8-2 Mikado Conversion
 
#148 or #158
in a
#252 Gearbox

2-8-4 Berkshire

2-8-4 Berkshire Conversion
 
 

4-4-0 American

4-4-0 American Conversion
 
#141 Pilot, #147 Tender
in a
#252 Gearbox

4-4-2 Atlantic

4-4-2 Atlantic Conversion
 
 

4-6-0 Ten Wheeler (Rogers)

4-6-0 Ten Wheeler (Rogers) Conversion
 
#141 Pilot, #147 Tender
in a
#252 Gearbox

4-6-2 Pacific

4-6-2 Pacific Conversion
 
#149 Pilot, #147 Tender
in a
#252 Gearbox

4-6-2 Pacific (Newer)

4-6-2 Pacific (Newer) Conversion
 
#146 Pilot, #147 Tender
in a
#252 Gearbox

4-6-4 Hudson

4-6-4 Hudson Conversion
 
#141 Pilot, #147 Tender
in a
#252 Gearbox

EMD F-7A & B

EMD F-7A & B Conversion
 
 
 

EMD GP-20

EMD GP-20 Conversion
 
 
 

Water Car (Old Time)

Water Car (Old Time) Conversion

in a

 

Other Freight Car Kits

Other Freight Car Kits Conversion
 
#148, #158
in a
#252 Gearbox

Streamlined Passenger Car (Metal)

Streamlined Passenger Car (Metal) Conversion
 
 

Passenger Cars, Old Time 1860

Passenger Cars, Old Time 1860 Conversion

in a

 

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.

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