Model Power - 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 smaller 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 an integrated gearbox, the coupler shank may be filed down to fit.

  Whisker® Metal Coupler Standard Coupler Other Coupler Options

0-4-0 Switcher

0-4-0 Switcher Conversion
 
 

0-4-0 Shifter w/Tender

 
#148 Pilot or #149 Tender
in a
#252 Gearbox

2-6-0 Switcher w/Tender

2-6-0 Switcher w/Tender Conversion
 
#143 Pilot or #146 Tender
in a
#252 Gearbox

2-8-0 Consolidation

2-8-0 Consolidation Conversion
#146 Pilot
in a
#252 Gearbox

4-6-0 Casey Jones

4-6-0 Casey Jones Conversion
#146 Pilot
in a
#252 Gearbox

4-6-2 Pacific

4-6-2 Pacific Conversion
 
 

Alco 1000 Diesel Switcher Pacific

ALCO 1000 Diesel Switcher Conversion
 
 

Alco C-430

Alco C-430 Conversion
 
 

Alco C-628

Alco C-628 Conversion
 
 

Alco FA-2 & FB-2

Alco FA-2 & FB-2 Conversion
 
#147 Front
in a
#252 Gearbox

Alco RS-11

Alco RS-11 Conversion
 
#143 Body Mount
in a
#252 Gearbox

Baldwin Shark Nose A & B

Baldwin Shark Nose A & B Conversion
 
#147 Front
in a
#252 Gearbox

EMD E-7

EMD E-7 Conversion
 
 

EMD E-8/9

EMD E-8/9 Conversion
 
 

EMD F2 A & B

EMD F2 A & B Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

EMD F3

EMD F3 Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Porter Hustler

Porter Hustler Conversion
 
 

250 Ton Crane

250 Ton Crane Conversion
 
#146 Body Mount
in a
#252 Gearbox

2 Pack Ore Cars

with a

 

32’ Wood Caboose

32’ Wood Caboose Conversion
 
 

Depressed Center Flat Car

Depressed Center Flat Car Conversion
 
 

All Freight Cars (Generic)

All Freight Cars (Generic) Conversion

with a

#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Harriman Pass/OB Car

Harriman Pass/OB Car Conversion

with a

 

Old Time Passenger Car

Old Time Passenger Car Conversion

with a

 

Streamlined Passenger Cars (Tri-Ang)

Streamlined Passenger Cars (Tri-Ang) Conversion
 
#147
in a
#252 Gearbox

Streamlined Passenger Cars

Streamlined Passenger Cars Conversion

with 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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