Tyco - 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 Booster

0-4-0 Booster Conversion
#147 Pilot
in a
#252 Gearbox

0-6-0 Little Six

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

0-6-0 Big Six

0-6-0 Big Six Conversion
 
#147
in a
#252 Gearbox

0-8-0 Chattanooga

0-8-0 Chattanooga Conversion
#147 Pilot
in a
#252 Gearbox

2-6-2 Prairie

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

2-8-2 Mikado

2-8-2 Mikado Conversion
 
 

4-4-0 General

4-4-0 General Conversion
#28 Tender, #58 Tender
or
#118 Tender, #119 Tender,
#158 Tender

4-6-2 Pacific

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

Alco C-430

Alco C-430 Conversion
 
 

EMD F-9 A & B

EMD F-9 A & B Conversion
 
#143 Body or Truck Mount
in a
#252 Gearbox

EMD GP-20

EMD GP-20 Conversion
 
 

GG-1 Electric

GG-1 Electric Conversion
 
 

Plymouth Switcher

Plymouth Switcher Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Rolling Stock - Old

Rolling Stock - Old Conversion
 
 

Rolling Stock - New

Rolling Stock - New Conversion

with a

#147
with a
#212 Talgo Adapter

Streamlined Passenger Cars

Streamlined Passenger Cars Conversion
#28, #58
or
#118, #119, #158

Old Time Passenger Cars

Old Time Passenger Cars Conversion
 
 

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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