#143 HO Scale 140-Series Whisker® Metal Couplers with Gearboxes - Short (1/4") Centerset Shank

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#143 HO Scale 140-Series Whisker® Metal Couplers with Gearboxes - Short (1/4") Centerset Shank is available to buy in increments of 1

#143 Whisker® Metal Couplers - Short Centerset Shank


The next evolution of model train couplers starts and ends with the Kadee® Whisker® series of couplers. When we set out to improve upon the venerable No.5® we knew it had to be just as game-changing as the original. We took everything you loved about the No.5® and improved upon it. No more fumbling with centering springs. No more multi-piece assemblies. The Whisker® series of couplers is a true drop-in coupler. Use Kadee® Whisker® couplers in your next model and enjoy the most reliable and smooth coupling experience you've ever had. Always made right here in the USA with legendary Made In America quality.

The #143 is interchangeable with the #23 and most manufacturer's Short Centerset OEM knuckle couplers. For a #33 equivalent use the #143 in a #252 Gearbox.

Package Includes:

  • (2) Pair #143 Whisker® Metal Couplers - Medium Overset Shank
  • (2) Pair #242 Snap-Together Gearboxes & Lids
  • (2) Spare #622 Knuckle Springs

It is not recommended to use a metal coupler directly on a metal surface or in a metal draft gearbox to avoid possible electrical crossover and shorting that may cause damage. Use the provided insulated gearbox or insulated #23 coupler.


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Kadee® Magne-Matic® Couplers and Uncouplers are a complete system for your model railroad layout. We've designed every product to work harmoniously with the Magne-Matic® system so that you can focus on enjoying your hobby instead of troubleshooting issues. Magne-Matic® technology ensures smooth and reliable hands-free coupling and uncoupling anywhere.

Refer to our helpful Coupler Conversion Charts to determine the appropriate coupler to use on your model.

UPC: 765484001430

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Distributors must purchase in bundles of 6

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#143 Coupler Specifications
Shank Length Short - 1/4" (center of mounting hole to back of coupler head)
Shank Offset Centerset
Mounting Height 29/64"
Centerline 25/64"
Trip Pin Height 1/32"
Head Style Standard
Centering Spring Whisker®
Knuckle Spring #622
Shank Material Metal
Knuckle Material Metal
Color Black
Compatible Gearboxes #213, #232, #234, #242, #252, #262, and Most manufacturer molded-on gearboxes*
#242 Gearboxes & Lids Specifications
Material Insulated Plastic
Dimensions 7/16" L x 5/16" W x 1/8" H
Center Hole 2-56 Insulated Screws
Color Black
Compatible Couplers No.5®, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #58, #118, #119, #141, #142, #143, #144, #145, #146, #147, #148, #149, #153, #156, #158

*Note: Some manufacturers now produce models with non-industry standard coupler pockets (molded-on gearbox). These shallower coupler pockets may require slight modification to the gearbox or coupler to function properly. If the model has a shallow molded-on gearbox, the top of the #143 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.

Whisker® Coupler Instructions