#153 HO Scale Whisker® Scale Metal Couplers with Gearboxes - Short (1/4") Centerset Shank
#153 "Scale" Whisker® Metal Couplers - Short Centerset Shank
The next evolution of model train couplers starts and ends with the Kadee® Whisker® series of couplers. The scale size and detail of the #58 coupler has long been popular with model railroaders, so we knew we had to offer a Whisker® version. The #153 is a Short Centerset scale sized coupler with smaller head and knuckle for a more prototypical look. The #153 features an even longer-lasting and more reliable design. No more fumbling with centering springs. No more multi-piece assemblies. The #153 Whisker® coupler 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 #153 is interchangeable with the #23, #33, #143, and most manufacturer's Short Centerset OEM knuckle couplers. For a #33 equivalent use the #153 in a #252 Gearbox.
- (2) Pair #153 "Scale" Whisker® Metal Couplers - Short Centerset Shank
- (2) Pair #242 Snap-Together Gearboxes & Lids
- (2) Spare #625 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.
Refer to our helpful Coupler Conversion Charts to determine the appropriate coupler to use on your model.
Made in the U.S.A.
Distributors must purchase in bundles of 6
|#153 Coupler Specifications|
|Shank Length||Short - 1/4" (center of mounting hole to back of coupler head)||Shank Offset||Centerset|
|Trip Pin Height||1/32"|
|Knuckle Spring||#625||Shank Material||Metal||Knuckle Material||Metal||Color||Black|
|Compatible Gearboxes||#213, #232, #234, #242, Most manufacturer molded-on gearboxes*|
*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 #153 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.