#120 HO Scale SBE Bottom Shelf Whisker® Metal Couplers with Gearboxes - Medium (9/32") Centerset Shank

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#120 HO Scale SBE Bottom Shelf Whisker® Metal Couplers with Gearboxes - Medium (9/32") Centerset Shank is available to buy in increments of 1

#120 SBE Bottom Shelf Whisker® Metal Couplers - Medium 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. With that in mind, we designed the Whisker® couplers with an even longer-lasting and more reliable design. 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 Kadee® “SBE” bottom shelf couplers have a functioning bottom shelf designed not to allow the opposing knuckle to slide down on those dips, bumps, or transitions.

During the 1970s, the Type “E” coupler with a bottom shelf was developed as the Type “SBE” coupler and eventually became mandatory for all new and rebuilt cars as a minimum requirement.

The prototype bottom shelf was designed to keep a broken knuckle from falling to the roadbed and presenting a derailment hazard. The shelf also prevents vertical coupler uncoupling during derailment.

The #120 coupler can be mounted in the supplied #242 Gearboxes or directly into most manufacturer's molded-on gearboxes.

Package Includes:

  • (2) Pair #120 SBE Bottom Shelf Whisker® Metal Couplers - Medium 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 #28 coupler.


Magne-MaticDelayed Magnetic Uncoupling

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: 765484001201

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Distributors must purchase in bundles of 6

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#120 Coupler Specifications
Shank Length Medium - 9/32" (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 SBE Shelf
Centering Spring Whisker®
Knuckle Spring #625
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, #120, #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 #120 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.

Whisker® Coupler Instructions