This industry leading coupler features an all metal standard coupler, and #634 standard centering spring. The NO.5® Magne-Matic® Metal Coupler may be mounted with the #213, #232, #234, #242 Gearboxes (not included) or with other manufacturers cast-on coupler pockets.
The 148 Whisker® Coupler is equivalent to the NO.5® Metal Coupler.
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.
- (20) Pair NO.5® Metal Couplers - Medium Centerset Shank
- (20) Pair #634 Centering Spring NO.5® Style
- Extra #622 Knuckle Springs
|Shank Length||- Medium (9/32") (center hole to back of coupler head)|
|Coupler Offset||- Centerset|
|Knuckle Spring||- #622|
|Centering System||- Standard Shank|
|Centering Spring||- #634 Centering Spring NO.5® Style|
|Head||- Standard Head|
|Works In Place of||- #58, #28, #118, #119, #148, #158, most medium centerset "clone" couplers|
|Works With||- #213, #232, #234, #242, most manufacturer cast-on draft gearboxes|
|Material||- Insulated Plastic|
|Dimensions||- 29/64"L x 19/64"W x 7/64"H|
|Works With||- NO.5®, #58, 20-Series and all Whisker® Couplers|
|Mounting Height||- 29/64"|
|Trip Pin Height||- 1/32"|
|Center Hole||- 2-56 Insulated Screws are the most commonly used. (Screw length will vary)|
|Side Holes||- 0-48 Self-Tapping or 0-80 Machine Screws. (Screw length will vary)|
- #206 Insulated Muti-Purpose Coupler Height Gauge
- #231 Greas-em Dry Graphite Lubricant
- #237 Coupler Trip Pin Pliers
- #240 Double Headed Pin Vise
- #241 Dual Tool Manual Uncoupling Tool and Spring Pick
- #246 Tap (2-56) and Drills (#50 and #43)
- #780 Tap (0-80) and Drills (#55 and #52)
Very satisified with product. Converted 25 1970s couplers with ease
I run long trains of 80 cars or more on my club’s 400-foot HO-scale modular layout as an exhibitor at train shows. In pulling all that weight, no other coupler holds up as well as the Kadee brand does. I’ve tried all the other brands, and ultimately end up changing them out with Kadee couplers. Sometimes at the shows, I buy additional cars both new and used, but I always change them out before putting them on the layout.