The #153 "Scale" All Metal Self-Centering WHISKER® Coupler features a "Scale" Metal Coupler (a smaller head coupler which is more to scale and is patterned after the type 'E" couplers) & Metal WHISKER® Centering Spring, insulated Draft Gear Box and Lid. The #153 Coupler may be mounted with the supplied #242 draft gear box, other Kadee® HO-Scale draft gear box shown below or with the Manufacturers cast-on coupler pockets. The coupler will couple and uncouple with other Kadee® HO and HOn3 couplers. The coupler has the same shank length as the #23, 33 or 43 coupler which will allow the modeler to remove the existing #23, 33 or 43 coupler and replace with the new smaller coupler. The #153 coupler is made of the same metal as the #43 for strength and rigidity.
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.
- (2) Pair #153 Scale Whisker® Metal Couplers - Short Centerset Shank
- (2) Pair #242 Snap-Together Gearboxes
- (2) #625 Knuckle Springs
|Shank Length||- Short (1/4") (center hole to back of coupler head)|
|Coupler Offset||- Centerset|
|Knuckle Spring||- #625|
|Centering System||- Whisker®|
|Head||- Scale Head|
|Works In Place of||- #23, #33 (#143 in a #252 box), short centerset "clone" couplers|
|Works With||- #213, #232, #234, #242, #252, #262, manufacturer cast-on draft gearboxes|
|Material||- Insulated Plastic|
|Lid Type||- Snap-Together|
|Dimensions||- 7/16"L x 5/16"W x 1/8"H|
|Works With||- NO.5®, #58, 20-Series and 40-Series, All Whisker® Couplers|
|Mounting Height||- 25/64"|
|Trip Pin Height||- 1/32"|
|Center Hole||- 2-56 Insulated Screws are the most commonly used. (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)
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts - Not for children under 14 years.
Kadee Quality Products Co. products are not toys and are not intended for children under 14 years old.
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