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KD-148

KD-148 - #148 Metal Self Centering Whisker Coupler - Medium (9/32") Centerset Shank 2pr (HO Scale)

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The #148 Whisker® Metal Coupler will work anywhere a NO.5® Coupler will work and is a direct replacement for most Bachmann On30 couplers & a direct replacement for most plastic Medium Centerset "clone" couplers.

This industry leading coupler features an all metal coupler head, shank, and Whisker® centering spring and comes complete with insulated draft gearbox and lid. The #148 Magne-Matic® Whisker® Metal Coupler may be mounted with the included #242 Snap-Together Gearbox or with other manufacturers cast-on coupler pockets.

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.

Package Includes:

  • (2) Pair #148 Whisker® Metal Couplers - Medium Centerset Shank
  • (2) Pair #242 Snap-Together Gearboxes
  • (2) #622 Knuckle Springs
#148 Whisker® Metal Coupler Features:
Material  -   Metal
Shank Length  -   Medium (9/32") (center hole to back of coupler head)
Coupler Offset  -   Centerset
Knuckle Spring  -   #622
Centering System  -   Whisker®
Head  -   Standard Head
Works In Place of  -   NO.5®, #58, #28, #38 (#148 in a #252 box), #118, #119, #158, & medium centerset "clone" couplers
Works With  -   #213, #232, #234, #242, #252, #262, & most manufacturer cast-on coupler pockets* (molded-on gearbox).


*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 #148 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.

#242 Snap-Together Gearbox Features:
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 Specifications:
Mounting Height  -   29/64"
Centerline  -   25/64"
Trip Pin Height  -   1/32"
Center Hole  -   2-56 Insulated Screws are the most commonly used. (Screw length will vary)