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KD-23 - #23 20-Series Plastic Couplers with Gearboxes - Short (1/4") Centerset Shank (HO Scale)

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#23 Couplers - Short Centerset Plastic Shank

This industry leading coupler features plastic standard coupler with metal knuckle, and #634 standard centering spring and comes complete with insulated draft gearbox and lid. The#23 Magne-Matic® Plastic Coupler may be mounted with the included #213 or #232 Gearbox or with most other manufacturers cast-on coupler pockets.

Package Includes:

  • (2) Pair #23 Plastic Shank Couplers - Short Centerset Shank
  • (2) Pair #634 Centering Spring NO.5® Style
  • (2) Pair #213 055" ID & .100" ID Bushing/Sleeves
  • (2) Pair #212 Talgo Truck Adaptors
  • (2) Pair #213 Gearboxes
  • (2) Pair #232 Gearboxes
  • (2) #622 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.

#23 Plastic Coupler Features:
Material  -   Metal Knuckle, Plastic Coupler Shank
Shank Length  -   Short (1/4") (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  -  #143, short centerset "clone" couplers
Works With  -   #213, #232, #234, #242, most manufacturer cast-on draft gearboxes



#212 Talgo Truck Adaptors:
Material  -   Insulated Plastic
Works With  -   NO.5®, #58, 20-Series and all Whisker® Couplers
To check coupler height, set the coupler into the talgo truck pocket and hold it level as possible and check the coupler height with a #205 or newer #206 HO coupler height gauge.
NOTE: So it is important to check coupler height and make sure it is correct "before" you insert the talgo truck adaptor, because it's almost impossible to remove without breaking something.


#213 Plastic Draft Gearboxes:
Material  -   Insulated Plastic
Dimensions  -   25/64"L x 5/16"W x 3/32"H
Works With  -   NO.5®, #58, 20-Series and all Whisker® Couplers


#232 Plastic Draft Gearboxes & Lids Features:
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


#23 with a #212 Talgo Truck Adaptor. Mounting Specifications:
Centerline  -   25/64"
Trip Pin Height  -   1/32"


#23 in a #213 monted on bottom. 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)


#23 in a #213 monted on top. Mounting Specifications:
Mounting Height  -   23/64"
Centerline  -   25/64"
Trip Pin Height  -   1/32"
Center Hole  -   2-56 Insulated Screws are the most commonly used. (Screw length will vary)


#23 in a #232 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)
Side Holes  -   0-48 Self-Tapping or 0-80 Machine Screws. (Screw length will vary)