Kadee #153-25 HO Scale, Bulk Pack, 25 pair #153 Scale Whisker Metal Couplers, Short Centerset Shank

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The next evolution of model train couplers starts and ends with the Kadee® Whisker® series of couplers. The scale size and detail of the #58 coupler has long been popular with model railroaders, so we knew we had to offer a Whisker® version. The #153 is a Short Centerset scale sized coupler with smaller head and knuckle for a more prototypical look. The #153 features an even longer-lasting and more reliable design. No more fumbling with centering springs. No more multi-piece assemblies. The #153 Whisker® coupler 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 #153 is interchangeable with the #23, #33, #143, and most manufacturer's Short Centerset OEM knuckle couplers. For a #33 equivalent use the #153 in a #252 Gearbox.

Package Includes:

  • (25) Pair #153 "Scale" Whisker® Metal Couplers - Short Centerset Shank
  • (10) Spare #625 Knuckle Springs
  • **Gearboxes not included**

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. For insulated couplers use the #23 coupler.

#153 Coupler Specifications
Shank Length Short - 1/4" (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 Scale
Centering Spring Whisker®
Knuckle Spring #625
Shank Material Metal
Knuckle Material Metal
Color Black
Compatible Gearboxes #213, #232, #234, #242, Most manufacturer molded-on gearboxes*

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

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