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. Behold the #158 - a scale sized coupler with smaller head and knuckle for a more prototypical look. Often referred to as the "Whisker® version of the #58", the #158 features an even longer-lasting and more reliable design. No more fumbling with centering springs. No more multi-piece assemblies. The #158 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 #158 is interchangeable with the No.5®, #28, #58, #118, #119, #148, and most manufacturer's Medium Centerset OEM knuckle couplers. For a #38 equivalent use the #158 in a #252 Gearbox.
- (2) Pair #158 "Scale" Whisker® Metal Couplers - Medium Centerset Shank
- (2) Pair #242 Snap-Together Gearboxes & Lids
- (2) Spare #625 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. Use the provided insulated gearbox or insulated #28 coupler.
|#158 Coupler Specifications|
|Shank Length||Medium - 9/32" (center of mounting hole to back of coupler head)|
|Trip Pin Height||1/32"|
|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 #158 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.