The next evolution of model train couplers starts and ends with the Kadee® Whisker® series of couplers. When we set out to improve upon the venerable No.5® we knew it had to be just as game-changing as the original. Often referred to as the "Whisker® version of the No.5®", the #148 has dethroned the classic #5 with an even longer-lasting and more reliable design. We took everything you loved about the No.5® and improved upon it. No more fumbling with centering springs. No more multi-piece assemblies. The Whisker® series of couplers 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 #3 is a fully assembled coupler that is ready to mount directly onto your models. We know that not everyone has the time or dexterity to fiddle around with small parts so we've preassembled the #148 Whisker® couplers into #242 gearboxes ahead of time. Adding Kadee® couplers to your models couldn't be easier.
- (2) Pair Assembled #148 Whisker® Metal Couplers in #242 Gearboxes
- (2) Spare #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. For insulated couplers use #28 coupler.
|#148 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, #252, #262, and 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, a #148 Whisker® coupler should be used instead of a No.5® coupler. The top of the #148 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.