Kadee #58 HO Scale, "Scale" Metal Couplers with Gearboxes, Medium Centerset Shank

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While the No.5® was revolutionary, the #58 is evolutionary. We took our legendary No.5® coupler and shrank the size of the head and knuckle to create a coupler that's even more prototypical. These industry leading couplers feature an all metal construction, standard centering springs, and come complete with insulated draft gearboxes and lids. This is the perfect upgrade for the weak and drooping couplers that come on most factory rolling stock and locomotives. #58 couplers are manufactured to the strictest tolerances to ensure reliable operation for decades. And they're still made right here in the USA with legendary Made In America quality.

The #58 is interchangeable with the No.5®, #28, #118, #119, #148, #158, and most manufacturer's Medium Centerset OEM knuckle couplers.

Package Includes:

  • (2) Pair #58 "Scale" Metal Couplers - Medium Centerset Shank
  • (2) Pair #634 Centering Spring NO.5® Style
  • (2) Pair #232 Gearboxes
  • (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.

#58 Coupler Specifications
Shank Length Medium - 9/32" (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 #634
Knuckle Spring #625
Shank Material Metal
Knuckle Material Metal
Color Black
Compatible Gearboxes #213, #232, #234, #242, Most manufacturer molded-on gearboxes*
#232 Gearboxes & Lids Specifications
Material Insulated Plastic
Dimensions 29/64" L x 19/64" W x 7/64" H
Center Hole 2-56 Insulated Screws
Side Holes 0-48 Self-Tapping or 0-80 Machine Screws
Color Black
Compatible Couplers No.5®, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #58, #118, #119, #141, #142, #143, #144, #145, #146, #147, #148, #149, #153, #156, #158

*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 #158 Whisker® coupler should be used instead of a #58 coupler. The top of the #158 Whisker® coupler shank may be filed thinner to fit the shallower cast-on coupler pockets.

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