Whisker Coupler #5 Replacement (4)

This is 2 Pairs of Kadee #148 Magne-Matic "WHISKER" Metal Couplers.

Kadee Whisker Coupler #5 Replacement (4) HO Scale Model Train Coupler #148
Retail $5.99
Specifications :

Scale: HO 1:87

  • Kadee Product Number: 148
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"This is the way"
After using Kadee you will never want to use standard cheap couplers again! Kadee can be uncoupled without touching them by using magnets. They also look much more realistic.

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  • Precision engineered.
  • Simple drop in design.
  • Metal medium (19/64") centerset shank.
  • The #148 coupler will work anywhere a #5 Coupler will work.
  • It's a direct replacement for most Bachmann On30 couplers and a direct replacement for any plastic Medium Centerset "clone" couplers.
  • Can be mounted using the included draft gear box or with manufactures' cast-on coupler pockets.
  • Metal couplers and built-in "Whisker" centering springs.
  • Insulated draft gear box and covers.
  • May be mounted from the top or mounted from the bottom.
  • Bronze centering springs.
  • The most functional & reliable knuckle couplers on the market! Very detailed instructions.
  • Made in the USA.


Scale: HO 1:87

  • Kadee Product Number: 148


  • (4) #148 Couplers
  • (4) Draft Gear Boxes & Covers

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Coupler Pliers
  • Hobby File
  • Grease-em
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"The new standard in couplers"
I have just gotten back into the hobby as an adult and find the Kadee whisker couplers to be the new standard of coupler performance. Kadee #5's apparently were the standard for some time but this assembly is more simple and does not have the somewhat dainty brass colored centering device. There are versions available in over and underset shanks as well.

"Kadee #5"
These are the best couplers made by Kadee. I always use #5 on all my rolling stock

"Fantastic Couplers, Made in the USA"
I use the Kadee 148s as my standard couplers now as they are durable and they do a great job keeping my train cars together. I recently upgraded all of my old Horn Hook train cars to the 148s and haven't looked back.

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