Kadee HO #143 Metal Whisker Couplers (4)

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  • Kadee HO #143 Metal Whisker coupler
  • Kadee HO #143 Metal Whisker coupler dimensions


Short (1/4") Centerset Shank. The Kadee #148 all metal, self-centering coupler has the same shank length as the #23 or #43 coupler which will allow the modeler to remove the existing #23 or #43 coupler and replace it with this new smaller Scale coupler. Installation is even easier with the Kadee WHISKER Coupler since the centering spring is built into the shank so you don't have to install the centering spring into the coupler pocket as is the case with original #5 Kadee style couplers.

This coupler has the same reliable Magne-Matic and Delayed Action operational features as other Kadee couplers and will function with all Kadee HO permanent and electric, magnetic uncouplers.

The #143 coupler may be mounted with supplied draft gear box or with manufactures cast-on coupler pockets and is compatible with all the different Kadee HO scale size couplers.

#143 Whisker Metal Coupler Features:

  • Material - Metal
  • Shank Length - Short (1/4") (center hole to back of coupler head)
  • Coupler Offset - Centerset
  • Knuckle Spring - #622
  • Centering System - Whisker®
  • Head - Standard Head Works In Place of - #23, short centerset "clone" couplers
  • Works With - #213, #232, #234, #242, #252, #262, manufacturer cast-on draft gearboxes

Made in the USA

Includes: 4 - metal couplers w/ centering springs, 4 - #242 draft gear boxes w/ lids and instructions.

Note: 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 #23 coupler.

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