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Kadee 148 Whisker Verses Number 5 Couplers

Neville asks”

“I have 3 older Athearn diesels dating back to the ’80s and one a bit earlier. Looking at the coupler boxes I think the Kadee Whisker #148 might be my best option. Any thoughts?”

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4 Responses to Kadee 148 Whisker Verses Number 5 Couplers

  • Hervey Howe says:

    Go to kadee.com and you will find the recommended conversion for most if not all locomotives.

  • Chris white says:

    I e found that the whiskers work well, even if coupling with the #5 couplers

  • Jack says:

    I ent to 48s from 5s because the 48s are easier to install. I don’t think one functions any better than the other.$.02 🚂

  • Morgan Long says:

    Being Athearn they are #5 pockets. The #148 whisker (medium length, center set) coupler should be an EXACT swap out as mentioned – just use a blast of Greasem or LaBelle graphite lube in the pocket as the old brass harp spring did provide some slip.

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