Kadee Item #12 is a bulk pack (20 Pair) of #58, Metal, Scale Head Couplers
Medium Centerset Shank
(Draft Gear Boxes are NOT included)
Bulk Pack (20 pair)
The #58 Kadee® Magne-Matic® Coupler features a “Scale” Metal Coupler (a smaller head coupler which is more to scale and is patterned after the type ‘E” couplers), insulated #232 Draft Gear Box and Lid with side and center screw holes for mounting. The #58 Coupler may be mounted with the supplied #232 draft gear box or with the manufactures cast-on coupler pockets. The coupler will couple and uncouple with other Kadee®HO and HOn3 couplers. The coupler has the same shank and offset as the NO.5®coupler which will allow the modeler to remove the existing NO.5®coupler and replace with the new smaller coupler. The new coupler is made of the same metal construction as the NO.5®for strength and rigidity.
It is not recommended to use a metal coupler directly on a metal surface or in a metal draft gear box to avoid the possible electrical crossover or shorting that may cause damage. Use the provided insulated draft gear box or use the very strong plastic isolated #28 Coupler which has the same mounting dimensions as the NO.5®Coupler.
The #58 package contains two pair of the new coupler, two pair of the NO.5®centering springs, two pair of the NO.5®gearboxes, and instructions. Please note: that the knuckle spring required for this coupler is the new #625, not the #622 which is used on other couplers.