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Kadee® The Coupler People

Couplers

HOW OUR COUPLERS WORK
Kadee® Couplers vs "Clones"

All Kadee® Couplers & Cars are Manufactured and Assembled entirely in the U.S.A.

You've Tried the Rest...
Now Buy the Best

No Breaks, Non-Functions, Sets or Disappointments.
Often Imitated, Never Duplicated.

The Original Magnetic Knuckle Couplers, They Last and Last & Last...
Save yourself the grief.

There is Only One Real Choice When Purchasing Couplers.
Kadee® couplers are guaranteed*, built strong with quality materials engineered & designed to Last & last with years of trouble free operation & the only couplers with Delayed Magnetic Uncoupling®, Instructions, Coupler Conversions, Coupler Support & are manufactured in the U.S.A.
- NOT -

"Knockoff" knuckle couplers from "China" that are now more expensive than ever (many are more costly than Kadee® metal couplers). "Knockoffs" "imitate" in appearance at first glance, but none "fully function" in one way or another like Kadee® couplers. "Knockoff" couplers break, bend, droop, fatigue, relax, take set, slip, stretch or flat don't work. Causing endless failures, trouble & frustration. This is their "overseas quality & performance guarantee".

HOn3-Scale - Couplers
Plastic 3/4 Size Couplers
Black (Kit) Rust (Kit)
Medium Centerset Shank 714 713


HO-Scale - Couplers
HO Conversions - HO Coupler Chart

What Coupler Do I use?
Bulk Pack Couplers
10 Pair
Bulk Pack
20 Pair
Bulk Pack
25 Pair
Bulk Pack
50 Pair
Bulk Pack
Variety
of Couplers

NO.5® Couplers
without Gearboxes
10 11 ----- ----- -----
#58 "Scale" Couplers
without Gearboxes
----- 12 ----- ----- -----
#118 "SF" Whisker® Couplers
without Gearboxes
----- ----- 118-25 ----- -----
#119 "SE" Whisker® Couplers
without Gearboxes
----- ----- 119-25 ----- -----
#148 Whisker® Couplers
without Gearboxes
----- ----- 14 140 -----
#153 Short "Scale" Whisker® Couplers without Gearboxes ----- ----- 153-25 ----- -----
#156 Long "Scale" Whisker® Couplers without Gearboxes ----- ----- 156-25 ----- -----
#158 Medium "Scale" Whisker® Couplers without Gearboxes ----- ----- 150 151 -----
Coupler Sample Test Kit ----- ----- ----- ----- 13
Starter Pack (Kit) ----- ----- ----- ----- 1030

Kadee HO-Scale Mounting Screw Sizes
Kadee HO Gear Boxes using center hole
(except #9, #711 or #712 Coupler gear boxes)
2-56 screws are the most commonly used screw for mounting using center hole.
Kadee HO Gear Boxes using side or rear mounting holes
0-48 or 0-80 screws are used for mounting with the side or rear hole.

The whisker® equivalent to the NO.5® coupler is the #148.

Newer HO models with Bachmann EZ-Mate, Athern's McHenry, Accumate, Wather's Proto Max, or other makes of knuckle couplers will most often use our #148 whisker® coupler as a direct replacement. Be sure to check the coupler heights regardless.

Our #118 SF and #119 SE double shelf couplers are two totally different types of couplers and are made to actual scale. The #118 SF coupler looks over scale but it is not, it looks this way because it's simply a larger prototype coupler. Both couplers are fully functional and will not slip up or down out of the opposing coupler. Although they are not designed to compensate for rough or bad track, many modelers use them on their longer rolling stock rather than fixing their track.

We have two sizes of HO couplers, "scale head" and "standard head". Scale head, like the #158 coupler, are smaller and close to actual scale size. Standard head, like the NO.5® coupler, are a bit over scale. Both sizes are completely compatible.

We do not make "offset" scale head couplers only center set because an offset scale head coupler is simply too ugly.

Note:
234
Gear
boxes
are
supplied
with
Short
Shank
20-Series
Couplers.

What Coupler Do I use?

Plastic
Standard
Head

Standard
Couplers

Metal
Standard
Head

Standard
Couplers

Metal
"Scale"
Head

Standard
Couplers

Metal
Standard
Head

Whisker®
Couplers

Metal
"Scale"
Head

Whisker®
Couplers

Metal
"SF"
Shelf

Whisker®
Couplers

Metal
"SE"
Shelf
Whisker®
Couplers

with
213

&
232

or
234
Gear
boxes

with
233
Gear
boxes

with
232

or
234

Gear
boxes

with
232

Gear
boxes

with
451

Extended
Swing
Gear
boxes

with
242

Gear
boxes

with
115

Log Car
Gear
boxes

with
242

Gear
boxes

with
178

"scale"
Gear
boxes

with
242

Gear
boxes

with
242

Gear
boxes

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Short
Centerset
Shank

23 33 --- --- --- 143 --- --- 153 --- --- ---

Short
Underset
Shank

24 34 --- --- --- 144 --- --- --- --- --- ---

Short
Overset
Shank

25 35 --- --- --- 145 --- --- --- --- --- ---

Medium
Centerset
Shank

28 38 5 58 451
148 3 115
158 178
118
119

Medium
Underset
Shank

27 37 --- --- --- 147 --- --- --- --- --- ---

Medium
Overset
Shank

22 32 --- --- --- 142 --- --- --- --- --- ---

Long
Centerset
Shank

26 36 --- --- --- 146 --- --- 156 --- --- ---

Long
Underset
Shank

21 31 --- --- --- 141
--- --- --- --- --- ---

Long
Overset
Shank

29 39 --- --- --- 149
--- --- --- --- --- ---

Kadee HO-Scale Mounting Screw Sizes
Kadee HO #9, #711 or #712 Couplers
0-48 or 0-80 screws are the most commonly used screws for mounting.
Metal
Standard Head
Standard
Couplers
Metal
"Scale" Head
Couplers
with "Scale" Gearboxes
Plastic
3/4 Size
Old Time Couplers
with Specialty
9 Gear boxes
with PS-1 Boxcar 2100 Gearboxes Black Rust
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Medium
Centerset
Shank

9 2100 711 712

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163163
NEM 362 Couplers

Plastic Standard Head

Swallow-Tail Shank

without Gear boxes
ASSEMBLED

Short Shank NEM 362 Coupler

17

Medium Shank NEM 362 Coupler

18

Long Shank NEM 362 Coupler

19

Extra Long Shank NEM 362 Coupler

20

Kadee® has entered into an agreement with Subarashi Models the manufacturer of the "Smart Coupler®" utilizing Kadee® Couplers and under License of Kadee® Quality Products.

HO-Scale remote uncoupling is available from Subarashi Models. For more information, demonstration and ordering. Please go to https://www.smart-coupler.com/

On30
Most On30 models especially Bachmann's will also use our #148 whisker® coupler.


S-Scale - Couplers

Plastic Standard Head Couplers
with Standard Plastic S-Scale Gearboxes
Black (Kit) Brown (Kit)

Straight Centerset
Shank

802 808
 


On3-Scale - Couplers

Plastic Standard Head Couplers
with Standard Plastic On3-Scale Gearboxes
Black (Kit) Brown (Kit)

Straight Centerset
Shank

803 807


O-Scale - Couplers

We do not make O-Scale "three rail" oversized couplers. Our O-Scale couplers are actual scale size and are designed to be body mounted. Thanks to MTH for making body mounted coupler platforms for Kadee couplers. Most other makes of O-Scale models can be converted to Kadee® couplers with a bit of custom fitting.

Plastic
Standard
Head

Couplers

Metal
Standard
Head

Couplers
Metal
New Generation
Type"E" Head

Couplers

with
Short
Plastic

O-Scale
Gearboxes

with
(817 type)
Standard
Plastic

O-Scale
Gearboxes

with
818
Standard Metal

O-Scale
Gearboxes

with
817
Standard Plastic

O-Scale
Gearboxes

with
Short
Plastic

O-Scale
Gearboxes

with
818
Standard Metal

O-Scale
Gearboxes

with
817
Standard Plastic

O-Scale
Gearboxes

Black Rust Brown Black Black Black Black Black Black
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Short
Centerset
Shank

806 ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 743 ----- -----

Medium
Centerset
Shank

----- 800 801 804 805

816

----- 740 745

Medium
Underset
Shank

----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 747

Medium
Overset
Shank

----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

742

Long
Centerset
Shank

----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 746

#1-Scale & G-Scale - Couplers
#1 Conversions
G Conversions

What Coupler Do I use?

We have two sizes of large scale couplers our #1 scale couplers are 1:32 scale ratio and our "G" scale couplers are larger at 1:22.5 scale ratio.

Our G scale #830 and newer #906 are the most common couplers used for body mounting and the #831 and newer #909 are used for most common truck mounting.
AAR
Type "E"
G-Scale
Original Style
G-Scale
AAR
Type "E"
#1-Scale
Original Style
#1-Scale
NOTE: Packaging Descriptions below do not include miscellanies shims, brackets, screws, etc. that may be included in each package.
905
779 1905
1779 Centerset Couplers with Sill Mount Pockets. (1 Pair)
Note: AAR Type “E” couplers are modified for sill mount pocket clearance.
----- 781 ----- 1781 Coupler Conversion - Centerset Coupler & Medium Offset Coupler
with Pilot Pocket Gear Box & Truck Mount Type Gear box.
(1 Pair)
----- 782 ----- 1782 Coupler Conversion - Modified Couplers with Mounting Brackets
(1 Pair)
----- 783 ----- 1783 Coupler Conversion - Modified Coupler with Mounting Bracket & Large Offset
Coupler with Truck Mount Type Gear box.
(1 Pair)
----- ----- ----- 1784 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 785 ----- 1785 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 786 ----- 1786 Coupler Conversion - Medium Offset Couplers with Swinging Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
908
787 1908
1787 Coupler Conversion - Medium Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 788 ----- 1788 Coupler Conversion - Medium Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
907
789 1907
1789 Centerset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 790 ----- 1790 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Coupler & Modified Medium Offset Coupler
with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 791 ----- 1791 Large Offset Coupler & Centerset Coupler with Pilot Pocket Gear Box &
Truck Mount Type Gear box.
(1 Pair)
----- 792 ----- 1792 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 793 ----- 1793 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Coupler & Medium Offset Coupler with
Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 794 ----- 1794 Large Offset Coupler & Medium Offset Coupler with Truck Mount Type Gear box
& Swinging Type Gear box.
(1 Pair)
----- 795 ----- 1795 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Swinging Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 796 ----- 1796 Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear box & Swinging Type Gear box.
(1 Pair)
----- 797 ----- 1797 Large Offset Couplers with Swinging Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 798 ----- 1798 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 799 ----- 1799 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
906 / 906R
NEW
830 / 930 1906 / 1906R NEW
820 / 920 Straight Centerset Shank Couplers with Standard Body Mount Gear boxes
(820-Black) (920-Rust) (830-Black) (930-Rust) (906-Black) (906R-Rust)
(1906-Black) (1906R-Rust)
(1 Pair)
----- -----

1917

821 / 921 Centerset Short Shank Couplers with Extra Short Gear boxes(821-Black) (921-Rust)
(1 Pair)
----- ----- ----- 824 Coupler Conversion - Straight Centerset Shank Couplers with Standard Gear boxes
(1 Pair)
909
831 1909
1831 Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes
(1 Pair)
----- 832 ----- 1832 Large Offset Couplers with Swinging Type Gear boxes
(1 Pair)
----- 833 ----- 1833 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 834 ----- 1834 Coupler Conversion - Large Offset Couplers with Truck Mount Type Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 835 ----- 1835 Centerset Couplers with Short Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 836 ----- 1836 Medium Offset Couplers with Short Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)
----- 837 ----- 1837 Large Offset Couplers with Short Gear boxes.
(1 Pair)

Kadee® RC Remote Couplers

We recommend operating Kadee® RC Remote Couplers using the Kadee® RC Remote System or Kadee® RC Servo Controller (DCC or decoder compatable), other means of operating & controlling the standard hobby servos can be used with Kadee® RC Remote Couplers, as long as the degree of servo rotation is adjustable. The Kadee® RC Remote Couplers are designed to operate with 90 degree servo rotation only.

11115
----- ----- -----

Body Mount Coupler Kit (1 Kit)
Includes: 2 - #906 Individual Couplers & Body Mount Gearboxes, 2 - Trip Pin Linkage Collars, 2 - Short Linkage Rods, 1 - Long Linkage Rod, 2 - #841 Shims, 1 - Mounting Screws & Hardware, 1 - Standard Servo Kit #11120

11220
----- ----- -----

Actuated Body Mount Coupler with Gearbox (1 Kit)
Includes: 1 - Actuated Body Mount Coupler with Gearbox - Assembled

----- ----- 11221
-----

Actuated Body Mount Coupler with Gearbox (1 Kit)
Includes: 1 - Actuated Body Mount Coupler with Gearbox - Assembled

Couplers Only
900 / 900R
NEW
----- 1900 / 1900R NEW
----- Straight Centerset Shank AAR Type "E" Couplers
(900-Black) (900R-Rust) (1900-Black) (1900R-Rust)
(1 Pair)
901
1850 1901
1840 Centerset Couplers (AAR Type "E" Couplers (1 Pair))
("Original Style" Couplers (2 Pair))
902
----- 1902
1838 Medium Offset Couplers (AAR Type "E" Couplers (1 Pair))
("Original Style" Couplers (2 Pair))
903
----- 1903
1839 Large Offset Couplers (AAR Type "E" Couplers (1 Pair))
("Original Style" Couplers (2 Pair))
904
----- 1904
822 Straight Shank Couplers Stationary Mounting
(1 Pair)
----- ----- ----- 823 Straight Thick Shank Couplers Stationary Mounting
(1 Pair)
916
----- 1916
----- Bachmann® Loco with Dovetail Shank AAR Type "E" Couplers
(1 Pair)
Gearboxes, Flex-brackets & Mounting Platforms
----- ----- 882 Flex-brackets for #820, #920 or #1906 Couplers
(1 Pair)
883 ----- ----- Flex-brackets for #830, #930 or #906 Couplers
(1 Pair)
881 Conversion Platforms for mounting #882 or #883 Flex-brackets on
Aristo-Craft™ Heavyweight Passenger Car
(1 Pair)
884 Conversion Platforms for mounting #820, #830, #930, or #906 Couplers on Aristo-Craft™ GE U-25B
(1 Pair)
910 /910R NEW ----- ----- #830 (type) Gear boxes for G-Scale Straight Centerset Shank Couplers.
#900 AAR Type "E" Couplers (910-Black) (910R-Rust)
(1 Pair)
911 #831 (type) Gear boxes for #1 & G Scale Centerset, Medium Offset,
Large Offset Couplers.
(1 Pair)
912 #835 (type) Gear boxes for #1 & G Scale Centerset, Medium Offset,
Large Offset Couplers.
(1 Pair)
913 #832 (type) Gear boxes for #1 & G Scale Centerset, Medium Offset,
Large Offset Couplers.
(1 Pair)
915 #791 & 831 Gear boxes #1 & G Scale #791 for Centerset, Couplers.
#831 for Centerset, Medium Offset, Large Offset Couplers.
(1 Each)
----- ----- 1920/1920R NEW #820 (type) Gear boxes for 1-Scale Straight Centerset Shank Couplers.
#1900 AAR Type "E" Couplers (1920-Black) (1920R-Rust)
(1 Pair)