"Scale" Metal Coupler "Scale" Metal Coupler
#58 Mounting Dimensions
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 #5 coupler which will allow the modeler to remove the existing #5 coupler and replace with the new smaller coupler. The new coupler is made of the same metal construction as the #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 plactic isolated #28 Coupler which has the same mounting dimensions as the #5 Coupler.
The #58 package contains two pair of the new coupler, two pair of the #5 centering springs, two pair of the #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.