Kadee HO 119-25 Metal "SE" Shelf Whisker Coupler Medium (19/64") Centerset Shank (25-Pack)
The Kadee(R) #119 coupler represents the prototypical Type "SE" coupler which is a standard Type "E" coupler with a top and bottom shelf (also called hoods). The #119 SE coupler has the patented Kadee(R) "Whisker(R)" centering spring intergraded into the shank and is now a once piece drop in coupler. The top shelf can be removed and the coupler will then represent the bottom shelf Type "SBE" coupler. There would be no reason to remove the bottom shelf since our #58 and #158 already represent the standard Type "E" coupler with a medium shank and our short shank #153 and long shank #156 also are "scale head" couplers.
Centerset coupler with the same basic mounting dimensions as our #5, #148, #58 and #158 couplers
The #119 Coupler may be mounted with #242 draft gear box (Not Included with Bulk Pack) or with manufactures cast-on coupler pockets.
Notes: 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
The Type SE and SBE couplers were standardized in 1975 for tank cars and can be used prototypically on models from 1975 onwards.
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From the Manufacture's Website
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.
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