Coupler for standard height mounting platforms. Coupler shank has the same dimensions as the NO.5, #28, #38, #118, #119, #148, and #158 coupler shanks.
All metal coupler with insulated draft gear boxes and bronze centering springs.
Simple "drop-in" design to accommodate manufacturers draft gear boxes and cast-on coupler pockets.
From Kadee Website:
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 Manufacturers 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.
Note: The #158 WHISKER® Coupler will work anywhere a #58 Coupler will work. The #158 coupler is the WHISKER® Coupler equivalent to the #58 Coupler.