Any drawbacks to Kadee Whisker Scale vs. #5?
I'm building my first complete train consist - Empire Builder from Walthers. The ProtoMax couplers are pretty good, but I was recommened an upgrade to Kadee #5, which I installed on one of the coach cars, and like how it looks, performs.
Now I've read about scale whisker couplers from Kadee #158. I really like how scale coupler looks, but was wondering whether I will greatly sacrifice the usability of #5 when going with scale version. I know that track work can never be perfect and #5 in theory, provides more surface area.
Same goes for the wisker type. I see that a lot of people don't like the "old" #5 brass spring setup, but I don't see the problem with installing one more part, since it's essentially a direct replacement of the Walther's spring in their Proto Max draft box. So any other benefits to the wisker coupler, beyond having to install one less part?
Like I mentioned, I'm just starting in this hobby, so cost of #158 vs #5 coupler is not an issue, just trying to figure out what's the best option.
p.s. I will keep the short ProtoMax couplers between F7 locomotives, as Kadee #5 is longer and doesn't alow for loco close coupling.
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