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Re: Coupler thoughts

Mike Van Hove
 

Well said, Jeff.

Mike Van hove

On Nov 7, 2019, at 1:21 PM, Jeff Young <jeff@...> wrote:

OK, if I can’t say “Sergents” then: “whichever is easiest to replace with a Sergent”. ;)

Re: Coupler thoughts

Jeff Young
 

OK, if I can’t say “Sergents” then: “whichever is easiest to replace with a Sergent”. ;)

Re: Coupler thoughts

hiroechan
 

Gents,

So far, I've installed the new 705's on approximately 60 cars, plus four locomotives. (two blackstone C19's, two Grandt Line original 23-ton boxcabs.) I plan to equip my entire fleet, and will sell off about 95% of my 714's. 

Given a choice, I'd definitely prefer any new RTR equipment ship with the 705's vs any other option (including sergeants).

The 705 couples easily with the 714 and N scale versions both, on straight and level track.
On curves, there's a bit more manual alignment needed to get them to engage. 
I only have a single sergent-equipped car, but the 705's couple easily with that as well. 

--Drew McCann

Re: Coupler thoughts

John
 

Hi Chris,
The 705s would be great! As long as its not a D&RGW car🙃
SP narrow gauge would be nice
John Peckham


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 11:09 AM, duncan
<train3guy@...> wrote:
Chris,

    I haven't been able to get any of the new couplers because my local
hobby shop, Caboose, doesn't have them, despite my ordering them about
four months ago!  But, from what I have been able to hear from others, I
think I'd go with the new couplers, the # 705.  Mostly this is because
of their ability to couple with all the others: 714, 713 and Sergents.

Duncan Harvey





Re: Coupler thoughts

duncan
 

Chris,

    I haven't been able to get any of the new couplers because my local hobby shop, Caboose, doesn't have them, despite my ordering them about four months ago!  But, from what I have been able to hear from others, I think I'd go with the new couplers, the # 705.  Mostly this is because of their ability to couple with all the others: 714, 713 and Sergents.

Duncan Harvey

Re: Coupler thoughts

Dale Buxton
 

Of the two choices given I would hands down choose the 705's. But, here is the rub. Because they couple to both 714's and Sergents. I would pick them for that reason and that reason only. This is probably not what you wanted to hear but there you are.

Dale Buxton

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:11 AM claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:

Comrade Train Enthusiasts,

 

Now that the Kadee 705 have been out for awhile and we've had a chance to play with them, I have an informal polling question.

 

If someone were to offer a new ready-to-run car as we've seen from Blackstone or Micro-Trains, which coupler would you want it to come with: 714 or 705s?

 

Do NOT say Sergents.

 

Chris Lane

Re: Coupler thoughts

Ric Case
 

After installing around ten sets my thoughts are you either do all of your cars or none! 
I find even though they mate well,they really don’t like to couple readily. I am using Blackstone trucks and the cars like to roll away from instead of couple to each other! The 705 cars seam to couple well and the same thing with the714 cars.
They play together but not extremely well!
The 705 coupler is a nice product but the expense of converting 200 plus cars is way to prohibiting.
Maybe if I could hit the lottery.
I still have another ten pair to install for more ongoing testing!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Nov 7, 2019, at 12:39 PM, Bill Miller via Groups.Io <ebteng18@...> wrote:


705  I like the metal Knuckle and spring

Bill Miller


-----Original Message-----
From: claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...>
To: HOn3 <HOn3@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 12:11 pm
Subject: [HOn3] Coupler thoughts

Comrade Train Enthusiasts,
 
Now that the Kadee 705 have been out for awhile and we've had a chance to play with them, I have an informal polling question.
 
If someone were to offer a new ready-to-run car as we've seen from Blackstone or Micro-Trains, which coupler would you want it to come with: 714 or 705s?
 
Do NOT say Sergents.
 
Chris Lane

Re: Coupler thoughts

bob.meckley@...
 

I would stick with the 714 for a new Ready to Run car because that's the bulk of what I have in my BS cars and kits that I have built as well as scratch built over the years. If not, the car should be designed for replacing what they provide with them.
Are the 705 couplers compatible with the 714 design?

Bob Meckley
Glen NH

Re: Coupler thoughts

lloyd lehrer
 

Just because Chris says don't say it, does not mean the rest of us don't want data.

lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:59 AM Mike Van Hove <vanhovem22@...> wrote:

Do NOT say Sergents.  ( I guess that leaves me out of the discussion.)  🤔


Mike Van Hove
Columbia, MO

On Nov 7, 2019, at 11:11 AM, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:

Comrade Train Enthusiasts,

 

Now that the Kadee 705 have been out for awhile and we've had a chance to play with them, I have an informal polling question.

 

If someone were to offer a new ready-to-run car as we've seen from Blackstone or Micro-Trains, which coupler would you want it to come with: 714 or 705s?

 

Do NOT say Sergents.

 

Chris Lane



--
lloyd lehrer

Re: Coupler thoughts

Mike Van Hove
 

Do NOT say Sergents.  ( I guess that leaves me out of the discussion.)  🤔


Mike Van Hove
Columbia, MO

On Nov 7, 2019, at 11:11 AM, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:

Comrade Train Enthusiasts,

 

Now that the Kadee 705 have been out for awhile and we've had a chance to play with them, I have an informal polling question.

 

If someone were to offer a new ready-to-run car as we've seen from Blackstone or Micro-Trains, which coupler would you want it to come with: 714 or 705s?

 

Do NOT say Sergents.

 

Chris Lane


Re: Coupler thoughts

Bill Miller
 

705  I like the metal Knuckle and spring

Bill Miller


-----Original Message-----
From: claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...>
To: HOn3 <HOn3@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 12:11 pm
Subject: [HOn3] Coupler thoughts

Comrade Train Enthusiasts,
 
Now that the Kadee 705 have been out for awhile and we've had a chance to play with them, I have an informal polling question.
 
If someone were to offer a new ready-to-run car as we've seen from Blackstone or Micro-Trains, which coupler would you want it to come with: 714 or 705s?
 
Do NOT say Sergents.
 
Chris Lane

Re: Coupler thoughts

lloyd lehrer
 

A broader set of 705 questions:

Do they couple well with the 714 and the microtrains N scale couplers?

Do the uncouple 705 to 714 or to N as easy with a pick as the 714 to 714 or the 714 to N?

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 9:11 AM claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:

Comrade Train Enthusiasts,

 

Now that the Kadee 705 have been out for awhile and we've had a chance to play with them, I have an informal polling question.

 

If someone were to offer a new ready-to-run car as we've seen from Blackstone or Micro-Trains, which coupler would you want it to come with: 714 or 705s?

 

Do NOT say Sergents.

 

Chris Lane


--
lloyd lehrer

Coupler thoughts

claneon30
 

Comrade Train Enthusiasts,

 

Now that the Kadee 705 have been out for awhile and we've had a chance to play with them, I have an informal polling question.

 

If someone were to offer a new ready-to-run car as we've seen from Blackstone or Micro-Trains, which coupler would you want it to come with: 714 or 705s?

 

Do NOT say Sergents.

 

Chris Lane

Re: BS K-27's for Sale

lloyd lehrer
 

Have they been remotored?

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 1:17 AM kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
P.S. - I will have 6 first run K-27's to sell soon. Let me know if you have any interest

i'm interested.

thanks.
Kevin.
arcatruck13@...


--
lloyd lehrer

Re: BS K-27's for Sale

Dave Trimble
 

I maybe interested

Dave
508-360-3737 (iPhone for text or talk)

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 4:17 AM kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
P.S. - I will have 6 first run K-27's to sell soon. Let me know if you have any interest

i'm interested.

thanks.
Kevin.
arcatruck13@...

Re: More Jefferson

Jeff Young
 

Thanks, guys!

All kudos on the water trough go to Rick Steele (LaBelle Woodworking) for uncovering that fantastic picture from C. L. Dimmler’s 1918 survey (which was mis-labelled by Dimmler, no less). If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth a look: http://c-sng-discussion-forum.41377.n7.nabble.com/Jefferson-water-tank-tp14260p14299.html

Cheers,
Jeff.

Re: BS K-27's for Sale

kevin b
 

P.S. - I will have 6 first run K-27's to sell soon. Let me know if you have any interest

i'm interested.

thanks.
Kevin.
arcatruck13@...

Re: interchange between standard gauge and narrow gauge

dave
 

Here is a different style made from a high side gon in Santa Fe

Re: More Jefferson

tonyk537
 

Love the water trough you described on the C&Sng site!

Re: interchange between standard gauge and narrow gauge

Russ Norris
 

When I installed dual couplers on a model of EBT #6, I used a Kadee 714 for the standard gauge coupler and Kadee N gauge couplers for the narrow gauge couplers.  The #714 mates with a #5 and the N gauge couples with a #714.  It's a little tight, as you said, but it works.


On Wed, Nov 6, 2019, 5:37 PM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
I wonder how Sergent couplers would work in this car? I built one decades ago and it was super tight space for Kadee 714 coupler. Sacrifices to the under frame or end- beam were required  as I recall. But Sargent Type E and Sharron  Type couplers don’t need a coupler box to work. Just a pivot stud, retaining washer and a mounting screw. I think I’ll buy another of these kits and try Sergent couplers this time around.

Dale B.


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/