Re: [SergentEng] Re: EC87A - DISCONTINUED?
Before you order make sure to order spare springs, and balls, because I know for a fact you will always need more, because a spring like to go on a trip that you didn't plan for it, and the tniy little balls, want to follow them, and they weren't even invited to go. I order in bulk 144 at a time, and than put everything in little plastic boxes that you can close and lock shut, and than label all the boxes. I also use a Kadee spring tool for putting or trying to put the spring in place.
If anyone else can think of anything I might have missed, let him know, or anything that might help him along the way.
Once you have put together a few you will get the hang of it, or you will be cussing all of us out, for forgetting to tell you something that was important, but remember some of us are old fart, with bad hearts.
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 20:35:45 -0700
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: EC87A - DISCONTINUED?
Hello Andy, Dale, Josh, Dave, Dave, Mike, Ryan, Michael, Nathan, and whoever else my old dog memory has managed to forget,
Wow! Thank you all of the advise and encouragement. Believe me, it is very much appreciated.
In fact, each of you have raised my confidence about giving the task of assembly a try. Once I get the necessary kits and begin assembling these couplers I will report my experiences.
Some asked how many couplers I needed. Thanks for asking. The answer is around 130 pairs. This is about the total of pieces of equipment that I will eventual require to support the planned layout. Right now the immediate number is 64 pairs. I also have installed 20 pairs on that many assembled freight cars.
Also, regarding the notice of discontinuance of the assembled couplers that prompted my original question, I can fully understand Frank Sergent’s action. I have searched the group’s archives for his notice but somehow I missed finding it. Then again, I am not the best of searchers. I must have missed the original posting due to my schedule that has me working on a cruise ship for four months out of the year. One tends loose touch with what is going on around one when at sea.
Again, a big THANK YOU for each and every response. Also for the confidence raising advise and encouragement.
Cheers & Happy Modeling,