Re: [SergentEng] Sergents & Diesel plows

James Koretsky


I've been asking for a longer shank Type F coupler now for a while. This would be in the compatible shank range and the equivalent of the Kadee #156, which is ~.100" long shank.

This is for a new Commercial Freight Car kit in HO scale, where the prototype had Type F's, but the Draft Gear box is designed for a #156 for operational purposes.

I'd be looking to make a bulk purchase of 500 Pairs to offer for sale with the kits, for those that want to use Sergents over Kadee's.


----- Original Message -----
From: "'Frank Sergent' fsergent@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...>
To: SergentEng@...
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:07:08 AM
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Sergents & Diesel plows

Hey Tim,

How much longer would the shank need to be for your application?


From: mailto:SergentEng@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:14 AM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: [SergentEng] Sergents & Diesel plows

Just wondering what folks usually do in the situation of installing
Sergents (type F) on diesels with plows on them. Everything I've ever
installed onto before hasn't had plows and has only had type E's, so
I've had choice on coupler shank length to solve how far the coupler
sticks out.

Frank only offers the type F in one shank length and as far as I have
"dry fitted" to models I have so far the length is inadequate to get the
couplers far enough in front of the plows to be able to couple two
loco's together without problems, on curves at least.

I'm not beyond drilling and tapping new mounting holes etc but would
like to avoid that sort of surgery if I can. I would use the RailFlyer
versions as these would be the best on loco's but Frank still doesn't
sell kits of them yet.


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