Re: [SergentEng] Couplers ?
Before the F and SE couplers were continuously available (I believe they were lost wax castings of 3D printed parts back then), I used McHenry shelf couplers on cars that needed them. The reason is they would couple with the Sergent couplers I had on the rest of my models. They actually coupled and performed bettwr than Kadees for this purpose. Once the shelf and F couplers became available I chucked the McHenrys and installed Sergents.
I have to say, building all those E and SBE couplers was good practice for the SE and F couplers I've been building lately.
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From: "Alan Hummel ahummel72@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...>
Date: 10/22/17 18:23 (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Couplers ?
Sergent couplers will couple with McHenry & Kadee couplers but the couplers will have to be pushed to the side once they join to make the couple. The Sergent's won't couple with the McHenry or Kadee's when coupling "face to face" like 2 Sergent couplers do. But I've coupled my McHenry and Kadee couplers to a Sergent coupler by this method. So an instant change over from Kadee or McHenry isn't necessary all at once. This is what I've found. I'm changing to all Sergent's but until the funds permit I will couple with some McHenry couplers or Kadee couplers. Nothing is as realistic as Sergent couplers,or work like Sergent Couplers do.
On Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:14 PM, "AP ihtsbih_2014@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:
I don't think yahoo groups allows sending of pictures.
I would suggest starting out with the EC87K 6 pack (the couplers do not come assembled, they are a kit). The E type coupler would be appropriate for all locomotives listed. As far as specific fit: If you already have un-modified Kadee's installed, the EC87K should fit just fine. If something other than a Kadee is installed currently (Mchenry on the Athearn locomotives) you may have to do some modifications. I installed Sergents in my Athearn Genesis SD70ace, but I dont remember if I had to make any modifications.
Sergents will not couple to Kadee couplers.
On Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:01:08 PM EDT, CT W cwz71980@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
Ok awesome thank you have some h o sd70s I want to get the couplers for also for the 2 steam engines I have the u p big boy and the s p daylight can you send me pictures of the ones i need for those I would appreciate it I want to change all my couplers to what you all have the realism is out of the world I wish the manufacturer like athearn or walthers would already have the Sergent on there locomotives and rolling stock