Re: [SergentEng] Re: Coupler


Mike Conder
 

I got on their web site, scanned through their 25 minute video in less than 20 minutes (a lot of explanation for newbies that I didn't need, especially in making a couple of jigs).  Installation looks quite easy, I think I will plunk down the $$$ for 10 pair and see how they do on Blackstone HOn3 cars.

As they say, the proof is in the pudding.  Worked for the Sergent couplers, will see with this.

Mike Conder

On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 6:29 AM, Arved Grass arved_grass@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

The mind plays tricks. Yes, that's it! The article was on his working cushioned draft gear IIRC.

Yeah, I've also wondered about using the high-tech air hoses with some sort of replacement magnetic glad hand. Please keep us (or at least me) updated on your progress.

If you do a search on PWRS, you'll find they had a very sketchy past. I'm not eager to do business with them, but I went on the web site, and filled out the information for the Porter's discount thingy. I got a call later asking when I could schedule some time in the next couple weeks to go over things. I was told it would take 40 minutes for a walk through of the web site. I declined. I don't mind a few ads or a newsletter to get a discount, but this sounded preposterous. #1 rule in business ought to be not to make it complicated for your customers to do business with you. I'm not impressed.

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@... or Arved@...
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Fri, 5/15/15, 'David R. Olsen' drolsen@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:

Subject: [SergentEng] Re: Coupler
To: "SergentEng@..." <SergentEng@...>
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:45 AM




 









On May
14, 2015, at 12:49, Arved Grass <arved_grass@...>
wrote:About 20 years ago, there was an
article in (I believe) Railmodel Journal. It wasn't
specifically about modeling magnetic air hoses, but had a
caption in one of the photos that the modeler used cut up
bits of refrigerator magnets as glad hands for his
models.
That was Dave Davis,
who also wrote a couple articles about his amazing working
cushioned underframes on some of his HO box cars (an 86'
auto parts car and an Atlas Evans
RBL).
I'm not a big fan
of the appearance of the NARC hoses and want to attempt
Dave's technique using Hi-Tech's hoses. It will
likely add some bulk to the glad hands, but I think it will
look better than NARC's plain hoses. I'll have to
experiment to see how large a magnet will be needed to keep
the hoses securely connected.
On May 15, 2015, at 02:21, TS <egroupstuff@...>
wrote:I've
always been a bit backwards :-) At least I had the right
two companies.
As I understand it,
they're essentially the same company anyway.
 North American Railcar Corporation is the
manufacturing arm of Pacific Western Rail Systems, which is
why they're sold exclusively through PWRS. Another way
to look at it could be that NARC is the brand name for
products manufactured by PWRS. I'm sure there's more
to it from a legal and management standpoint, but that's
how I understand it. PWRS or its investors / owners decided
to get into the manufacturing business, rather than just
having other manufacturers produced custom run models for
them, so they created NARC.
Dave OlsenAlexandria,
VA



















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