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EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Bill Keene
 

Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench. 

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock". 

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Frank Sergent
 

Hi Bill,
 
I should have 20000 new sets of EC87K/EC87KB castings in two weeks if all goes as planned. ENC87KB will be back in stock at that point as well.
 
Frank
 
 
 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench.

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock".

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Nathan Rich
 

Just out of curiosity, how do the bulk packs get metered out to get 144 of each piece?

Nathan Rich

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 19:51 Frank Sergent <fsergent@... wrote:
Hi Bill,
 
I should have 20000 new sets of EC87K/EC87KB castings in two weeks if all goes as planned. ENC87KB will be back in stock at that point as well.
 
Frank
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench.

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock".

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Bill Keene
 

Frank,

Thank you for the update. 

I guess it is just a wait until the web site shows availability to place an order for a couple of bags of EC87KBs. Might even try the ENC87Ks. I have a couple of scratch build cars that these will work well and look good installed on.

Cheers, 
Bill Keene 
Irvine, CA




On Feb 26, 2019, at 7:51 PM, Frank Sergent <fsergent@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,
 
I should have 20000 new sets of EC87K/EC87KB castings in two weeks if all goes as planned. ENC87KB will be back in stock at that point as well.
 
Frank
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench.

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock".

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Frank Sergent
 

Hi Nathan,
 
Everything in the bulk packs is done by weight. I actually target 150 of each casting (more if I’m having issues with defective castings) and 150 balls and springs. Sometimes there are a few more, sometimes a few less but very rarely under 144.
 
Frank
 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Just out of curiosity, how do the bulk packs get metered out to get 144 of each piece?
 
Nathan Rich
 
 

couplers

Lyle Brunson
 

I have no experience with these, but think the lack of centering springs may permit tighter radius for Forney type locomotives.

Long shank couplers

Todd Fisher
 

I know it's a long shot but does anyone happen to have any extra long shank lower shelfs that they don't need. I've got still yet another box of long cushion cars that need them and I also need more double shelfs. 

H couplers

Vic Lewis
 

Frank, 

Any update on when any H series couplers will be available?

Thanks in advance

Vic Lewis

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Passenger uncoupler

Edward Sutorik
 

Or, for that matter, the passenger uncoupler.


Ed

Edward Sutorik

Order with a side of knuckles

Cliff
 

Frank,
I'm looking to place an order today and would also like to add some spare knuckles to the list. I could use a little.help with that. Cheers.
Cliff

Worldwide shipping policy

Reynante Bulaon
 

Hi,

As far as I know, there are only 2 Sergent coupler users here in Philippines, and we managed to get a hold of a pack of FC87K and EC87KB which we split in half. At the time I though that was enough for I have only about 50 rolling stocks including my locos, but it has since been increasing with some more used freight cars being acquired cheap locally(from deceased collectors) from garage sales.

So now my stock of sergents are running out, and our friend that helped us before in buying our sergents is no longer able to buy overseas, added to the dilemma the ban on shipping the couplers here as per the sergent engineering website.

I would be having some funds for another EC87KB in the following momths and that would be enough to cover my needs but I would need help from someone to buy for me and would be willing to ship here.

Reynante

Re: Worldwide shipping policy

Brian
 

Reynante,
This is another way of buying from overseas especially with the ridiculous shipping charges that USPS tries to charge overseas customers, if you click on the link and set up an account as part of that set-up they give you a couple of dummy US mailing addresses, the freight charge you pay is only the local domestic charge, and have it sent to one of those dummy addresses when it arrives at “Shipito” they will advise you by email and then you pay an additional fee for them to send the parcel onto you, it works out a lot cheaper then USPS charges.
 
 
Brian
Rawbelle County Workshops
Qld. Aust.
 

Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 10:52 AM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] Worldwide shipping policy
 
Hi,
 
As far as I know, there are only 2 Sergent coupler users here in Philippines, and we managed to get a hold of a pack of FC87K and EC87KB which we split in half. At the time I though that was enough for I have only about 50 rolling stocks including my locos, but it has since been increasing with some more used freight cars being acquired cheap locally(from deceased collectors) from garage sales.
 
So now my stock of sergents are running out, and our friend that helped us before in buying our sergents is no longer able to buy overseas, added to the dilemma the ban on shipping the couplers here as per the sergent engineering website.
 
I would be having some funds for another EC87KB in the following momths and that would be enough to cover my needs but I would need help from someone to buy for me and would be willing to ship here.
 
Reynante

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Re: Worldwide shipping policy

Dale Buxton
 

I would imagine this is also safer from a standpoint of preventing mail theft. This go-between shipper wants to stay in business after all. A lot of overseas mail parcels destined to poorer countries from the US get stolen. Its from the US, so the contents just have to be very valuable RIGHT???! Years ago I had a USPS postal worker tell me at the counter to not put a USA return address on  mail destined for Mexico and Central American Countries, so it wouldn't get opened and pilfered WHILE IN THE HANDS OF FOREIGN MAIL SERVICES! He was adamant on this point to anyone shipping south of our border. And he was was Hispanic himself!

Dale Buxton

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 12:04 AM Brian <rallim56@...> wrote:
Reynante,
This is another way of buying from overseas especially with the ridiculous shipping charges that USPS tries to charge overseas customers, if you click on the link and set up an account as part of that set-up they give you a couple of dummy US mailing addresses, the freight charge you pay is only the local domestic charge, and have it sent to one of those dummy addresses when it arrives at “Shipito” they will advise you by email and then you pay an additional fee for them to send the parcel onto you, it works out a lot cheaper then USPS charges.
 
 
Brian
Rawbelle County Workshops
Qld. Aust.
 
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 10:52 AM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] Worldwide shipping policy
 
Hi,
 
As far as I know, there are only 2 Sergent coupler users here in Philippines, and we managed to get a hold of a pack of FC87K and EC87KB which we split in half. At the time I though that was enough for I have only about 50 rolling stocks including my locos, but it has since been increasing with some more used freight cars being acquired cheap locally(from deceased collectors) from garage sales.
 
So now my stock of sergents are running out, and our friend that helped us before in buying our sergents is no longer able to buy overseas, added to the dilemma the ban on shipping the couplers here as per the sergent engineering website.
 
I would be having some funds for another EC87KB in the following momths and that would be enough to cover my needs but I would need help from someone to buy for me and would be willing to ship here.
 
Reynante

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: Order with a side of knuckles

Cliff
 

Frank, order arrived, and I sent an email regarding #5692-53. Please check soon. 
Thanks

Coupler Availability

Jason Borda
 

Frank,

Do you have an update as to when the F couplers and Type SBEC87M040K couplers may be back in stock? Looking to expand my coal and covered hopper fleet.

Thanks,
Jason

Looking for S scale couplers - EC64K or EC64JK

Tom Colasurdo
 

Happened to go on the Sergent Engineering website tonight ... the S scale coupler button is no longer under the Products tab.

I'm looking to purchase any available EC64K or EC64JK couplers.

Please contact me off list ... t_colasurdo@...

Thank you in advance.

V/r,
Tom C.

Re: Looking for S scale couplers - EC64K or EC64JK

Jason Hethke
 

Looks like quite a bit was removed off of his website, I have been keeping my eye out for tailor made's for walthers passenger cars, those are gone as well.....

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 8:07 PM Tom Colasurdo via Groups.Io <t_colasurdo=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happened to go on the Sergent Engineering website tonight ... the S scale coupler button is no longer under the Products tab.

I'm looking to purchase any available EC64K or EC64JK couplers.

Please contact me off list ... t_colasurdo@...

Thank you in advance.

V/r,
Tom C.

Sergent website, was: Looking for S scale couplers

Tim L
 

The S Scale and Taylor made coupler pages aren't completely gone from the website, just hidden from the menu. There are two ways to take this; Frank has hidden them as he intends to no longer make and sell them (this has happened previously with some of the narrow shank range, and of course Glatzl's couplers) or, he has hidden them as they are a longer term return to production (remember he has had plenty of issues with the new 3D printer) and hiding them reduces for him the queries on when they will be available. Hopefully it's reason number 2 but my feeling is that it's reason number 1.

Either way a note on his website would good so we would all know one way or the other and not have to speculate.

Tim

On 17/04/2019 11:08, Jason Hethke wrote:
Looks like quite a bit was removed off of his website, I have been keeping my eye out for tailor made's for walthers passenger cars, those are gone as well.....

Re: Sergent website, was: Looking for S scale couplers

Frank Sergent
 

Hi All,

I removed the S scale page (and the tailor made page) from the website because I was editing the website anyway and that was an easy thing to do and I figured it would hopefully reduce the number of inquiries about those products that I am not currently able to manufacture. The truth is that today I'm no longer tirelessly working on a solution either so I don't want to mislead anyone. There are other personal responsibilities that take priority right now.

As far as the diecast products go... I have plenty and will have plenty for the foreseeable future. (I have temporarily run out of balls but expect to have more next week -- so if you are waiting on an order that included a bulk pack that was placed within the last week, it will be shipped very soon.)

Thanks,
Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim L
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:06 AM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] Sergent website, was: Looking for S scale couplers

The S Scale and Taylor made coupler pages aren't completely gone from
the website, just hidden from the menu. There are two ways to take this;
Frank has hidden them as he intends to no longer make and sell them
(this has happened previously with some of the narrow shank range, and
of course Glatzl's couplers) or, he has hidden them as they are a longer
term return to production (remember he has had plenty of issues with the
new 3D printer) and hiding them reduces for him the queries on when they
will be available. Hopefully it's reason number 2 but my feeling is that
it's reason number 1.

Either way a note on his website would good so we would all know one way
or the other and not have to speculate.

Tim

Frank

Todd Fisher
 

I was hoping to see if you by chance had one extra long shank lower shelf laying around if not no worries but I've broken one off a centerbeam car. Also just curious since the lower shelfs are being produced is there a reason the long shanks can't be produced like those are?