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This is my final posting until a video of actual rolling stock being uncoupled can be produced... that is unless there are questions.

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Re: Blackstone cars and Locos

Scott McDonald
 

Mike have you had a chance to run the Blackstone cars with the Sergent couplers?  What do you think of them so far?

Scott McDonald

Re: Blackstone cars and Locos

Mike Chamberlain
 

I like them ! Took a while to get assembly down , but as soon as I started using a toothpick to burnish the bearing hole I had much better results . They look great on the cars , and especially on the passenger cars the coulping distance is much better . They uncouple just fine with the magnet tool . Only problem is that aren't easy to couple . My layout has almost no straight track and you need to be right over them to set them up for coupling . Not a big deal for me as I am mostly a runner , but they may be frustrating to someone that does a lot of switching ......Mike


On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 8:43 AM Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:
Mike have you had a chance to run the Blackstone cars with the Sergent couplers?  What do you think of them so far?

Scott McDonald

Re: Uncoupler

Jacob Damron
 

Why DCC? It's a 30 year old nightmare protocol. I'd use something like RailPro that isn't limited by addressing issues. You're going backwards a long ways trying to go forward. 

Re: Uncoupler

Timothy Cann
 

You are right about everything you say about RailPro, and you could add more reasons over using DCC.  One thing you don't mention is the cost: about $40 additional per car or engine with uncoupler support.  Cost is going to be the main determiner for someone to consider using my design.  At $114 per car or engine (see my details in the Files section) for uncouplers at both ends will probably be rejected off-hand simply because of the cost, and there is nothing about my design that would prevent someone from using RailPro instead of DCC with everything else I've described unchanged.  Thank you for your e-mail.

Re: Passenger uncoupler

Edward Sutorik
 

So.  About that passenger uncoupler:

Will it be again be made available?  When?

It has been out of stock for maybe 6 months.


Ed

Edward Sutorik

Re: Passenger uncoupler

Edward Sutorik
 

I would like an answer to my question of March 19, 2019.  

Please.

I am referring to, if it is not clear, to part number MWRY.

Ed

Edward Sutorik

Re: Passenger uncoupler

Frank Sergent
 

Hi Ed,
 
Sorry for the delayed reply. Unfortunately, I no longer have the ability to make these. The design for these actually came from a customer. You can make something that functions similarly with a magnet from K&J Magnetics (I think I used a 3/16” X 1/2” cylindrical magnet) and a short piece of flat steel. Epoxy these together with a stick for a handle on top and you’ve pretty much got it.
 
Thanks,
Frank
 

Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Passenger uncoupler
 
So.  About that passenger uncoupler:

Will it be again be made available?  When?

It has been out of stock for maybe 6 months.


Ed

Edward Sutorik

Re: Passenger uncoupler

Edward Sutorik
 

Thank you, Frank.



Ed

Edward Sutorik

Looking for Walther's Heavyweight Couplers

Logan Thurman
 

Hey Guys,

I wanted to know if anyone has any spare Type E or H couplers for the Walthers Heavyweight Passenger cars? I'm updating my North Coast Limited Fleet of the 1930s with all Sergent Engineering and Proto 87 wheels as I'm doing fine scale modeling.

Thanks ahead of time,
Logan Thurman

Can anyone convert CAD files?

Ryan Harris
 

Can anyone convert the CAD files Frank provided from their native format to AutoCAD dwg format? I have a copy of the files I just cannot open them with AutoCAD.

--
Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: Can anyone convert CAD files?

Dale Buxton
 

Have you tried Autodesk Fusion 360? It’s free to download and free for a year under personal non-commercial use. It will open just about every 3D file I’ve seen. But I wonder if the Sergent files might be locked. Or did Frank put them into total public domain?

Dale B




On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 09:59, Ryan Harris <ryan.harris@...> wrote:

Can anyone convert the CAD files Frank provided from their native format to AutoCAD dwg format? I have a copy of the files I just cannot open them with AutoCAD.

--
Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: Can anyone convert CAD files?

Tom Colasurdo
 

Frank has placed all his coupler designs in the public domain ... including a notice on his web site.  The files are not locked ... several of us have been able to successfully open.

I've reached out to Ryan ... I'm going to save in the format Ryan can utilize in his version of AutoDesk AutoCAD.

V/r,
Tom C.


On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 04:52:02 PM EDT, Dale Buxton via Groups.Io <the_one_tuatha_ddana@...> wrote:


Have you tried Autodesk Fusion 360? It’s free to download and free for a year under personal non-commercial use. It will open just about every 3D file I’ve seen. But I wonder if the Sergent files might be locked. Or did Frank put them into total public domain?

Dale B




On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 09:59, Ryan Harris <ryan.harris@...> wrote:

Can anyone convert the CAD files Frank provided from their native format to AutoCAD dwg format? I have a copy of the files I just cannot open them with AutoCAD.

--
Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: Can anyone convert CAD files?

Alan Lautenslager
 

Where can you obtain the CAD files?  Only ones I see here are PDF.
Thank you 

Re: Can anyone convert CAD files?

Alan Lautenslager
 

Have the files been placed on a server somewhere. Where exactly can I locate?

Thank you

 

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From: Alan Lautenslager via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:27 PM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Can anyone convert CAD files?

 

Where can you obtain the CAD files?  Only ones I see here are PDF.
Thank you 

 

Re: Can anyone convert CAD files?

Rob Briney
 

Tom,
Do you have the SolidWorks and could you convert the files to .stl format?  
Rob Briney 



On Jul 28, 2019, at 4:26 PM, Alan Lautenslager <alan.lautenslager@...> wrote:

Have the files been placed on a server somewhere. Where exactly can I locate?

Thank you

 

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From: Alan Lautenslager via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:27 PM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Can anyone convert CAD files?

 

Where can you obtain the CAD files?  Only ones I see here are PDF.
Thank you 

 

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Re: Can anyone convert CAD files?

Will
 

I would like to get approved so I can try to download the files or read others posts...

Will


From: SergentEngineering@groups.io <SergentEngineering@groups.io> on behalf of Rob Briney <drgw4ever@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:44 PM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io <SergentEngineering@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Can anyone convert CAD files?
 
Tom,
Do you have the SolidWorks and could you convert the files to .stl format?  
Rob Briney 



On Jul 28, 2019, at 4:26 PM, Alan Lautenslager <alan.lautenslager@...> wrote:

Have the files been placed on a server somewhere. Where exactly can I locate?

Thank you

 

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From: Alan Lautenslager via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:27 PM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Can anyone convert CAD files?

 

Where can you obtain the CAD files?  Only ones I see here are PDF.
Thank you 

 

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Re: Can anyone convert CAD files?

Tom Colasurdo
 

All:

Just checked ... files are still available on http://www.sergentengineering.com/

Right side, click on "Instructions, Etc" ... then click on "Click here for Instructions" ... then click on "3D Models"  ... then click on "Click here to download"

This will download a file named 3DModels.zip ... about 94.2 MB

Once you unzip the file, you will have to look through the 38 IGS files listed for the coupler you are interested in ...

Hope that helps.

V/r,
Tom C.



On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 06:27:08 PM EDT, Alan Lautenslager <alan.lautenslager@...> wrote:


Where can you obtain the CAD files?  Only ones I see here are PDF.
Thank you