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Re: WTB: Type H Couplers

Andrew
 

Rob, If you don't find a set of couplers contact me off list about 3D printing some. 

Andrew DeKruif

On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 10:07, Rob Bennett
<nkp746@...> wrote:
To more accurately complete a project on a Rapido RDC-3 I am searching for a pair of Type H couplers, HC87K. Actually a dummy set would work fine, as the RDC will be run solo.

Thanks,

Rob Bennett
Fairview, PA

WTB: Type H Couplers

Rob Bennett
 

To more accurately complete a project on a Rapido RDC-3 I am searching for a pair of Type H couplers, HC87K. Actually a dummy set would work fine, as the RDC will be run solo.

Thanks,

Rob Bennett
Fairview, PA

Type F couplers

Todd Fisher
 

Posting again since no responses. Does anyone have 35 pair of M040 type F couplers they're willing to part with? I have a coal train that needs equipped. 

couplers and parts for sale

Sean Stubbs
 
Edited

Hi my name is Sean Stubbs, I will be selling the couplers and parts for David Colvin

everything listed is for EC87K and SBEC87K

I have-
-around 100 ball bearings
-around 100 springs
-30 EC87k assembled, weathered, tested (15 pairs, 30 individual couplers)
-114 regular bottom covers
-2 assembly jigs
-160 weathered knuckles
-119 weathered coupler assemblies
-28 lower shelf bottom covers
email me off list at theskil87@...
Price $200 Free shipping to within the U.S.  email me off list at theskil87@...

Re: Assembled Sergent Couplers available

David Colvin
 

Okay.
First set of couplers freed up.  Sorry for the delay.  Sean will be posting pics tonight.  You can go directly through him as I'm letting him handle it from here on out.  Looks like there are many assembled ones, plus already weathered and prepped supplies for assembly of another big batch of couplers.

So if you have asked directly before, you'll need to ask Sean once he posts tonight.

David C

Re: For Sale: EC64 and RN87K (and other stuff)

Steve Wintner
 

Jeremy, I tried to mail you off list but I don't think groups.io played nicely. I'd like the HO scale lot - can you mail me at steve_wintner at yahoo dot com ?

Thanks

Steve

(and sorry to the group - I'd have made it a private message if I could)

Type F tightlock couplers

Todd Fisher
 

Does anyone happen to have about 35 pair (at least) of the Type F couplers preferably with the M040 shank? I have a train of RD4s that needs them

Re: For Sale: EC64 and RN87K (and other stuff)

Jeremy Jordan
 

EC64 have sold. 

Lot two asking price is $35 + S&H

Walthers G85 flatcar

Alden G. McBee
 

Adding Sergent couplers to the new Walthers G85 flatcar is really easy. The trim piece at each end needs to be removed by lightly prying with a #17 blade toward each end, as they are lightly glued. There are 2 pegs that align it. Couplers drop in and are at the correct height. One end is may be slightly tight and need the coupler box lid filed slightly thinner. The trim piece may be a press fit or may need minimal glue when replacing it.
—Alden

Re: For Sale: EC64 and RN87K (and other stuff)

John Degnan
 

If the EC64 couplers are the NEW (improved) style than I'll take them.  If they are the old (original) style, I don't want them.

Thanks.


John D


On January 18, 2020 at 9:18 PM Jeremy Jordan <copperrange@...> wrote:

No longer have use of these items and want them to go to a good home. Please contact me off list if interested.

Lot 1: S Scale *(sold as a group only please)
FOUR unopened packages of EC64 (two pair) couplers (made early 2K)
One opened package of EC64 (complete)
MS Uncoupler

Lot 2: HO Scale *(Sold as a group only please)
2x RS2P87 Metal Pocket for stub shank coupler
1x AFRS Assembly fixture
2x RS1P87K Sharon Stub Shank Coupler
1x AFRN Assembly Fixture for RN87K/RNC87K
2x RN87K Sharon with Draft Gear (three pair each)
2x Ball Spring Pack for Sharon
1x MS Uncoupling Wand

 

Re: For Sale: EC64 and RN87K (and other stuff)

Terry Van Winkle
 

Hi Jeremy,

I would like to purchase the S scale couplers.

Terry Van Winkle

 

From: SergentEngineering@groups.io [mailto:SergentEngineering@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeremy Jordan
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:18 PM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] For Sale: EC64 and RN87K (and other stuff)

 

No longer have use of these items and want them to go to a good home. Please contact me off list if interested.

Lot 1: S Scale *(sold as a group only please)
FOUR unopened packages of EC64 (two pair) couplers (made early 2K)
One opened package of EC64 (complete)
MS Uncoupler

Lot 2: HO Scale *(Sold as a group only please)
2x RS2P87 Metal Pocket for stub shank coupler
1x AFRS Assembly fixture
2x RS1P87K Sharon Stub Shank Coupler
1x AFRN Assembly Fixture for RN87K/RNC87K
2x RN87K Sharon with Draft Gear (three pair each)
2x Ball Spring Pack for Sharon
1x MS Uncoupling Wand

For Sale: EC64 and RN87K (and other stuff)

Jeremy Jordan
 

No longer have use of these items and want them to go to a good home. Please contact me off list if interested.

Lot 1: S Scale *(sold as a group only please)
FOUR unopened packages of EC64 (two pair) couplers (made early 2K)
One opened package of EC64 (complete)
MS Uncoupler

Lot 2: HO Scale *(Sold as a group only please)
2x RS2P87 Metal Pocket for stub shank coupler
1x AFRS Assembly fixture
2x RS1P87K Sharon Stub Shank Coupler
1x AFRN Assembly Fixture for RN87K/RNC87K
2x RN87K Sharon with Draft Gear (three pair each)
2x Ball Spring Pack for Sharon
1x MS Uncoupling Wand

Re: Assembled Sergent Couplers available

David Colvin
 

Right now, I'm going to see about getting some out and take pics first.
I did lightly file each bearing depression and apply graphite pencil lead to the bearing depression and coupler parts during assembly to ensure excellent/reliable working condition.  I've got a young fellow who has agreed to pull them out so as we get that process started, I'll be able to give an accurate number for interested parties.  I know I have regular and lower shelf couplers.  Bought several 6 packs and two bags to 144 lot.

Again, I really like the action/look.  However, having over 30 years of weekly operating sessions under our belts, there are some operating styles and schemes that simply may not be appropriate for these.  Thankfully, we have choices to fit multiple needs.  This decision was not made lightly or at the spur of the moment.

Re: Assembled Sergent Couplers available

Dale Kritzky
 

You should keep your Sergents and not worry about the people in your group, I have 1 guy  in my group That thinks Sergents are "evil" so he just doesn't come to my house, none of my people are ever going to change over to Sergents ,but most of the nay sayers actually enjoy using them. It's just a learning curve for operations and all operations are different, don't let someone else dictate how your rr should be. Dale



On January 14, 2020, at 1:51 PM, David Colvin <djc148@...> wrote:


I did a test project of about 200 Sergent couplers or so.  I enjoyed the look and handling of the couplers, but my regular operators were not as enthused due to age, not wanting to change, etc.

I will be taking them off the cars soon and looking for a happy home for them.  They are lower shelf and double shelf couplers (a few).  Weathered, etc.  I applaud the group's effort to continue the work and think they have a very fine place in the hobby.

David C

Re: Couplers

Kevin Packard
 
Edited

Anyone who is interested in testing out the printed couplers, go ahead and email me off the group with your information and I'll see if I can get some sent out this coming week.  It'll be one fret upper+lower per person, so enough to do six couplers total.  That should be enough to test two cars worth and have spares in case you break something or mess it up.  

I can't provide knuckles, balls, or springs.  Those will have to be on your own.

Here's a quick video I took with a set of couplers I just assembled.  The resin is Elegoo Gray and it is fully cured.  I slightly enlarged the ball hole, and slightly enlarged the knuckle holes to more freely move on the pins.  You can see the normal action with smooth coupling and uncoupling.  Also note the strength when pressure is applied.  I was pulling pretty hard here.

https://youtu.be/5cYwhZpQbWA

-Kevin

Re: Couplers

Dale Kritzky
 

I'm game to try 3d print couplers. Dale.



On January 14, 2020, at 1:24 PM, "Aaron Heaney via Groups.Io" <wolfhunt1987@...> wrote:


Kevin 

I would be interested in testing your couplers but I need type H's. Because the road and time period I model has them between Cab units and on streamlined passenger equipment. 

Aaron Heaney 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Kevin Packard <kevinpackard@...>
Date: 1/14/20 12:22 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Couplers

Josh, I think that's a great idea.  Perhaps I can print off a bunch of frets and send them out to a few folks to try?  We can then pool our knowledge and hopefully find the best way to assemble them, so operation is consistent.  Also, that would allow testing in variety of environments.  Lots of testing is the only way we're going to find out if printing is resin is really a viable option.

I'll work on getting a bunch of frets printed up this week.  Let's go with lower shelf type F's, since it appears that's what most people need.

-Kevin

Re: Assembled Sergent Couplers available

Cliff
 

Interested in a few sets of double shelf couplers myself. 

Re: Assembled Sergent Couplers available

Paul Dallard
 

How much for the lot?

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. - Buddha



On Jan 14, 2020, at 13:51, David Colvin <djc148@...> wrote:

I did a test project of about 200 Sergent couplers or so.  I enjoyed the look and handling of the couplers, but my regular operators were not as enthused due to age, not wanting to change, etc.

I will be taking them off the cars soon and looking for a happy home for them.  They are lower shelf and double shelf couplers (a few).  Weathered, etc.  I applaud the group's effort to continue the work and think they have a very fine place in the hobby.

David C

Re: Assembled Sergent Couplers available

Keith Getter
 

David,

Please contact me off list if you would. 

Thank you,
Keith


On Jan 14, 2020, at 13:51, David Colvin <djc148@...> wrote:

I did a test project of about 200 Sergent couplers or so.  I enjoyed the look and handling of the couplers, but my regular operators were not as enthused due to age, not wanting to change, etc.

I will be taking them off the cars soon and looking for a happy home for them.  They are lower shelf and double shelf couplers (a few).  Weathered, etc.  I applaud the group's effort to continue the work and think they have a very fine place in the hobby.

David C

Re: Assembled Sergent Couplers available

Kevin Packard
 

David - I'm sure you'll have no problem offloading these.  The double shelf in particular....lots of individual need those

Out of curiosity, are any of the lower shelf of the long-shank variety?

-Kevin