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Re: Good Morning

Dave Yingst
 

I am not a robot. I use Sergent couplers to make my models look and perform realistically. 

Dave Yingst in Corning CA


Re: Thank you to John Niemeyer (and I am not a robot)

Mark Lewis
 

Frank:

Glad you are part of this group.

Mark Lewis 
Stony Point, NC 


Re: Thank you to John Niemeyer (and I am not a robot)

John Niemeyer
 

Frank
 
You’re welcome.
 
I too, was having problems with Yahoo. I couldn’t post pictures in some of my groups and I was the group owner. How’s that for embarrassing.
 
John
 
 
 
Thank you, John for moving this group. Previously with Yahoo, my posts were hit or miss -- maybe they would show up. Maybe they wouldn't. Maybe they would show up three days later and just confuse everybody. I'm excited about this move and appreciate everything you do to keep this group live.

Frank


Thank you to John Niemeyer (and I am not a robot)

Frank Sergent
 

Thank you, John for moving this group. Previously with Yahoo, my posts were hit or miss -- maybe they would show up. Maybe they wouldn't. Maybe they would show up three days later and just confuse everybody. I'm excited about this move and appreciate everything you do to keep this group live.

Frank


I too am not a robot

roblmclear
 

Hi so glad for the move to here, I have been usings Sergents on my freight cars now for about a year and have over 400 so equipped, both RTR, kit and resin kits.   Love the prototypical look, with the passenger cars however equipped with pongers I have hung on to the scale kadees there doesn't seem to be an easy way to uncouple passenger cars with the Sergents, why do I need to do so, well I model Newton in Kansas now and Santa Fe trains such as the Scout and the Fast Mail changed or removed cars at that location.

Regards to all and thanks for the move
Rob McLear
Australia.


Re: COUPLER ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

Matt Goodman
 

Bill, 

I made a few videos a couple of years ago. One goes over assembly without the fixture. 



Matt Goodman
Columbus, Ohio


On Sunday, February 4, 2018, 2:50:00 PM EST, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:


There are some on YouTube.  Her's a link to one:


Mike Conder


Re: Not a robot

Ryan Harris
 

I was already on groups.io, so I'm just checking to see if this works.

By the way, I made the switch in 2011. I was sold on day one. I work for one of the 1:1 railroads, which means I see and deal with the real couplers all the time. After seeing the Sergent version of a Type F and SE coupler and compared them to Kadee's version of a "shelf coupler" I was hooked. I have converted some 200 cars and 30 locomotives to Sergent couplers since then, which puts me about two-thirds of the way done.

Ryan Harris


First Post

Ross Hurley
 

Brief intro. I use Sergent couplers for auto-coupled stock on an Australian broad gauge layout (genuine broad gauge - 18.39mm), set in the 1920s. The South Australian Railways had an American commissioner then who Americanised the rail system, replacing antiquated and inefficient British style locos, rolling stock and operating practices. I model the transition era so both types of rolling stock are in use, which means I have to use another coupler on the old chain- and drawhook-coupled stock. It's an interesting mix but the Sergents are perfect for the job they do.

Ross Hurley
Adelaide, Australia


My first post.

jjjwar@...
 

Glad to be here. Was on the Yahoo group but never posted. Been playing with Sergent couplers for a year or so now. Have 8 locomotives with them installed as well as about 50 freight cars. In short just about my whole fleet. Building a switch layout set in the modern time period in HO scale. Really like how the couplers work and look.


Re: First post

David Heine
 

Are you using the HO Sergent couplers for Sn3? I'm been using narrow shank version as the standard for my Sn2 equipment.  I have installed Sergent couplers on a few Sn3 cars as I built them, but most of my Sn3 rolling stock still has Kadee couplers.

Dave Heine
Easton, PA


On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 3:43 PM, Ken Neufeld <ktneuf@...> wrote:
My first post. Converting Sn3 equipment to Sergent couplers.

Ken Neufeld



Re: First post

Mark Lewis
 

Ken:

Which Sergent couplers  and which draft gear boxes, are you using in your Sn3 coupler conversions?

Mark Lewis 
Stony Point, NC 


Re: Not a robot

Duncan Harvey
 

I think, therefore I am!

                                                Duncan Harvey


On 2/4/2018 9:00 AM, Jerry Wulff via Groups.Io wrote:
I exist as well.
Jerry Wulff


On Feb 3, 2018, at 11:23 PM, michael.starkey via Groups.Io <michael.starkey@...> wrote:

I really exist!

Michael Starkey 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: First post

Mike Turner
 

First post. Experimenting with sergents....
Mike
MP-Z35


Re: HOn3 Couplers

Charles Smith
 

Thank you for moving me over to the new Sergent Engineering group. So, I am not a robot but a guy who has been in a variety of scales but mostly interested in narrow gauge. Since space has always been scarce, I settled on Hon3 years ago. When I was starting my career, I tried ON3 with Clouser couplers that worked like both the prototype and the Sergent. Space and expenses became obvious to my college teacher’s budget but I never forgot those smooth-working couplers Bill Clouser made in lost-wax brass casting process. Their big problem was short circuits since cars, couplers, and trucks all conducted electricity well!

 

Thanks Mark for the picture of your painted coupler; I have been afraid to paint, especially from a can but will try it now that I have seen that it can be done. My first two bulk orders of couplers came chemically colored but my last 100 came natural metal which does not look as good to my eyes.

 

Charles Smith

 


Re: First post

Ken Neufeld
 

My first post. Converting Sn3 equipment to Sergent couplers.

Ken Neufeld


Re: COUPLER ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

Mike Conder
 

No problem, I had to search too!  When I couldn't find it in old messages, I tried YouTube.  There are others but this one isn't bad.

Mike Conder

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 12:57 PM, Bill Keene <bill41@...> wrote:
Mike,

Thanks for the link. Will check it out.

Perhaps I should have searched YouTube before posting the question. Unfortunately, this old dog is not so computer literate. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Feb 4, 2018, at 11:49 AM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

There are some on YouTube.  Her's a link to one:


Mike Conder



Re: COUPLER ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

Bill Keene
 

Mike,

Thanks for the link. Will check it out.

Perhaps I should have searched YouTube before posting the question. Unfortunately, this old dog is not so computer literate. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Feb 4, 2018, at 11:49 AM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

There are some on YouTube.  Her's a link to one:


Mike Conder


Re: COUPLER ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

Mike Conder
 

There are some on YouTube.  Her's a link to one:


Mike Conder


New Member

Martin Rosenfeld
 

I am a new member. I am an HO modeler who is interesting in whatever is available in my scale.

Martin Rosenfeld


COUPLER ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

Bill Keene
 

Hello Group,

Some time back there was a thread on the group that provided link(s) to videos showing how to assemble the Sergent couplers. I have searched -- I am not all that good at this function -- the messages and files for these links without success. Now that my stock of assembled couplers is down to zero, it is time to learn how to assemble these little wonders. 

Can someone on the list provide the link(s) to these videos? There are 70 freight cars awaiting to join knuckles. 

Thanks & Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA