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Re: Casting problem?

James Koretsky
 

Ryan,


I thought of this myself, the only issue is that this might only work for the initial contact, once you try and reply to Franks initial email from the "contact us page", you'll be in the same situation.


James

On March 26, 2018 at 2:48 PM Ryan Harris <ryan.harris@...> wrote:

Frank, have you given any thought to setting up a "contact us" form on the website to get around the email issues?
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Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: Casting problem?

Ryan Harris
 

Frank, have you given any thought to setting up a "contact us" form on the website to get around the email issues?
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Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: Casting problem?

Tim L
 

I tried sending emails from different addresses a while ago too and
never got responses so I just gave up and never bought any more however
I see the extended shank type F's (and some RailFlyer types as well) are
also in stock now so Frank will get a least one more order from me. Time
for some experimentation. Hope Frank gets the order notification!

Tim

On 25/03/2018 14:32, Frank Sergent wrote:
Ryan,
SF couplers are recently now available as a stock item.
Most email communication seems to be working now, but I do still get several emails a day indicating my message (that I obviously never sent) concerning male performance enhancement pills was unable to reach its destination. Maybe I’m in the wrong business.
Frank

Re: Casting problem?

Ryan Harris
 

That's great, Frank. I'll add some to my next order.

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Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: Casting problem?

Frank Sergent
 

Ryan,
 
SF couplers are recently now available as a stock item.
 
Most email communication seems to be working now, but I do still get several emails a day indicating my message (that I obviously never sent) concerning male performance enhancement pills was unable to reach its destination. Maybe I’m in the wrong business.
 
Frank
 

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2018 1:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Casting problem?
 
Ok, well at least it's not a problem. I filled the holes with some thick gel type CA and allowed them to dry before assembly, so no problem. I'm just glad I identified them before they presented a problem for me.

While I have your attention, the main question was when will you restock the SF couplers? I need three pair now, but I could probably use six pair in the future since those 70s tank cars are in my wheelhouse.

Is the email thing a matter of your host blocking them or is it my provider? I sent one using a gmail address, the other using my sbcglobal address.
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Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: HOn3 Sharon coupler box w/centering spring action

Dale Buxton
 

Here are some photos and a vid of the box and coupler in action. The boxes are in another material. Its translucent. This black material turned out to be quite brittle.

Dale Buxton

Re: HOn3 Sharon coupler box w/centering spring action

Mark Lewis
 

....Thanks, Dale!

Mark Lewis

Re: HOn3 Sharon coupler box w/centering spring action

Dale Buxton
 

Ok gang,

I put the coupler boxes up on Shapways Stores. You can find them at this URL:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/FX5CY5CBJ/hon3-spring-centering-sharon-coupler-box

I have made them available in a pack of 10. Shapeways wants $5.30 plus shipping for the 10-pack. I also drew up a 100-pack that would cost about $22.00 plus shipping if there becomes that much of a demand. Which I kind of doubt.  I will be making nothing on this. I did this only as a service to my fellow modelers. 

Dale Buxton

Re: HOn3 Sharon coupler box w/centering spring action

Mark Lewis
 

Dale:

I am interested. Waiting for updates and ordering info.

Mark Lewis
Stony Point, NC

Re: HOn3 Sharon coupler box w/centering spring action

Rick Rhode
 

I'm in.  Keep us posted.
                                       Rick Rhode

Re: HOn3 Sharon coupler box w/centering spring action

Mike Conder
 

I'm interested.

Mike Conder

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 3:53 PM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
Ok gang, I have redesigned my Sharon coupler box and tested it extensively. I will post pictures later today. If there is interest in these I will sell them through the the Shapeways store program.

Dale Buxton 

Re: HOn3 Sharon coupler box w/centering spring action

Dale Buxton
 

Ok gang, I have redesigned my Sharon coupler box and tested it extensively. I will post pictures later today. If there is interest in these I will sell them through the the Shapeways store program.

Dale Buxton 

Re: Casting problem?

Ryan Harris
 

Ok, well at least it's not a problem. I filled the holes with some thick gel type CA and allowed them to dry before assembly, so no problem. I'm just glad I identified them before they presented a problem for me.

While I have your attention, the main question was when will you restock the SF couplers? I need three pair now, but I could probably use six pair in the future since those 70s tank cars are in my wheelhouse.

Is the email thing a matter of your host blocking them or is it my provider? I sent one using a gmail address, the other using my sbcglobal address.
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Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Re: Casting problem?

Frank Sergent
 

Hi Ryan and all,
 
The hole in the back of the investment cast couplers has been there for a about 2 years now. Its not in the diecast couplers. The function of the hole is to improve casting yield by letting air escape during the investing process. Feel free to plug the hole during the assembly process if the coupler will be installed in a way that allows the back surface to be viewed (flat cars and such).
 
Sorry your previous emails went unanswered – I never got them unfortunately.
 
Frank
 

Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:51 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] Casting problem?
 
I am assembling some packages of couplers today - EC87P100K, EC87M040K and SEC87K - and all of them seem to have the same problem. There is a hole in the back of the coupler horn leading to the void for the locking ball. I am afraid that unless the hole is plugged, paint or glue could end up getting through the hole to the locking ball rendering the coupler inoperable.

I don't believe this hole has always been there. I usually clean and assemble the couplers using magnification and lots of light, so I think I'd have seen light passing through the coupler during the assembly before if this was common to my previous orders. Or maybe I just missed it.

Has anyone else noticed the hole in their couplers? Has it presented a problem allowing paint or glue to get inside the coupler?

I'm posting this here since both of my emails from two different accounts to Sergent have gone unanswered. I understand there's a past issue with spam filtering, but I can't get through to Sergent any other way.
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Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

Casting problem?

Ryan Harris
 

I am assembling some packages of couplers today - EC87P100K, EC87M040K and SEC87K - and all of them seem to have the same problem. There is a hole in the back of the coupler horn leading to the void for the locking ball. I am afraid that unless the hole is plugged, paint or glue could end up getting through the hole to the locking ball rendering the coupler inoperable. 

I don't believe this hole has always been there. I usually clean and assemble the couplers using magnification and lots of light, so I think I'd have seen light passing through the coupler during the assembly before if this was common to my previous orders. Or maybe I just missed it.

Has anyone else noticed the hole in their couplers? Has it presented a problem allowing paint or glue to get inside the coupler?

I'm posting this here since both of my emails from two different accounts to Sergent have gone unanswered. I understand there's a past issue with spam filtering, but I can't get through to Sergent any other way.
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Ryan Harris
Fort Worth TX

critters

Robert Margerum
 

has anyone had experience with or used a powered truck called a critter.they are from japan from a company called flying zoo. I picked up a couple of nos ones for ho at a train show.

Re: Rotary couplers

Frank Sergent
 

Maybe. You are welcome to try...
 

From: Jim King
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Rotary couplers
 

Frank … can these be cast in urethane?

 

Jim King

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 


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Jim King
www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

Re: Rotary couplers

Jim King <jimking3@...>
 

Frank … can these be cast in urethane?

 

Jim King

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 


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Jim King
www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

Re: Rotary couplers

Ryan Harris
 

I'm sorry to hear the dummy couplers will be going away. I like to use them on my unit trains. I still need a few dozen of them. Hopefully they will be available long enough for me to get them.

I used to use Walthers dummy couplers but they cannot couple to Sergent couplers without modification. 

Re: Rotary couplers

Nathan Rich
 

The dummy couplers are great for say between A and B units of a permanent set. I have a set of Alco FA's with an FB and it is very happy with dummy couplers between them. Also keeps people from breaking the set.

Nathan Rich 

On Feb 24, 2018 12:18, "Frank Sergent" <fsergent@...> wrote:
Hi all,
 
Unfortunately, Frank Glatlz no longer makes the rotary couplers that we sold for a few years. Volume was pretty low on those and continuing to offer those just can’t be financially justified. His dummy couplers will be gone when I run out as well, but I still have a decent stock level of the dummy couplers.
 
Frank
 
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] Becoming a member of Sergent Engineer IO Group
 
Bob, see entry 1477 on this list. It's a comment on the rotary couplers. He may have answers to your ?????