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Re: New to group

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
 

The Sharon was an older 'standard' coupler a bit smaller than a D or E.  A so called type C.  The only visual difference at our scale tween the D & E is the knuckle height.  So; To make a "D out of an "E" just file the knuckle a bit top and bottom.

The "H0" Sharon would be way too small.  The "E" is 73% of "S" being scale "H0".  The #5 is 17-20% OVERSIZE FOR "H0" so that makes it apx 87% of "S"  The "S" Sargent is 100% of "S" so a bit larger than a Sharon.  But; Smaller than an 802 which is oversized though not as much as a #5.  Which one to use is,of course, your choice.


Talmadge C 'TC' Carr

Sn42 and Hn42 somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest

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Re: [SergentEng] New to group

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
 

Dave;

I agree on the Kadee coupler looks.  At 73% the H0 Sargents are fiddly close for 3/4 size in S.  For a type D just file a bit on the knuckle.

I use AAR coupler height and Choppers from New Zealand for my Sn2 Gilpin in the Bitterroots.  I use H0 Sergents converted to Type D for my Sn3.5.  And, I will use S Sergents for my wide (std) gauge S. As I do 1923 I may convert them to Ds also.


Talmadge C 'TC' Carr

Sn42 and Hn42 somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest


Re: [SergentEng] New to group

Nathan Rich
 

Send a pic of the chopper couplers! I love the idea of different couplers apart from AAR couplers.

Not to go too far off topic but I have a 4-4-0 that I am planning on using some Link and pin couplers on. Just to have something different.

There is also a guy who is making Russian outline HO scale, having the proper SA3 couplers for that would be cool too. Just can't stand Kadee couplers anymore.

Nathan Rich

 

Dave;

I agree on the Kadee coupler looks.  At 73% the H0 Sargents are fiddly close for 3/4 size in S.  For a type D just file a bit on the knuckle.

I use AAR coupler height and Choppers from New Zealand for my Sn2 Gilpin in the Bitterroots.  I use H0 Sergents converted to Type D for my Sn3.5.  And, I will use S Sergents for my wide (std) gauge S. As I do 1923 I may convert them to Ds also.


Talmadge C 'TC' Carr

Sn42 and Hn42 somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest


New to group

Ken Neufeld
 

Group,

Thanks for the responses. I am going to give these things a go.

Feedback to follow


Ken


Re: [SergentEng] New to group

Nathan Rich
 

We're here to help along the way!

Nathab

On Dec 14, 2016 3:29 PM, "ktneuf@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

Group,

Thanks for the responses. I am going to give these things a go.

Feedback to follow


Ken


Coupler Type?

John Degnan
 

Can anyone identify the coupler type seen in the attached photo?

Thanks.


John Degnan

Re: [SergentEng] Coupler Type? [1 Attachment]

Andrew
 

Where was photo taken, on what locomotive?

Kind of looks like an E or Sharon. 

On Jan 21, 2017, at 12:25 AM, "John Degnan Scaler164@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 

Can anyone identify the coupler type seen in the attached photo?

Thanks.


John Degnan

Re: [SergentEng] Coupler Type?

John Degnan
 

Location was most likely somewhere in Florida, and it is on SAL's diesel electric loco # 2028.  (see attachment)


John D


From: "Andrew Porter ihtsbih_2014@... [SergentEng]"
To: SergentEng@...
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:33:48 AM
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Coupler Type?

 
Where was photo taken, on what locomotive?

Kind of looks like an E or Sharon. 

On Jan 21, 2017, at 12:25 AM, "John Degnan Scaler164@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 


Can anyone identify the coupler type seen in the attached photo?

Thanks.


John Degnan



Re: [SergentEng] Coupler Type? [1 Attachment]

Andrew
 

Probably a D, E or sharon.

On Jan 21, 2017, at 10:15 AM, "John Degnan Scaler164@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 

Location was most likely somewhere in Florida, and it is on SAL's diesel electric loco # 2028.  (see attachment)


John D


From: "Andrew Porter ihtsbih_2014@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...>
To: SergentEng@...
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:33:48 AM
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Coupler Type?

 
Where was photo taken, on what locomotive?

Kind of looks like an E or Sharon. 

On Jan 21, 2017, at 12:25 AM, "John Degnan Scaler164@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 


Can anyone identify the coupler type seen in the attached photo?

Thanks.


John Degnan



Re: [SergentEng] Coupler Type?

Allen Roberts
 

coupler in photo

Martin Matsil
 

Looks like a type E,freight type coupler.passenger trains use the type,f or H,also known as a tooth and socket coupler.

Source for Mounting Screws Included With EN87A?

S. Busch
 

Hello--
 
Alas, I like the EN87 narrow shank couplers with the Accurail boxes on resin freight cars.  I say alas, because, since the assembled EN87A is no longer available, I don't know where I can find a source of the nice mounting screws that came with them.
 
Can some kind reader please suggest a source?
 
Thanks and regards!
 
Steve Busch
Duncan, SC

Re: [SergentEng] Source for Mounting Screws Included With EN87A?

David Jobe, Sr.
 

Steve,

 

Try the source at Accurail: http://accurail.com/accurail/parts.htm .  Item #192, 0-80 x 3/16”.

 

Best regards,

 

David Jobe, Sr.

Saint Ann, Missouri

 

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 1:11 PM
To: sergenteng@...
Subject: [SergentEng] Source for Mounting Screws Included With EN87A?

 

 

Hello--

 

Alas, I like the EN87 narrow shank couplers with the Accurail boxes on resin freight cars.  I say alas, because, since the assembled EN87A is no longer available, I don't know where I can find a source of the nice mounting screws that came with them.

 

Can some kind reader please suggest a source?

 

Thanks and regards!

 

Steve Busch

Duncan, SC

Re: [SergentEng] Source for Mounting Screws Included With EN87A?

S. Busch
 

Thanks, David!  That's just what I shall do!
 
Steve Busch
Duncan, SC
 

----- Original Message -----
From: 'David Jobe, Sr.'
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:40 PM
Subject: RE: [SergentEng] Source for Mounting Screws Included With EN87A?

 

Steve,

Try the source at Accurail: http://accurail.com/accurail/parts.htm .  Item #192, 0-80 x 3/16”.

Best regards,

David Jobe, Sr.

Saint Ann, Missouri

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 1:11 PM
To: sergenteng@...
Subject: [SergentEng] Source for Mounting Screws Included With EN87A?

 

Hello--

Alas, I like the EN87 narrow shank couplers with the Accurail boxes on resin freight cars.  I say alas, because, since the assembled EN87A is no longer available, I don't know where I can find a source of the nice mounting screws that came with them.

&n! bsp;

Can some kind reader please suggest a source?

Couplers for passenger cars

Andrew
 

Hello all

Im am looking to equip passenger cars with sergent couplers.
I have the following cars:
Rapido BM "American Flyer"
Walters heavyweights
Branchline Heavyweights
Athearn Baggage and RPO

I have a few (1 or 2 pkg) H type couplers and some standard E type couplers.

As the Walthers replacements are not available, should I use the E type?

Thanks
Andrew

HELPING OTHERS

Michael Looney
 

Well I guess I won't be able to help other, if what I do write is being censored, now why this is happening I don't know, unless it is something I did on another site, which should have nothing to do with this site, or am I wrong if so then maybe I should do the same on all of my site.

Michael Looney

Re: [SergentEng] HELPING OTHERS

Nathan Rich
 

...huh?


On Mar 18, 2017 9:35 PM, "excalibur5776@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

Well I guess I won't be able to help other, if what I do write is being censored, now why this is happening I don't know, unless it is something I did on another site, which should have nothing to do with this site, or am I wrong if so then maybe I should do the same on all of my site.

Michael Looney

Re: HELPING OTHERS

Tim L
 

I don't think the owner of this group is sitting there approving and denying messages of people who have proven themselves not to be spammers; if he is then he needs a new hobby, like some of the owners and moderators of another group I'm on.

I'm not sure exactly what's happening for you but I find most of the the problems that make people think they are being blocked etc is actually Yahoo itself, I found that a lot of my posts when I replied by email were taking days to get through Yahoo's server, sometime never making it through. If I posted directly from the groups page the messages went straight through.

All of these issues that Yahoo gives us is why many groups have left and gone to either social media (ugh!) or started their own forums on their own websites.

- Tim

Re: [SergentEng] Re: HELPING OTHERS

Mike Conder
 

Michael, I am one of the moderators on this list and you have full posting right.  You are not moderated or censored in any way.

If you are having problems posting (and this recent post of yours did come through fine) i would look into the potential issues that Tim mentioned.

Mike Conder

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:11 PM, egroupstuff@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

I don't think the owner of this group is sitting there approving and denying messages of people who have proven themselves not to be spammers; if he is then he needs a new hobby, like some of the owners and moderators of another group I'm on.

I'm not sure exactly what's happening for you but I find most of the the problems that make people think they are being blocked etc is actually Yahoo itself, I found that a lot of my posts when I replied by email were taking days to get through Yahoo's server, sometime never making it through. If I posted directly from the groups page the messages went straight through.

All of these issues that Yahoo gives us is why many groups have left and gone to either social media (ugh!) or started their own forums on their own websites.

- Tim


Re: [SergentEng] Re: HELPING OTHERS

Michael Looney
 

Okay I think I have found the problem, I replied from the e-mail and not from the site, which I also send a apology from, and it didn't come through, so once again I am sorry.
Michael Looney