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Re: Not a robot

Jerry Wulff
 

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 



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Re: Not a robot

James Brookman
 

James Brookman 
Winnipeg Manitoba 

Modeling Winona MN on two levels no helix.
I will be using sargents on all my stuff.

Re: Good Morning

Robert Tomb
 

I, too, am ready to contribute!
 
Robert Tomb
Spring, TX

Jumping in...

Eric Sitiko
 

Hi-

After using sergent couplers at a friends house, I was sold!   I just got my first package in the mail and I will be converting all my HOn3 rolling stock over to them.  I am also glad to see that this group is moving here. 

Thanks again 
--
Eric Sitiko

Re: First post

John Vivian
 

First Post. 

Re: First post

Robert Kirkham
 

First post too;

I have some rolling stock converted to Sergents – and a lot of other rolling stock I’m vacillating about.   Pre-assembled made the conversion a lot easier for me.

 

Rob

 

From: SergentEngineering@groups.io [mailto:SergentEngineering@groups.io] On Behalf Of Philip Taylor
Sent: Sunday, February 4, 2018 6:45 AM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Re: Sergent Engineering First post

 

First post.  

 

Philip Taylor


On Feb 4, 2018, at 2:09 AM, emelvin@... wrote:

Sorry about That, I'm new to posting. I'm a long time modeller and a 25 year Model Railroader. Interested in Sergent couplers due to their prototypical look and operation. I've enjoyed the Group for at least 3 years. Thanks.

First Post

Craig Tice
 

I use Sergent HO couplers on my On30 mining tram.  They look great and work perfectly!

Re: HOn3 Couplers

John Degnan
 

Mark, I'd like to see some photos of your results using the selected paint... and would like to know how you applied it.


Thanks.



John D.

Scaler164@...


On February 4, 2018 at 7:38 AM Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:

First, thanks for moving this group to this new format. Glad to be proactive. 
Yesterday I finished building 3 pair of RNC87K narrow shank HOn3 couplers...my first Sergents.
These are to be installed on Rail Line box/stock cars.
Instead of using Frank's recommended Rustoleum primer, I used Tamiya #TS-1, Red Brown, in a spray can. I liked the more subdued color
...more realistic.
Looking forward to converting all my Blackstone rolling stock to Sergents.

Mark Lewis 
Stony Point, NC 

Re: First post

gtws00
 

First Post
I exist too

GeorgeToman

Re: HOn3 Couplers

Mark Lewis
 

John:

Here is a photo of the painted couplers and the paint I used. I did not have to "buff" the exterior of the couplers ad you should do with Rustoleum,  since the Tamiya paint is flat and has very fine pigments, so there is no rough surface.
Sorry for the poor cell phone photos.

Mark Lewis 
Stony Point, NC 

First post

Steven Cerka
 

Hi all.  I have been using Sergent Couplers for I'll guess ten years.  I've infected alot of people with these couplers and now they are the only coupler they use.  Many, only on engines and cabooses but that will spread.  My brother has bought them by the bulk paks and has equipped everything.  To the people that think they arn't good for long trains.  My brother runs 120 car trains Sergent Equipped no problems.  Please don't ever stop making them I will be lost.


Steven E. Cerka

Elmhurst, IL

Re: HOn3 Couplers

Mike Conder
 

That looks like a good color, will be interested in how it holds up in operation.

Mike Conder 


On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:49 AM Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:
John:

Here is a photo of the painted couplers and the paint I used. I did not have to "buff" the exterior of the couplers ad you should do with Rustoleum,  since the Tamiya paint is flat and has very fine pigments, so there is no rough surface.
Sorry for the poor cell phone photos.

Mark Lewis 
Stony Point, NC 

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

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

Re: COUPLER ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

Mike Conder
 

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
 

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: First post

Ken Neufeld
 

My first post. Converting Sn3 equipment to Sergent couplers.

Ken Neufeld

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

Mike Turner
 

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