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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

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: 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


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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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: 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

First Post - or maybe not

Tim L
 

Well I guess I'll join in and see if this goes through. First post on .io but not my first post ever...

I've had Sergents since 2004 (I still have an unopened pack of the original pewter casting couplers) but did take a lengthy hiatus from using them after getting frustrated with assembly and breakage of the original style. For those that don't know I'm the person responsible for the "Great Sergent Coupler Drought" of a few years back.

Tim
Land of Oz

Re: Sergent Engineering First Post - or maybe not

John Hagen
 

I use Outlook as my email program but I doubt that makes much difference.
I have all my normal emails sent automatically to folders. So when a group switches from YG to grous.io I just have the emails from the groups.io sent to the same folder. That way I receive them all and can reply to them all.
For this group they go to my "Sergent" folder. Works very well and is basically fool proof. The fact that a fool such as I can do it without screwing it up is proof.
For creating a new subject I simply hit reply and then change the subject line.
John Hagen

-----Original Message-----
From: SergentEngineering@groups.io [mailto:SergentEngineering@groups.io] On Behalf Of TL
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 3:37 AM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Sergent Engineering First Post - or maybe not

Well I guess I'll join in and see if this goes through. First post on io but not my first post ever...

I've had Sergents since 2004 (I still have an unopened pack of the original pewter casting couplers) but did take a lengthy hiatus from using them after getting frustrated with assembly and breakage of the original style. For those that don't know I'm the person responsible for the "Great Sergent Coupler Drought" of a few years back.

Tim
Land of Oz

Re: Sergent Engineering First Post - or maybe not

David Jobe, Sr.
 

John,

A suggestion. It would be better to use an entirely new email rather than a reply with a subject change. Using your method buries your new subject in an old, unrelated conversation or thread thereby making it more difficult to find later.

David Jobe, Sr.
Saint Ann, Missouri

-----Original Message-----
From: SergentEngineering@groups.io [mailto:SergentEngineering@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hagen via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 10:37 AM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Re: {Sergent Engineering} Sergent Engineering First Post - or maybe not

I use Outlook as my email program but I doubt that makes much difference.
I have all my normal emails sent automatically to folders. So when a group switches from YG to grous.io I just have the emails from the groups.io sent to the same folder. That way I receive them all and can reply to them all.
For this group they go to my "Sergent" folder. Works very well and is basically fool proof. The fact that a fool such as I can do it without screwing it up is proof.
For creating a new subject I simply hit reply and then change the subject line.
John Hagen

-----Original Message-----
From: SergentEngineering@groups.io [mailto:SergentEngineering@groups.io] On Behalf Of TL
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 3:37 AM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Sergent Engineering First Post - or maybe not

Well I guess I'll join in and see if this goes through. First post on io but not my first post ever...

I've had Sergents since 2004 (I still have an unopened pack of the original pewter casting couplers) but did take a lengthy hiatus from using them after getting frustrated with assembly and breakage of the original style. For those that don't know I'm the person responsible for the "Great Sergent Coupler Drought" of a few years back.

Tim
Land of Oz

First Post

Jason McKee <jasmckee@...>
 

Hi Guys,
First post of many, southern pacific modeler, in ho, I am using sergent couplers for everything, don’t have a layout at the moment, but enjoy building kits for the future layout

Jason

Intro

Daniel Hancock
 

Gday,
Daniel here, I’ve had to swap some locos and stock to the sergent rotary couplers to make a working rotary dumper. They work perfectly and the thing hasn’t missed a beat!

Cheers, Daniel

Sent from my iPhone

Re: Sergent Engineering First Post

Matthew Turner
 

Hi I am another Aussie and I also model railways in South Australia but for me my modeling focus is set in the mid 1980's to mid 90's when the railways were operated by Australian National. 
 So for me it is mainly lower shelf with the occasional standard E and double shelf couples where applicable.

Matthew Turner
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


From: SergentEngineering@groups.io <SergentEngineering@groups.io> on behalf of Ross Hurley <rosshurley@...>
Sent: Monday, 5 February 2018 10:42 AM
To: SergentEngineering@groups.io
Subject: Sergent Engineering First Post
 
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


Re: Intro

James Wall
 

I have been a member of the group for several year and having been using Sergent couplers almost since their introduction.  I mainly use them between my locos for now and plan to convert the remainder of my car fleet at some point.

James Wall
Rural Hall, NC

Re: Sergent Engineering My intro

Mark Plank
 

I've been a longtime lurker, but now that I received some S scale Sergent couplers for Christmas, it is time to start converting to them.

Mark Plank
Modeling the Toledo & Ohio Central (NYC Lines) St. Marys branch in 1915 in S scale

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 5:02 AM, Mark Stamm <mark@...> wrote:
As requested, let me introduce myself... I’ve been a modeler since I was old enough to have a hobby knife. There where many starts and stops that got in the way, but today I enjoy myself as I can. I have for the most part been an observer of the this group, but I have acquired multiple pairs of the Sergent couplers to test. Once the final plan for the railroad comes together the final decision will be made, as of today I have lots of cars with no coupler applied. 

I look forward to reading the discussions as they unfold. 

Mark