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Re: 1st post.

Cliff
 

On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 08:11 PM, Frank Sergent wrote:
Hi Cliff,
 
You just reached me. Don’t be shy about using the group for this. It seems to be the most reliable method.
 
Diecast couplers are in Zamak 3. Unfortunately, its pretty much impossible to solder this stuff. If you want a coupler that doesn’t stick out so far (without the obvious solution of buying a shorter coupler from me – which can’t be done right now), the easiest route is to switch to the narrow shank version and back up its mounting location a tad. You can use draft gear boxes from Smoky Mountain Models or Accurail to make the job easier. That might sound like extra work, but its much easier than trying to shorten the compatible shank couplers and you get a near scale width box as a side benefit.
 
Frank
 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] 1st post.
 
Name is Cliff. I've been using Sergents for a few years, mainly for customers cars. The lack of stock as of late has put a damper on others projects, so I'll be focusing on my own static models--mainly graffiti covered hoppers and cabooses "cabeese"-- that do not require long drawbars.

Does anyone know what alloy the Diecast couplers are cast in? No luck in reaching the main-man Frank by email. If the metal is right, I'll start shortening the couplers myself.

Thanks in advance.

 On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 08:11 PM, Frank Sergent wrote:
Hi Cliff,
 
You just reached me. Don’t be shy about using the group for this. It seems to be the most reliable method.
 
Diecast couplers are in Zamak 3. Unfortunately, its pretty much impossible to solder this stuff. If you want a coupler that doesn’t stick out so far (without the obvious solution of buying a shorter coupler from me – which can’t be done right now), the easiest route is to switch to the narrow shank version and back up its mounting location a tad. You can use draft gear boxes from Smoky Mountain Models or Accurail to make the job easier. That might sound like extra work, but its much easier than trying to shorten the compatible shank couplers and you get a near scale width box as a side benefit.
 
Frank
 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] 1st post.
 
Name is Cliff. I've been using Sergents for a few years, mainly for customers cars. The lack of stock as of late has put a damper on others projects, so I'll be focusing on my own static models--mainly graffiti covered hoppers and cabooses "cabeese"-- that do not require long drawbars.

Does anyone know what alloy the Diecast couplers are cast in? No luck in reaching the main-man Frank by email. If the metal is right, I'll start shortening the couplers myself.

Thanks in advance.

 Thanks for the speedy reply Frank. I looked up Zamak 3 and it's zinc alloy, so I'm going to test them against my Muggyweld. If all goes well, they'll compliment my Moloco draft gear and Tangent. I model modern, so no riveted boxes from Smokey. I'll keep the board posted when the time comes.

Steam Coupler pocket

Dave Yingst
 

Any idea when steam coupler pockets will again be available. Need one for an ihc mogil upgrade that is almost done. Thanks.  Dave Yingst,  Corning,CA




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Group Membership Request

Tim Buege
 

Hi,

I’m a Narrow Gauger in the Twin Cities hoping to build a small 1890s freelance Colorado layout. I’ve had my eye on the Sergent / Sharon couplers for a while and would like access to the group so that I may learn more about them.

Thanks!

Tim

Re: Steam Coupler pocket

Matt Goodman
 

Dave,

I think I have one that I won't be using anytime soon.  Let me check when I get home, and if it's where I think it is, I can forward it to you if you'd like it.

Matt Goodman
Columbus Ohio US

On Feb 18, 2019, at 08:57 PM, "Dave Yingst via Groups.Io" <yingstco@...> wrote:

Any idea when steam coupler pockets will again be available. Need one for an ihc mogil upgrade that is almost done. Thanks.  Dave Yingst,  Corning,CA




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Re: Steam Coupler pocket

Paul Thomson
 

I would also be interested in knowing the answer

Re: Steam Coupler pocket

Paul Thomson
 

I would also be interested in the answer, or does anyone know of a source of
Glatzl dummies ?

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Dave Yingst via Groups.Io" <yingstco=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: February 18, 2019 at 8:57 PM



Any idea when steam coupler pockets will again be available. Need one for
an ihc mogil upgrade that is almost done. Thanks.  Dave Yingst, 
Corning,CA
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Coupler order

Peter York
 

Hi Frank,

Can you tell me the status of my order for 20 EC87K 6-packs placed on February 8?

Thanks very much for your assistance.

Peter York

Re: Coupler order

Frank Sergent
 

Hi Peter,
 
Your order shipped this morning. You should receive a notification from Paypal that includes the tracking number shortly if you haven’t already.
 
Thanks,
Frank
 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 2:56 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] Coupler order
 
Hi Frank,
 
Can you tell me the status of my order for 20 EC87K 6-packs placed on February 8?
 
Thanks very much for your assistance.
 
Peter York

Re: Coupler order

Peter York
 

Hi Frank,

Thank you. Do you know when you will have your bulk packs back in stock?

And do you still make S scale couplers?

Best regards,

Peter

On Feb 23, 2019, at 2:08 PM, Frank Sergent <fsergent@...> wrote:

Hi Peter,
 
Your order shipped this morning. You should receive a notification from Paypal that includes the tracking number shortly if you haven’t already.
 
Thanks,
Frank
 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 2:56 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] Coupler order
 
Hi Frank,
 
Can you tell me the status of my order for 20 EC87K 6-packs placed on February 8?
 
Thanks very much for your assistance.
 
Peter York

Re: Coupler order

Cliff
 

Website says (expected back March 2019). Does it say something different for you?

Re: Coupler order

Peter York
 

Just double-checking. I can see the HO date, but nothing about S.

On Feb 23, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Cliff via Groups.Io <xzxc175@...> wrote:

Website says (expected back March 2019). Does it say something different for you?

Re: Coupler order

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
 

S is on hold:(  Frank has lots of knuckles but the 2 body parts are investment cast.
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Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
Sn42 and Hn42 somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest
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EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Bill Keene
 

Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench. 

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock". 

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Frank Sergent
 

Hi Bill,
 
I should have 20000 new sets of EC87K/EC87KB castings in two weeks if all goes as planned. ENC87KB will be back in stock at that point as well.
 
Frank
 
 
 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench.

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock".

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Nathan Rich
 

Just out of curiosity, how do the bulk packs get metered out to get 144 of each piece?

Nathan Rich

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 19:51 Frank Sergent <fsergent@... wrote:
Hi Bill,
 
I should have 20000 new sets of EC87K/EC87KB castings in two weeks if all goes as planned. ENC87KB will be back in stock at that point as well.
 
Frank
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench.

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock".

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Bill Keene
 

Frank,

Thank you for the update. 

I guess it is just a wait until the web site shows availability to place an order for a couple of bags of EC87KBs. Might even try the ENC87Ks. I have a couple of scratch build cars that these will work well and look good installed on.

Cheers, 
Bill Keene 
Irvine, CA




On Feb 26, 2019, at 7:51 PM, Frank Sergent <fsergent@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,
 
I should have 20000 new sets of EC87K/EC87KB castings in two weeks if all goes as planned. ENC87KB will be back in stock at that point as well.
 
Frank
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Hello Frank,

I went to the Sergent Engineering web site this morning to order some couplers. As I knew that the EC87KB were out of stock I was going to order a couple of EC87K packages to complete the projects on the workbench.

Unfortunately, I find that the EC87K couplers are now also noted as "Out of Stock".

Do you have an estimate of the date when both the EC87K and EC87KB couplers will be available? Perhaps a time frame of early March or late March? I do not want to miss out on obtaining a good stock for my ongoing and future projects.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

Re: EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?

Frank Sergent
 

Hi Nathan,
 
Everything in the bulk packs is done by weight. I actually target 150 of each casting (more if I’m having issues with defective castings) and 150 balls and springs. Sometimes there are a few more, sometimes a few less but very rarely under 144.
 
Frank
 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Sergent Engineering] EC87K & EC87KB AVAILABILITY?
 
Just out of curiosity, how do the bulk packs get metered out to get 144 of each piece?
 
Nathan Rich
 
 

couplers

Lyle Brunson
 

I have no experience with these, but think the lack of centering springs may permit tighter radius for Forney type locomotives.

Long shank couplers

Todd Fisher
 

I know it's a long shot but does anyone happen to have any extra long shank lower shelfs that they don't need. I've got still yet another box of long cushion cars that need them and I also need more double shelfs. 

H couplers

Vic Lewis
 

Frank, 

Any update on when any H series couplers will be available?

Thanks in advance

Vic Lewis

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