In the 1970s, I had already taken over the decoration of these wagons, which I own in triplicate, including two brown end-of-series without marking. In particular, I had assigned to them a UIC number engraved by hand! I would like to do better, because even if their engraving is outdated, I still find them very sympathetic.

What is planned

Supplies (2009 prices, with exceptions)

Name Qty Provider Ref. Price
Elongation drawbar
(short vehicle)
2 Pierre-Domi­nique Roco 40343 22,00 per 12
Wheel set, with ø 12 spoke
or plain wheels
2 Micro-modele PE JR5
PE JR3
1,65
Brass bearing, shouldered, ø 2 4 Micro-modele PE JR14 5,00 per 50
Convex buffer,
burnished brass
4 Micro-modele LU-Tamp-Bo 6,00 per 20
Brake equipment for five wagons 1 bag Micro-modele Makette 2404 7,93
Parker screw 2.2 × 5 2 Micro-modele DIN 7981 2,2 × 6,5 2,20 per 50
Phillips screw M2 × 5 4 Micro-modele DIN 7985 M2 × 5 2,95 per 50
Bronze wire ø 0.3 200 mm Micro-modele Filbrz 0.30 5,00 per 10 m
Brass angle bracket 1 × 1 200 mm Micro-modele L laiton 1x1 2,70 per 0,5 m
“Expanded metal”
brass Scale Scenics
Some cm2 Micro-modele 652-3501 6,00 € for a 80 × 150 sheet
Steel sheet 1,5 mm thick 101 × 23 Salvage
Decal 1 1 TMC Carpéna 87.60 9,00
  1. The decals are a disappointment to me, because the era IV markings are black, while all photos show white text on black background.