X 3800 “Picasso”
Two bodies, one serving as spare to the other
I had undertaken heavy modifications on this railcar:
- enlarging all the windows (removing the inner edge);
- new driver cab made of tin (I had no brass) with flush plexiglass
windows or resin for inclusions (which has turned yellow!);
- narrowing of the ends;
- refilling of the kind of grid above the access doors, which was only
likely to limit the thickness of material at this location and thus
prevent its deformation;
- sliding van door;
- wheel reprofiling and metal brake linkage;
- new buffers, etc.
There is not much left on the first picture!
On the second picture, this is another copy recently offered by a
friend, complete and in its original box.