X 3800 Mistral

X 3800

Photo Thierry Leleu in Ferrovissimo No. 6.

Brand - Reference

Mistral 21-01-G006

Type

XBD 4005 unified 300 ch railcar nicknamed “Picasso”

Mass / Max. current @ 12 V

285 g / ? A

Comments

Exterior aspect and respect of the scale very satisfactory. Metal chassis (zamak).

“Wavy” body sides due to the snap-in lugs of the roof, which can easily be removed. No front coupling provided.

The sound is lacking in bass, and there is a big background noise, a kind of water falling from blocked flushing mechanism… The light passes under the cab, and through the walls and buffers.

It is very unfortunate that the “proprietary” electronic card does not allow some DCC conventional functions, for example the function mapping or the multiunit address declaration. Even the possibility of switching off the lights on the trailer side does not exist at the front!

See the Loco-Revue Forum.

Modifications

  • Elongating drawbar to the front with Fleischmann Profi coupling.
  • Metal wipers.
  • Rear drawbar passing under the battery box. Shortened dovetail front coupling.
  • Reed switch installed to switch the red lights off in case of towing.

History

These 300 hp unified railcars were built in 251 units from 1951 to 1961 by Renault, De Dietrich and ANF. Power 235 to 250 kW depending on engine. Maximum speed: 120 km per hour. Weight 39 t.

The X 4005 is delivered in July 1959 in Vaise. Successive depots: Clermont (1-61); Vaise (10-70). It was cancelled in December 1981.

The following railcars arrived at Longueau in 1970, to leave or to be cancelled between 1975 and 1976: 3810, 29, 32, 35, 67, 88, 3917, 20, 41, 53, 55, 56, 63, 66, 67.

The following railcars arrived in La Plaine in 1974 and were mostly cancelled between 1979 and 1982: 3842, 92, 93, 96 (1972 to 1984), 97, 3900, 01 to 03, 06, 08 to 11, 86, 90, 92, 97.

Documents

X 3800 MistralX 3800 Mistral

X 3800

Photo Thierry Leleu in Ferrovissimo No. 6.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 21 851 251.2 250.2
Chassis length 20 521 235.9 236.5
Body width 2 979 34.2 34.5
Cab height 3 952 45.4 46.0
Roof height 3 170 36.4 36.6
Pivot distance 14 201 163.2 163.0
Bogie wheelbase 2 600 29.9 29.9
Wheel diameter 860 9.9 9.4