X 4500 LS Models

X 4500 railcar

Photo Eddy Konijnendijk on railfaneurope.net.

Brand - Reference

LS Models 10033

Type

XBD 4532 + XRAB 8546 “EAD” from the depot of Sotteville.

Mass (motor car + trailer)

295 g + 162 g

Level normal current @ 12 V

0.3 A

Comments

A front step is missing. No compartment lighting. The light frames, except pincettes, should be red.

The livery of this railcar dates from 1982; previously (1976 livery), the acronym SNCF of the faces was bigger and not framed, as in this photo of J.-P. Demoy. X 4552 in 1976 in Marseille

See the Loco-Revue Forum. Note: the link is on page 29, because it concerns my EAD version, and because the previous pages are of very little interest.

Modifications

  • Repair of desoldered wires; correction of misalignment of motor / trailer.
  • Lighting and decoder.
  • Assembly of the brake rods.
  • Wiring of interconnection socket removed due to wire cut in this socket. Replaced with a function decoder in the trailer. This also makes it possible to cut the lights on the coupling side in the case of running in MU. Cabin lighting separately controlled. Chassis painted in colour dirt. Air grille background painted black. Seat decoration: chrome bars in 2nd class and white headrests in 1st class.

History

Diesel Automotive Elements (Éléments Automoteurs Diesel, EAD in French) constructed in 126 units from 1963 to 1975 by the Ateliers du Nord de la France (ANF). Power 330 kW. Maximum speed 120 km/h. Weight 36.2 t + 23.5 t for the trailer.

These machines have the particularity of being formed of a motor and a trailer inseparable in normal service, and provided with an intercirculation with UIC type bellows.

The X 4532 was commissioned on 19 December 1964, cancelled on 20 March 2002. Successive depots: Vaise; Longueau (8-73); Sotteville (6-86). Should therefore be assigned to Longueau for the relevant period.

Machines at Longueau throughout the period IVa (1971-1978): 4506 to 8, 4510, 4514, 4517, 4518, 4546, 4547, 4551, 4564 to 66, 4570 to 77, 4582 to 86, 4597 to 4600.

Documents

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X 4500 railcar

Photo Eddy Konijnendijk on railfaneurope.net.

Dimensions Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 42 480 488.3 488.0
Chassis length 1 20 300 233.3 233.5
Body width 2 888 33.2 33.1
Height 3 740 43.0 42.7
Pivot distance (motor) 15 200 174.7 174.3
Pivot distance (trailer) 15 400 177.0 176.4
Pivot distance 2 5 350 61.5 63 to 65
Bogie wheelbase 2 500 28.7 29.0
Wheel diameter 860 9.9 9.6
  1. Valid for motor and trailer.
  2. Between the rear motor bogie and the front trailer bogie.