Dd4s Roco

Dd4s luggage van

Anonymous photo.

Brand - Reference

Roco 45107

Type

DEV Dd4s in C160 livery

UIC number Revision date
60 87 99-70 743-5 1.2.95

Mass

108 g (NEM : 91 to 119 g)

Comments

Moulded, not inserted, end handles. The door handles are inserted, but made of too coarse plastic. No interior fittings.

Current pickup strips provided, but no lighting (for a high enough price…).

Attention: Epoch V. For epoch IV, the references are 45100 and 45101 (green / metallic grey and Celtic green respectively).

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Modifications

  • ø 10.4 wheels on Roco axles.
  • Lighting and tail lights.
  • Interior fittings (plasticard floor and partition)
  • “Chef de train” compartment steps mounted, so as toilet evacuation. Small end step repaired and mounted.
  • Viessmann type conducting coupling mounted on the end 1. Body raised by 0.7 mm with washers on bogie pivots.
  • Reed contacts for lighting the tail lamps. The DIP switches are kept for the moment, but always closed.
    Show video.
    See also the corresponding Loco Revue Forum thread, where very complicated solutions are proposed.

Note: there are two bistable reed switches, one for each end of the van, far enough spaced for being controlled separately.

History

Vans built in 180 units from 1964 to 1973.

See the excerpt from the article in La Vie du Rail No. 1093 quoted below.

Lorraine-Lunéville had obtained two orders (DEV 62 and DEV 63, Editor’s note) of 40 vans each. These vans are equipped with Y24B bogies and are suitable for boarding Danish ferries. They have a large luggage compartment that can be converted into four customs compartments of almost 6 m2 each, supplemented by two other, smaller, possibly customs-compliant compartments. These are the first bogie vans built since the interwar period.

The Roco number does not correspond to any series listed by EC64, namely:

  • DEV 62: 51 87 95-70 (or 80) 461 to 500
  • DEV 63: 51 87 95-70 (or 80) 501 to 540
  • DEV 70: 51 87 95-70 541 to 590
  • DEV 72: 51 87 95-70 591 to 640

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Dd4s luggage van

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 20 000 229.9 229.3
Chassis length 18 700 214.9
Body width 2 915 33.5 33.6
Height 3 940 45.3 44.0 1
Pivot distance 13 000 149.4 149.4
Bogie wheelbase 2 300 26.4 26.5
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 11.0 2
  1. Before raising of 0.7 mm.
  2. Before changing.