BB 63888 Roco

BB 64067

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Brand - Reference

Roco 63435

Type

BB 63888

Mass / Max. current @ 12 V

285 g / 1.1 A

Comments

Green livery. Metz depot. The yellow lines should extend over the exhaust pipes.

See gamos81.altervista.org for the reference list of issued BB 63000 models.

Modifications

  • Lenz Silver+ decoder mounted on new printed circuit boards.
  • Cab layout and lighting. Yellow lines on exhausts. Light leaks clogged.
  • Lanterns equipped with 2-colour SMD LEDs.

History

Locomotives built in 580 units from 1956 to 1971 by Brissonneau & Lotz - Sulzer - SACM. Power 450 kW (Diesel engine 610 kW). Maximum speed: 90 km/h. Weight 68 t.

BB 63888 is put into service on 1st July 1964 in La Rochelle. Successive depots: Nantes (5-70), Achères (5-75), La Plaine (4-77), Sotteville (6-79), Metz (10-82). It is transformed into BB 64721 in June 1992. Last depot: Metz.

NB : the 63891, 896, 898, 902, 906 between others were at La Plaine depot in the 60s and 70s.

Documents

BB 63888 RocoBB 63888 Roco

BB 64067

Photo Jean-Paul Lescat on railfaneurope.net.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 14 680 168.8 168.0
Chassis length 13 500 155.2 155.1
Body width 2 800 32.2 34.4
Height 3 980 45.7 46.5
Pivot distance 7 500 86.2 85.7
Bogie wheelbase 2 600 29.9 30.0
Wheel diameter 1 050 12.1 12.5