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 (12-cylinder V-shaped MGO diesel engine, 610 kW at 1500 rpm). 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.

Concerning the “heating” BB 63500, quote from Ferrovissimo No. 4 (see below). The magazine does not say when these machines were equipped, but it is probably in the late 1960s.

The BB 63 896, 63 901, 63 902 and 63 906 received an auxiliary alternator and 1500 V heating cables for heating a train the composition of which did not exceed seven cars. These four machines were used to pull “main lines” passenger trains passing through the tracks of the Little Belt of Paris between Paris-Nord and Paris-Lyon stations.

Documents

BB 63888 RocoBB 63888 Roco

BB 64067

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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