BB 16007 Roco

BB 16035

Photo Collardey / La Vie du Rail.

Brand - Reference

Roco 43568

Type

BB 16007

Mass / Max. current @ 12 V

415 g / ? A

Comments

Actual machine in its late 1960s condition: panoramic windows, not yet reinforced buffer beams, but elongated handrails, roller axle boxes, extended shutters, etc.

First machine bought when I got back to the model trains. Even if it is of a rather old design, I was not disappointed at all.

The pantos are Sommerfeldt. Missing lamp holders, flag holders on the buffer beam and plate fasteners in triangle under the badge.

See :

Modifications

  • Lenz Silver decoder.
  • LS Models pantos and red lights. Pantos extension limitation by polystyrene stop. Panto fixing nuts milled.

History

Locomotives built in 62 units from 1958 to 1963 by Le Matériel de Traction Electrique MTE (Jeumont-Schneider-Creusot group). Continuous power 4130 kW. Maximum speed: 160 km/h. Weight 88 t.

The 16007 is put into service on August 3, 1958 in Strasbourg. It took part in high speed (225 km/h) catenary tests, between Mulhouse and Colmar, in 1961. Successive depots: La Villette (6-62), Strasbourg (7-62), La Chapelle (11-73) and Achères (9-95). The BB 16007 is cancelled in April 2012.

Machines at La Chapelle in the period 1974/1978 (in bold, numbers having spent their whole career there — before era V): 16001, 02, 04, 06 to 09, 16 to 18, 23, 37, 39, 52, 53, 57 to 62.

See the Loco-Revue Forum on the 16000 in general (several photos of different eras).

Documents

BB 16007 RocoBB 16007 Roco

BB 16035

Photo Collardey / La Vie du Rail.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 16 200 186.2 185.6
Chassis length 15 010 172.5 173.0
Body width 2 980 34.3 34.7
Height 3 650 42.0 42.7
Pivot distance 9 200 105.7 105.7
Bogie wheelbase 3 200 36.8 36.6
Wheel diameter 1 250 14.4 14.6