B4Dt 3-axle Fleischmann

B4Dt ex-PLM car

Photo Loco-Revue.

Brand - Reference

Fleischmann 1443

Type

3-axle B4Dt ex-B4Dtm

Numéro SNCF Revision date
57 934

Mass

90 g

Comments

UIC number: 50 87 83-17 129-3.

As is often the case with Fleischmann (and sometimes even today), this car is at the same time too short, too wide and too high!

The suspension system and the axle boxes don’t correspond to the French type. That’s why I removed the axle boxes for replacement with a French model.

Modifications

  • Profi couplings
  • Roco elongating drawbars
  • More conform suspensions from imprint made with thermal setting modelling clay, taken on the MMM/RG Nord Dd2 van. The parts themselves are in inclusion resin. This was done more than 40 years ago, and I just decided to put them in place…

History

These modernized, three-axle, second-class/van mixed cars come from the transformation in 1954 and 1961 of Sud-Est C4Dtm suburban cars built in 1910/1926 (in Loco-Revue sheet).

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 465 / 121973-73 c 39 (former series).
  • Wikipedia article

B4Dt 3-axle FleischmannB4Dt 3-axle Fleischmann

B4Dt ex-PLM car

Photo Loco-Revue.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 14 910 171.4 166.3
Chassis length 13 720 157.7 155.6
Body width 3 040 34.8 36.5
Height 3 865 44.2 45.6
Wheelbase 8 400 95.5 92.5
Wheel diameter 950 10.9 11.0