Bcz FS car ACME

Bz tipo 59 FS car

Bz (not Bcz) car, anonymous photo on pinterest.

Brand - Reference

ACME 50533

Type

2nd class couchette Bcz tipo 1959 car of the Italian Railways (Ferrovie dello Stato) in grigio ardesia (slate grey) livery.

UIC number Revision date
51 83 59-80 143-9 26-6-81
Residenza : Milano Centrale

Mass

151 g (NEM: 113 to 147 g)

Comments

Delivered with an unstuck face. As I noticed the bad pivoting of the bogies, I discovered that the pivots had been roughly cut (by whom?), and that, in spite of this butchering, they were still too long!

When setting up the detailing parts, I noticed that two steps were missing, and that the chassis was deformed at one end. In addition, drawbars have a weak point. The electrical heating cables can not be mounted because the hole provided above the buffer, on the notice sheet, does not actually exist! And, in any case, there is not enough space between buffer and body for it.

Apart from all these defects, the car is treated on a strict scale. The roof is one piece with the body: no problem of joint! The wheels have thin flanges (0.8 mm). No brass bearings.

The interior is treated in night version, couchettes unfolded. Ladders and luggage racks are etched metal. There are spots and fingerprints on the couchettes, fortunately invisible from the outside. The car conductor will have his ears pulled!

Voir : gamos81.altervista.org for the reference list of issued FS tipo 59 car models.

Modifications

  • Face glued again. It required the removal of glue beads that prevented the parts from fitting together properly.
  • Equalized bogie pivots. For proper pivoting, it was necessary to enlarge and deepen the holes over the chassis, removing the interior, so that the clips have sufficient clearance.
  • Body raised to 1-point suspension side with washers og a total thickness of 1.1 mm.
  • Hot straightening of the twisted chassis. Reinforcement of the drawbars.

History

Series of cars built by Breda costruzioni ferroviare Milano in the early sixties thanks to the financing of the Marshall investment plan. In total (day and couchette cars), 1259 units were built.

The first series of couchette cars, released in 1960-61, was equipped with type 27 bogies. The second, released in 1963-64, was equipped with type 24 bogies. This is the case of the ACME model. More details on rotaie.it.

Bogie type 27 Bogie type 24

Documents

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Bz tipo 59 FS car

Bz (not Bcz) car, anonymous photo on pinterest.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 24 672 283.6 283.6
Chassis length ?  ? 268.5
Body width ?  ? 34.0
Height 4 076 46.9 46.6 1
Pivot distance 17 000 195.4 195.3
Bogie wheelbase (type 24) 2 400 27.6 27.3
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 11.0
  1. After rectification of the pivots.