LS Models B9 Rapide Nord car

B9 Rapide Nord car

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Brand - Reference

LS Models 40192-2, 40193-1 and 2

Type

B9 Rapide Nord

UIC number Revision date
51 87 29-47 887-6 2 12.7.73
51 87 29-47 826-4 2 29.3.72
51 87 29-47 811-6 2 25.6.79

Mass

148 to 150 g (NEM: 103 to 134 g)

Comments

Model very finely engraved and extremely detailed. The inner walls are decorated with different colours depending on the class. There is a double roof in which the interior ceiling lights are even planned!

The car is higher on one side than the other. It is due to the bosses of the 3-point suspension: the pivot should have been a little longer (0.5 mm approximately) to the dynamo side to compensate these bosses on the opposite side. Moreover, it is impossible to mount a standard tail coupling on the opposite side of the dynamo. These recurring defects concern the six Rapide Nord cars in my possession.

The toilet evacuation is misplaced.

LS Models gives no information on dismantling, unlike F-type sleeping-cars. See the Loco-Revue forum.

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Modifications

  • Drawbar mangled to accept a coupling. Body raised dynamo side by 0.5 mm thick plastic spacer. Car No. 47 826 received folded bellows on one end.
  • Steps painted with Humbrol mix “natural wood” No. 110 and “dark grey” No. 32.
  • Isolated half-axles (current pickup by brass bearings). Lighting controlled by bistable reed switch. Car No. 826 has received a toilet lighting.

History

Voitures fabriquées to 130 exemplaires de 1928 to 1936 pour la Compagnie du Nord, par Blanc-Misseron, Ivry, Saint-Denis, Lunéville, La Rhonelle. Apparemment, lors de la numérotation UIC, il n’en restait que 86. Numéros UIC : 51 87 29-47 811-6 to 896-7

Ces voitures Nord “Rapide” se caractérisent extérieurement entre autres par le fait que les toilettes se trouvent au centre.

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B9 Rapide Nord car

Photo R. Bersot.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 22 350 256.9 256.5
Chassis length 21 000 241.4 241.5
Body width 2 900 33.3 33.3
Height 4 000 46.0 46.1 1
Pivot distance 15 500 178.2 178.3
Bogie wheelbase 2 500 28.7 28.8
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.6
  1. After correction. Before : 45.5 generator side to 46.1 opposite.