A9 UIC C160 REE

A9 UIC

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Brand - Reference

REE VB-099-2

Type

A9 UIC 68 type in C160 livery

UIC number Revision date
51 87 19-70 524-7 5 14.10.71
Home base: Villeneuve

Mass

130 g (NEM: 113 to 146 g)

Comments

Very correct appearance, many details: towing hooks, small handles near doors, mounted electric heating cables, etc. The junction between body and roof is oore discreet than on the first series. Obviously, more care has been taken in mounting. Other clues: there is no longer a bogie damper loose nor a missing handle.

As discussed on the B5D car page, the metallic grey strip is too low. Just compare to the photo of the original car (see especially the location of the door handle and the level of the electric heating cable housing).

The wheels have 0.8 mm flanges. It will be difficult to disassemble the axles (for the current pickup), because they are surrounded by the brake linkage (very detailed too, but glued and probably fragile).

There are on one side of the chassis two bosses meant to ensure a 2-point suspension (the third point being the ball of the opposite side bogie), but these bosses don’t bear on the bogie! They should be thicker by an average of 0.15 mm. And, on the other hand, there is very little clearance in rolling to the ball side: the secondary suspension spring heads quickly come into stop on the chassis beams.

The gangways, very thin and in metal, don’t stand vertical. Must be glued if you don’t want to lose one!

See:

Modifications

  • 3-point suspension restored by interposition of 0.3 mm spacers glued on the bogie frame, bosses side.

History

Cars built according to the UIC specifications (Y type), 24.5 m long, delivered from 1967 to 1969 by CIMT Lorraine, for a total of 184 units. UIC numbers 87 19-70 441-x to 520-x for the UIC 68 type (88 units).

Documents

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 24 500 281.6 282.5
Chassis length 23 200 266.7 266.5
Body width 2 880 33.1 33.4
Height 4 050 46.6 46.2 1
Pivot distance 17 200 197.7 197.3
Bogie wheelbase 2 300 26.4 26.5
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.6
  1. On average 46.5 after rectification of the seat.