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B9C9x UIC car

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REE VB-173 and VB-175


B9c9x UIC 62 and 67 type in green livery

UIC number Revision date
51 87 59-70 527-1 2 28.12.70
Home base: Le Landy
51 87 59-70 624-6 1 24.5.71
Home base: Paris-Ourcq

136 g (low roof) et 138 g (high roof) (NEM: 113 to 146 g)

These cars have the same qualities and defects as the previous ones, namely a correct appearance (with door windows a little too small) and many details that are already mounted: nothing is to be added by the amateur.

The interior fittings are in day position. For the night, it will be necessary to lower the blinds, i.e. to add blinds, because only some windows are equipped.

There are now three drawbar ends of different lengths depending on the radius of the curves to be travelled. For me, this choice is a second best: at other brands, Roco in particular, the circulation with almost joined buffers is possible regardless of the curve’s radius. The holding of these drawbar ends seems a little weak, in any case much more than the coupling heads’.

The roof has a still visible and rather irregular junction. The three-point suspension is quite theoretical because the chassis does not bear on the bogies. There are still no brass bearings, and the rolling ability of one of the two cars is not very good. The gangways do not stand vertically. In short, nothing has changed!



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

Cars according to the UIC specifications (Y type), 24.5 m long, delivered from 1964 to 1969 by De Dietrich et CIMT Lorraine. UIC numbers 51 87 59-70 501 to 528 (28 units) for the UIC 62 type and 51 87 59-70 581 to 654 (74 units) for the UIC 67 type.


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B9C9x UIC car

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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 (lower roof) 4 050 46.6 46.2 1
Height (higher roof) 4 230 48.6 48.7 2
Pivot distance 17 200 197.7 197.3
Bogie wheelbase 2 300 26.4 26.5
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.6
  1. 46.6 after rectification of the seat.
  2. After rectification of the seat.