CIWL dining car LSModels

Dining-car No. 3345

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Brand - Reference

LS Models 49194

Type

Ex-CIWL 56-seat dining-car

UIC number ex-CIWL Rev. date
51 87 88-80 569-6 3345 12.8.71
Home base: Paris - Conflans

Mass

126 g (NEM: 108 to 140 g)

Comments

Very beautiful appearance, of the same quality as the Ub sleeping-car bought three years ago. But with a 37 % price increase, which seems difficult to justify: the interior is no more complicated, and Schlieren bogies are much simpler (two pieces only, the axles apart).

The wheels, of correct diameter, have 1 mm flanges, which is a little too much compared to the current trend. The axles rotate in brass bearings, and I have not seen any unwanted rubbing yet.

Unlike many productions (LSM or others), the height is almost the same on both sides (to 1/10th mm), but a little too high.

In the category Small annoying details: there is only one folded bellows delivered, with of course the two corresponding suspensions. At the price of this car, it is a real pettiness. The gangways do not stand vertically, and as they are quite long (probably to scale), they can interfere with the coupling of another car.

Finally, for once, there is no difficulty in mounting NEM couplings.

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History

Series of 20 cars (3341 to 3360) built in 1928 by Entreprises industrielles charentaises (E.I.C.) in Aytré, sold by the CIWL to the SNCF in 1962.

Standard furnishings: 56 seats. The car No. 3345 was fitted with Schlieren bogies and a Stone air conditioning system for the train “Le Mistral”. As a result, the number of seats were reduced to 52. Tare about 54 t.

Documents

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Dining-car No. 3345

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 23 450 270.0 269.5
Chassis length 21 940 252.2 251.4
Body width 2 810 32.3 32.9
Height 4 005 46.0 46.4
Pivot distance 16 000 184.0 183.6
Bogie wheelb. (Schlieren) 2 500 28.7 28.7
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.4