B10 Corail LS Models

B10 corail VTU 75

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Brand - Reference

LS Models 40127 (three cars),
40128 (three cars), 40167, 40168 et 40170

Type

“Corail” VTU 75 cars, listed below in the order of LS Models references.

Car UIC number Revision
A10tu 50 87 10-77 049-8 14.2.76
B11tu 50 87 21-77 099-0 24.6.75
B10tu 50 87 20-77 158-5 3.8.75
A10tu 50 87 10-77 065-4 5 21.9.77
B11tu 50 87 21-77 072-7 4 12.5.75
B5rtu 50 87 85-77 009-2 5 10.7.78
A10tu 50 87 10-70 040-7 1 11.6.79
B10tu 50 87 20-77 145-2 3 3.10.75
B10tu 61 87 20-71 259-9 1 *.*.75

Mass

120 g (NEM: 121 to 158 g)

Comments

The body-to-roof junction is visible. The car is a bit too low. The electric cable locations are not high enough.

The access handles are to be mounted, the holes are not drilled originally. A drilling template is available.

The interior is very detailed (two-coloured seats, luggage racks, etc.). There are light guides for the side light bars, but there is no indication of how to dispose of the light sources…

See:

Modifications

  • Mounting of the handles (ø 0.4 drilling holes).
  • On the 1st class car ref. 40127-1, milling of the electric cable plug location. See photo above.
    The cables, very fragile, were replaced by pieces of wire-wrapping wire on the same car.

History

Cars built from 1975 by the companies Franco-Belge, Alsthom and Francorail-MTE. First introduction of air conditioning in 2nd class in France.

The VTU 75 program, covering 1300 cars, breaks down as follows:

  • 190 1st class cars A10tu with 58 seats;
  • 205 1st class cars A10rtu with 58 seats, with kitchen area;
  • 190 2nd class cars B10tu with 80 seats;
  • 518 2nd class cars B11tu with 88 seats (closer seat pitch) ;
  • 167 2nd class cars B11rtu with 88 seats, with kitchen area;
  • 30 “Corail Bar” cars B5rtux with 40 2nd class seats.

The Corail 1 VTU programs will extend from 1978 to 1984, for a total of 2335 cars produced. Some are still in use today (2014).

  1. Corail is an acronym for “Comfort on rail”, and a play on words with the French corail which means coral.

Source : fc30.pagesperso-orange.fr

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 578 / 12 / 1977 - 52nd series
  • Loco-Revue No. 392 of March 1978.
  • Ferrovissimo No. 13 of March 2007: Voitures Corail, ultime évolution d’une espèce
  • Wikipedia article

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B10 corail VTU 75

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 26 400 303.4 303.0
Body length 26 100 300.0 300.3
Body width 2 825 32.5 32.5
Height 4 050 46.6 46.4 1
Pivot distance 18 306 210.4 210.0
Bogie wheelbase (Y32) 2 560 29.4 29.2
Wheel diameter 890 10.2 10.1
  1. On average — 2-point suspension side: 46.6; one-point side: 46.2.