Cereal hopper TMF Makette

Cereal hopper Ugps

Photo Régis Grannec on wagonmania.

Brand - Reference

Makette 4601

Type

Ugps cereal hopper of 51 m3

UIC number Revision date
23 87 913 5 042-8 P ?

Mass

49 g (NEM: 46 to 60 g)

Comments

Incorrect self-checking number! It seems that Makette is a specialist in this kind of error. Wheels ø 10.4 mm (should be 11.5), axles 24.4 mm long between ends. Huge suspension springs, guardrails, and ladders. The width at the steps (42 mm) is more than 3.6 m real, while the UIC gauge is limited to 3.15 m! Moulding joints visible on buffer heads; on the buffer bodies, these joints were roughly ground. There is a place for a towing hook, but no coupling provided.

The NEM box has too much clearance, Roco couplings dangle and coupling is difficult.

Globally, this wagon is treated in a very rough way, and that’s too bad.

See the Loco-Revue Forum.

History

According to Pierre Barbe: this wagon has an overall length of 9.84 m and a capacity of 51 m3. It has been built by Fauvet-Girel.

Cereal hopper TMF MaketteCereal hopper TMF Makette

Cereal hopper Ugps

Photo Régis Grannec on wagonmania.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 9 840 113.1 114.3
Chassis length 99.5
Body width 34.1
Height 48.3
Wheelbase 6 000 69.0 68.4
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 10.4