Jouef USTC tank

Simotra USTC tank

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Brand - Reference

Jouef 651/6510

Type

USA Transportation Corps 1945 (approx.)

UIC / SNCF number Revision date
21 87 007 5 585-6 P
SRw 559581 P

Mass

45 g

Comments

New in 1959 (Shell) and 1970 (Elf).

Three units, one of which was recently given to me by a friend, in original version with Jouef couplers and plastic wheels.

The Elf wagon, although more detailed (representation of the rivets), had a big defect of moulding: the two half-tanks were shifted. I had to sand and repaint the ends to hide this horror.

Modifications

Bogie pivots reinforced; Bachmann RP25 ø 9,6 NMRA wheels; openwork bogies.

History

USA Transportation Corps introduced in Europe in 1944.

Documents

See pictures of a similar type on the SIMOTRA (VTG) website. Search for the file diapo_simotra_cd0400-08.pdf.

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