Uahs gas tank wagon LSModels

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Photo Tobias B. Kohler on railfaneurope.net.

Brand - Reference

LS Models 30163 and 30188 (2 wagons)

Type

110 m3 Uahs liquefied gas tank wagon

UIC number Revision date
21 87 006 5 053-2 P 31.2.81
21 87 007 5 706-3 P 14.4.72
21 87 007 5 793-1 P 12.1.71

Mass

111 / 114 g (NEM: 89 to 115 g)

Comments

There seems to be a lot of mistakes on this series of wagons (chassis length in particular). See the Loco-Revue Forum.

Ref. 30163: tank with spherical ends.

Ref. 30188: tanks with elliptical ends. The pivot axes are too tight. One must “bore” with a ø 3.5 mm drill to restore a normal clearance. Some buffers are (well) stuck crooked. Photo of the two cars together.The two LS Models Astragal models together These Astragal wagons are based in Miramas (near Marseille), a little far from the Nord…

History

Wagons built in the 1960s probably by Fauvet-Girel.

Note: the tank wagons received the series letter Z after the modification of the UIC numbering in 1980. But, previously, they entered in the “catch-all” series U. To distinguish under this letter of the very varied types (liquid or gas tanks, cereals hoppers, cement silos, etc.), a subscript letter was used, namely h for tanks, which gave Uh for a 2-axle tank and Uah for a bogie tank.

So, LS Models faultly attributes the Uas literal marking to their era IVa gas tank wagons on their website, since it lacks the h subscript letter specific to tanks. Nevertheless, the registration is correct on the wagons, which is still essential.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 396 / 72 a 33 (former series)
  • Photo opposite of Tobias Kohler on Rail Fan Europe.
  • Simotra VTG website.
  • Photo taken from the 1972 SNCF brochure, page 29.
Gas tank wagon - photo SNCF

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Gas tank wagon

Photo Tobias B. Kohler on railfaneurope.net.

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Gas tank wagon Uahs

Anonymous photo on forum.e-train.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 1 19 400 223.0 223.0
Overall length 2 18 440 212.0
Chassis length 1 18 160 208.7 208.7
Chassis length 2 17 200 197.7
Tank diameter 3 000 34.5 34.5
Height 4 424 3 50.9 50.0
Pivot distance 13 400 154.0 154.5
Bogie wheelbase 1 800 20.7 20.7
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.5
  1. Marquing on LS Models wagon.
  2. According to Fauvet-Girel diagramme.
  3. Measured.