ANF bogie tank wagon REE

Photo Frédéric Poupelain on forum.e-train.

Brand - Reference

REE WB-165, 166 and 406

Type

66 m3 “ANF” Uahs tank wagon

UIC number Revision date
21 87 007 7 354-0 P 24.6.75
21 87 007 7 398-7 P 7.7.78
21 87 007 7 420-9 P 10.2.72

Mass

67 g (NEM: 56 to 73 g).

Comments

Very fine engraving. Photo-etched platforms and steps. Spring buffers tend to fall down. Very beautiful moulded type Y23 bogies (or Y25 for ref. WB-406): the suspension springs (at least those of end) are really cylindrical!

Note: the following paragraph concerns only ref. WB-165 and 166.

But… These wagons tilt to the side! See this close-up picture:These wagons tilt the buffers opposite (2) are not at the same height, and the space between chassis and bogie (1) and (3) is clearly not the same on each side.

See the Loco-Revue Forum.

Modifications

  • Buffers and brake shoes painted.
  • 3-point suspension corrected; pivot screw changed.
  • Lost handle replaced (on black ALGECO).
    Reinforced top platform grid (ALGECO TOTAL).

History

12.40 m long tank wagons built in the 1960s by the Ateliers du Nord de la France (ANF). The wagon in the picture dates from 1964.

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.

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Photo Frédéric Poupelain on forum.e-train.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 12 210 140.3 141.5
Chassis length 10 970 126.1 126.1
Chassis width 24.4
Tank height 47.1
Tank diameter 2 900 (?) 33.3 33.2
Pivot distance 7 350 84.5 84.3
Bogie wheelbase Y23 2 000 23.0 22.8
Bogie wheelbase Y25 1 800 20.7 20.7
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.6