Fauvet-Girel bogie tank wagon REE

Fauvet-Girel Uahs tank wagon

Photo Frédéric Poupelain sur forum Loco-Revue.

Brand - Reference

REE WB-446

Type

70 m3 “Fauvet-Girel” Uahs tank wagon

UIC number Revision date
21 87 005 1 423-3 P 17.10.76

Mass

75 g (NEM: 60 to 78 g).

Comments

Bogies Y23. The reproduction is as fine as for the ANF tank wagons. The metal steps seem to be fixed more firmly than on the latter, but they are twisted and can not be easily straightened.

See the wagon registration plate. An oddity: some maximum loads are higher in S regime than in normal regime.Plaque

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History

Small series of 13 m long, 70 m3 capacity tank wagons, with heat insulation envelope, built in the years 1960 by Fauvet-Girel.

Designed for the transport of black petroleum products (heavy fuel oil), they were originally equipped with a steam heater (intercooler) which can be seen from the “scar” on the model.

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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Fauvet-Girel Uahs tank wagon

Photo Frédéric Poupelain on Loco-Revue forum.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 13 040 149.9 151.0
Chassis length 11 800 135.6 136.2
Chassis width 24.1
Tank height 48.1
Overall height 49.2
Tank diameter 35.0
Pivot distance 8 100 93.1 92.7
Bogie wheelbase Y23 2 000 23.0 22.8
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.6