FS Gbhs 2-axle covered wagon Oskar

FS Gbhs covered wagon

Photo Anton Kendall on tosh-railways.com.

Brand - Reference

Oskar 4201.2

Type

Gbhs large capacity covered wagon for the transport of vegetables, of the FS - Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian railways)

UIC number Revision date
21 83 168 3 640-0 11.7.85 (?)
21 83 168 3 549-3 15.7.99

Mass

64 g  (NEM: 65 to 85 g).

Comments

2 units. Era IVb

See gamos81.altervista.org for the reference list of issued FS covered wagon models.

History

According to the Oskar notice sheet, these wagons were released in the 80s, so a little too recent for me.

The Gbhs / Gbs wagons of the second series were built by thousands during the eighties. The fundamental differences between the two models lie in the presence of a wider door in the case of Gbhs, as well as in the greater number of ventilation shutters on the first, twelve, of which four placed near the floor, while the Gbs has only eight. The “standard” colour is red for the body and aluminium for the roof for the Gbhs, while the Gbs is entirely red, but there are exceptions, including a small sub-series, both of Gbhs and Gbs type, built with lobster coloured panels. Most are still in use today in compositions either homogeneous or perhaps mixed with Gabs. Some of them have been converted into service wagons while other units have been acquired by railway maintenance companies and are still visible, normally in all-yellow colour.

According to Scorpio on Loco-Revue forum Trains italiens, the FS logo used here dates from 1981.

Documents

FS Gbhs 2-axle covered wagon OskarFS Gbhs 2-axle covered wagon Oskar

FS Gbhs covered wagon

Photo Anton Kendall on tosh-railways.com.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 14 270 163.0 164.0
Chassis length 146.0
Body width 31.7
Height 47.5
Wheelbase 8 000 92.0 91.3
Wheel diameter 10.4