Ghks plywood covered wagon LS Models

G6 covered wagon

Photo Didi79 on the Loco-Revue forum.

Brand - Reference

LS Models 30028.1

Type

Ghks 6.14 for transport of vegetables, with “permaplex” plywood panels

UIC number Revision date
21 87 165 9 102-7 28.3.78

Mass

40 g (NEM: 52 to 67 g) ; 63 g after ballasting.

Comments

ø 11.6 mm spoke wheels i.e. 1010 at 1:1 scale, correct. However, these wagons, imported from the United States, did not originally have spoke wheels. They may have received these during a servicing.

As with standard LS Models covered wagons, the chassis is deformed.

Modifications

Chassis straightened, ballast and hooks mounted.

History

D-standard covered wagons numbered 165 3 000 to 9 499. Construction between 1948 and 1951. Former registration F 224 100 to 230 299. Permaplex (plywood) walls replacing the horizontal planks in the 60s and 70s. Withdrawn between 1980 and 1984.

Quotation of Loco-Revue No. 504.

This Standard-D type covered wagon operated most of the “fruit and vegetable” traffic during the steam era! Built between 1948 and 1951 from parts manufactured in the USA, the series was important, as evidenced by its registration: 21 87 165 3 000 to 9 499 Ghks 6.14. With a number of its colleagues, the wagon photographed got, in the years 60/70, Permaplex walls. The last units were withdrawn between 1980 and 1984.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue No. 504 (May 1988) p. 399, photo 1.
  • Loco-Revue special issue Real Railways No. 2 (April 1999) p. 6, photo 13.
  • SNCF 1973 booklet Wagons à marchan­dises, p. 30. Characteristics.

Ghks plywood covered wagon LS ModelsGhks plywood covered wagon LS Models

G6 covered wagon

Photo Didi79 on the Loco-Revue forum.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 11 180 128.5 129.4
Chassis length 10 000 114.9 114.8
Body width 2 648 30.4 31.1
Height 3 742 43.0 42.2
Wheelbase 6 000 69.0 69.0
Wheel diameter 1 050 12.0 11.6