A-Standard covered wagon LS Models

G3.11 covered wagon

Photo Sébastien Vincent on photos-ferroviaires.fr.

Brand - Reference

LS Models 30013

Type

Gs 3.11 with plywood panels and rounded roof

UIC number Revision date
01 87 124 7 008-9 3.8.79

Mass

45 g (NEM: 48 to 63 g) ; 61 g after ballasting.

Comments

The suspensions (tie rods, guard plates, axle boxes, either with plain bearings, or roller bearings) are very thin, perhaps too much: the guard plates tend to move away.

The chassis stiffeners are crooked, because they are hindered by the step supports: error of design!

Chassis “banana shaped” (crooked).

Finally, the colour tending to pink is frankly too clear.

Modifications

  • Chassis straightened, ballast and hooks mounted.
  • Chassis stiffeners straightened.

History

The A-Standard covered wagons were delivered in 26,546 units by the American industry in 1947-48. UIC registration 01 87 125 0 000 to 126 4 999 and 21 87 126 5 000 to 127 6 699 Gs 3.11. Former registration K (v) 297 000 to 324 750. End in 1984.

According to the above registration, the LS Models number is false. However, Sébastien Vincent has photographed a former Gs 3.11 registered 01 87 124 7 905-6 (photo above)… Unless these wagons have changed their numbering when receiving their plywood panels?

Quotation of Gérard Huet.

A and B-Standard covered wagons were supplied in kit by the industry of the USA, and assembled in France on arrival (e.g. the bodies were delivered in four panels — two side faces + two ends).

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 360 / 71 b 30 (former series)
  • Loco-Revue No. 504 (May 88) p. 398.
  • Loco-Revue Special Issue Real Railways No. 2 (April 1999) p. 6, photo 14.
  • SNCF 1973 booklet Wagons à marchan­dises, p. 30. Characteristics.
  • Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 7, p. 80 to 82.

A-Standard covered wagon LS ModelsA-Standard covered wagon LS Models

G3.11 covered wagon

Photo Sébastien Vincent on photos-ferroviaires.fr.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 10 476 120.4 121.2
Chassis length 9 260 106.4 106.3
Body width 2 642 30.4 31.0
Height 3 724 42.8 42.4
Wheelbase 6 000 70.0 68.8
Wheel diameter 915 10.5 10.8