Gs B-Standard covered wagon LS Models

Brand - Reference

LS Models 30015

Type

B-Standard Gs 3.12 with plywood panels and Murphy roof

UIC number Revision date
21 87 128 8 718-9 8.1.69
21 87 128 7 505-1 16.3.71

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 B-Standard covered wagons were delivered in 2492 units by the American industry in 1949. UIC registration 21 87 128 7 000 to 9 549 Gs 3.12. Former registration K (v) 324 751 to 327 250. End in 1984. They are characterized by their stamped sheet two-pitched “Murphy” roof.

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.
  • SNCF 1973 booklet Wagons à marchan­dises, p. 30. Characteristics.
  • Loco-Revue Special Issue Real Railways No. 2 (April 1999) p. 6, photo 14.
  • Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 7, p. 80 to 82.

Gs B-Standard covered wagon LS ModelsGs B-Standard covered wagon LS Models

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 10 460 120.2 121.2
Chassis length 9 296 106.9 106.3
Body width 2 641 30.4 31.0
Height 3 645 41.9 41.6
Wheelbase 5 994 68.9 68.8
Wheel diameter 915 10.5 10.8