Gs4 covered wagon Jouef

Gs4.01 covered wagon

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Brand - Reference

Jouef (1) HJ6100, HJ6121 and (2) HJ6154

Type

UIC/ORE Standard II-type Gs 4.01

UIC number Revision date
01 87 121 2 428-0 29.9.80
01 87 120 2 009-2 28.8.80
01 87 120 5 032-9 12.2.79
01 87 121 0 322-7 14.9.72

Mass

68 g (NEM: 49 to 63 g).

Comments

Globally, very good Jouef, or Electrotren instead! It can be seen in the brake half-coupling that dangles instead of being hung on its support!

(1) Gs 40.1 registration erroneous. For the time, before 1980, it should be Gs 4.01.

(1) Ugly enough wheels for the HJ6100 (look like the old Jouef!), flanges 1.3 mm high. The handles, handrails, brake handles, and brake lever connecting rods are metallic and very thin; towing hooks and brake equipment are inserted. Spare steps are provided only for HJ6100.

(1) Bad surprise: these two wagons refuse to couple (drawbars too short) and the buffers can get caught on other wagons! In fact, according to the table of dimensions, the buffers are 7.5 mm long instead of 7.1. Two possible remedies: lengthen the drawbar a little (spacers of 0.5 mm should suffice), or shorten the buffers, whose rod, fitted on the body, is more or less firmly glued.

(2) This time, the Gs 4.01 type is correct.

(2) Nickel plated wheels always too showy. The ventilation grilles, apparent, are very thin and slatted. The diamond meshes are photo-etched, as well as the inserted label holders.

(2) A nice little attention: the standard couplings are mounted in their boxes, but not snapped, which makes them much easier to remove and replace them, and therefore with less risk for the steps, for example…

(2) A little unlikeable cheating: in the advertisements, the shutters were in a different colour from that of the body. This is not the case for the models provided.Advertisement Gs4 HJ

(2) The end steps are quite fragile: one was already broken when taking it off the box. The central steps, on the other hand, are of flexible material, less fragile, but tend to escape. To glue on!

Modifications

Wheels, buffers, steps, and brake shoes painted. Wheels changed for the HJ6100.

History

UIC/ORE II-Type Standard Gs 4.01 covered wagons, built between 1957 and 1962, numbered in series 01 or 21 87 120 0 000 to 121 3999 (approximately 13,000 wagons).

The most apparent differences between types G4.01 and G4.02 appear to be:

  • the position of the brake wheels (when they exist), at the end for the G4.01, to the middle for the G4.02;
  • the end stiffeners, of constant section for G4.01, of section decreasing from bottom to top for G4.02;
  • the end steps, arranged diagonally for the G4.01, on the same side for the G4.02.

Whether the body is in wood planks or in “Permaplex” (plywood) doesn’t seem to be a relevant criterion.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 192 / 67 d 16 (former series)
  • SNCF 1973 booklet Wagons à marchan­dises, p. 30. Characteristics and photo of 01 87 120 9 784-1.
  • Loco-Revue Special Issue Real Railways No. 2 (April 1999) p. 9, photo 20.
  • Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 7, p. 83 to 85.
  • Loco-Revue Forum on the G4 (many photos).
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Gs4 covered wagon.01

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Gs4 covered wagon JouefGs4 covered wagon Jouef

Gs4 covered wagon.01

Photo Didi79 on forum.e-train.fr.

Gs4 covered wagon JouefGs4 covered wagon Jouef

Dimension (1) Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 10 580 121.6 122.0
Chassis length 9 340 107.4 107.0
Body width 2 800 32.2 31.6
Height 4 010 46.1 46.3
Wheelbase 5 700 65.5 65.8
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.3
Dimension (2) Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 10 580 121.6 122.4
Chassis length 9 340 107.4 107.2
Body width 2 800 32.2 32.3
Height 4 010 46.1 46.6
Wheelbase 5 700 65.5 65.4
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.5 1
  1. 1 mm flanges