Covered wagon Hbcs « Dresden » Brawa

Covered wagon Dresden

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Brand - Reference

Brawa 48723

Type

Special covered wagon Hbcs 2.52 origin DR (Germany).

UIC number Revision date
21 87 212 4 103-0 22.8.67

Weight

54 g (NEM : 55 to 72 g).

Comments

Wagon very finely engraved (much better than Roco’s). There are many inserted parts, very fine and yet made of flexible plastic so not too fragile: handles, handrails, door locks, lantern holders, footsteps, fictitious couplings, etc. The brake equipment is also inserted. The only minor complaint we could make is that all these parts are black when they should be the same colour as the body.

The UIC number is in a framed cartridge, which indicates the very beginning of this numbering, something confirmed by the revision date.

The guard plates of the axle boxes are very thin. The wheels, burnished, are not of the right diameter; they have a 0.8 mm flange. Axle shaft dimensions : L = 23.0 ; ø = 1.5. Rather special!

Apart from two half brake couplings, no parts remain to be assembled.

No instruction sheet is provided.

See Loco-Revue forum on the 2018 new Brawa models.

History

This wagon called “Dresden” was manufac­tured in Germany from 1914 to 1928 to 5600 units (source: TVNP website, link broken). Some, equipped with end doors, were spe­cialized in the transport of luxury cars (source: Loco-Revue forum, Les p’tits couverts, page 32).

According to Loco-Revue Special Issue Real Railways No. 2, the 78 ex-DR wagons got back by the SNCF, No. IJ 87 840 to 600 138 (?) received a UIC number 21 87 212 3 000 to 4 112 Hbcs 2.52.

According to Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 7, there were, in January 1968, 77 wag­ons, formerly IJ 87 847 to 882 and 600 101 to 141. UIC number 21 87 212 3 000 to 213 2 000.

Documents

  • SNCF 1973 booklet Wagons à marchan­dises, p. 34. Characteristics of the Hcs (H1) type.
  • Loco-Revue Special Issue Real Railways No. 2 (April 1999).
  • Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 7, p. 93-94.

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Couvert Dresden

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length (?) 12 100 139.1 139.2
Chassis length 10 840 1 126.0 124.4
Body width  ? ? 32.8
Height 4 100 47.7 47.4
Wheelbase 7 000 80.5 80.1
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.0