3 EVS SIMCA sliding wall wagons LS Models

EVS type 4

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Brand - Reference

LS Models 30656 et 30661.

Type

EVS 4-type sliding wall covered wagon for loading palletized goods.

UIC number Revision date
21 87 022 1 320-6 30.5.69
21 87 022 1 322-2 05.6.69
21 87 022 1 323-0 06.6.69
21 87 022 1 300-8 14.4.73
21 87 022 1 302-4 17.12.73
21 87 022 1 310-7 15.11.73

Mass

75 to 77 g (NEM: 61 to 80 g).

Comments

These cars are very fine, but still very expensive! If I had not benefited from an interesting discount (more than 20 %), I would never have bought them.

The transmission rods, made of plastic, tend to twist. The axles rotate in brass bearings, and the axle holders are movable (but I have already seen the practical uselessness of this device, see About rotating axle holders about the TA 60 LS Models).

A good little detail: the handbrake wheels are tapered, not flat as in most cases. A not-so-good little detail: not only the label holders are not inserted, but they are simply stamped. I find this petty on so expensive wagons. But LS Models knows what pettiness means.

The wheel back-to-back distance — 14.2 — does not comply with the new NEM standard — 14.5 ± 0.1.

See the Loco-Revue forum.

History

These wagons were manufactured by the Société nouvelle des ateliers de Vénissieux (SNAV) on behalf of EVS. They are called 4-type because it is the 4th type of this kind of wagon to have been designed by EVS. They were delivered from 1965 to 1969 approximately.

The Société d’étude et d’exploitation de wagons spécialisés (EVS) — Study and Exploitation of Specialized Wagons — was created in 1957. Initially, it designed covered wagons accessible by large opening panels (sliding or in the form of winding shutters), to facilitate the loading of pallets by forklifts.

SIMCA, Société industrielle de mécanique et carrosserie automobile — Industrial Mechanical and Bodywork Company — which became Chrysler France then Talbot, ended up absorbed into the PSA group (Peugeot-Citroën) and disappeared in 1985. On the panels of the wagons, the five-pointed star shows the Chrysler Group membership — the emblem of the independent SIMCA was a swallow.

Champigneulles is a brewery located in the village of the same name, near Nancy (East of France). Their slogan was The Queen of Beers.

Documents

  • Correspondances ferroviaires No. 27 of September 2006, La consécration des wagons à panneaux coulissants — The Consecration of Sliding Panel Wagons, p. 56-60. Unfortunately, there is little technical data (no diagram) and confusions between overall length and useful length.
  • Loco-Revue No. 84 of July 2004, Les couverts EVS p. 27-28 (it is not the same wagon).

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EVS type 4

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 13 340 153.3 153.5
Chassis length 12 100 139.1 139.7
Body width 2 798 1 32.2 32.2
Height 44.7
Wheelbase 8 000 92.0 92.5
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.5
  1. 2 794, 2 798 or 2 818 depending on door thickness (insulation), according to FA57 on the Loco-Revue forum.