Refrigerating wagon Ibbes Frangeco LS Models

Refrigerating wagon Ibbes Frangeco

Photo presented by FA57 on Loco-Revue forum.

Brand - Reference

LS Models 30238

Type

Refrigerating wagon Ibbes Frangeco rented to STEF

UIC Number Revision date
11 87 082 8 311-4 P Ibbes 24.7.69
11 87 082 8 007-8 P Ibes 29.6.71
Home base: Paris-Bercy

Mass

75 g (NEM : 64 to 84 g).

Comments

Nice wagons with well respected scale. Multiple metal inserts: handles, photoetched steps, transmission rods, or plastic: e. g. door locks. The ice containers’ access ladders, made of plastic, are quite thin, in any case more than those of the previous Roco or the following Brawa (whose mould is much older).

The roofs seem very dark, almost black, compared to the photos of time.

As often at LS Models, the finish is not very good: the steps are not horizontal (but it’s easy to correct). Several end handles are not installed correctly, or are even simply missing (see photo — two different wagons), fortunately found at the bottom of the box. To glue in priority!LSM Frangeco flaws

The axles, equipped with brass bearings, are pivoting. But, as for other wagons, the pivoting is illusory: some axes are tight, and the small moulded return springs don’t even lean on their support!

The wheels have thin flanges (0.45 mm). The back-to-back wheel spacing is still a bit small (14.2) compared to the latest NEM standard (14.5 ± 0.1).

See the Loco-Revue Forum.

History

Wagons built by Frangeco. According to Combi24 on the Loco-Revue forum, they are part of a series of 240 wagons built in 1968/69.

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Refrigerating wagon Ibbes Frangeco

Photo presented by FA57 on Loco-Revue forum.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 14 020 161.1 161.6
Chassis length 12 780 146.9 147.8
Body width 3 079 35.4 33.0
Height 3 962 45.5 45.4
Wheel base 8 000 92.0 92.0
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.5