OCEM 1929 refrigerated wagon LS Models

Brand - Reference

LS Models 30398-3 et 4

Type

Ics refrigerated (isothermal) OCEM 1929 leased to STEF

UIC number Revision date
11 87 083 5 157-2 3.10.69
11 87 083 5 159-8 3.10.69

Mass

49 to 51 g (NEM: 41 to 54 g).

Comments

I did not need these wagons, but they were sold with the Standards: a little forced sale …

Brass bearings. Wheels of correct diameter. Roof clips on curiously complicated internal structure, two to the ends and four on the sides. Easy unclipping. Metallic, very thin, buffer handles.

The buffers have a hollow body (female) which fits on a tenon integral with the buffer beam, provided with a flat side acting as a key. It is apparently impossible to push them down, which leaves a clearance of about 0.2 mm between their base and the beam. This explains the exaggerated overall length of these wagons, while the chassis length is correct.

LS Models indicates réfrigérant on the box, but isotherme on the wagons. These are indeed isothermal, because they have no icebox. The “c” in the Ics marking indicates the transport of meat.

History

No information for the moment. It can be assumed that the general ratings are those of OCEM 29 covered wagons.

The STEF, Société de Transports et d’Entrepôts Frigorifiques — Company of Refrigerated Transport and Warehouses, was created in 1920. It is still active nowadays, but has not been managing wagons for a long time.

OCEM 1929 refrigerated wagon LS ModelsOCEM 1929 refrigerated wagon LS Models

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 8 940 102.8 103.4
Chassis length 7 760 89.2 89.0
Body width 2 648 30.4 30.7
Height 3 717 42.7 43.0
Wheelbase 4 500 51.7 51.6
Wheel diameter 1 050 12.1 12.0