Hornby Is refrigerated wagon

Is refrigerated wagon

Photo J.-Paul Lescat on railfaneurope.net.

Brand - Reference

Hornby 7050

Type

Is/Ics refrigerated wagon (rented to STEF)

UIC number Revision date
11 87 082 1 471-3 P
11 87 082 0 249-4 P
11 87 082 4 128-6 P

Mass

65 + 25 g* (NEM: 48 à 62 g)
*Over-ballasting following derailments.

Comments

Three copies (of which two brown end-of-series decorated by me). They lack 2 mm in width, three in length, but their overall appearance is correct (their design goes back more than fifty years!).

Note on the colour of the STEF lettering. See for example a film excerpt on the Vierzon depot. See the video or watch the full movie (27:40) on Youtube. If the letters you just saw are not black…

I bought Carmina decals for these wagons. They are unfortunately wrong: the registration characters are black, whereas they should be white. And the letters STEF are blue, whereas they should be black, as evidenced by many photos, like this one, or a film extract on the Vierzon depot, at 16:19. The blue was applied on newer wagons, like Iaehss. Even the LS Models wagons have “benefited” from this faulty blue! Note that I restored the white balance of J.-P. Lescat’s photo, which was very yellow. So, I added some blue. If the STEF logo was blue on the original, we would see it all the better here.

Modifications

  • Elongation couplings, spoke wheels, brass buffers and bearings, metal ramps and ballast.
  • On one copy, PE JR3 plain wheels.
  • Makette brake shoes.

History

Standard refrigerant C and D for vegetables (.Is) 11 87 082 0 249-4 to 2 073-6, meat (.Ics) 11 87 082 4 009-8 to 4 394-4, and fish (.Ids) 11 87 083 7,008-5 to 7,057-2, built between 1948 and 1959. Ex HI 5xxx xxx.

The general dimensions are those of standard covered wagons of the same era.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 465 / 73 c 39 (former series).

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Is refrigerated wagon

Photo J.-Paul Lescat sur railfaneurope.net.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 10 460 120.2 118.6 1
Chassis length 9 280 106.7 103.8
Body width 2 780 32.0 30.8
Overall height 4 174 48.0 47.7 2
Height (measured) 3 953 45.4 45.7 2
Wheelbase 6 000 69.0 68.6
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.4 2
  1. After changing buffers.
  2. After changing wheels.