K5 flat wagon with stakes Roco

K5 flat wagon with stakes

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Brand - Reference

Roco 67243

Type

Ks 5.02 UIC unified flat wagon

UIC number Revision date
01 87 332 3 076-9 6.5.70

Mass

63 g empty (NEM: 64 to 83 g)
91 g the load of caravans.

Comments

Lateral stakes can be put into horizontal position. Spoke wheels ø 11, insufficient. In addition, for the time of release of this wagon (1967/68), it is unlikely that it was equipped with spoke wheels, anyway ugly and therefore to change!

Dark brown colour not matching the UIC red, but perhaps voluntary to evoke a used wagon. As for the others, the chassis stiffeners present details which don’t exist on the French type, to eliminate.

According to Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 5, issued in 2016, the wagon No. 01 87 332 3076-9 belongs to the sub-series 01 87 332 3 000 to 4 099, built between 1967 and 1968. This is the last sub-series.

Hard plastic box bigger and bigger! With still no way to put away the wagon equipped with its stakes (thermoforming suggests an axle transport version).

See Loco-Revue forum.

Modifications

  • ø 11.4 wheels mounted on Roco axles. Buffers, steps, brake shoes, and floor painted. Chassis stiffeners rectified. Plates and stakes glued with Kristal Klear, except for lower plates glued with Kibri glue for plastic models.
  • SMD five-spoke brake wheels mounted (soldered on bronze axle) to replace the original four-spoke brake wheels.
  • Busch caravans installed.

History

Wagons put into service from 1954 to 1968. UIC registration 01 (Europ) or 21 (RIV) 87 330 0 000 to 332 4 999. Some are equipped with a screw brake on gangway, others with a brake wheel accessible from the ground.

Main characteristics (with / without gangway): tare 12.8 t / 11.9 t; C load: 21 t / 28 t; usable length 12.5 m; usable width 2.77 m. Folding sides and ends. Manufacturers: Coder, Frangeco, Decauville.

Flat wagons of the UIC type are subdivided into two sub-series of which I don’t know the precise differences of construction:

  • the UIC/ORE standard (code Ks 5.01), built from 1954 to 1963, in about 10,000 units. The wagons with brake bridge are in this series;
  • the UIC unified (code Ks 5.02), built from 1963 to 1968, in about 12,000 units.

These many wagons will become surplus in the 1970s, which will lead to many transformations: container carrier, various service wagons.

Besides, there is a rather surprising coincidence: the perfect adaptation of the usable dimensions of this wagon to those of 40-foot ISO containers (12.2 × 2.4 m compared to 12.5 × 2.77 m), which will only appear 10 years later!

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 60 / 3 1967 - 65 d 5 (former series)
  • SNCF 1972 booklet p. 27, where we can see K5 wagons loaded with boats.
  • SNCF 1973 booklet Wagons à marchandises, p. 36. Characteristics and photo.
  • File Plat standard UIC from Pierre Barbe’s website now closed.
  • Photos in tosh-railways.com.
  • Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 5 Wagons plats, 1st half-year 2016.
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K5 flat wagon with stakes RocoK5 flat wagon with stakes Roco

K5 flat wagon with stakes

Photo Didier Signal79 on forums.photos-de-trains.net.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 13 860 159.3 160.5
Chassis length 12 620 145.1 145.0
Body width 2 866 33.0 32.9
Side height 1 688 19.4 19.3 1
End rancher height 3 245 37.3 37.7
Wheelbase 8 000 92.0 92.2
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.0 2
  1. With ø 11.5 wheels.
  2. Original wheels.