K5 flat wagon with stakes Roco

K5 flat wagon with stakes

Photo SNCF.

Brand - Reference

Roco 66689

Type

Ks 5.02 UIC unified flat wagon

UIC number Revision date
22 87 331 2 100-5 20.09.71

Mass

68 g empty (NEM: 64 to 83 g)
98 g the load of three caravans.

Comments

Lateral stakes can be put into horizontal position. Wheels ø 11, insufficient.

The regime 22 would mean “interchangeable axle wagon”; we think of Spain, but then it would be 24. I wonder… (the normal regime would be 21: wagon RIV non EUROP.)

According to Ferrovissime Special Issue No. 5, issued in 2016, car No. 01 (not 22) 87 331 2 100 is in the sub-series 01 87 331 2 000 to 3 999, built between 1963 and 1964. Attention: in the Ferrovissime in question, the second half of the table page 149 duplicates the first half, and is therefore useless!

See Loco-Revue forum.

Modifications

  • Piko ø 11.4 wheels on Roco axles
  • Brake wheels replaced with LS Models’
  • Weathered floor; Eriba caravans installed (removable).
  • Buffers and steps painted. Stakes glued with Kristal Klear.
  • Chassis struts rectified.

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; load C: 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 transport, 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, (photo above).
  • 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.
Ks 5 wagon

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K5 flat wagon with stakes

Photo SNCF.

Chargement de caravanes

© SNCF.

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.