Plat Rklmm TP Fleischmann

Rklmm TP flat wagon

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Brand - Reference

Fleischmann 526202

Type

Rklmm 0.31

UIC number Revision date
20 87 388 6 398-3 05.02.68

Mass

42 g (NEM: 57 to 74 g).

Comments

Bogies correct. Floor not detailed (no wood grain, no rivets). The tie rods are inserted, but the struts are much too thick. The brake equipment is moulded with the chassis. The hauling diabolos are represented only halfway.

Floor dimensions: 125 × 28.8, thickness 3 mm.

The overall dimensions are closer to 1:86, even 1:85, than 1:87. My Fleischmanns of the 60s were all oversized. A leopard cannot change its spots…

Modifications

Buffers, wheels, and brake shoes painted.

History

Quotation from Loco-Revue: These wagons were introduced in France by the US Army in 1917/18 (Pershing and Felton equipment), then were taken over, after the end of hostilities, by the Ministry of Public Works (TP) , before being distributed in 1920/21 between the large railways companies (except Alsace-Lorraine), and incorporated in their respective fleet.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 520 / 31975 - 74 d 44 (former series).

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Rklmm TP flat wagon

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Longueur h.t. 12 143 139.6 142.0
Chassis length 11 043 126.9 128.3
Width 2 673 30.7 31.7
Pivot distance 7 995 91.9 92.5
Bogie wheelbase 1 676 19.3 19.2
Wheel diameter 840 9.7 9.6
Maßstab: PERFEKTION (Scale : perfection), they say!