Eaos open wagon Roco

E80 open wagon

Photo SNCF.

Brand - Reference

Roco 76803

Type

Eaos 80.2 ex Eas 8.02

UIC number Revision date
11 87 532 0 623-4 1.9.87

Mass

45 g (NEM: 64 to 84 g).

Comments

Era IVb. Very (too) light. The engraving is not at the same level as for current productions (doors not engraved inside, no screw coupling, no buffer handles, no marking on the axle boxes…). But the label holders are inserted! The marked length is 14.02 m instead of 14.04 m, but the actual length may have been changed when the ends were sealed.

Possible modification of the number for epoch IVa: 31 87 595 0 623-7.

Axles length 23.8, unusual at Roco. There are several indications that this wagon is not of Roco origin (Klein Modellbahn?). The wagon cannot be dismantled (for painting the floor for example) as it is assembled by hot crushed studs. Anti-eco-friendly box even longer than the previous ones (Taems) for a wagon of the same length!

See the Loco-Revue Forum à propos des Eaos SNCF.

Modifications

  • ø 10.4 Train Magique wheels on Roco axles.
  • Height raised by 0.5 mm by polystyrene shims on the bogie pivots.
  • Wheels, brake shoes, brake equipment, buffers painted. Labels put into label holders.

History

This is a French standard (at the origin of the European standard) of 74 m3. Made in 1967 to 6600 (?) units by ANF. Registered (before 1980) 31 87 595 0 000-8 to 6 599-3 Eas 8.02, then Eaos after welding the end opening doors.

After 1980: 11 87 532 0 000 to 0 799 E80.2 — which would be only 800 units, there is a contradiction here! This can be explained (simple hypothesis) by a change of type occurring during manufacture, from the French type to the European type. The French type is recognizable by its re-entrant frame ends and its door reinforcements of very particular shape, at least on the first series. The following series will receive flat doors and side brake wheels.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 287 / 121969 - 9 d 24 (former series).
  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 273 (new series).
  • Loco-Revue No. 519 of October 1989, p. 648 to 650.
  • SNCF 1973 booklet Wagons à marchan­dises. Characteristics (E8) p. 24 and photo.
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E80 open wagon

Photo SNCF.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 14 040 161.4 161.0
Chassis length 12 800 147.1 146.7
Body width 3 048 35.0 34.9
Height 3 335 38.3 38.0 1
Pivot distance 8 500 97.7 97.7
Bogie wheelbase 1 800 20.7 20.6
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 11.0 2
  1. With ø 10.4 wheels.
  2. Original wheels.