Hornby 2-axle open wagon

Elo open wagon

Photo J.-P. Demoy.

Brand - Reference

Hornby 7080

Type

Elo 3.11 A standard (approximate)

Mass

46 g (NEM: 38 to 49 g)

Comments

Price 1966: FF3.00

The shape corresponds to the Elo 3.11 wagon, but neither the body length (82 instead of 88.6) nor the wheelbase (46 instead of 57.5) match.

UIC registration: 01 87 513 1 000 to 8 099. These wagons were not braked.

Another copy offered by a friend. Little used but rusty enough. Registered TTww 52368.

Modifications

  • Ballast and new buffers.
  • Assigned to the Track service: transformed into a “tachometer” wagon: an axle carries a cylindrical magnet. A bicycle odometer is placed into the body. See article on this topic.

History

Loco-Revue sheet No. 75 c 47 (former series).

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Elo open wagon

Photo J.-P. Demoy.