Roco wagon with winding roof

T4 SNCF wagon

Photo SNCF.

Brand - Reference

Roco 66858

Type

Tms SNCB wagon with winding roof.

UIC number Revision date
21 88 575 6 283-7 Missing

Mass

49 g (NEM: 48 to 62 g)

Comments

It’s likely that this is an original Klein Modellbahn model.

No indication of revision, length, etc. I don’t know whether it’s normal for a Belgian wagon.

The roof is easily removed (I left the extra hooks inside). Roco should provide a rolled up roof for loading scenes. The towing hooks are to be mounted. Handrails and buffer handles are present but not inserted. There is an embryo of coupling.

Modifications

Towing hooks mounted. Buffers, wheels, brake shoes painted. Roof weathered (not very successful).

History

According to Matériel ferroviaire à marchandises, this is the Renaud Ducau system shutter type, with two side doors. Series of 30 wagons of original numbers 1.021.700 to 1.021.729, type 1215B1. Internal dimensions: length 8.46 m, width 2.55 m, height 1.98 m, maximum load 26 t.

The picture is that of the very similar SNCF T4, although the internal dimensions don’t match (L = 8.75, W = 2.74, H = 1.98).

UIC No. 01 87 570 6 204.

Documents

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T4 SNCF wagon

Photo SNCF.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 10 500 120.7 120.3
Chassis length 8 760 100.7 106.6
Body width 3 008 34.6 34.9
Height 3 336 38.3 37.9
Wheelbase 6 000 69.0 62.2 1
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.0
  1. This may be a 5,400 mm wheelbase variant, i.e. 62.1 at 1:87 scale.