Us wagon with opening roof Roco

Wuppertal type wagon

Photo Henning Pietsch on de.wikipedia.org.

Brand - Reference

Roco 44182/4

Type

Us (service wagon)

UIC number Revision date
40 87 999 7 152-3 Missing

Mass

43 g (NEM: 39 to 51 g).

Comments

This is a fancy French version of an actual German wagon.

Two body holding tenons are broken on delivery. Wheels ø 11. Brake shoes not facing the wheels.

Modifications

  • Piko ø 11.4 wheels (on Roco axles).
  • Drawbar changed (the fixed part was broken). Body glued on the chassis.

History

Wagon of German origin, type Elberfeld (later designated as type Wuppertal). There is a similar French wagon (lime transport), but with significant differences. See “Chaux de Dugny” open wagon type STw from AMF87. Quotation from AMF87.

Wagon built in 30 units by De Dietrich in 1950 on the chassis of former Est flat wagons. These wagons were shipped from the Meuse to the whole France via the RO (Ordinary Regime) trains for delivering lime amendment to farmers.

See de.wikipedia.org (in German).

Us wagon with opening roof RocoUs wagon with opening roof Roco

Wuppertal type wagon

Photo Henning Pietsch on de.wikipedia.org.