Eds hopper wagon Roco

Eds hopper Roco

Anonymous photo on univers-train.com (broken link).

Roco 76172

Type

Eds 5.23

UIC number Revision date
01 87 551 5 338-6 17.3.75
01 87 551 6 824-4 3.8.72
01 87 551 8 104-9 9.1.75

51 g (NEM : 45 to 58 g)

Correct appearance. Some parts are to be mounted: railings, chutes.

Coal load, movable, to the brim, which is unlikely, and in this case the suspension springs should be right down. The wagon inside is not demonstrable, because not arranged. So no empty running possible.

Bright wheels ø 11 (should be 11.5). The wagons don’t run easily, because there is too much clearance between axle and axle boxes: the axles tend to rise, so that the wheels rub on the chassis.

The railings and steps are rather fine. These parts are not too fragile because they are made of flexible material.

I doubt that these wagons were in the Europ pool (regime 01). The usual regime seen on the actual wagons is 21 (non-Europ RIV).

See Loco-Revue Forum.

Modifications

  • Chutes and railings mounted. These are a little tricky to put in place. It is better to drill the holes at ø 0.8, or sometimes 0.9 if the part remains restive. The tow hooks are to be re-glued because they tend to get away.
  • Running improved by thinning the arch that connects the brake shoes, arch on which the wheels rubbed.

These wagons have UIC number between 21 87 550 0 000 and 551 9 999. Volume 40 m3; tare 12 t; C load 28 t. Other information welcome: manufacturers (probably ANF-Frangeco among other), number, years of production, etc.

The Roco model is based on the type ordered by the DR (East Germany) to the French industry in 1972/73 in 3 900 units, which shows slight differences from the purely French type.

Documents

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Eds hopper Roco

Anonymous photo on univers-train.com (broken link).

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 9 640 110.8 111.8
Chassis length 8 400 96.6 96.9
Body length 8 000 92.0 92.0
Body width 3 112 35.8 36.0
Chassis width 1 990 22.9 26.2
Loading opening width 1 960 22.5 20.3
Height 4 000 46.0 45.3
Wheelbase 6 000 69.0 69.1
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.0