04/02/2010; 27/03/2011.

X 3506 Electrotren

X 3506 railcar ABJ 3

Photo Jean-Didier Hérail in Ferrovissimo No. 7.

Electrotren 2140.

Type

Renault ABJ 3 XBDP 3506

Mass / Max. current @ 12 V

274 g / 0.7 A

Pleasant general impression, except perhaps the thickness of the cabin window uprights. The overall scale is scrupulously respected. The yellow colour, too dark, tends towards the beige. The bogie flanks block the pivoting and can therefore only be used in static mode. No coupling.

See the Loco-Revue Forum.

History

The ABJ 3, railcars with a power of 300 hp, were built from 1935 by Renault.

The X 3501 to 3516 were delivered in Rennes then dispatched into different depots of the Ouest region of the SNCF. They were withdrawn between 1970 and 1975.

The X 3506 is allocated to Sotteville depot. It is withdrawn in december 1975

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 187 / —67 d 16 (former series)
  • Assignments at Eurocity 64
  • Photos on RailFanEurope
  • ABJ Renault file.
  • Ferrovissimo No. 7 of February 2006: The underground of the French provinces
  • Le Train special No. 35 of March 2003, The ABJ. In particular, on p. 35, there is a photo of X 3506 in Aulnoye, 28 April 1971 (shot above).
  • Video on Dailymotion: Autorail Renault. Manufacture of an ABJ railcar. As always in those days (1950s), cigarette stuck to the lips and no protective equipment!

X 3506 ElectrotrenX 3506 Electrotren

X 3506 railcar ABJ 3

Photo Jean-Didier Hérail in Ferrovissimo No. 7.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 1 26 254 301.8 301.0
Chassis length 1 25 180 289.4 287.0
Body width 2 886 33.2 33.1
Height (rear) 3 261 37.5 37.0
Pivot distance 16 930 194.6 194.5
Bogie wheelbase 2 500 28.7 28.6
Wheel diameter 860 9.9 9.9
  1. Le Train No. 35. p. 27