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BB 15006 LS Models

BB 15006

Photo SNCF on docrail.fr.

LS Models 10041

Type

BB 15006

Mass / Max. current @ 12 V

479 g / 1.25 A

Coat of arms of Metz. Depot of Strasbourg.

I had mistakenly bought 15005 ref. 10043, an ex-green repainted in the 1980s in cement grey. I exchanged the body with that of 15006 in metallic grey, thanks to EC64, member of the Loco-Revue forum, whom I thank again here.

It’s a pity that the red lights are tinted red: we can hardly see them. Apart from that, I think this model is very good, including the metallic grey colour. However, I have a reservation about the orange colour, which seems too dark to me.

At the beginning of their career, the bogies were not equipped with rail lubricators (“box” located on the bogie side between the secondary suspension supports), as shown in the photo of the loco coming out the factory. I don’t know when they were fitted.

See:

Modifications

  • Screw of the panto removed. The fixing holes (body and panto stand) are filled and repainted. Panto extension limitation by 0.3 mm thick polystyrene stop.
  • Cab background decorated with ivory paper, driver installed in cab 1.
  • Lokpilot V4.0 21-pin decoder. Modification of function keys assignment.

Locomotives built in 65 units from 1971 to 1978 by Alsthom. Continuous power 4420 kW. Maximum speed: 180 km/h. Weight 87.9 t. First series of 25 kV single-phase SNCF locomotives equipped with variable voltage control of the traction motors via a thyristor bridge.

The 15006 was put into service on 15 November 1972 in Strasbourg. It was the first to receive the original Arzens livery (metallic grey), the previous ones being in green livery called “Maurienne”. It was cancelled on 9 December 2005, following a fire on 6 July 2005.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 411 / 412 / 101972 - 72 c 35 (former series). Sheet preview.LR sheet p 1
  • Loco-Revue diagram No. 1420. Size 580 × 420 mm. Diagram previewPlan LR.
  • Article Les locomotives BB 15000 in La Vie du Rail No. 1309 of 26 september 1971.
  • Photos on Rail Fan Europe.
  • Wikipedia article.
  • trains-europe.fr website.
  • EC64 website.
  • DocRail website.

BB 15006 LS ModelsBB 15006 LS Models

BB 15006

Photo SNCF on docrail.fr.

1:87
17 480 200.9 200.8
16 200 186.2 186.0
2 947 33.9 33.7
3 701 42.5 43.0
9 694 111.4 111.2
2 800 32.2 32.0
1 250 14.4 14.2

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