BB 16733 LS Models

BB 16788

Photo Patrick Meunier on railfaneurope.net.

LS Models 10164

Type

BB 16733

Mass / Max. current @ 12 V

420 g / 0.9 A

The green colour is too dark. The lights seem too big. The cab panes protrude too much: we can see the transparent side. The colour is way too dark and not bluish as it should be. The pantos are very beautiful.

See:

Video

Personal 2014 traction record in MU together with the BB 16733: 89 wagons. Video processed with FFmpeg, Virtual Dub and Audacity. This kind of joke is a test of coupling resistance more than of traction force!
Show video (12 MB).

Modifications

  • Lokpilot V3.0 21-pin decoder.
    Assignment of function keys changed.
  • Air tanks mounted directly on the drawbars after removal of the fixing lugs. Cabin hands turned upside down.
  • Pantos: extension limitation by polystyrene stop and removal of the fixing screws.
  • Lokpilot V3.0 decoder replaced with a V4.0 to harmonize with the 16677.

Locomotives built in 294 units from 1958 to 1964 by Alsthom. Continuous power 2576 kW. Maximum speed: 150 km/h (passengers) and 90 km/h (goods). Weight 72.6 to 75.3 t depending on equipment.

The 16733 is put into service on 14 July 1963 in La Chapelle (Nord). Successive depots: La Villette (02-1964), Lens (05-1985) and Strasbourg (09-1990). It is withdrawn on 25 March 2003.

Machines in era IVa: at Lens, 16501 to 534, 537 to 581; at La Chapelle (until 1977): 16755, 760 to 794.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 53 / 54 / 101966 - 65 a 3 (former series). Sheet preview.LR sheet p 1
  • Loco-Revue diagram No. 1153. Size 425 × 303 mm. Diagram previewLR diagram.
  • Assignment per year, from EC 64.
  • Évolution des locomotives BB 16500, by Fernand Nouvion, chief of D.E.T.E., document found on EC 64 website (no more available on this website).
  • Photos on Rail Fan Europe website.
  • trains-europe.fr website.
  • Photodoc in Loco Revue No. 522 of January 1990.
  • Objectif Rail No. 53, p. 46.
  • My photos of the BB 16794 in Paris-Nord in 1967: panto, sand hoppers, cab; bogie, reduction side; bogie, brake cylinder side. It still has its corner windows (I saw a 16500 undergoing cab reinforcement during my internship at Hellemmes workshops in July 1972).
  • Wikipedia article.
  • Video Cavalerie légère part 1 and part 2 on Dailymotion.

BB 16733 LS ModelsBB 16733 LS Models

BB 16788

Photo Patrick Meunier on railfaneurope.net.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 14 400 165.5 166.0
Body length 13 618 156.5 157.5
Body width 2 985 34.3 33.7
Height 3 582 41.2 41.0
Pivot distance 8 200 94.3 94.3
Bogie wheelbase 1 608 18.5 18.6
Wheel diameter 1 100 12.6 12.5

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Division des Études de la Traction Électrique de la SNCF, Electric Traction Studies Division of the SNCF.