05/02/2014; 18/10/2019.

OCEM traveling post office LS Models

OCEM PAz traveling post office

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LS Models 40413-1

Type

OCEM 26/29 type PAz traveling post office for mail sorting

UIC number Revision date
50 87 00-47 148-7 2 6.5.70

123 g (NEM: 99 to 129 g)

Very fine (roof handrails, buffers, etc.). Brass bearings, and even if the bogie inner side beams “rebel” a little, the wheels turn without rubbing. No difficulty to replace deployed bellows with folded ones, the first being not glued.

Delivered with a small trolley with mailbags, which could be rather yellow than burgundy (the PTT having adopted the yellow for their road vehicles far before doing so for the wagons).

Still the same problem of NEM box too narrow. In fact, the thickness of the tail of provided standard couplings is 1.4 mm, while the Fleischmann Profi are 1.65, and the NEM 362 imposes 1.75−0.05 for the inside height of the box!

See:

Modifications

  • Drawbar boxes mangled to accept a coupling.
  • Steps, buffers, infrastructure, brake blocks painted.

The 21 m OCEM 26/29 PAz (Traveling Post Office) cars were built in 328 units from 1927 to 1930 by Franco-Belge and Carel & Fouché. They are equipped with Y2 bogies.

UIC numbers: 50 87 00-47 101-6 to 455-6

Postmen were on board and sorted the mail contained in the mail bags during the train travel.

Documents

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OCEM PAz traveling post office

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 21 570 247.9 248.0
Chassis length 20 280 233.1
Body width 2 912 33.5 33.8
Height 4 068 46.8 47.0
Pivot distance 14 680 168.7 168.4
Bogie wheelbase 2 500 28.7 28.8
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.6

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