Type P sleeping car LSModels

Type P sleeping car

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LS Models 41071


Type P sleeping car (Pillepich)

UIC number ex-CIWL Rev. date
61 87 75-30 740-7 4550 10.7.80
Home: 5 Villeneuve Prairie

159 g; 130 g after removing the ballast (NEM: 110 to 143 g).

Excellent respect of the scale.

The roof and the body are one part.

The bogies are equipped with brass bearings and have fine-flange wheels (0.55 mm). A bag includes larger flange wheel sets if needed. Few parts are to be assembled: jumpers, half brake hoses, (dummy) screw couplings.

The plastic material of buffers, bogies and gangways is translucent and need to be painted.

Coach a little too heavy.

See :


  • Ballast (29 g) removed.
  • Bogies painted in Interfer slate gray; wheels painted in Humbrol Enamel 113 (rust) and 224 (slate gray) blending.

Series of 80 sleeping cars No. CIWL 4501 to 4580, built under Budd licence in Belgium by Ateliers Métallurgiques in Nivelles (4501 to 4525), in France by Carel & Fouché (4526 to 4550), in Italy by Ansaldo and Fiat, put in service from 1955 to 1956. Type P refers to their designer, Albert Pillepich, chief engineer of CIWL’s technical services (sources: CIWL).

Characteristics: 20 first-class seats in nested compartments. Stainless steel body. Schlieren bogies. Tare 44 t. Speed limit 140 km/h.

Originally equipped with bellows, they were, probably in the early 1970s, equipped with UIC rubber joints on prominent box.

Example of incorporation, according to Pierre B. on the Loco-Revue forum: train 197/152 Paris ↔ Warsaw (P sleeping car Paris ↔ Dortmund) in 1959. But unfortunately no compositions on the Nord in the 1970s.


Type P sleeping car LSModelsType P sleeping car LSModels

Type P sleeping car

Photo Tobias B. Köhler on railfaneurope.

24 000 275.9 276.0
Body length 1 23 164 266.3 265.3
22 748 261.5 261.7
2 865 32.9 33.7
4 253 48.9 48.5
16 500 189.7 189.7
2 500 28.7 28.6
1 000 11.5 11.6
  1. Uncertain value, measured on diagram. The body length given in the CIWL document is actually the chassis’.

Inside fittings

Interior design (CIWL leaflet).