T2 sleeping car Jouef

T2 sleeping car

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Jouef HJ4055

Type

Type T2 sleeping car

UIC number Revision date
61 87 75-71 155-8 12.12.77

206 g; 155 g after deleting the ballast (NEM: 121 to 158 g).

Too high of about 1 mm. The NEM boxes are removable and have two different possible positions. Spring buffers. Under-chassis much more detailed than the Jouef MU.

Warning: this car does not disassemble conventionally: after (easily) unclipped the roof, don’t try to spread the sides of the body by inserting plastic cards, because a false inner frame moulded with the body prevents that. Simply remove the end clips from the inside using a screwdriver, then pull the chassis.

See:

Modifications

  • Body lowered by grinding the bogie pivots. Drawbar glued in good position.
  • Plastic handrails replaced by ø 0.3 mm piano wire. For this purpose, a folding template was made.
  • Ballast (52 g) deleted.

The T2 sleeping cars appeared at the CIWL in 1968 (No. 5001 to 20). In 1973, the SNCF ordered another 82 units, air-conditioned, numbered in the series 61 87 75-71 121 to 208, whose Jouef model is part.

The T2 (= Tourism 2-berth) sleeping cars are characterized by the possibility for 2nd class customers to travel by two in a compartment.

The arrangement combines two nested compartments: the upper one, accessible by a few steps, includes a bench and two berths under the roof; the lower one has a bench convertible into bunk berths, like in the couchette cars. This explains the unusual arrangement of windows, compartment side.

See this drawing from La Vie du Rail No. 1009 of 29 August 1965.

Interior arrangement of a T2 sleeping car

La Vie du Rail document.

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T2 sleeping car

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 26 400 303.4 303.0
Body length 26 080 1 299.8 299.5
Chassis length 25 100 288.5 291.0
Body width 2 820 32.4 32.4
Height 4 260 49.0 49.1 2
Pivot distance 19 000 218.4 218.0
Bogie wheelbase 2 500 28.7 28.4
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.3
  1. Uncertain dimension.
  2. After lowering.

Interior arrangement of a T2 sleeping car

La Vie du Rail document.