20/10/201326/10/2019.

DEV stainless steel A9j Jouef

A9 DEV inox 1956

Photo Coll. Coudert / Le Train.

Jouef HJ4081 and HJ4101-1

Type

A9j DEV inox U56.

UIC number Revision date
51 87 19-87 059-5 3 15.1.75
51 87 19-87 026-4 3 19.3.74

162 and 162 g (NEM: 115 to 150 g); 121 g after removing the ballast.

No surprise, it’s similar to the brand’s DEV AO, but here the door panes are flush. The interior, unpainted, is uniformly cream-white. Spring buffers, which therefore easily get crooked. There is a gap of 2 mm between the bellows with another DEV HJ. The drawbars should therefore be moved back 1 mm.

HJ4081 (2013)

The wheels, very bright, have a diameter of 10.25 mm, for 10.6 to scale. They are all isolated from the axis. The axle length is 24.3 mm.

The coach is too high by at least 0.5 mm. Beware of the bosses on the bogies, under the drawbars, which serve to limit the rotation of the bogies, and which could lean against the chassis.

An accessory bag containing four buffers, four steps, nine vents is supplied!

It’s still expensive compared to LS Models and even to Roco.

HJ4101-1 (2019)

The wheels, still very bright, have a diameter of 10.5 mm, and a distance between tips of 25.0 mm. Only one is isolated from the axis. 1.05 mm flanges.

This time, the coach has a correct height. As for the other DEV HJ issued in 2019, the interior fittings have been improved with inserted seats. Under the chassis and under the bogies, there are inserted brake accessories and a dynamo. The rest is unchanged, including the length of the drawbars.

Finally, and it is quite exceptional to be noticed, the price has dropped significantly (- 27%) since the batch of five years ago.

Other existing coaches to make a Paris-Lille fast train in the 1970s:

  • Rivarossi 3584 : A9tj
  • Rivarossi 3586 : A5rtj
  • HJ4042 : A9j + A5rtj + B10j

See:

Modifications

Common modifications

  • LED lighting controlled by latching reed switch.
  • Drawbars shortened by 2 mm.
  • Ballast removed.

HJ4081

  • Wheels, bogie flanks, buffers, and interior fittings painted. Passengers installed (glued with Pattex 100%).
  • Chassis lowered by 0,5 mm by milling bogie pivots.
  • Current pickup by conductive bearings.

HJ4101-1

  • HJ4101-1: Seat headrests painted. Floor decorated with self-adhesive printed photo paper.
  • Current pickup by wires wrapped on the axles.
  • Connectors for removable tail lamps. See the pages on this subject.

These are two of the 79 U56 to U58 coaches No. 51 87 19-87 005 to 083 put into service from 1957. The Jouef models were in the Ouest Region in 1970 (source Le Train, Les archives de la DEV, p 83). The original bogies are Y20H, often later replaced with Y24Z, which is the case of the second coach.

Note: the Paris-Lille “telephone” fast trains were composed of four types of coaches (plus a luggage van). Typical composition: three or four A9j, one A5rtj (bar + telephone), one A9tj, one A6rtj (dining car), one A9tj, and one Dd4s luggage van.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 441 / 41973-73 a 37 (former series), about type 1969/1970.
  • Le Train, Les archives de la DEV, vol. 1.
  • Wikipedia article.
  • trains-europe.fr website.

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A9j DEV inox 1956

Photo Coll. Coudert / Le Train.

1:87
25 094 288.4 288.0
24 036 276.3 276.6
2 887 33.2 33.4
Height 3 880 44.6 45,4 1
44.6 2
17 000 195.4 196.3
(Y20) 2 300 26.4 26.2
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.3 3
10.5 2
  1. HJ4081: 44,6 mm after correction.
  2. HJ4101.
  3. HJ4081.
DEV “inox” coaches belonging to the Nord Region in 1970:
Type Order UIC number Number
A9j 1956 51 87 19-87 005 to 016 12
A9j 1957 51 87 19-87 024 and 025 2
A9tj 1956 51 87 19-87 001 to 004 4
A9tj 1963 51 87 19-80 064 to 069 6
A5rtj 1956 51 87 84-87 011 to 014 4
A5rtj 1964 51 87 84-87 033 1
A6rtj 1956 51 87 84-87 301 to 304 4
A6rtj 1963 51 87 84-87 308 1

Division des études des voitures of the SNCF.

“Inox” = stainless steel,
as opposed to DEV AO, ordinary steel.

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