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 deleting 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 car 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 car 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 cars to make a Paris-Lille fast train in the 1970s:

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

See:

Modifications

Common modifications

  • Lighting controlled by bistable reed switch.
  • Drawbars shortened by 2 mm.
  • Ballast deleted.

HJ4081

  • Wheels, bogie flanks, buffers, and interior fittings painted. Passengers installed (glued with Pattex 100%).
  • Lowering of the chassis by 0.5 mm by milling the 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.

These are two of the 79 U56 to U58 cars 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 car.

DEV “inox” cars belonging to the Nord Region in 1970 :

Qty Type UIC number
12 A9j U56 51 87 19-87 005-8 to 016-5
2 A9j U57 51 87 19-87 024-9 & 025-6
4 A9tj U56 51 87 19-87 001-7 to 004-1
6 A9tj U63 51 87 19-80 064-2 to 069-1
4 A5rtj U56 51 87 84-87 011-6 to 014-0
1 A5rtj U64 51 87 84-87 033-0
4 A6rtj U56 51 87 84-87 301-1 to 304-5
1 A6rtj U63 51 87 84-87 308-6

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

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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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 25 094 288.4 288.0
Chassis length 24 036 276.3 276.6
Body width 2 887 33.2 33.4
Height 3 880 44.6 45,4 1
44.6 2
Pivot distance 17 000 195.4 196.3
Bogie wheelbase (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.

Division des études des voitures of the SNCF.

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

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