01/04/2019; 03/06/2019.

DEV stainless steel A9tj Jouef

A9 DEV inox 1956

Photo Coll. Coudert / Le Train.

Jouef HJ4102-2

Type

A9tj DEV inox U56.

UIC number Revision date
51 87 19-87 004-1 2 16.6.75

164 g; 118 g after removing the ballast (NEM: 115 to 150 g).

The interior is uniformly painted in white, but there are now inserted seats painted red. Unfortu­nately, there are four places abreast, whereas there should be only three! This is all the more stupid since there are the proper seats in the A5rt released under the same reference! Otherwise, there is little change compared to previous productions.

The wheels, very shiny, have a diameter of 10.4 mm, for 10.6 to scale, and a distance between tips of 25 mm. The wheel back-to-back distance is 14.2 mm, not compliant with the NEM 310 (14.5 ± 0.1).

The bogies and the chassis are fitted with dynamo, brake linkage, air tank and cylinder.

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.

The pivoting of the bogies is bad; it will be improved by shortening the pivots.

Spring buffers are still too small and can easily get crooked.

See:

Modifications

  • Chassis lowered by 0.5 mm by milling the bogie pivots. Coupling boxes shortened by 0.6 mm.
  • 2-point suspension wedges.
  • Lighting: current pickup by wires wrapped on the axles; control by latching reed; home made lighting strip.
  • Floor and wall decoration by self-adhesive photo paper.
  • A line of seats was cut in half to re-establish the 3-seater chart.
  • Ballast (50 g) removed.

It is one of the four A9 DEV U56 cars with central corridor, No. 51 87 19-87 001 to 004 put into service from 1957 for the Paris-Lille fast trains (source Le Train, Les archives de la DEV, p. 83). The original bogies are Y20H, often replaced later by Y24Z.

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.

There is no A6rtj dining-car model currently available.

Documents

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

DEV stainless steel A9tj JouefDEV stainless steel A9tj Jouef

A9 DEV inox 1956

Photo Coll. Coudert / Le Train.

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 45.3 1
Pivot distance 17 000 195.4 196.3
Bogie wheelbase (Y20) 2 300 26.4 26.2
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.3
  1. 44,6 after lowering.

Division des études des voitures of the SNCF.

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

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