19/05/2012.

LS Models B9 Rapide Nord coach

B9 Rapide Nord coach

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LS Models 40192-2, 40193-1 and 2

Type

B9 Rapide Nord

UIC number Revision date
51 87 29-47 887-6 2 12.7.73
51 87 29-47 826-4 2 29.3.72
51 87 29-47 811-6 2 25.6.79

148 to 150 g (NEM: 103 to 134 g)

Model very finely engraved and extremely detailed. The inner walls are decorated with different colours depending on the class. There is a double roof in which the interior ceiling lights are even planned!

The coach is higher on one side than the other. It is due to the bosses of the 3-point suspension: the pivot should have been a little longer (0.5 mm approximately) to the dynamo side to compensate these bosses on the opposite side. Moreover, it is impossible to mount a standard tail coupling on the opposite side of the dynamo. These recurring defects concern the six Rapide Nord cars in my possession.

The toilet evacuation is misplaced.

LS Models gives no information on dismantling, unlike F-type sleeping cars. See the Loco-Revue forum.

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Modifications

  • Drawbar mangled to accept a coupling. Body raised dynamo side by 0.5 mm thick plastic spacer. Coach No. 47 826 received folded bellows on one end.
  • Steps painted with Humbrol mix “natural wood” No. 110 and “dark grey” No. 32.
  • Isolated half-axles (current pickup by brass bearings). Lighting controlled by bistable reed switch. Coach No. 826 has received a toilet lighting.

Coaches built in 130 units, from 1928 to 1936, for the Compagnie du Nord, by Blanc-Misseron, Ivry, Saint-Denis, Lunéville, La Rhonelle. Apparently, when the UIC numbering took place, there only remained 86. UIC numbers : 51 87 29-47 811-6 to 896-7.

These “Rapide” Nord cars are externally characterized by the fact that the toilets are in the centre.

Documents

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B9 Rapide Nord coach

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1:87
22 350 256.9 256.5
21 000 241.4 241.5
2 900 33.3 33.3
4 000 46.0 46.1 1
15 500 178.2 178.3
2 500 28.7 28.8
920 10.6 10.6
  1. After correction. Before : 45.5 generator side to 46.1 opposite.

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