7/02/2020.

B10 OCEM FL coach Models World

Photo M. Le Guay in Fiche Loco-Revue.

Models World 40386

Type

B10 OCEM FL ex-État C10yfi 1931

UIC Number Revision Date
51 87 20-57 250-3 5 11.2.72
51 87 20-57 255-2 5 2.2.72
Management: Conflans

131 g (NEM: 106 to 137 g)

Very favourable first impression. The colour seems correct to me. The engraving is very fine (rivets, towing hooks, etc.). No part remains to be assembled, apart from the electrical connection boxes under the buffer beam, which I have not succeeded in assembling; I did not insist because they are not very visible, just like the dummy coupling hooks.

Mechanically, nothing to say: the bogies swivel well, the coaches run well, the drawbars have no hard point and the Profi couplings fit easily into the NEM boxes. The back-to-back wheel distance is 14.4 (NEM 14.5 ± 0.1); the flanges are 0.55 mm high.

For once, there is an intelligent current pickup system (already used by Fleischmann and Roco) by metal bearings and insulated half-axles, the only drawback being the insulating sleeve on the axle, which increases its diameter (2.9 mm). The electrical connection between the bogie and the body is made by strips which arrive under the roof, ready to connect to a light strip.

The scale is very well respected. Quite exceptional, the height is almost the same on each end (to within 1/10) and, moreover, exact!

The part bag includes hooks, with and without shackle, pneumatic and heating hoses, electrical connection boxes (one is missing) and only one folded bellows per coach, with the corresponding holders. Too bad for people who display their models. The ventilators are different from those in the photo of the actual vehicle, but several types have been fitted to these coatches.

The luggage racks of the compartments are a little deformed and however not very thin, but so little visible… The walls are decorated with mirrors, painted grey, and pictures, painted red.

Speaking of things that are hard to see, the leaf springs of real couplings are shown under the seagull wing…

Overall, these coaches are expensive, but they don’t suffer from any criticism.

See:

Coaches built between 1930 and 1938 in 248 units by Entreprises Industrielles Charentaises (EIC) in Aytré and Compagnie franco-belge for the State Railways. Originally 3rd class C10yfi.

UIC registration: 50 87 20-57 024-3 to 237-1 (Ouest), 50 87 20-57 238-8 to 261-0 (Sud-Est) and 50 87 20-37 001-6 to ? (Ouest) for coaches with steam heating removed.

Y2 bogies. Speed limit 140 km/h. Tare 45 to 46.5 t. Incandescent lighting.

Source: Loco-Revue sheet.

Documents

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Photo M. Le Guay in Loco-Revue sheet.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 22 965 264.0 265.0
Chassis length 21 635 248.7 248.5
Body width 2 940 33.8 34.3
Height 3 946 45.4 45.5
Pivot distance 15 045 172.9 172.5
Bogie wheelbase 2 500 28.7 28.6
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.6

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