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Suburban stainless steel train Jouef

Suburban stainless steel train

Photo Klaus Föhl on railfaneurope.net.

Jouef HJ4039 and HJ4040 (2 copies)

Type

Suburban stainless steel train (RIB 70)

Coach Number
Driver ZR Bx 50 87 22-07 016-8 1
Intermediate 1 ZR Bz 50 87 22-07 042-4 1
Intermediate 2 ZR Bz 50 87 22-07 044-0 1
End ZR ABD 50 87 81-07 031-5 1

177 g (NEM: 110 to 143 g)

Set of three coaches. The numbering is correct, and concerns a set of the program 1969 delivered in 1971-72.

No red lights. No elongation draw bars nor NEM boxes (contrary to the catalogue announcement). Specific snap-on couplings. Wheels ø 8.2 too small, but with 1.3 mm flanges, huge!

Two complementary coaches. One could be re-numbered 50 87 22-07 043-2.

See the Loco-Revue Forum.

Modifications

  • Train Magique dia. 9 mm wheels.
  • Red lights, cab fittings, parallelogram wiper, front windows better fitted.
  • Lenz LF101XF decoder.
  • Makette KKK1 drawbars with integrated electrical contact device. The end coupling towards the loco is also replaced with a modified Makette drawbar. 3-point suspension by Evergreen rectangular profiles of 1 × 0.25 mm.

The RIB70 program, ordered from 1969 to 1973, was delivered from 1970 to 1975. The details of registrations and the number of coaches by type is given opposite (source: Encyclopédie des voitures SNCF by A. Rambaud and J.-M Dupuy, 1990, La Vie du Rail Publishing).

The trains usually consist of four coaches and usually run in double units (thus eight coaches). But there are also three-coach and even seven-coach configurations on Saint-Lazare, the latter with a ZRABDz intermediate trailer.

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Suburban stainless steel train

Photo Klaus Föhl on railfaneurope.net.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length (ZRBz) 24 050 276.4 275.3
Overall length (other) 25 710 295.5 294.5
Body width 2 850 32.8 32.9
Height 3 330 38.3 38.5 1
Pivot distance 18 600 213.8 213.8
Bogie wheelbase 1 670 19.2 19.0
Wheel diameter 800 9.2 8.2 2
  1. With 9.0 mm wheels and after application of 3-point suspension.
  2. Original wheels replaced with 9.0 mm dia. wheels.
Registration of RIB 70 according to Encyclopédie des voitures SNCF
Type UIC number Number
ZRABD 50 87 81 07 028 to 045 and 101 to 136 54
ZRABDz 50 87 81 07 151 to 161 11
ZRBx 50 87 22 07 001 to 018 and 301 to 337 55
ZRBz 50 87 22 07 019 to 137 119