17/07/201114/04/2022.

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.

But beware: recent discussions (2022) on the Loco-Revue forum have shown that all RIBs since the first version produced by Lima have RIB 76 bodies, recognisable by the ventilators aligned in the roof axis. The registration of the present train set is therefore wrong from this point of view.

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 RIB 70 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 ZR ABDz intermediate trailer.

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Suburban stainless steel train

Photo Klaus Föhl on railfaneurope.net.

1:87
(ZR Bz) 24 050 276.4 275.3
(other) 25 710 295.5 294.5
2 850 32.8 32.9
3 330 38.3 38.5 1
18 600 213.8 213.8
1 670 19.2 19.0
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 (50 87 …) Number
ZR ABD 81 07 028 to 045 and 101 to 136 54
ZR ABDz 1 81 07 151 to 161 11
ZR Bx 22 07 001 to 018 and 301 to 337 55
ZR Bz 1 22 07 019 to 137 119
  1. The ‘z’ index means No screw brake.