30/05/2009.

B10 Corail LS Models

B10 corail VTU 75

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LS Models 40127 (three coaches),
40128 (three coaches), 40167, 40168 et 40170

Type

“Corail” VTU 75 coaches, listed below in the order of LS Models references.

Coach UIC number Revision
A10tu 50 87 10-77 049-8 14.2.76
B11tu 50 87 21-77 099-0 24.6.75
B10tu 50 87 20-77 158-5 3.8.75
A10tu 50 87 10-77 065-4 5 21.9.77
B11tu 50 87 21-77 072-7 4 12.5.75
B5rtu 50 87 85-77 009-2 5 10.7.78
A10tu 50 87 10-70 040-7 1 11.6.79
B10tu 50 87 20-77 145-2 3 3.10.75
B10tu 61 87 20-71 259-9 1 *.*.75

120 g (NEM: 121 to 158 g)

The body-to-roof junction is visible. The heating jumper cable location is not high enough.

The access handles are to be mounted, the holes are not drilled originally. A drilling template is available.

The interior is very detailed (two-coloured seats, luggage racks, etc.). There are light guides for the side light bars, but there is no indication of how to dispose of the light sources…

See:

Modifications

  • Mounting of the handles (ø 0.4 drilling holes).
  • On the 1st class coach ref. 40127-1, milling of the electric cable plug location. See photo above.
    The cables, very fragile, were replaced by pieces of wire-wrapping wire on the same coach.

Coaches built from 1975 by the companies Franco-Belge, Alsthom and Francorail-MTE. First introduction of air conditioning in 2nd class in France.

The VTU 75 program, covering 1300 coaches, breaks down as follows:

  • 190 1st class coaches A10tu with 58 seats;
  • 205 1st class coaches A10rtu with 58 seats, with kitchen area;
  • 190 2nd class coaches B10tu with 80 seats;
  • 518 2nd class coaches B11tu with 88 seats (closer seat pitch) ;
  • 167 2nd class coaches B11rtu with 88 seats, with kitchen area;
  • 30 “Corail Bar” coaches B5rtux with 40 2nd class seats.

The Corail 1 VTU programs will extend from 1978 to 1984, for a total of 2335 coaches produced. Some are still in use today (2014).

  1. Corail is an acronym for “Comfort on rail”, and a play on words with the French corail which means coral.

Source : trains-europe.fr

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 578 / 12 / 1977 - 52nd series. Sheet preview.LR sheet
  • Loco-Revue No. 392 of March 1978.
  • Ferrovissimo No. 13 of March 2007: Voitures Corail, ultime évolution d’une espèce.
  • Wikipedia article.

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B10 corail VTU 75

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 26 400 303.4 303.0
Body length 26 100 300.0 300.3
Body width 2 825 32.5 32.5
Height 4 050 46.6 46.8 1
Pivot distance 18 306 210.4 210.0
Bogie wheelbase (Y32) 2 560 29.4 29.2
Wheel diameter 890 10.2 10.1
  1. On average — 2-point suspension side: 47.0; one-point side: 46.6.

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