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70 m3 “Fauvet-Girel” Uahs tank wagon
|UIC number||Revision date|
|21 87 005 1 423-3 P||17.10.76|
75 g (NEM: 60 to 78 g).
Bogies Y23. The reproduction is as fine as for the ANF tank wagons. The metal steps seem to be fixed more firmly than on the latter, but they are twisted and can not be easily straightened.
See the wagon registration plate. An oddity: some maximum loads are higher in S regime than in normal regime.
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Small series of 13 m long, 70 m3 capacity tank wagons, with heat insulation envelope, built in the sixties by Fauvet-Girel.
Designed for the transport of black petroleum products (heavy fuel oil), they were originally equipped with a steam heater (intercooler) which can be seen from the “scar” on the model.
Note: the tank wagons received the series letter Z after the modification of the UIC numbering in 1980. But, previously, they entered in the “catch-all” series U. To distinguish under this letter of the very varied types (liquid or gas tanks, cereals hoppers, cement silos, etc.), a subscript letter was used, namely h for tanks, which gave Uh for a 2-axle tank and Uah for a bogie tank.
Photo Frédéric Poupelain on Loco-Revue forum.