20/10/2019.

Wagon trémie Tds Roco

Tds hopper wagon

Photo Frédéric Poupelain on Loco Revue Forum.

Roco 76178

Type

Tds 6.02

UIC number Revision date
21 87 573 0 428-0 13.3.78
21 87 573 0 419-9 7.3.78
21 87 573 0 407-4 1.4.78

57 g (NEM: 45 to 58 g)

Made in Vietnam. Correct appearance. Parts are to be mounted: railings, chutes. The roof is opening. There is a sort of black loading inside, with a large round hole in the middle, which will have to be hidden.

As for Eds, the wheels rub on the bridges supporting brake blocks and impede running.

See the Loco-Revue Forum.

Modifications

  • Chutes and railings mounted. These are a little easier to set up than on the Eds. Question of experience maybe.
  • Running improved by removing the arch that connects the brake blocks, on which the wheels rubbed. I was even able to fit Piko ø 11.5 wheels on the Roco axles. Explanation on the Loco-Revue forum.

These wagons seem to have been built in France by ANF Frangeco and Arbel from 1971 for the GDR, later re-registered in France. But were they French in 1978? We can doubt it. French wagons almost always have a semi-trapezoidal opening in the hopper central support (as on the Eds Roco).

Documents

  • SNCF 1973 leaflet Wagons à marchan­dises. Note: in the PDF version available on the Internet, the pages devoted to this wagon are unfortunately missing.
  • Photos of Anton Kendall’s tosh-railways.com website.
  • Loco-Revue forum on the Jouef Tds, in which there are many pictures of real wagons.
  • drehscheibe-online.de website (in German) on wagons manufactured in France for the DR (East Germany).
  • drehscheibe-online.de website (in German) on the Tds of the DR (East Germany).
  • modellbahninfo.org website (in German) on the Tds Roco.

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Tds hopper wagon

Photo Frédéric Poupelain on Loco Revue Forum.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 9 640 110.8 111.4
Chassis length 8 400 96.6 96.9
Hopper length 8 000 92.0 92.1
Hopper width 3 150 1 36.2 36.0
Opening width 1 200 13,8 12.0
Height 4200 48.3 48.7 2
Wheelbase 6 000 69.0 69.3
Wheel diameter 1 000 11.5 11.0 2
  1. 49.1 with ø 11.5 wheels
  2. Replaced with ø 11.5 wheels