2012-04-28

 Swedish modern era coaches     -     N scale etched conversion kit
     

   
The swedish N scale market is a rather small market with just a few models produced by "the big companies" 
as Fleischmann / Roco / Minitrix. And modern era swedish coaches are not an exception to this fact.
Fleishmann have some older swedish coaches still availible,  but, nothing from todays era.

As Fleischmann this year, 2012, at last, will rerelease the swedish electrical engine RC4 / RC6 
 Ihave order two of these locos and I thought it would be nice to be able to build up a couple of passenger trains
as thay appear on the swdish railways today.

The latest SJ livery is Black, all black, with a few white and yellow details.
The engine has to be repainted, the Fleischmann engines are in the older orange or blue liveries.

But since there are no suitable models of swedish coaches som construction work also has to be done.
The easiest way ought to be to  find another commercial model with right size and build a conversion body for exchange

And that´s what this webpage is all about


    

The rereleased RC4 Engine in orange
 

The second version called RC6 in blue livery
 

The real RC6 in latest livery painted in black.

A suitable raw of black painted coaches as I want to have them on my layout.


Based on Roco and Fleischamnn Continental Eurofima coaches I made the first three prototypes of a SJ A7/ B7 standard coach
Reusing all parts, except the plastic body, which was replaced with my own etched replacment body.

These models are painted in three different liveries, original 1980-brown, 1990-blue and 2010-black
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Later this year, after some adjustments and additions has been done, the model will be commercial released as a "Conversion kit", primarily for the Swedish market.
   


 
Below a little bit more of how I converted the coaches and some information and facts

    

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Drawings of two of the versions of this type of SJ coaches 
    

B7      2:nd class coach BF7   2:nd class coach with luggage compartment
 Pictures from the work with the conversion
A Fleischmann (or Roco) Eurofima coach
is dismounted

Alla parts except for the plastic body and windows will be reused.

    
The compartment interior is cut down so that they will form an open interior as in the A7/B7 coaches.
  
Drawings were earlier made to produce an etched fret with the new body and some details as handrails and footsteps.

The fret is made of 0,25 mm nickel silver










It was quite easy to fold the body as intended

The row of windows will be installed later to avoid to obtain paint on the window frames
  
The body had almost the right size.
Some minor adjustments had to be done for the production model.
The coach in black paint and with
white lining and lettering.
   Some parts of the base framework are cut away to make it more "open" as on the original coach

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          Some facts:

The coach family, type A7/B7, prepared by SJ and Kalmar workshop in the early 80's,  has since then been the standard for passenger cars.
The
coaches has been produced in a number of version, on the outside quite similar. Larger series have been rebuilt with new function and comfort classes. The coaches has during the years had many  changes of liveries, ranging from the earliest SJ-brown to today's black color scheme.

Apart from the usual A7/B7  the wagon family has included different
type of wagons:
- Coach with luggage compartment, BF7

- Bistro Wagon
s R4
- Bistro and moviewagon S12
- Sleeping car WL6
- Couchette BC4
- And also in a special BlueX
series with trailer types A11, B11 and RB11

Repainting was not always consistently implemented and has been made ​​over longer periods of time which means
that a complete passenger train could include coaches from several different "color" periods


A few pictures of the converted models
 

 B7A -   in latest black livery (2009 ---->)


                   

B7 -   in blue/red livery    (about 1996  ---->)

 

B7 -   in original brown livery    (1980 -1996)

   

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History of liveries

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