Voitures OCEM parois lisses
OCEM cars are french carriages designed by the “Office Central d'Etudes de Matériel de chemins de fer » for various railway companies in the 1920s. More than 2000 cars were built until 1940, all full steel construction . When formed in 1938, the French Railways (SNCF i.e. Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) inherited these cars, and operated them until, for the last one…, 1987. Very good lifespan!

Several types followed one another, one of them being “parois lisses” type, (smooth faces), purpose of these models. This type had riveted connections, but side faces rivets were countersunk and not protruded from body, hence the name of these cars.

Several evolutions or refurbishments happened during the life of these cars. We reproduce these evolutions through the various periods.

(Period : from NEM 810-f norm)

Common caracteristics and features :
HO scale 1/87th. 2 rails. NEM 311.1 standard wheels. 3 rails axle as standard replacement possible. Pre-disposal for lighting. Minimum radius curve : 420mm. Under-frame and upper-roofs equipements specific to each type. Detailed interior with exact colours. Length A8/A8c8/A4/A3B5/B4/B4s/B3r : 267,4 mm A5D/B9/B5D 266,3 mm C10/C10c4/B10 264 mm A4B5/B4C5/B4c4C5c5 254,2 mm.


Instruction sheet: Download

OCEM PL list, format pdf, B & W for printing : Download

Flyer Models-World News 2018 (french only) : Download

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