3D Printed 

French autorail/railcars 

Like other countries France experimented with steam railmotors. Most were not very successful, and internal combustion railcars proved far more successful

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Bugatti autorail/railcar WLG surallongé


Bugatti built a total of 86 railcars between 1933 and 1938, plus two more after World War II. Some served the Paris-Deauville western route; others traveled south from Paris to Vichy and Lyon; still others ran east to Strasbourg and Bugatti’s own hometown of Molsheim.

Many continued in service up till early 1960s. Only one , of the original Presidential series is preserved. 

The WLG Suranlloné was the longest single car version, which ended their days running in south of France. Unfortunately a chance to preserve one was missed in the 1970s, so this model is a way to 'preserve' the design. 

Requires chassis and finishing

Bugatti autorail/railcar

Presidentiel




Bugatti built a total of 86 railcars between 1933 and 1938, plus two more after World War II. Some served the Paris-Deauville western route; others traveled south from Paris to Vichy and Lyon; still others ran east to Strasbourg and Bugatti’s own hometown of Molsheim.

Many continued in service up till early 1960s. Only one , of the original Presidentiel series is preserved. 

Requires chassis and finishing
Verney SCF2 autorail/railcar 


SC1000 originally built for CF de l'Ést in 1936,4 were transferred to the CF de'Hérault syste in 1946 and ran on the lines around Montpellier and Beziers up till closure of the lines at end of 1960s. 



Requires chassis and finishing

Renault TE autocar(rebuilt to MX 155-156 on Reseau Breton) 

Standard gauge railcar originally built as a TE railcar in 1930s , and extensively rebuilt after WW2. Two of these were transferred to standard gauge/metre gauge line from Guingamp to Paimpol, running from 1954 to 1964.

 Design based on drawings published in Loco Revue magazine and photos.

 Requires chassis and finishing

 

Pictures are just for reference, not of specific scaled model. 

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