Model - Japanese C57 Steam Locomotive

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A Gauge 1 scale model of a black 4-6-2 steam locomotive and tender. The model is a C57 used by the Japanese National Railway between 1937 - 1947. The model is of C57135 which was the last scheduled steam locomotive to run in Japan in 1975. C57135 is currently on display in the Saitama Railway Museum.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
W790mm (coupled together)

H155 x W510 x D110mm (Locomotive)
H130 x W280 x D110mm (Tender)
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The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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