Model - Santa Fe F3 Diesel Locomotive

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South Korea
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Description
A Gauge 1 (1:30) scale twin unit diesel locomotive model. The model is an EMD (General Motors Electro-Motive Division) F3 painted in the livery of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger journey service. The A unit is number 32. The F3s were built between 1945-1949 with 1111 A units and 696 B units built in total. The F3s were supplied to numerous North American Railroad companies.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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Production place
Measurements
W980mm (2 units coupled together)
H145 x W490 x D105mm (Unit A)
H145 x W490 x D105mm (Unit B)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
32
SANTA FE
SANTA FE
SANTA FE / (Big Chief Logo
History and use
This model is part of the T-House model rail collection which is 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 collection was donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Shin Investments Pty Limited in memory of Mr Marsden “Mick” Williams (1916-2013), founder of the Allied Group of Companies and a significant contributor to the industry and economy of the Illawarra region of Australia since the 1940s.

Mr Williams was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area, and was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy. He was an intensely private man, who was nevertheless 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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Registration number
R7043

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