Model - Western Maryland Shay Locomotive

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale live steam locomotive and truck painted black. The model is a Western Maryland Shay Locomotive number 6. Shays were a geared steam locomotive and number 6 was the last production Shay ever built. It was the second largest Shay locomotive and was built at the Lima Locomotive Works in 1945. Number 6 was retired in 1949 and was sent to the B&O Railroad Museum. It was acquired by the Cass Scenic Railrorad in 1981 and was restored to working order.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
W640mm (combined)
H150 x W435 x D105mm (Locomotive)
H120 x W220 x D105mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
WESTERN MARYLAND
6
LIMA \ LOCOMOTIVE WORKS \ INC
History and use
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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Registration number
R7082

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