Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn 45 Class Steam Locomotive

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale steam locomotive and tender painted in black. The model is a 2-10-2 45 class steam locomotive. The 45s were built for the Deutsche Reichsbahn by Henschel between 1936-1937 with 28 being built in total. They were the most powerful steam locomotive to run on the German network. This particular model, 45 026 , features the emblem of the German Nazi party.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Measurements
W810mm (combined)
H145 x W525 x D100mm (locomotive)
H130 x W305 x D100mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
HENSCHEL \ No. 24820 (logo) 1941 \ HENSCHEL & SOHN KASSEL
BD Nurnberg \ Bw Wurzburg
45 026
G 57. 20
(logo - eagle with wings streched out holding the Nazi swastika in its talons)
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
R7084

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