Model - Southern Railway Winchester Steam Locomotive

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale live steam model locomotive and tender painted in green. The model is a Southern Railway 4-4-0 steam locomotive named Winchester with the number 901. This class of locomotive, known as the Schools class because they were named after British Public Schools, were the most powerful 4-4-0 locomotives ever built in Europe. They were built between 1930-1935 at the Southern Railway Eastleigh Works and were withdrawn from service in the early 1960s.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
W570mm (combined)
H130 x W365 x D85mm (locomotive)
H100 x W225 x D85mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
WINCHESTER
E 901
SOUTHERN \ 901
ASTER
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
R7101

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