Model - Nord 231 Steam Locomotive

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale steam locomotive and tender painted in brown. The model is a Nord (French Northern Railway) Pacific 4-6-2 231 Class steam locomotive. This model has been numbered 3.1192, which was built in 1936 by ANF Industrie along with 7 other of these locomotives that made up the first delivery. These locomotives are affectionately known as 'Chapelon Nords' after Andre Chapelon an engineer of the Nord who managed through alterations to double the power of these locomotives. 3.1192 is in the collection of the French National Railway Museum at Mulhouse.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Measurements
W745mm (combined)
H140 x W470 x D100mm (locomotive)
H138 x W310 x D100mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
NORD
NORD
3.1192
ANF \ BLANC - MISSERON \ NORD \ FRANCE
NORD
38.040
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
R7115

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