Model - JNR Steam Locomotive

Production date
1975
Country
Japan
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Description
A Gauge 1 scale live steam locomotive and tender painted in black. The model is a Japanese National Railway (JNR) 2-6-0 steam locomotive. This locomotive was built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) for the Kyushu Railway Company's 3ft 6inch line. Between 1899 and 1907 60 were delivered to Japan. The locomotives were very succesful and continued to be used after the nationalisation of the Japanese railway network. This particular model was one of the first live steam Gauge 1 locomotives that Aster produced.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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Production place
Measurements
W515mm (combined)
H130 x W345 x D90mm (locomotive)
H105 x W225 x D90mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
8550
8550
6120227 \ 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
R7118

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