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Description
A Gauge 1 scale live steam locomotive model painted in black and given the number 6. The model is a Class B 2-Truck three cylinder Shay locomotive. The first B Class Shay was built by the Lima Locomotive Works, Ohio in 1884.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
H140 x W440 x D90mm
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
ASTER MODEL LOCOMOTIVE WORKS \ 6
6
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.
Associated person
Registration number
R7123

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