Model - Société nationale des chemins de fer français 150 X Steam Locomotive

Production date
1980
Country
West Germany
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Object detail

Description
A Gauge 1 (1:30) scale steam locomotive and tender painted green.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways model
Maker
Production date
1980
Production place
Measurements
L485 x W100 x H160mm - Locomotive
L316 x W100 x H145mm - Tender
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Paint
Plastic
Signature/Marks
S.N.C.F. \ 150X198
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVE \ MASCHINE NR 193 \ Made in West Germany \ for FULGUREX
SNCF (Logo)
S.N.C.F. \ 34 X 198
History and use
The model is a SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français) 150 X 2-10-0 locomotive. Known as BR 44 Class locomotives in Germany where these locomotives were built between 1926-1949, the French were given nearly 300 of these locomotives for reparations after the Second World War. They were classified as 150 X by the SNCF. Bockholt produced both Deutsche Reichsbahn BR 44 and versions in SNCF liveries for this model in 1980. They were ordered by Fulgurex.

This model is part of the T-House model rail collection which is 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 collection was donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Shin Investments Pty Limited in memory of Mr Marsden “Mick” Williams (1916-2013), founder of the Allied Group of Companies and a significant contributor to the industry and economy of the Illawarra region of Australia since the 1940s.

Mr Williams was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area, and was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy. He was an intensely private man, who was nevertheless 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
R7124

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