Model - Société nationale des chemins de fer français 241 A 65 Steam Locomotive

Production date
1982
Country
West Germany
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Object detail

Description
A Gauge 1 (1:30) steam locomotive and tender painted green. This model has a wooden base with grooves for the wheels. The base has two handles made from cotton to lift the model along with the base
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1982
Production place
Measurements
W878mm (combined)
H150 x W565 x D90mm (locomotive)
H145 x W350 x D90mm (tender)
H20 x W795 x D107mm (wooden base)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Signature/Marks
I \ 241-A-65 \ SNCF (Logo)
Cie \ DE FIVES-LILLE \ No4714 FIVES-LILLE 1931
CHAUMONT \ S. N. C. F. \ 241.A.65
S. N. C. F. \ 35. C. 41
I \ 241-A-65 \ 35-C- \41 SNCF (Logo)
History and use
The model is a Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF - French National Railway Company) 4-8-2 241 A 65 which were at their time of commissioning, the largest and most powerful steam locomotives in Europe. The 241s were built by Fives-Lille between 1930 - 1935. 241 A 65 was fully restored in 1996 at the Meiningen Steam Locomotive Works in German. Bockholt made two versions of this model in 1982, an SNCF 241 A 65 and a Deutsche Reichsbahn 08 001 edition that featured oil burning.

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
R7130

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