Model - Société nationale des chemins de fer français 141 R Steam Locomotive
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H145 x W510 x D100mm (locomotive)
H140 x W325 x D100mm (tender)
H17 x W796 x D108mm (wooden base)
5 30.R 1125
The 141Rs were built by North American locomotive firms for the French after the Second World War left France with a shortage of locomotives. This model is number 1125 which was built by the American Locomotive Comany (who built 40 141Rs in total). The 141 R locomotives were often known as 'Liberation' engines.
The SNCF 141 R was the first model produced by Bockholt in 1974 for Fulgurex.
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.