Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn 254 Class Electric Locomotive

Production date
1983-1985
Country
West Germany
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Object detail

Description
A Gague 1 (1:30 scale) electric locomotive model painted green.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1983-1985
Production place
Measurements
H210 x W620 x D105mm (locomotive)
H150 x W660 x D202mm (box)
11.5kg (locomotive)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Signature/Marks
AEG \ BERLIN \ 5867 \ 1944
Deutsche Reichsbahn \ 254 114-2 \ Bw Reichenbach
H
V
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 251
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 251 (handwritten in black ink) \ SERIE 254-114-2 (handwritten in black in) \ NR (blank space) \ Made in West Germany \ FULGUREX
History and use
The model is a Deutsche Reichsbahn DR 254 Class locomotive painted in green. This particular locomotive is from the East German (German Democratic Republic) Railway. During the Nazi years, the German railway name was changed to the Deutsche Reichsbhan in 1937.

In 1949 when the railways were handed back to the two German nations, West Germany named its railway the Deutsche Bundesbahn while East Germany retained the name Deutsche Reichsbahn.

This locomotive was used extensively in both German Nations (they were known as E 194s in the West) and in Austria (known as OBB 1020s). They were affectionately known as 'crocodiles' due to their appearance.

The model is housed in a wooden box.

Bockholt produced this model in 1983 and again in 1985. Variations of the model included Deutsche Bundesbahn liveries in blue and beige, Deutsche Reichsbahn liveries in green and red and an Österreichische Bundesbahnen version in orange.

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
R7206

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