Model - Schweizerische Bundesbahnen Be 4/6 Electric Locomotive

Production date
1987
Country
West Germany
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Object detail

Description
A Gauge 1 (1:30 scale) electric locomotive model painted brown.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1987
Production place
Measurements
H225 x W550 x D100mm (locomotive)
H192 x W594 x D160mm (wooden box)
H10 x W560 x D105mm (wooden support)
10.5kg (locomotive weight)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Signature/Marks
12331
A.G.BROWN BOVERI & CIE \ BADEN \ SCHWEIZERISCHE \ LOKOMOTIV & MASCHINENFABRIK \ WINTERTHUR
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 437
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 437 (handwritten in black ink) \ Be4/6 (handwritten in black ink) \ NR 38 (handwritten in black ink) \ Made in West Germany \ FULGUREX
History and use
The model is an Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB - Swiss Federal Railway) Be 4/6 Class electric locomotive which were built between 1920 and 1923 with 40 units built in total.

This model's prototype locomotive is No.12331 which was built by Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC). These locomotives were used mainly for passenger services, initially on the Gotthard route.

Bockholt produced two versions of the SBB Be 4/6 1987, one in black and brown and the other in grey and green.

The model is housed in a wooden box.

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
R7210

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