Model - Berne-Lötschberg-Simplon Be 6/8 Electric Locomotive

Production date
1990
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
1990
Production place
Measurements
H205 x W630 x D90mm (locomotive)
H185 x W675 x D155mm (box)
H15 x W640 x D100mm (stand)
Weight 11kg (locomotive only)
Media/Materials description
Brass
Metal
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Signature/Marks
BERN \ LOTSCHBERG \ SIMPLON
201
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 663
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR -663- (handwritten in black ink) \ SERIE BLS Be6/8 (handwritten in black ink) \ NR -15- (handwritten in black ink) \ Made in West Germany \ FULGUREX
History and use
The model is a Bernese Alps Railway Company Berne-Lötschberg-Simplon (BLS) Be 6/8 electric locomotive. This model is based on the original Be 6/8 locomotive design. The locomotives were later altered in the 1950s and renamed Ae 6/8.

This model's prototype locomotive is No. 201 which was one of the first in the class delivered between 1926 and 1931. It was built by the Società Italiana Ernesto Breda (commonly known as Breda) of Milan.

Bockholt built both Ae 6/8 and Be 6/8 models in 1990.

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
R7211

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