Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn BR 98 Tank Locomotive

Production date
1987
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Description
A Gauge 1 (1:30) scale tank locomotive model painted in black and red. The model is a Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRG) 98 Class tank locomotive. The 98 Class locos were renumbered K Bay Sts B (Royal Bavarian State Railway) 0-6-2 DVIII tank locomotives. These locomotives were built by Krauss between 1888 and 1893 with nine being built in total. They were especially constructed to run on the alpine line between Freilassing and Berchtesgaden in Bavaria. DRG renumbered nine of the locomotives (661-669) in 1923 when they took over operations. The model is housed in a wooden box.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1987
Production place
Measurements
H140 x W310 x D100mm (locomotive)
H135 x W344 x D184mm (wooden box)
Media/Materials description
Brass
Metal
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Signature/Marks
98 661
LOKOMOTIVFABRIK KRAUSS \ No.1919 \ MUNCHEN LINZ 1888
Deutsche Reichsbahn
RBD MUNCHEN
BW Freilassing
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 425
History and use
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
R7215

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