Model - Deutsche Bundesbahn Class 23 Steam Locomotive

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West Germany
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A Gauge 1 (1:32 scale) steam locomotive and tender model painted in black and red.
TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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H150 x W430 x D100mm (locomotive)
H135 x W265 x D100mm (tender)
H150 x W488 x D409mm (box)
H297 x W210mm (instruction sheet)
H200 x W145mm (Manufacturer's Card)
Media/Materials description
23 044
BD Koln \ Bw Krefeld
P35 19
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 568 (handwritten in black ink) \ SERIE DB BR 23 (handwritten in black ink) \ NR 9 (handwritten in black ink) \ Made in West Germany
Mit dieser \ URKUNDE \ garantiert der Hersteller, \ daβ dieses Modell in \ einmaliger Serie und geringer \ Anzahl entstand und beute als \ Bockholt-Lok Nr. -588- (handwritten in black ink) \ unser Werk verläβt \ Egon Bockholt (handwritten signature in black ink) \ 2055 Dassendorf im Sept.89 (handwritten in black ink) \ EGON BOCKHOLT & SÖHNE \ FEINMECHANIK GMBH
History and use
The model is a Deutsche Bundesbahn Class 23 2-6-2 steam locomotive.

The Class 23 locomotives were built between 1950-1959 by a number of builders with 105 built in total.

This model's prototype is locomotive No.23 044, which was built by Krupp in 1954.
Class 23 locomotives were the last steam locomotives delivered to the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

Bockholt produced three versions of the Class 23 based on three different prototype locomotives, No.23 044, No.23 046 and No.23 105. These three locomotives were chosen because they had differences in the designs of their cabins and boilers.

The model is housed in a wooden box along with an instruction sheet and the original Bockholt manufacturer's card.

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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