Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn 05 Class Steam Locomotive

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A Gauge 1 (1:30) scale steam locomotive and tender model painted in grey and black. The model is a Deutsche Reichsbahn 05 Class steam locomotive. The 05 Class was a 4-6-2 and was built by Borsig with only three being built in 1935 and 1937. The locomotives originally featured streamlined plates. This model is 003 and has been modelled on the original locomotive post-1944 when the streamlined plates were removed. The model is a Deutsche Reichsbahn version and features the emblem of Nazi Germany; a winged eagle and swastika. The model is housed in a wooden box along with a manufacturer's card and fact sheet in German.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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H160 x W610 x D110mm (locomotive)
H145 x W305 x D110mm (tender)
H130 x W955 x D194mm (wooden box)
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05 003
Deutshce Reichsbahn
(Emblem of the Nazi Party) Winged eagle \ Swastika in a wreath
S 37 18
Groesste Geschwindigkeit \ 175 km \ in der Stunde
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 304 (handwritten in black ink) \ SERIE DR 05-003 (handwritten in black ink) \ NR 4 (handwritten in black ink) \ Made in West Germany \ for \ FULGUREX
BORSIG \ lokomotiv-Werke GmbH \ Henningsdorf \ Nr. 14555 Baujahr 1937/umgebaut 1945
Mit dieser \ URKUNDE \ garantiert der Hersteller, \ daβ dieses Modell in \ einmaliger Serie und geringer \ Anzahl entstand und beute als \ Bockholt-Lok Nr. -304- (handwritten in black ink) \ unser Werk verläβt \ Egon Bockholt (handwritten signature in black ink) \ 2055 Dassendorf im Aug.84 (handwritten in black ink) \ EGON BOCKHOLT & SÖHNE \ FEINMECHANIK GMBH
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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