Model - BLS Re 465 Electric Locomotive

Production date
1995
Country
Switzerland
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Description
A Gauge 1 scale electric locomotive model painted in blue and grey. The model is a Bernese Alps Railway Company Berne-Lötschberg-Simplon (BLS) Re465 Electric locomotive. Eighteen Re 465s were built between 1995 - 1997 by SLM of Winterthur and ABB of Zurich. This particular model features 'Jungfraujoch' livery. The Jungfraujoch journey is advertised as the 'top of Europe' with the station located 3,454 metres above sea level in Switzerland. The model is housed in a cardboard along with wooden display board painted light grey.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1995
Production place
Measurements
H180 x W580 x D95mm (with pantographs up)
H20 x W692 x D100mm (board)
H138 x W766 x D316mm (box lid)
H135 x W758 x D311mm (box)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Cardboard
Signature/Marks
BLS
3454m \ JUNGFRAUJOCH \ TOP OF EUROPE
Re 465 003-2
003
Lemaco SAM \ BLS Re 465 003-2 \ "Jungfraujoch" \ 14/15 1995
Lemaco
Lemaco I \ prestige models \ BLS Re 465 003-2 \ "Jungfraujoch" \ Blau/beige \ Blue/beige \ Kat. No I-013/1b
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
R7240

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