Model - SNCF 232 Class Steam Locomotive

Production date
1991
Country
Japan
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Description
A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale live steam locomotive and tender painted green. The model is an Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF) 4-6-4 232 Class U1 steam locomotive. Built by the Alsatian Society of Mechanical Engineering (SACM) in 1935 the 232s were altered after the Second World War by Corpet-Louvet where a number of upgrades were performed. 232 U1 worked the mainline between Paris and Lille from 1949 - 1961. 232 U1 is currently housed at the Cité du train de Mulhouse (French Railway Museum). The model is housed in cardboard box along with booklet of instructions. The cardboard box is then housed in a purpose made wooden box.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Production date
1991
Production place
Measurements
H140 x W530 x D100mm (Locomotive)
H130 x W310 x D100mm (tender)
H100 x W645 x D435mm (cardboard box lid)
H235 x W675 x D465mm (wooden box)
H257 x W365mm (booklet)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Paper
Signature/Marks
S.N.C.F. \ 232.U.I
232. U.I
FULGUREX - ASTER \ 055/175 \ SNCF 232UI \ 1991
2- S.N.C.F \ 36. B. 6
(Aster Logo) \ ASTER
(SNCF logo)
232.U.I
ASTER HOBBY
LIVE STEAM MODEL \ S. N. C F \ 232 U1 \ SERIAL NUMBER 055/175E
ILLUSTRATIONS DE MONTAGE POUR LE MODELE \ DE LOCOMOTIVE A VAPEUR \ SNCF 232U1
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
R7247

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