Model - Deutsche Bundesbahn DHG 500 Diesel

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A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale diesel locomotive painted in red with dual yellow stripes and silver paint on the top of the cabin roof. The model is a Deutsche Bundesbahn DHG 500 C which was built by Henschel between 1963-1976. Sixty-two were built in total and they were mainly used for heavy industrial use including in the mining, chemical production and steel fabrication industries. The model is housed in a cardboard box with a colour image of the locomotive on the top of the lid. The Märklin product number for the model is 5720.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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H130 x W340 x D100mm (locomotive)
H120 x W385 x D185mm (box)
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MÄRKLIN \ Made in \ West Germany
märklin spur I \ 5720
märklin \ Diesellokomotive Spur I
märklin \ Made \ in Western \ Germany \ Locomotive Diesel Diesellocomotief
Diesellok \ märklin \ Diesel locomotive Locomotiva-Diesel
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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