Model - Deutsche Bundesbahn Class 211 Diesel Locomotive

West Germany
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A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale diesel locomotive painted in red with grey for the underframes and motion work. The model is a Deutsche Bundesbahn Class 211 (previously known as Class V 100.10 before DB renumbered their locomotives in 1968). 364 were built in total by Maschinenbau Kiel GmbH (MaK) between 1958 - 1963. They were predominately used on un-electrified branch lines replacing older steam locomotives. The 211s were retired in 2001 after over 40 years of service. The model, along with an instruction guide, are housed in a cardboard box with a colour image of the locomotive on the front, back and both sides of the lid. The Märklin product number for the model is 5742.
TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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H140 x W420 x D100mm (locomotive)
H190 x W490 x D180mm (box lid)
H83 x W480 x D155 (box base)
H105 x W225mm (instruction booklet)
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212 225 - 7
märklin \ 5742
märklin \ Made in Germany
märklin \ I \ 5742
Made in West Germany
märklin \ I
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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