Model - SBB CFF FFS Be 6/8 II Electric Locomotive

Production date
1984
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Description
A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale electric locomotive painted in green. The model is a Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS) 2-6-6-2 Be 6/8 II electric locomotive. Originally known as Ce 6/8's, these locomotives were built between 1919 - 1922. They were renumbered and given the new classification of Be 6/8's in 1941 after extensive remodeling and upgrading. Known as 'Krokodils' (crocodiles) due to their appearance, these locomotives continued in service until the mid 1980s. The model is a special edition of 300 celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Märklin which was released in 1984. The model is housed in cardboard box along with a wooden display board stained red. The Märklin product code is 5758 for this model.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1984
Production place
Measurements
H190 x W620 x D100mm (locomotive with pantographs up)
H25 x W684 x D150mm (display board)
H210 x W710 x D173mm (box lid)
H92 x W700 x D155mm (box base)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Paper
Cardboard
Signature/Marks
13253
MAXCHINENFRABRIK OERLIKON \ OERLIKON \ SCHWIZERISCHE \ LOKOMOTIV-& MASCHINENFABRIK \ No 2673 WINTERTHUR 1919
1859 - 1984 \ märklin \ Made in W.Germany
märklin \ 5758
1859 - 1984 \ 125 Jahre Märklin \ "Krokodil" - Be 6/8 II - SBB
Güterzuglokomotive Be 6/8 II 13253 - SBB \ Grünes "Krokodil" der Schweizerischen Bundesbahnen \ Modell der Lokomotive im Betriebszustand von 1947 \ Sonderserie von 3 300 Exemplaren zum 125 jährigen Märklin-Jubiläum \ märklin \ 125 \ JAHRE
märklin \ 5758
Made in West Germany
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
R7264

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