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

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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 number 13254, one of seven that have been preserved. 13254 is held in the collection of the Transport Museum of Switzerland. The model is housed in cardboard box with a chipboard display board along with an instruction booklet. The Märklin product code is 5756 for this model.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
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)
H103 x W227mm (instruction booklet)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Paper
Cardboard
Signature/Marks
13254
MAXCHINENFRABRIK OERLIKON \ OERLIKON \ SCHWIZERISCHE \ LOKOMOTIV-& MASCHINENFABRIK \ No 2674 WINTERTHUR 1919
märklin \ made in W. Germany
märklin \ 5756
märklin \ I \ 5756
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
R7266

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