Model - Deutsche Bundesbahn 38 Class Steam Locomotive

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A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale steam locomotive and tender painted in black with red for the underframes and motion work. The model is a Deutsche Bundesbahn 38 Class 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive. Built for the state railways of Prussia, this locomotive was originally known as a P8. Built by numerous manufacturers between 1908 - 1926 around 3700 were produced in total. They were known as the 38 Class by the Deutsche Reichsbahn and then later the Deutsche Bundesbahn. Many of these locomotives were handed over to other countries after both the First and Second World Wars for reparations. Poland, Belgium, Greece, France, Romania, Lithuania and Italy all received 38 Class locomotives after the First World War. Austria and the Soviet Union were given 38s after the Second World War. The model is housed in a cardboard box with two human figures (fireman and driver) along with an instruction booklet. The Märklin product code is 5749 for this model.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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H140 x W390 x D100mm (Locomotive)
H125 x W260 x D100mm (Tender)
H53 x W31mm (driver figure)
H53 x W25mm (fireman figure)
H210 x W707 x D172mm (Box lid)
H100 x W705 x D158mm (Box base)
H90 x W230mm (instruction booklet)
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38 1803
märklin \ 5749
märklin \ Made in Western Germany
märklin \ I \ 5749
Made in Western 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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