Model - Adler Locomotive Set

Production date
1985
Country
West Germany
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Description
A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale steam locomotive set. The locomotive (2-2-2) and tender have been painted green while the three carriages have been painted a yellow/mustard colour. The locomotive is open and has no roof. The set contains 11 figurines to placed on the locomotive and throughout the carriages. The model set is the Adler (German for Eagle) which was the first commerical train used in Germany. It was built by Robert Stephenson & Co. of Newcastle England and was delivered to the Bavarian Ludwig Railway in 1835. Märklin released this set in 1985 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Adler's original build date. The model is housed in a grey cardboard box along with a authenticity card, instructions and a commemorative booklet. The set is number 4466 out of an edition of 5000. The Märklin product code is 5751 for this set.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1985
Production place
Measurements
H125 x W675 x D80mm (Train coupled together)
H125 x W130 x D80mm (locomotive)
H65 x W105 x D80mm (tender)
H85 x W140 x D80mm (1st Class Carriage)
H75 x W165 x D80mm (2nd Class Carriage)
H75 x W170 x D80mm (3rd Class Carriage)
H145 x W627 x D430mm (Box Lid)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Paper
Cardboard
Signature/Marks
ADLER
märklin \ Made in \ Western Germany
150 JAHRE \ DEUTSCHE \ EISENBAHNEN
4466
märklin \ 1 \ 5751
ADLER märklin \ 1 \ Jubiläumszug \ der Deutschen Bundesbahn von 1985 \ Einmalige Jubiläumsauflage
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
R7641

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