Model - Chesapeake & Ohio Texas Steam Locomotive

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Japan
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Description
An O scale steam locomotive and tender model painted in black with a grey painted smokebox. The model is a Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 2-10-4 T-1 Class (known as 'Texas') steam locomotive. Forty Texas locomotives were built by the Lima Locomotive Works (Ohio) in 1930 and were primarily used for freight work. This model is number 3031. All of the Chesapeake & Ohio 2-10-4s were scrapped in the early 1950s.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Production place
Measurements
W720mm (combined)
H110 x W430 x D70mm (locomotive)
H100 x W310 x D70mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
LIMA
3031
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO
23500 GALS. \ 30 TONS
KTM
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
R7649

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