Model - Japanese National Railway D50 Locomotive and Tender

Country
Japan
State/Province
Honshu
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Description
A HO scale (1:87) model of a 2-8-2 steam locomotive and tender painted black. The model is a D50 locomotive used by the Japanese National Railway. The D50s were built between 1923 and 1931 by a number of different manufacturers. The model is housed in a cardbox box (silver lid, black base) with an A4 sized instruction sheet along with some decals that have never been attached to the model.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Production place
Measurements
W260mm (combined)
H50 x W170 x D38mm (locomotive)
H40 x W100 x D38mm (tender)
H60 x W270 x D160mm (box)
H58 x W275 x D172mm (box lid)
H300 x W210mm (instruction sheet)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
TOKYO \ MIYAZAWA MOKEI \ HO GAUGE \ T \ D-50 \ MSK
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
R8246

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