Model - AD60 Beyer-Garratt Steam Locomotive

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A Gauge 1 4-8-4+4-8-4 steam locomotive painted in black. The model is comprised of a front engine unit (water tank), boiler unit (locomotive) and a rear engine unit (coal bunker). The model is a New South Wales Government Railways AD60 Class. The AD60s were built by Beyer, Peacock and Company of Manchester. In total 42 were produced during the 1950s. The model is housed in a purpose built cedar box.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
H150 x W1135 x D110mm (3 units coupled)
H260 x W1388 x D187mm (box)
Approx. 20kg
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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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