Object detail

Description
An O scale open wagon painted green with a black underframe. The model is an SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français) open wagon (also known as a gondola). The model has two pairs of doors on either side, metal in appearance, and has a wooden slat appearance for the deck. The deck and inner sides of the wagon have been painted matt black.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways model Wagon
Maker
Measurements
H65 x W230 x D70mm
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
EUROP \ SNCF \ Tow \ 699800 \ A B C \ 21 25 29 \ 24.m2 \ 109 40kg \ INSCRIPTIONS \ T4 \ RIV St \ UIC
-5.4m- 884 262 0mm55 DB EUROP \ A B C \ 21t 25t 29t \ 109 40kg
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.
Associated person
Registration number
R8771

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