Model - Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian State Railways) Telescopic Hood Wagon

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An O Scale telescopic hood wagon painted light grey with a brown underframe and ends. The model has two bogies and three sliding walls that can be slid into each other to reveal the inside of the wagon. Inside the wagon there are 'V' shaped troughs on the floor designed to hold coils of steel and aluminium. The model is a Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) shimms wagon.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways model Wagon
H100 x W280 x D73mm
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(FS logo) \ 31 RIV \ 83 FS \ 477 3 803-9 \ Shimms \ 22000kg \ A B1 B2 C2 C3C4 \ 36.0t 38.5t 50.0t 55.0t 58.0t \ S 36.0t 38.5t 50.0t 55.0t 58.5t \ 120kmh 00.0t \ UIC St
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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