Model - Chemplex Plastics Covered Hopper

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Description
An O scale covered hopper made of white plastic. The floor of the hopper is metal and four plastic outlet shoots have been glued to the underside of the floor. The model is a Chemplex Plastics covered hopper.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways model Wagon
Maker
Measurements
H100 x W350 x D65mm
Media/Materials description
Plastic
Paint
Metal
Signature/Marks
CHEX \ 78 \ PLATE \ C \ CAPY 1970000 LO \ LD LMT 197300 \ LT WT 65300\ NEW 5-77 \ ACF CENTER FLOW \ CHEMPLEX \ PLASTICS \ CAUTION: OPEN HATCH BEFORE \ UNLOADING COMPARTMENTS \ THIS CAR IS EQUIPPED \ WITH COMBINATION GRAVITY \ PNEUMATIC OUTLETS \ acf \ EXW 10-8 H 8-7 \ EX 8-4 H 15-1 \ CU FT 4460 \ 36 IN 2-W WRT STL WHEELS \ BARBER STAB TRUCKS \ GRADE E STEEL CPLRS AND YOKES \ HIGH POWER HAND BRAKE \ D-5 SPRINGS, 28 OUTER, 28 INNER \ 20-OVERLOAD 16-SIDE SPRGS \ BARBER CENT. OLT. EXT. PAD \ DRAFT GEAR M-901-E
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
R9513

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