Model - O Gauge Danzas Gentransco container wagon

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Description
An O gauge scale model of a Danzas Gentransco container wagon. There are two shipping containers loaded on the wagon that have a yellow top half and a blue bottom half, with the name of the company on both sides. The flat wagon is black with yellow accents at the ends.
Classification
TRANSPORT Railways model
Maker
Measurements
L340 x W60 x H90mm
Media/Materials description
Metal
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
DANZAS \ GENTRANSCO
218006 (symbol) P \ 20 (symbol) IC \ TARE2591KGM \ B.R. \ EX DUE 4/71
218006 (symbol) P \ GROSS20320 KGM \ TARE 2591 KGM \ TIR
History and use
This model is part of the T-House model rail collection which is 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 collection was donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Shin Investments Pty Limited in memory of Mr Marsden “Mick” Williams (1916-2013), founder of the Allied Group of Companies and a significant contributor to the industry and economy of the Illawarra region of Australia since the 1940s.

Mr Williams was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area, and was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy. He was an intensely private man, who was nevertheless 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
R9603

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