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B1213 Locomotive model, 1/16" scale working model of Pacific type locomotive and tender, metal / wood, made by Sir George Julius, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1932. Click to enlarge.

Locomotive model made by Sir George Julius

Made by Julius, George Alfred in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1932.

Locomotive model, 1/16” scale working model of a Pacific type locomotive and tender, metal / wood, made by Sir George Julius, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1932.

A 1/16” scale working model of a Pacific type locomotive and tender, with a wheel rating 4-6-2. The model includes the locomotive and tender on a wooden stand with track.

Summary

Object No.

B1213

Object Statement

Locomotive model, 1/16" scale working model of Pacific type locomotive and tender, metal / wood, made by Sir George Julius, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1932

Physical Description

Locomotive model, 1/16" scale working model of a Pacific type locomotive and tender, metal / wood, made by Sir George Julius, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1932.

A 1/16" scale working model of a Pacific type locomotive and tender, with a wheel rating 4-6-2. The model includes the locomotive and tender on a wooden stand with track.

Production

Notes

This locomotive model was made by the mechanical engineer and inventor Sir George Alfred Julius, probably in 1932.

In an interview (object 2001/93/1-12) about his father, Awdry Julius recounted that George began using Meccano to make model trains when the family moved to Sydney. When the family moved into a large house in Darling Point in 1914 or 1915, George set up a very well appointed workshop in the backyard and was able to make more sophisticated models. Awdry developed an interest in engineering through closely observing his father, who encouraged this by challenging his son to work out what tool would be needed next.

History

Notes

The locomotive model was donated to the Museum by Sir George's son, Awdry Francis Julius in 1954. The model was sent for display at the Broken Hill Branch Museum of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in late 1959.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr Awdry Francis Julius, 1954

Acquisition Date

1 March 1954

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Locomotive model made by Sir George Julius 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2019, <https://ma.as/207168>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/207168 |title=Locomotive model made by Sir George Julius |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=26 June 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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