Watercolor… this particular illustration of Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF), F7 #312, gliding through a wide open expanse of the American Southwest, is a painting of the Märklin LGB, G guage, A-B-A, era III, express passenger, large scaled model train set.
The General Motors (GM), Electro Motive Division (EMD) series F7, diesel electric locomotive, after which these Märklin F units are modeled, was produced from 1949 to 1954. The Santa Fe purchased 215 A Units and 246 B Units of the F7 between 1949 and 1953… with 57 of the A’s and 88 B’s painted in Leland A. Knickerbocker’s, brilliant and legendary, red, yelow & black, over stainless steel, warbonnet livery.
This original watercolor painting, will be awarded to someone by Märklin, as a promotional gift in a blind raffle drawing open until January 10, 2021 (Update… due the constraints required for Covid-19 containment, Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH’s raffle of this watercolor has been postponed for a year) … to individuals that purchase one of the limited edition (249 examples), chrome plated, LGB G gauge, F7, A-B-A units (Märklin #20581, #20582, or #20583). A signed & equally numbered, limited edition print of the painting will be available exclusively from Märklin. Some details may be found here.