Match Stick Jupiter

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  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Hi Gauger's:

    Brenda and I was at the Riply's Believe It Or Not Musuem in Gattlinburg, Tennessee yesterday. We saw this Jupiter Locomotive and tender made out of match sticks! Do you think this person has to much time on their hands? sign1

    Andy :wave:

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  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nah...Just needs a hobby.
  3. zedob

    zedob Member

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    Yeah, but does it run?:D
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    "Do you think this person has to much time on their hands?"
    Jes' don' ask that querstion 'round heah!!:D :D
    Ed's got it, he needs a hobby:wave:
  5. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I wouldn't mind haven't that on display with me! :p

    Andy
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    I bet some guy would want it DCC equipped though.


    Seriously, that made it to Tennessee?
    I saw it (or one like it) about 5 years ago at the Ripley's Museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Gotta admire the craftmanship and the patience!
    Ralph
  8. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

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    From what I've seen, matchstick-based machines are a staple of Ripley's BION museums. I remember seeing a life-size 1913 Rolls-Royce in the Orlando museum... well a brochure actually. Can't remember what else I've seen.
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Great locomotive! Too bad there isn't a match around to get steam up! :D