Stephenson's Rocket

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  1. Zman

    Zman Member

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    Built for the Rainhill Trials, to determine which type of engine would be used in the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, October 1829. The basic technology of this primitive engine would be extrapolated upon for the next 100 years of steam.

    It's displayed in the Science Museum, London. Now I want to see one of you hot shots scratchbuild it. :D

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  2. lester perry

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    Not me man, I get into some kit bashing or adding detail parts but not from scratch.
    Les
  3. shortliner

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    Airfix used to do a plastic model of that!
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the HIghlands
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I have a model of it at the end of the platform in my main station.
    I'm just listening to a radio program talking about the Rainhill trials.
  5. Dragon

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    Does it count if I already have the OO scale engine and carriages?

    :)
  6. jimmybeersa

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    This Loco has been built many times for live steam operation, in 31/2 inch and 5 inch gauge, I have seen two in operation at the Model Engineers exhibition in London some years back I have also seen a brass model in 1inch scale Building a HO show case model is only a challenge for those who have a lot of time on their hands running one on a layoutwould make a nice talking piont for visitors
    Any Takers ?

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