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    Hi All,

    I am looking at my next project and because I am a railways fan - I was looking at a model of Stephenson's Rocket. I have researched a bit on the web and come up with quite a few photos but cannot find a lot of detail on - the main chasis, how the drive cylinders were secured t the chasis / body and also the details of steam system configuration from the boiler to the cylinders. I will keep researching but if anyone can help with details / plans / links etc., I would be most appreciative. Work on the T Model continues.

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    Keith

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    Sounds great Keith really looking forward to it!
    What scale are you thinking of building it at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repliconics View Post
    Sounds great Keith really looking forward to it!
    What scale are you thinking of building it at?

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    Maybe 1:1 this time

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    I just like the Rocket I have one of the Hornby steam operated models unfortunately the detail of what you would want is not replicated on it, But if you want photo's of it I will take some.

    Look forward to your build of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treecycle View Post
    Maybe 1:1 this time
    Let's not go over the top on Keith.
    2/3 should be just fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    I just like the Rocket I have one of the Hornby steam operated models unfortunately the detail of what you would want is not replicated on it, But if you want photo's of it I will take some.

    Look forward to your build of it
    Thanks - would appreciate anything that could assist, photos of underchasis and steam equipment would be great. Any photos at all.

    I as considering 1/5th scale which would make the main drive wheels 285mm diameter and the overall length of the engine 840mm. The tender would be 502mm long. Therefore the overall length of the model would be 1342mm. The height from track to tip of smoke stack would be 922mm. What do you think ? Am I being too ambitious ?
    I a bit scared to tell my wife. She wants some work done around the house. I think a project like this could take well in excess of 6 months. Don't know where I will put it on completion.

    Quite a bit of planning and scale drawings to do. Hopefully can get more details as discussed. Plus I still need to finish my T Model ute. Probably another 3 weeks to a month on that.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Keith

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    Will take them in the morning as it is midnight here at the moment.

    Found these this well http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/produc...s-rocket-lo958

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    Will take them in the morning as it is midnight here at the moment.

    Found these this well http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/produc...s-rocket-lo958
    Thanks, I might purchase the plans. They look just what I was after. I might try to contact the firm by email to get info on delivery etc. Thanks.

    Keith

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    Looking forward to this Keith!! A good size model so you should get some great detail into it!!

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    Photo's as promised I must confess that the damage to the paint work was my fault for putting it into a window where the sun shone in.

    Hope these are of some use

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    Hi Keith I found this back issue of Model engineer that has the Rocket on the cover, I dont know what the artical is about but thought you might be interested in it.
    Cheers "Mc"

    http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/produc...ngineer-no4440

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    Just a little more
    Stevensons Rocket.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    Just a little more
    Stevensons Rocket.pdf
    Thanks to everyone who is assisting - most appreciated. I have also contacted the hobby firm in the UK regarding plans as well.

    Probably still at last a month away off commencing. I am going to make sure I get as much detail and preparation work done before starting.

    You are all good people.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    Will take them in the morning as it is midnight here at the moment.

    Found these this well http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/produc...s-rocket-lo958
    Thanks so much for the information, I have just ordered the plans from the United Kingdom.

    Keith

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    G'Day Keith,
    I'll be looking forward to this build too, of course after the Ford is finished and the bosses chores have been sorts....
    Did you see the thread in the "metalwork" section on the rocket..
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f65/stephensons-rockets-148654
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1173...ome_stranger#3
    Cheers, crowie

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