Occre Stephenson's Rocket Model Kit. OcCre Models have created a beautiful 1/24th scale representation of Stephenson's Rocket , the most famous locomotive of them all. Build the OcCre Rocket from pre-cut wooden parts and accessories to create a model that will be the focus of attention wherever displayed.
In 1829 the Liverpool and Manchester Railway held the Rainhill Trials to find the best locomotive for their line. The winner, from a field of five entries, was George Stephenson and his Rocket. Stephenson's Rocket , which only weighed 4.2 tons, had a multi-tubular boiler, almost 6 ft long with a diameter of 3 ft 4 in, that was of great efficiency in terms of heat transfer.
The pistons, in the cylinders, which were set at an inclined position, were coupled up to 4 ft 8 in diameter drive wheels, and she was capable of reaching speeds of up to 25 mph. Because of her characteristics, the Rocket was the first useful and practical locomotive in terms of transporting passengers and goods, launching a new age in the history of transport. The item "Occre Stephensons Rocket 124 Scale detailed wood & metal Model Kit 54000" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Model Kits\Models". The seller is "alwayshobbies" and is located in Norwich.This item can be shipped worldwide.