Occre Stephensons Rocket Liverpool & Manchester Railway 1:24 Scale wood & metal Model Kit
OcCre Models have created a beautiful 1/24th scale representation of Stephensons 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.
- Length: 290mm
- Height: 180mm
- Width: 65mm
- G-45 45mm Gauge
- 1:24 Scale
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.
Stephensons 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.
Please note the display base is not included in the OcCre Rocket kit but is available separately.