ROCKET LOCOMOTIVE

ROCKET LOCOMOTIVE

$202

Dispatched by March 15, 2024
Skill Level

Length

11-1/2" (290mm)

Height

7" (180mm)

Rocket Locomotive Model Train Kit – Occre (5400)

The Rocket Locomotive Model Train Kit is manufactured by Occre model kits. Occre use high quality materials, made with precision and a great degree of detail. To ensure easy, enjoyable model kit assembly, all our model kits are accompanied by detailed instructions, subdivided into assembly stages with full color photographs.

 

History of the Rocket Locomotive

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.

This locomotive, 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.

Occre model kits use high quality materials, made with precision and a great degree of detail. To ensure easy, enjoyable model kit assembly, all our model kits are accompanied by detailed instructions, subdivided into assembly stages with full color photographs. Display Base is not included in kit.

Skill Level

Length

11-1/2" (290mm)

Height

7" (180mm)

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