Another Rocket (and competition)

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  1. Chris M

    Chris M Full Member

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    Yes ... I have another Rocket locomotive. This one I picked up years ago at a Trash & Treasure (car boot sale). It is all metal (brass, tin and white metal), doesn't have a tender, the pistons work and it is almost twice the size of my 3D printed version.

    BUT ... its primary function is not as a model locomotive.

    Metal Rocket 1.jpg

    So folks, to the competition (sorry no prize).

    WHAT WAS THIS MODEL BUILT TO DO??? :scratchchin:

    I'll give you a few days to submit your thoughts and see if anyone gets it right.

    Chris
     
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  2. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Well Chris.....:scratchchin:
    Judging by the size of the grain in the timber in relation to the model and also the securing screws used in various places around the model, ....this model is not all that big really.?
    The vertical Brass section at the back of the boiler could be a refill valve connection......the boiler could be a Gas Tank.... and the chimney could be where a flame comes out.?
    So based on my expert observations, I would say it supplies the flame for a Fondu set.....:thumbs:
    Either that or it is a bloomin` big cigarette lighter..........:avatar:
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    Nice try Gormo ... BUT no cigar !!! :facepalm:

    Chris
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Is that a hint Chris..????
    Is it a cigar lighter.????.........:avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar:
    :tophat:Gormo........OK.....I`ll crawl back into my hole......:faint:
     
  5. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Lets just say you can listen to it... ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Its a wife??? ... ok I'll go and hide now ...
     
  7. Chris M

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    You're getting warm Gary ... but you might want to be more specific.

    Chris :thumbs:
     
  8. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Radio, made in Japan...?
     
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    :avatar::avatar::avatar::avatar:.......must show SWMBO your reply Ian........when I`m standing close to the door.
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    That makes sense.......a good radio for playing a few TRACKS on.
    :facepalm::tophat:Gormo
     
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