Rocket Competition Winner

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous & Oddities' started by Chris M, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:06 PM.

  1. Chris M

    Chris M Full Member

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    Mar 14, 2019
    And the winner is ... GARY. Yes it is a radio (AM only). I am impressed that you figured it out so quickly. Have you seen one before? A box of virtual cigars is on the way.

    I give Gormo a mention (and a virtual raspberry) for providing the most creative attempt (which was completely wrong ... but funny).

    I didn't even realise it was a radio until I took it home. I have no idea where the speaker is (no speaker grill underneath) ... maybe it plays out the chimney. It still works, although the tuner is noisy (static).

    I have never used it as a radio ... I just liked the model. I may print a tender for it one day ... just for the hell of it !!

    Metal Rocket Reveal.jpg

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  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Dec 5, 2015
    I didn't realise Radio 1 was running when Stevenson built the Rocket - very forward thinking to buildin and entertainment center for the driver :avatar:

    Impressive model tho'

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  3. Gary

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

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    Dec 5, 2015
    Yes Chris, I have seen one before, funnily enough it was about two weeks ago when my son and I were looking at images of Stephenson's Rocket !

    Cheers, Gary.
  4. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Dec 5, 2015
    Well Gary....congratulations on winning the competition.......:thumbs::thumbup::tophat::thumbs::worship::cheers:

    It`s strange what people will put a radio into..........when my wife and I were married, one of our wedding gifts was a large wooden Polynesian mask with a radio in it.
    We both regarded it as rather grotesque and ghastly, however, some people may regard a singing, talking mask depicting the Polynesian culture as something to be desired.
    You never know what will float someones boat.?...:scratchchin:

    On the plus side.....the radio, once removed, was rather good in the shed for some years.
    The mask was consigned to the garbage bin and no doubt scared the daylights out of the bin blokes when they visited our street that night.
    Mind was not uncommon in those days of the old galvanized bins with a lid.....for the local lads to catch a local cat and put it kicking and screaming into a half empty bin and put the lid back on.
    Many a bin bloke was confronted with an incensed cat jumping out of the bin when he took the lid off the bin in the middle of the night......Ahhh!!! the good old days...but I digress.
    With gifts, they say it`s the thought that counts.........I don`t know what the gift giver was thinking, but our thoughts were not those of gratitude and thanks......more likely in my case ,thoughts of where said mask could be inserted.
    Anyway.........that`s life.....:tophat:

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