The Rocket, built by Mr. Robert Stephenson of Newcastle in 1825, drew a load equivalent to three times its own weight at a speed of 12.5 m.
With a full passenger carriage it did 24 m. And the cost of fuel was approximately 1½d. Rockets success was one definitely that the steam locomotive was suitable as a means of general railway haulage and that speeds previously approached could be maintained.
So ran the copy of the advertising sheet that announced in 1963 Tri-ang Railways Rocket. 1982 saw the reintroduction of Stephensons Rocket presented as a limited edition in a brown, gold and sepia 5th face pack which this time was branded Hornby Railways. This model like the previous one was manufactured at Hornbys Margate factory but so difficult was the assembly that a special team of factory workers were put together who had been involved with the original build in 1963. This latest model from Hornby employs the very finest of design, tooling and assembly technology with the result that the model is as true a scale model of Stephensons masterpiece that is currently possible.This 1500 piece limited edition of Stephensons Rocket and three 1st Class coaches, being Times, Despatch and Experience forms part of the Hornby Trains Centenary Year group of products and celebrates by using the 1960s packaging style of that decade. Please note: This product requires a 6 pin decoder. Limited to only 1500 Units Worldwide. The item "Hornby R3809 Stephenson's Rocket Centenary Train Pack Brand New Centenary Ltd Ed" is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\OO Gauge\Locomotives". The seller is "*amandajane*" and is located in Norwood. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia.