Cardboard Rocket after Stephenson, was made in Sunderland as part of the Cultural Spring in November 2014 using hexagon and corrugated cardboard.

Boiler Structure led to ponderings on the Nuclear age and Satellites


Advice from Tony from A19 Model Railway Club



Entrance to Firebox and Sliders


Boiler Mounted: In a steam locomotive it is only attached at the back to the firebox, it simply rests on the sliders so it can expand as it heats up.

 Wheels and Funnel : The distinctive bulge under the funnel was only seen on the prototype Rocket

Pistons Attached: 30 minutes before opening night at Bic, thanks Rebecca.


Proud Victorians