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14Bore06 Oct 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

My scratch built version of 1813 rocket car, stand and firing marker.

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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 9:16 a.m. PST

Really cool.

Brian Smaller06 Oct 2019 2:43 p.m. PST

Those are substantial bottle rockets.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 3:10 p.m. PST

Very nice. Firing marker looks great.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 4:36 p.m. PST

I love the firing marker. I will steal that for my Chinese rockets. Is it counterweighted in the base?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 4:41 p.m. PST

And where it stops nobody knows.

14Bore07 Oct 2019 1:24 a.m. PST

Yes, a piece of solder, I could do that or lead. Might try one of my 75 cal musket balls heat it with torch until not quite molten and flatten it.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 5:09 a.m. PST

A very nice rocket vignette. Well done! BTW, the rocket in the tube (Haley's) was not operational until the 1830s/40s.
Thanks for posting the photo.

Sundance07 Oct 2019 12:38 p.m. PST

What you want are Congreve rockets, which was a rocket head on a stick, fired from a frame.

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