H 1 Famous Historic Locos: “Puffing Billy”, “Rocket” & “Locomotion”
|Name||Famous Historic Locos: “Puffing Billy”, “Rocket” & “Locomotion”|
|First year published||1947|
|Number of cards||6|
|Size of cards||9 x 13 cm|
|Scale||1 : 153 , 2 mm to 1 foot , track gauge 9.4 mm|
|Description||First printing in 1947 at 1/3d.
Re-printed in 1953 at 2/6d.
Very large stocks of this re-print passed to the Watford Model Supply Co. in 1971.
The three models are:
There is obviously some connection between the Rocket and the Modelcraft J1 Stephenson’s Rocket. There are similarities in the execution of the artwork. Some micromodellers assume that Heighway drew H 1 on his memory of how J1 had been designed a year or two before for Modelcraft.
This publication is one of the first five post war Micromodels.
A reprint of the Rocket was issued in 1985 by Magnus Models in a much larger scale.
Autocraft published set H1 in the normal scale.