|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 09-20-2007 10:20 PM||2610 views||5 times favorited||34 comments|
This rocking motor cycle emerged from ‘Santa’s Workshop’ in 2005 for my little grandson Sam. The overall idea came from a magazine article but I heavily modified it. It’s meant to represent a mid 1950’s two-stroke trials bike with a Villiers engine, but scale model it’s not!
Materials were anything that was lying around the workshop and the project certainly helped to clear the clutter. I do recall the wheel centres were ex-restaurant platters/chargers that I re-turned. Main frame is 1” softwood pine boards and rockers are in ash. The fuel / gas tank is hollow and contains a message in the tradition of rocking horse makers. What’s that? rocking horses don’t have fuel tanks?
I’m delighted to say that nearly two years on, Rocky is still a big hit with Sam and his friends.
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