Steampunk “Plane Loco”

WIKIPEDIA: Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features high tech steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.

This model is Patrick Acton’s largest matchstick creation, containing over one million matchsticks and 35 gallons of wood glue, taking approximately 3000 hours to design and construct during the past 12 months.  It measures over 20 feet long and 9 feet high, with a wingspan of 13 feet. The steampunk model is Pat’s own design, based loosely a 2-6-0 steam locomotive from the early 1900s and Leonardo da Vinci’s wing design from the 1500s.   Plane Loco was completed in May of 2015.

Plane Loco was commissioned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not and can be seen in their New York City Times Square museum.

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