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While cleaning out the attic of my deceased cousin I found a plastic bag with parts that supposedly is a single set from late 70 or early 80's.

Actually there where multiple bags, each containing a single set. Some had the instructions leaflet and others I could relatively easily identify. They all date from around 1980. So that is why I presume that the one bag left is also a single set from that period.

Sorry that I don't have pictures. I may add one later.

  • A large green ground-plate (about 40x30 nobs, I didn't count them exactly) with white printed markings where the first layer of bricks should go.
  • 2 pieces of straight blue railroad track.
  • Regular bricks mostly 1x1x4 and 1x1x8 in blue.
  • A bunch of white quarter-circle bricks and some (4) black ones + a white nose-cone piece. Would together make a small white rocket with a black band or black markings. A bit Saturn-V like.

It looks as if this would make a rocket + a base or launch-tower. The tracks are maybe part of a moveable launch-pad? There are no wheels to go with the track though.

Does this ring a bell for someone?

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    I think you probably have parts to multiple sets. I picture would help to identify them. – Alexander O'Mara Dec 20 '19 at 18:13
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Minus the reference to the large green baseplate, could it be pieces from Set #358 - Rocket Base?

Edit: A few original, used red baseplates can be easily had under $10 bucks through a few Canadian sellers HERE.

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    That looks like it, but the base-plate is most certainly green. Not red. It does have markings for the outline of the buildings and those 3 tiles in front of the "office". The antenna's, the black turn-table for the radar, the pieces for the vehicle all match. – Tonny Dec 20 '19 at 15:58
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    The green base plate is just from a different set, even though your Cuzo had it bagged with these pieces. Sorry for your loss. You say the plate has lines on it. We prefer a picture, or you can describe further in detail with words the white line work on it. For all we know, your cousin may had time to do a custom paint job on it. A picture would quickly determine that.. – Rin Rio-Oki Dec 20 '19 at 16:27
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    You were right. The green base-plate isn't original. I just got of the phone with his brother. He remembered the red plate broke at some point and he bought a generic green base-plate (slightly larger as well) as replacement. Back in the day the better toy-stores sold a limited selection of spare bricks including grey and green base plates. He did the painting himself with Tipp-Ex. – Tonny Dec 20 '19 at 19:42
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    Thank you for the heads up regarding getting a proper replacement base-plate. I've got a replacement on order now :-) – Tonny Dec 31 '19 at 16:29
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The closest I can find is 358 Rocket Base, but it contains more pieces than you describe and the baseplate is red not green.

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  • I didn't describe all pieces. Just the more prominent ones. – Tonny Dec 20 '19 at 16:00

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