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Old 09-21-2019, 05:28 PM
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Semroc was founded by Carl McLawhorn and after his passing I wanted to document the kits he released and get some of his original designs if possible. Semroc was a growing company in the late 1960s and even made motors (propulsion modules) but became insolvent and closed its doors. Carl has additional details on a thread in the forum. These are the original kits and release years:

Aphelion 1968
Sigma II 1968
Swift 1968
Triton 1968
Vega 1968
Goliath 1969
Hydra VII 1969
Black Brant III 1970
Lune R-1 1970
XK-23 1970

Ninfinger has an original Semroc Catalog. After Semroc relaunched it later reissued most of the kits except the Black Brandt and Sigma II.

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Old 09-21-2019, 05:39 PM
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After Carl restarted Semroc, he and and his son Bruce manned a booth at NARAM 45 in August 2003 and had four kits for sale, and a lot of coming soon facecards on display. It took some digging but I finally found an email from Carl posted by Scott Hansen in the Oldrockets Yahoo group where Carl IDed the four kits offered at NARAM. These were Semrocís initial releases from the relaunched company:

>From: "Carl McLawhorn" <carl@...>
>To: "'Scott D. Hansen'" <scott@...>
>Subject: RE: Semroc
>Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 22:15:51 -0400
>
>
>Scott,
>
>We released four kits this past week at NARAM. They are all from our
>Retro-Repro line and include the 1968 Triton, 1965 Lil' Hercules, 1963
>Sky Hook, and 1963 Micron.
>
>We have 31 total kits in production now and will be releasing them over
>the next few months. They range from the 1957 Mark II to the 1980
>Competitor and span nine different companies.
>
>We are trying to get the web store online in the next week.
>
>Semroc is almost officially a BARM now after a 31 year break.
>
>Thanks for asking,
>
>Carl McLawhorn
>NAR#4717
>www.semroc.com

Now we have names and a date (8/1/2003) for those NARAM rockets:
1968 Triton
1965 Lil' Hercules
1963 Sky Hook
1963 Micron

I think it was much later in 2003 before the website was running and any others were released. I will follow this post with a list of the rest of the kits with a date from their instructions which is very close to the release date.

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known kits in kit release order before sale to erockets, not including commemoratives.

Num Kit Name Instruction or Announced release date
KV-8 Micron 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-23 Triton 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-9 Sky Hook 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-14 Lil' Hercules 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-8 Micron 10/21/03
KV-23 Triton 10/21/03
KV-9 Sky Hook 10/23/03
KV-14 Lil' Hercules 10/24/03
KV-19 Rawhide 11/12/03
KV-24 Swift 11/13/03
KV-33 Laser-X 11/25/03
KA-3 Squire 12/6/03
KM-1 Rocket-Rack 12/20/03
KV-29 Hydra VII 1/1/04
KV-30 Astro-1 1/9/04
KV-13 Astrobee 350 1/18/04
KV-16 Javelin 1/21/04
KV-28 Goliath 2/11/04
KV-31 Firefly 3/25/04
KA-1 ThunderBee 3/26/04
KV-1 Mark II 5/1/04
KV-7 Arcon 5/2/04
KV-35 Lune R-1 5/19/04
KV-52 SLS Jaguar 7/29/04
KLV-16 SLS Javelin 7/29/04
KLV-9 SLS Sky Hook 7/29/04
KV-18 SLS Scorpion 10/18/04
KA-4 Astro-Jr 10/20/04
KV-49 Lil' Ivan 10/29/04
KV-22 Recruiter 11/1/04
KCC-3 Space Plane 3/3/05
KV-53 BatRok 3/6/05
KV-51 Snipe Hunter 3/8/05
KA-5 April Dancer 5/8/05
KA-6 My Boid 5/9/05
KV-2 Aerobee-Hi 7/17/05
KV-25 Vega 7/20/05
KCC-1 SST Shuttle 7/25/05
KA-8 Texas Firefly 7/27/05
KLV-33 SLS Laser-X 11/23/05
KCC-4 X21 2/22/06
KS-2 Apollo Capsule 3/1/06
KV-54 Mars Lander 3/9/06
KV-56 SLS Explorer 7/8/06
KV-11 SLS Hustler 7/8/06
KV-6 SLS Aero-Dart 7/9/06
KV-42 Taurus 7/15/06
KV-58 Point 7/22/06
KV-57 SLS Lil' Hustler 7/23/06
KS-3 Little Joe II 10/4/06
KS-1 Saturn 1B 10/15/06
KV-61 SPEV 2/28/07
KV-60 Defender 3/4/07
KV-40 Centurion 3/6/07
KV-62 Oso 5/27/07
KA-10 VF-261 5/29/07
KS-5 SLS Arcas 7/7/07
KV-38 Space Shuttle 7/20/07
KM-2 Mercury Capsule 7/25/07
KV-20 Starfire 10/27/07
KA-12 Saki 12/16/07
KA-11 Ruskie 12/19/07
KV-4 Golden Scout 2/26/08
KV-12 Centaur 3/9/08
KV-15 Arcon-Hi 3/11/08
XCE-KC17 SST Shuttle-1 5/3/08
XES-K3 Space Plane 5/19/08
XES-K2 Mark 6/30/08
XES-K35 Constellation 7/3/08
XES-K22 V-2 7/5/08
XFS-MRK1 Penetrator 7/13/08
XES-K18 X-Ray 7/15/08
KA-15 Geehod 7/19/08
XES-K34 Nighthawk 9/12/08
KV-66 Orbital Transport 9/28/08
KA-9 SLS Brighton 10/9/08
EM-5-16B Booster-16 12/4/08
KV-65 Hawk 12/8/08
KN-2 Tau Zero 12/15/08
KN-4 Launch 2/2/09
KV-67 Magnum Sprint 3/11/09
KV-69 Magnum Hornet 3/13/09
KA-18 Hydra One 3/17/09
XES-K9 Space Man 5/1/09
KA-7 ThunderChief 7/17/09
XES-K33 Trident 7/18/09
KV-32 Marauder 7/24/09
KV-59 Spartan (Stellar) 7/25/09
KA-16 ThunderStrike 7/27/09
KV-27 Swift-BG 8/1/09
KD-2 IQSY Tomahawk 8/4/09
KD-4 Iris 8/5/09
KA-19 Earmark 12/13/09
KA-23 Astron 12/13/09
KV-41 Orion 3/7/10
KV-43 Excalibur 6/23/10
KM-3 Booster-8 6/25/10
KV-44 Vector-V 6/26/10
KA-25 Start 7/21/10
KA-27 Sky Hook II 7/22/10
KV-26 Aphelion 7/23/10
KV-36 XK-23 7/23/10
KA-30 Cherokee-C 7/24/10
KA-21 Mini Aero-Dart 7/24/10
KA-22 Mini Explorer 7/24/10
KA-20 Mini Hustler 7/25/10
KA-29 Mini Omega 7/26/10
KA-26 Mini Optima 7/26/10
KA-17 Lil' Centauri 11/19/10
KA-28 Mini Centurion 11/22/10
KV-71 Trident 11/24/10
KV-34 Scrambler 12/1/10
KD-1 WAC Corporal 2/16/11
KV-80 Goblin 3/23/11
KN-5 PSC Infinity 3/23/11
KV-79 Sam 3 3/28/11
KS-8 Arcas 7/5/11
KA-31 Baby Orion 7/6/11
KV-82 Moon Glo 7/13/11
KD-3 Aerobee 150 7/14/11
KV-37 Shrike 7/17/11
KV-84 Cherokee-D 10/7/11
KV-83 Ranger 12/12/11
KD-5 Aerobee 300 12/19/11
KV-81 Bandit 2/27/12
KV-78 Starship Vega 2/29/12
KV-45 Blue Bird Zero 3/4/12
KV-76 Nomad 3/21/12
KV-86 Sprite 5/20/12
KV-21 Starlight 7/4/12
KV-64 Omega 7/14/12
KV-68 Midget 7/18/12
KV-77 USS America 7/25/12
KM-4 Omega Payload 10/14/12
KA-36 Der V-1.5 10/15/12
KD-7 Nike-Tomahawk 12/16/12
KS-12 MX-774 12/17/12
KA-34 Maxi-Micron 1/15/13
KM-5 Booster-18 2/7/13
KA-33 Centurion-F 3/29/13
KV-85 Starship Excalibur 4/1/13
KA-13 Yung'un's Nuke 7/6/13
KA-14 Snake Jumper 7/9/13
KV-72 Red-Eye 7/10/13
KV-39 Egg Crate 7/15/13
KV-73 Satellite Killer 7/18/13

Carl passed away August, 2013 and is sorely missed.

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Releases in Alphabetical order:
Num Kit Name Instruction or Announced release date
KD-3 Aerobee 150 7/14/11
KD-5 Aerobee 300 12/19/11
KV-2 Aerobee-Hi 7/17/05
KV-26 Aphelion 7/23/10
KS-2 Apollo Capsule 3/1/06
KA-5 April Dancer 5/8/05
KS-8 Arcas 7/5/11
KV-7 Arcon 5/2/04
KV-15 Arcon-Hi 3/11/08
KV-30 Astro-1 1/9/04
KA-4 Astro-Jr 10/20/04
KV-13 Astrobee 350 1/18/04
KA-23 Astron 12/13/09
KA-31 Baby Orion 7/6/11
KV-81 Bandit 2/27/12
KV-53 BatRok 3/6/05
KV-45 Blue Bird Zero 3/4/12
EM-5-16B Booster-16 12/4/08
KM-5 Booster-18 2/7/13
KM-3 Booster-8 6/25/10
KV-12 Centaur 3/9/08
KV-40 Centurion 3/6/07
KA-33 Centurion-F 3/29/13
KA-30 Cherokee-C 7/24/10
KV-84 Cherokee-D 10/7/11
XES-K35 Constellation 7/3/08
KV-60 Defender 3/4/07
KA-36 Der V-1.5 10/15/12
KA-19 Earmark 12/13/09
KV-39 Egg Crate 7/15/13
KV-43 Excalibur 6/23/10
KV-31 Firefly 3/25/04
KA-15 Geehod 7/19/08
KV-80 Goblin 3/23/11
KV-4 Golden Scout 2/26/08
KV-28 Goliath 2/11/04
KV-65 Hawk 12/8/08
KA-18 Hydra One 3/17/09
KV-29 Hydra VII 1/1/04
KD-2 IQSY Tomahawk 8/4/09
KD-4 Iris 8/5/09
KV-16 Javelin 1/21/04
KV-33 Laser-X 11/25/03
KN-4 Launch 2/2/09
KA-17 Lil' Centauri 11/19/10
KV-14 Lil' Hercules 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-14 Lil' Hercules 10/24/03
KV-49 Lil' Ivan 10/29/04
KS-3 Little Joe II 10/4/06
KV-35 Lune R-1 5/19/04
KV-69 Magnum Hornet 3/13/09
KV-67 Magnum Sprint 3/11/09
KV-32 Marauder 7/24/09
XES-K2 Mark 6/30/08
KV-1 Mark II 5/1/04
KV-54 Mars Lander 3/9/06
KA-34 Maxi-Micron 1/15/13
KM-2 Mercury Capsule 7/25/07
KV-8 Micron 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-8 Micron 10/21/03
KV-68 Midget 7/18/12
KA-21 Mini Aero-Dart 7/24/10
KA-28 Mini Centurion 11/22/10
KA-22 Mini Explorer 7/24/10
KA-20 Mini Hustler 7/25/10
KA-29 Mini Omega 7/26/10
KA-26 Mini Optima 7/26/10
KV-82 Moon Glo 7/13/11
KS-12 MX-774 12/17/12
KA-6 My Boid 5/9/05
XES-K34 Nighthawk 9/12/08
KD-7 Nike-Tomahawk 12/16/12
KV-76 Nomad 3/21/12
KV-64 Omega 7/14/12
KM-4 Omega Payload 10/14/12
KV-66 Orbital Transport 9/28/08
KV-41 Orion 3/7/10
KV-62 Oso 5/27/07
XFS-MRK1 Penetrator 7/13/08
KV-58 Point 7/22/06
KN-5 PSC Infinity 3/23/11
KV-83 Ranger 12/12/11
KV-19 Rawhide 11/12/03
KV-22 Recruiter 11/1/04
KV-72 Red-Eye 7/10/13
KM-1 Rocket-Rack 12/20/03
KA-11 Ruskie 12/19/07
KA-12 Saki 12/16/07
KV-79 Sam 3 3/28/11
KV-73 Satellite Killer 7/18/13
KS-1 Saturn 1B 10/15/06
KV-34 Scrambler 12/1/10
KV-37 Shrike 7/17/11
KV-9 Sky Hook 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-9 Sky Hook 10/23/03
KA-27 Sky Hook II 7/22/10
KV-6 SLS Aero-Dart 7/9/06
KS-5 SLS Arcas 7/7/07
KA-9 SLS Brighton 10/9/08
KV-56 SLS Explorer 7/8/06
KV-11 SLS Hustler 7/8/06
KV-52 SLS Jaguar 7/29/04
KLV-16 SLS Javelin 7/29/04
KLV-33 SLS Laser-X 11/23/05
KV-57 SLS Lil' Hustler 7/23/06
KV-18 SLS Scorpion 10/18/04
KLV-9 SLS Sky Hook 7/29/04
KA-14 Snake Jumper 7/9/13
KV-51 Snipe Hunter 3/8/05
XES-K9 Space Man 5/1/09
KCC-3 Space Plane 3/3/05
XES-K3 Space Plane 5/19/08
KV-38 Space Shuttle 7/20/07
KV-59 Spartan (Stellar) 7/25/09
KV-61 SPEV 2/28/07
KV-86 Sprite 5/20/12
KA-3 Squire 12/6/03
KCC-1 SST Shuttle 7/25/05
XCE-KC17 SST Shuttle-1 5/3/08
KV-20 Starfire 10/27/07
KV-21 Starlight 7/4/12
KV-85 Starship Excalibur 4/1/13
KV-78 Starship Vega 2/29/12
KA-25 Start 7/21/10
KV-24 Swift 11/13/03
KV-27 Swift-BG 8/1/09
KN-2 Tau Zero 12/15/08
KV-42 Taurus 7/15/06
KA-8 Texas Firefly 7/27/05
KA-1 ThunderBee 3/26/04
KA-7 ThunderChief 7/17/09
KA-16 ThunderStrike 7/27/09
XES-K33 Trident 7/18/09
KV-71 Trident 11/24/10
KV-23 Triton 8/1/03 Sold at NARAM
KV-23 Triton 10/21/03
KV-77 USS America 7/25/12
XES-K22 V-2 7/5/08
KV-44 Vector-V 6/26/10
KV-25 Vega 7/20/05
KA-10 VF-261 5/29/07
KD-1 WAC Corporal 2/16/11
XES-K18 X-Ray 7/15/08
KCC-4 X21 2/22/06
KV-36 XK-23 7/23/10
KA-13 Yung'un's Nuke 7/6/13

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I don't have the dates but here is a list of all the kits Semroc produced before being purchased by eRockets.

Aerobee Hi KV-2 $12.99
Aerobee 150 KD-3 $30.99
Aerobee 300 KD-5 $29.99
Aphelion KV-26 $16.99
Apollo Capsule KS-2 $19.99
April Dancer KA-5 $21.99
Arcas KS-8 $25.99
Arcon KV-7 $16.99
Astro 1 KV-30 $14.99
Astro Jr KA-4 $10.99
Astrobee 350 KV-13 $13.99
Astron KA-23 $9.99
Baby Orion KA-31 $23.99
Bandit KV-81 $25.99
Batrok KV-53 $13.99
Blue Bird Zero KV-45 $26.99
CC Space Plane KCC-3 $14.99
Centurion KV-40 $24.99
Centurion-F KA-33 $35.99
Cherokee C KA-30 $18.99
Cherokee-D KV-84 $27.99
Defender KV-60 $32.99
Der V-1.5 KA-36 $13.99
Earmark KA-19 $8.99
Egg Crate KV-39 $32.99
Excalibur KV-43 $16.99
Firefly KV-31 $15.99
Goblin KV-80 $18.99
Goliath KV-28 $27.99
Hydra VII KV-29 $46.99
Iris KD-4 $17.99
ISQY Tomahawk KD-2 $12.99
Javelin KV-16 $10.99
Laser-X KV-33 $21.99
Lil Centauri KA-17 $18.99
Lil Hercules KV-14 $6.99
Lil Ivan KV-49 $14.99
Little Joe II KS-3 $26.99
Lune R-1 KV-35 $17.99
Magnum Hornet KV-69 $18.99
Magnum Sprint KV-67 $20.99
Marauder KV-32 $22.99
Mark II KV-1 $12.99
Mars Lander KV-54 $54.99
Maxi Micron KA-34 $23.99
Micron KV-8 $8.99
Midget KV-68 $12.99
Mini Aero Dart KA-21 $17.99
Mini Centurion KA-28 $17.99
Mini Hustler KA-20 $22.99
Mini Omega KA-29 $25.99
Moon Glow KV-82 $8.99
MX-774 KS-12 $27.99
Nike Tomahawk KD-7 $22.99
Nomad KV-76 $18.99
Omega KV-64 $39.99
Orion KV-41 $39.99
OSO KV-62 $22.99
Ranger KV-83 $33.99
Rawhide KV-19 $7.99
Recruiter KV-22 $19.99
Red Eye KV-72 $8.99
Rocket Rack KM-1 $8.99
Sam-3 KV-79 $19.99
Satellite Killer KV-73 $34.99
Saturn 1B
Scrambler KV-34 $33.99
Shrike KV-37 $27.99
Sky Hook KV-9 $9.99
SLS Aero Dart KV-6 $54.99
SLS Arcas KS-5 $74.99
SLS Explorer KV-56 $44.99
SLS Hustler KV-11 $69.99
SLS Lil Hustler KV-57 $45.99
Snake Jumper KA-14 $21.99
Snipe Hunter KV-51 $14.99
Space Shuttle KV-38 $29.99
Spartan KV-59 $13.99
SPEV KV-61 $30.99
Sprite KV-86 $11.99
Squire KA-3 $15.99
Starfire KV-20 $13.99
Starlight KV-21 $19.99
Starship Excalibur KV-85 $39.99
Starship Vega KV-78 $32.99
Start KA-25 $13.99
Swift KV-24 $14.99
Tau Zero KN-2 $18.99
Taurus KV-42 $31.99
Texas Firefly KV-31 $22.99
The Point KV-58 $7.99
Thunderbee KA-1 $7.99
ThunderStrike KA-16 $24.99
Trident KV-71 $44.99
Triton KV-23 $5.99
USS America KV-77 $59.99
Vector-V KV-44 $14.99
Vega KV-25 $18.99
VF-261 KA-10 $21.99
Wac Corporal KD-1 $17.99
X-21 KCC-4 $6.00
XK-23 KV-36 $15.99
Yung'uns Nuke KA-13 $21.99
Launch Missile KN-4 $18.99
Centaur KV-12 $24.99
Mini Explorer KA-22 $16.99
cc: SST Shuttle-1 KCC-1
Hydra One KA-18 $29.99
Arcon-Hi KV-15 $20.99
Hawk KV-65 $9.99
Mini Optima KA-26 $19.99
Ruskie KA-11 $21.99
Saki KA-12 $22.99
Gee'hod KA-15 $25.99
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You missed the SLS Jaguar, SLS Laser-X, and the Brighton.
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Quote:
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You missed the SLS Jaguar, SLS Laser-X, and the Brighton.

Thanks, GH. Looks like I also missed the My Boid.
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SLS Sky Hook and SLS Scorpion too.
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I have added lists by date and Alphabetically, let me know if anything is missing or the date is wrong. Reminder that these are Carlís (and Sheryl and Bruceís) releases.
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That's quite a list...and a lot of data you have collected. Good work!

Scott, can we make this a sticky?


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