UGears Locomotive with Tender
Bring your own steam engine to life with a UGears 460 Locomotive with Tender model kit. This kit is crafted with the same attention to detail that hobbyists have come to count on in our quality models and that made our Kickstarter campaign so successful.
Made of high-quality wooden parts that are precision machined to fit together in meticulous perfection, this kit will delight history buffs and amateur engineers alike. This UGears Locomotive is designed to replicate the operation of a full-size steam engine pulling a coal car, or tender. A rubber band and gear system is used to represent the valves and pistons that drive real steam locomotives. The unique UGears design allows you to get a close-up view of the locomotive’s drive wheels in action using a miniaturized linkage of rods and cranks.
The kit is a perfect activity for parents and teenagers to do together. The UGears 460 Locomotive with Tender is a creative challenge and makes an excellent gift for teens or adults, especially folks who love history, mechanical puzzles or steam-punk design. The kits are a great way to study the history of railroads and bring tales of romance and adventure to life with this amazingly detailed model. Teachers can use the model locomotive to demonstrate to their classes how the Iron Horse that won the West actually worked. So much history involves railroads, and you can bring those stories to life with UGears kits.
These 3D, laser-cut wooden kits are designed to be assembled without glue to allow them to move freely. They are fun to put together and very educational. Each kit comes with easy-to-follow instructions, or you can ditch the instructions and put them together as a puzzle. The locomotive moves along a track or can be displayed as a beautiful decorative item in its own right. With their exposed gear systems and other moving parts, the models look like something out of a steam-punk world and can be a great way to study movement, physics and mechanical properties.
The locomotive is incredibly detailed with tiny special touches like ladders that move, hinged doors that open and art deco trim to bring back the feel of days gone by. This is UGear’s most challenging model to date, but hobbyists can count on the quality of the engineering and the patented plywood construction process to create a model that fits together perfectly. All kits come with an easy-to-read, color instruction guide.
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Model size Tender: 6.3 x 3.5 x 4.5 in
Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.5 in
Number of parts: 443
Assembly Time: 10-12 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 3.00 lbs