UGears Locomotive Mechanical Kit

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UGears Locomotive Mechanical Kit

UGears is a Ukrainian company that produces do-it-yourself, wooden model kits with moving parts using a patented plywood joint design.  No tools or glue required!

All UGears models come with step-by-step, full-color, truly easy to follow instructions. Step-by step video instructions are also available online.

This locomotive has been a perennial best-seller at Sterling Place.  One of the more challenging UGears projects, it contains 443 parts and takes an estimated 10-12 hours to complete.

  • The locomotive is driven by rubber bands and a gear array, but otherwise its main mechanism looks and operates very much like that of a real steam engine.
  • Up close you can see working pistons and valves that transfer power to the locomotive’s drive wheels through a moving system of rods, linkages and cranks. 
  • Small touches like a fully detailed engineer’s cab with retractable step ladder, art-deco boiler trim, and open-up Tender with coal doors.
  • A perfect family project for hands-on STEM learning.