UGEARS 460 Locomotive with Tender employs all technical solutions we’ve come up with for previous models, and more. It looks realistic and unique at the same time and shows off the UGEARS style and modeler skills prominently.
Spinning gears, pistons and wheels carry the body and soul of XIX century engineering, when locomotives represented the mainstream of technical progress, the time of a fierce competition between the developed countries in steamers’ construction.
This model was a hit during our Kickstarter campaign. It is the largest one, rich of details, the fanciest model of the entire UGEARS range with the highest number of parts. Completed, the Locomotive stands out as a truly original piece of mechanics that required diligent assembly work. (Actually, although it may sound complex, it is not that hard to build).
Using the massive gearwheel array, this relatively big model can run up to a distance of 5 meters. The distance and speed depend on the winding of our largest 12 band rubber band engine. The engine is started with a lever near the driver’s window.
Locomotive main mechanism moves as close to the real thing as possible with asynchronously operating piston and valve. They’re clearly visible inside the model, allowing a spectator to see how steam would get into the Locomotive’s steam chamber.
The little doors and roof hatch let you take a look inside the Locomotive’s cabin, complete with an instrument panel and a retractable ladder beneath the door.
As all other UGEARS models, the Locomotive comes with a detailed step-by-step full-color instructions manual. All details are already pre-cut in plywood boards and can be easily snapped or snipped out. This complex and beautiful mechanism made entirely of plywood is a very impressive piece of hobbyist work that’s a marvel to look at and a great conversation starter.
Self-assembled, no glue needed
Model size (Locomotive): 12*3.9*4.9 in (31*10*12 cm)
Model size (Tender): 6.3*3.5*4.5 in (16*9*11 cm)