Ladies and gentlemen: a gift-giving hint. Everyone loves gizmos. Whirly-giggy thing-a-me-bobs that move - especially when assembly is involved. How rewarding is that? Ugears has that particular niche well and truly covered.
The 460 Locomotive with Tender is Ugears' most extravagant model yet. Astonishingly realistic, the locomotive’s internal gears, pistons and wheels are as close to the real thing as possible. It looks and functions in a way almost identical to that of a steam train.
Capable of running a distance of up to 5 meters, the model’s massive gearwheel array is propelled forward by the enormous 12 band rubber-band engine. The speed at which your Locomotive travels depends on how much you wind it’s engine up. The engine is clearly visible inside the model, so you can see how steam would enter the steam chamber. The little doors and roof hatch let you peer inside the locomotive’s cabin, which is complete with an instrument panel and retractable ladder beneath the main door.
As with all Ugears models, the locomotive comes with a detailed, step-by-step full-colour instruction manual. It's not Ugears' simplest model, but it’s not beyond the capabilities of a beginner.
All of the model's finer details are pre-cut in plywood boards, and can be easily snapped or snipped out. This complex yet 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.
Bicycles, tricycles and e-bikes
We deliver our bicycles all over Aotearoa New Zealand ourselves for a few reasons; we like to ensure your bicycle arrives in perfect condition and we also want you to be able to ride it immediately. We set your seat and handlebar height so you can ride comfortably and we listen and respond to any questions you have. We like to ensure we are minimising our fuel use and pollution so we like to schedule the most efficient delivery plan possible. That’s why it may take a month or two to get your bicycle to you. Please check our Delivery page for more information and to view our next scheduled delivery to your area.
We will despatch your purchase the same day or next day and we will email you courier tracking information so you know exactly where your package is. We try, wherever possible, to use recycled or compostable packaging. For all orders, we charge $9.90 towards the cost of the courier.