The UGEARS 460 Locomotive with Tender employs all technical solutions we’ve come up with in our previous models, and more. It looks realistic and unique at the same time. The spinning gears, pistons and wheels carry the soul of XIX-century engineering, when locomotives represented the mainstream of technical progress. When completed, the Locomotive stands out as a truly original piece of mechanics that required diligent assembly work. (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.
We’ve tried our best to make the locomotive’s main mechanism move 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 one take a look inside the Locomotive’s cabin, complete with an instrument panel and a retractable ladder beneath the door.