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Tram - build your own moving model by UGears

All Set for a Retro Ride?  Not many cities in the world can boast about tramcar systems! So if you fall into the “nay” category, don’t worry, because now you can create a full-fledged mini tram system in the privacy of your home. We based this model on the first street-cars and funiculars to ever hit the market.   Imparts a retro aura to its surroundings – you can keep it in the living room or dining area. If don’t want prying eyes, the bedroom is the ideal place to store it. Doubles as an excellent decorative element that enhances the visual appeal of the room it is kept in. You can utilize the model in dual modes – the...

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Geneva Drive - build your own working model by UGears

The Intriguing Mini Geneva Drive Some of you might have guessed it – this item is named after the city of its invention. The Geneva Drive is a popular device in the world of mechanics, and was originally used to manufacture clocks. One of its slots would be blanked off, so the winder could be turned a certain number times – it prevented springs from being wound too tight.   It works using the same principle of a pneumatic engine where you blow into a special socket or create heat via an ordinary air balloon and the heat powers the device. The model is self-propelled and requires no electricity during operation, which also ups the safety factor when children are...

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Chronograph - build your own working model by UGears

Get Your Exclusive Chronograph If you are fascinated with regular watches and stopwatches, then this construction kit is perfect for you as it brings one of the most popular timekeeping devices of today – the chronograph, which is well-known for recording time accurately. Now, you get to build your very own chronograph and proudly show it off to friends.    Looks beautiful and unique – makes a fine accessory for your workstation or desk at home. You can even display it in the living room, as it can be used to impart a decorative touch too as a vintage element. The mechanical device can be set for any time ranging from 1 to 20 minutes. It is really easy to...

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Tractor - build your own moving model by UGears

Personal Creations are Always More Special The beauty of 3D puzzles from UGEARS is they operate using sophisticated mechanisms, but don’t use any electronic items. This model of a Tractor is a nod to its predecessors belonging to a bygone era.   The model is operated using a rubber band motor – no need for an electric power source. Hand tools or glue isn’t required either! Engine works rhythmically and you can see the pistons moving. Transmission switch in the form a small gear lever offers triple control modes – Park, Drive, and Sport. The Drive mode has a speed of 5cm per second, while the Sport feature makes the Tractor run quite fast. Spin the big wheel during Park mode...

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Surprising Indoor Activities For Chili Autumn Evenings

As Autumn approaches, so do the cold, dark evenings and that means that we spend a lot of time indoors. If you have ever questioned why you spend countless hours in front of the TV when there are so many other things you could be doing. You are not alone. The desire for novel activity is always strong when indoors especially on chilly autumn evenings but the ideas may not be forthcoming. A pastime to consider is building 3D models. This activity is great for children and adults alike and it can bring the family together to create fully-functional 3D models that not only look great but actually work. As a pastime, this is both rewarding and challenging with the...

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