Ugears UGM-11 Truck represents a new generation of our mechanical models offering higher level of sophistication and some new components. It is a feature-packed reproduction of a vintage truck resembling the iconic 1920’s Ford Model T. A set of rubber-bands power a chattering four-cylinder engine with moving pistons as well as a transmission capable of shifting into forward, neutral, park, and reverse. Inside the cab is a working steering wheel and accelerator pedal that actually revs the engine. The UGM-11 Truck is what we call 100% “Rubberpunk”; it is a perfect combination of both clockwork and steampunk worlds. We deliberately designed this model to have a raw, open look so even the casual observer could appreciate the marvels going on inside.
This wooden Truck kit may take some time to build, but the outcome is absolutely worth the effort for those who love mechanics
HOW UGEARS UGM 11 TRUCK WORKS
The gear-change lever on the side of the truck allows for three modes – forward, backward, and idle. The rubber band engine winds up with a lever mechanism conveniently placed on top of the Truck’s cabin. ‘Start’ the engine in idle mode and see four pistons moving realistically under the folding hood. Open the cabin door and observe the fully functioning steering wheel connected via a steering column to the front wheels suspension. There’s even a working gas pedal!
Weight: 3.2 lbs
Dimensions: 15 x 7 x 2 in
Estimated time of assembly: 9-16 hours
Difficulty level: Hard
Number of parts: 420
Assembled size: 13.3” x 5.5” x 5”
Tools and materials: Made of high quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting
Recommended Age: 14+