Loved building this kit, I’m going to buy a second one to convert the rubber band “motor” to electric. I’ll be needing more track!!
Take your time with the drive train, get even slack on each rubber band as you build, and ensure the rubber band measurements are correct. Also, I recommend sanding down the burrs on all gears and bearings before waxing, and take time to center the wheels so they rotate evenly. I used toenail clippers to cut the toothpicks to size. They make a nice clean cut without crushing the “axle”.
Es ist unglaublich, wie sauber der hersteller die modellbausätze verarbeitet. Die modelle müssen erst entwickelt werden. Dazu ist gehöriges wissen nötig. Verkauf und ersatzteillieferung - alles erste klasse. Vor diesem unternehmen ziehe ich den hut. Ich wünsche euch weiterhin viel glück und freue mich auf neue modelle. Gruss peter
UNREAL !!!! I loved doing this model . It was my first time building a mechanical model but I manged to get a working model in the end. You need a lot of patience and an eye for detail but in the end it is a very rewarding experience. I noticed other people had issues with the drive mechanism and I did find it challenging but it was completely do able. If i can offer a couple tips for people having a hard time with the gears ect. USE WAX you really cant use to much and it makes a huge difference and as you are setting in the rest of the gears along the length of the model make sure to adjust everything to align as you go. I found that as I was putting it together I moved other components. I cant wait to build another !
Hi Gord, our congratulations! Thanks a lot for sharing your experience while building
How do i check what status in delivery it is in?
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First of all, the model is absolutely beautiful. No complaints there.
My only issue is that the rubber band propulsion system is very difficult to put together, and upon assembly, I can't get it to run (I'll be sending out an email for assistance on this one, because I"m terrified of accidentally breaking it). This is definitely a model I'd recommend to more experienced builders. For beginners, I'd suggest start smaller.
Super sehr schnelle Lieferung
Ich habe die Dampflok als Weihnachtsgeschenk bekommen. Mein Vater, Lokführer, hat sich sofort in die Lok verliebt.
Letzte Woche hatte ich zwei Tage Urlaub und dachte mir: Jetzt musst du es mal auspacken und probieren. Man kann dazu nur sagen: Suchtpotential!!! Es ist absolut unglaublich, wie man aus 6 Holzbrettern mit ausgestanzten Teilen, einer Packung Zahnstocher und Schnipsgummis so etwas aufbauen kann. Mit jedem Handgriff nimmt die Lok mehr und mehr Form an. Am ersten Tag habe ich 6 Stunden ohne Pause gebastelt und dann jeden Abend weiter. Tatsächlich habe ich erst die Hälfte geschafft, aber die Mechanik ist bereits verbaut und sie fährt... jah sie fährt. Das ist einfach unglaublich. Meine Empfehlung: Versucht es mit dem Modell, ihr werdet es nicht bereuen. Ich habe bereits 6 weiter Modelle im Warenkorb, damit keine Langeweile aufkommt.
Die Preise für alle UGears Modelle sind absolut fair und voll gerechtfertigt. Auch die Holzqualität ist wunderbar.
Viele Danke! Genießen Sie die Montage und beobachtete seinen Umzug
Mein erstes Model von UGEAR, einfach wunderbar!
Besonders hervorheben möchte ich den Service: beim Bau sind mir leider ein paar Teile zerbrochen, kann mal passieren.
Aber: ich kann die defekten Teile kostenlos nachbestellen. Das nenne ich Service!
Die Dampflok war nicht mein letztes Model von UGAER.
Hallo Lass. Andreas,
Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte. Tatsächlich tun wir unser Bestes, um die Montage zu einem interessanten Hobby zu machen
Dear Ugears team,
Your V-train kit is the best Xmas present I have received in many years. If I could award you 6 stars I would!
In 60 years and I have never seen anything like this! It is absolutely fantastic. The design, engineering, artistic and technical features are astounding.
The attention to detail and product quality are second to none. I must offer you my warmest congratulations on your amazing kit, which requires patience, accuracy and dedication. When I first ran the train on its track I could not believe the result! The wheel and piston rod mechanism is both beautiful to watch in action and mechanically ingenious.
I have now recommended Ugears to many friends and relatives and I have already dropped a (massive!) hint to my family as to what I’d like for my birthday present (….the Cadillac kit).
Thank you. In the internet age you have created something of beauty that reminds us all of the value and enjoyment of traditional manual skills and hobbies.
Best regards, David
thank you for such amazing words! We are really happy that brought you joyous pastime and, may be, some great moments from you childhood.
Happy holidays to you and your family!
Brilliant. Loved the challenge and completed all in a day, I did fill a swear jar though. Need some spare parts and will be in touch. Onto the next one.........
please fill in this application form for spare and replacement parts and we will prepare and send yor extra spare parts in the envelope free of charge, so you can complete your V-Express Steam Train with Tender
or email us to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a nice day and great year 2020!
awesome stuff! Can I buy it online?
The train is superb, but where can I get the extra track? From what I know the rails pack does not fit the V-express. Thank you so much.
the V-Express Steam Train with Tender model kit goes with 2.45 meters of tracks. If you would like to order extra tracks, the only way is contact us via email@example.com and we will prepare and send it for you.
Feel free to contact us for any support.
Have a nice day,
Incredibly detailed model, with parts precisely fitting. Hours of enjoyment! Thanks Ugears. As commented earlier, be very careful about following the dashed assembly lines when they blend into the background.
Hint for removing parts from the boards:
Locate your part on the board, then flip the board over to reveal the "webs" hold the part in place. A single edge razor blade will easily cut the webs and your part will mostly fall out.
Thank you! And for your useful and practical assembly tips as well!
The V-Express Steam Train is the first model of this type (of any type to be precise) that I've built. I bought it as trial and was very engrossed in it. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and i'm now hooked. I cant wait to go out and buy my next model. This is going to be my hobby from now onward. Excellent built quality and precision. I did break couple of small parts but was able to stick them back with super glue. Other than that this a great experience for me and i'm looking forward to many more.
A brilliant model which requires patience and care. It is well engineered and the result is very nice on my cupboard. I eventually needed spare parts, I contacted Ugears who answered quickly and sent me them for free.
A model for enthusiasts, made by enthusiasts!
Thank you Romain for your feedback. Have a great time building Ugears models!
It is very wonderful so I will review it in Japanese.
thank you for your review! We will keep amazing you with new models
Really well designed and engineered. The directions require careful study, particularly where the dashed lines blend into the background. The 4 rating, rather than the 5, is because the parts break easily and I cannot locate where to order replacements
thank you for your feedback. During assembly you’re working with a natural material that is nice to the touch. The high quality plywood is sufficiently durable, although sometimes you may need a few spare parts.
We completed each kits with spare parts, but in case, you need extra ones, please, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would ask you to provide us with your postal address, the list of the required parts and the photos of the corresponding board or detail. The Ugears team will send the requested spare parts to the address provided in your e-mail free of charge in an envelope by post. So you can complete your model.
Feel free to contact us via email@example.com for any support
Very nice model, however, almost 90% of the part I had to adjust (grind) to join easily.
Very nice train, which confirms my attachment to this brand. I already have the first train model but this model has to be reworked to compensate for the flaws! Stronger axes, a mechanism easier to operate and a more neat appearance. It now replaces the first model on the station platform.
thanks for your feedback and for sharing our passion. We will consider your comments in this model