UGears Mechanical Model | Self Propelled Tugboat ||
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If you ever wanted to sail the free waves towards the blurred line where the water meets the sky, you will need this new sweet nautical model to help you prepare.
The Tugboat is driven by a rubber-band motor. A reduction gear transfers energy to the drive wheel and further to the asymmetrical wheel pair. A pendulum slows and evens the motion of the tugboat. The winding key on the drive wheel is blocked by a ratchet gear and controlled by stop and start levers.
The asymmetry of the wheel pair grants the model its unique movement, imitating a boat rocking on the waves, while the working pendulum creates a specific noise similar to one produced by the real-life diesel motor many boats are equipped with.
The port is the gate of the sea. Open this gate, get ready for your journey, be the master of the harbour with your new sweet and reliable Tugboat from Ugears.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
- Self-assembled, no glue needed
- Model size: 28 x 12 x 18 cm
- Package size: 38 x 17 x 32 cm
- Parts count: 169
Estimated time of assembly: 2.5 hours
The Tugboat is driven by a rubber-band motor powered by the tension of the rubber connected with a bearing. The reduction gear transfers energy to the drive wheel and further to the asymmetrical wheel pair. The pendulum slows and evens the motion of the tugboat.
The asymmetry of the wheel pair grants the model its unique way of moving, imitating a boat rocking on the waves, while the working pendulum creates a specific noise similar to one produced by the real-life diesel motor many boats are equipped with.
The winding key on the drive wheel is blocked by a ratchet gear. There are two control levers, one of which stops the mechanism and the other launches it – stop and start lever correspondingly.
Use two ropes with hooks to hook up and transport small freight – wheeled models or a paper boat. Your Tugboat will run from 1.5 to 3 meters depending on the type of surface.
► Same Day Dispatch
- We do our best to dispatch all orders placed before 10:30am AEST business days on the same day.
- Peak periods (including demand surges due to COVID lockdowns) & weeks that include a public holiday may have a 1 day delay.
► Standard Shipping (Aprox 2-6 business day delivery after dispatch from our warehouse)
- FREE for orders over $99 [Australia Only]
- $8.45 Flat Rate for orders less than $99.
- $6.95 small order shipping [less than $15]
► Express Priority Shipping (Aprox 1 - 2 business day delivery after dispatch):
- $17.95 Flat Rate (Australia Only) Heavy and bulky items / remote locations may incur a surcharge.
- Same day dispatch if order placed before 12pm AEST weekdays.
► Click and Collect
- Everton Park store. Ready in 1 to 4 hours (weekdays)
- Everton Hills Warehouse; Currently By Request
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- Items listed as 'in stock' are held in our Everton Hills QLD Warehouse. We hold our own inventry and are not a drop shipping store.
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Our Everton Park Studio (Flying Fox Studios) and Store (STEAM Kids) office will be more than happy to help with your order.
- 07 3855 1528
- Store; 751 South Pine Road, Everton Park
- Warehouse; Unit 4 / Building 5 29-31 Timms Road Everton Hills