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These are models kits that normally have moving parts and features. Either through manually apply the energy, or through rubberbands or windings. They not only make spectacular models to look at, but they are fascinating to watch engage with their many moving parts.

These are very popular as gifts. Perhaps people just like mechanical things that move, but with wood being the easiest to work with, they're easier for most folks to build with little or no model experience.

NOTE: There are a few that do not have moving parts, but are still made of wood.


wood f1 car model

Scale Grand Prix Car


wood hot rod model

Grand Prix Model


wood tricksteam train model

Locomotive with Tender

Optional: Railway Platform


ugears steam train model

V-Express Steam Train with Tender


London Double Decker Bus


Waterwheel Coaster






Stake Truck


Hot Rod




Snow Truck




Big Rig Truck


Big Rig Truck Trailer


Amber Treasure Box




Tanker Truck


Dump Truck


Rally Race Truck


Farm Combine


Monster Truck


Ladder Fire Truck


Express Train






Steampunk Puzzle Box


Mayan Calender


Mechanical Safe


Time Machine


P51 Mustang


Is it possible to paint the model?

Yes, you can paint it. Ugears recommends using watercolor, gouache or mordant types of paint. You can use acrylic paints as well, however, the density may prevent gears from moving freely.

If connecting of certain parts appears difficult, Ugears says to try using household wax candle to lubricate the parts. (Guessing here - but rubbing the candle / wax onto the parts will give it a coating for better action. It's not neccessary to light the candle or use a flame).


Normally glue is not needed on these kits.

But just in case you want to strengthen
some non-moving joints -

gorilla wood glue

Wood Glue

elmers wood glue

Wood Glue






Glue Deal



tamiya paint stand tool

Model Paint Stand



Hobby Tool Sets


Detail Brush Set


Make those panel lines pop for realism



















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