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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 some that do not have moving parts, and are considered more of a static model. They are still made of wood though and can still be fun to assemble and display.

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wood f1 car model

Grand Prix Car


wood hot rod model

Grand Prix Car


wood tricksteam train model

Locomotive with Tender

Optional: Railway Platform with Locomotive


ugears steam train model

V-Express Steam Train with Tender


London Double Decker Bus


Rat Rod / Mad Max Style


Rat Rod / Mad Max Style


Retro Clock Radio


Waterwheel Marble Coaster


Marble Skatepark


Marble Run


Dutch Windmill


Farm Tractor


Farm Tractor


Farm Tractor


Farm Tractor


Star Wars ATAT


Star Wars XWing


Convertible Car


Volkswagen Van


Ferris Wheel


Traditional Clock


Crane Set


Stake Truck


Stage Coach


Fokker DR1 Tri-Plane


Formula One Car


Retro Camera Clock


Hot Rod


V-Twin Motorcycle


Robot Set


Spare Junk Robot


Spare Junk Robot


1825 Locomotive


1812 Locomotive


Snow Plow Truck




Pickup Truck




Mars Rover


Calypso Explorer Ship




Ocean Liner


Steampunk Clock


Big Rig Truck


Big Rig Truck


Big Rig Truck


Big Rig Trailer


ULTIMATE - Big Rig + 2 Trailers + Jeep Combo !


Amber Treasure Box


Treasure Box




Tanker Truck


Dump Truck


Dump Truck


Rally Race Truck


Farm Combine


Monster Truck


Ladder Fire Truck


Express Locomotive Train


Speedster Car


V-Twin Chopper


Steampunk Fish


ATV Quad




Motorcycle with Sidecar




Steampunk Clock


Jewelry Box


Steampunk Puzzle Box


Mystery Treasure Box


Treasure Box


Safe / Vault Box


Research Ship


Atlantic Express Train


Locomotive Train


Mayan Calender


Mechanical Safe


Police Call Box


Victorian Lantern


Time Machine


Box Truck


Dump Truck


P51 Mustang Airplane


Hindenburg Zeppelin


Korean Turtle Warship


Trimaran Merihobus Sailboat


Cable Car


Rocket Locomotive


Bates Mansion


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 you just want to add some color for a child's build, colorful Sharpie Pens (or a magic marker) will work.

How can I make the parts move easier ?

If the connecting of certain moving parts appears difficult, Ugears says to try using a 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



















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