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    That is just too cool
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    I believe that is one of the Ugears models, currently available from Amazon...

    https://www.amazon.com/UGM-11Truck-T...oden+truck+kit

    Some time ago I built their rubber band powered tractor model...

    https://www.amazon.com/Tractor-Puzzl...en+tractor+kit

    Here it is in action...



    The parts on these models are laser cut so they're very accurate. However the constructions, especially the bearings, are very iffy, at least when viewed by a guy who builds real engines with real bearings. The creators' ingenuity is to be complimented but it's still a model made of that awful brown stuff.
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    Good find. Although I am a bit disappointed that it's a kit.

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    I'm still impressed with the design work to make all that work. I'm glad they do make it into a kit so that more people can experience that engineering

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    Note that the crane shown early in the video is not part of the truck kit. It is sold as a separate entity. More detailed view of the crane and the tanker addition can be seen here...

    https://www.amazon.com/UGEARS-Mechan...ruck+additions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Good find. Although I am a bit disappointed that it's a kit.
    But, the first few weren't!

    As bimmer1980 points out, more can enjoy it by assembly, maybe generate a young'n in to something more than finger-farking. If civilization is to continue, that's important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz
    Some time ago I built their rubber band powered tractor model...
    Brings back some childhood memories - simple tractor or tank "models" powered by wooden spool/bobbin, rubber band and dowel(usually piece of pencil or even bigger match).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    But, the first few weren't!
    You're right; I should be more satisfied: it's both a custom build and a kit.

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    I have a Stephenson's Rocket to build in a similar kit. I think mine was die cut rather than laser cut though.

    Finding the time to start it is the problem.



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