Still waiting for the platform before assembling the train, how long am I going to have to wait.
The V-Express Steam Train with Tender kit was my 3rd U-Gears build, the 2 prior being the Steam Locomotive with Tender and the Walter E. Disney Theme Parks Train.
I’ve had countless evenings of enjoyment passing the time away, assembling these kits.
You will find that fine grit sandpaper and candle wax “are your friends”, when piecing these these models together.
The instruction book that comes with each kit, in my opinion is top notch, each with large, colourful, easy to follow and understand directions as you work through the steps of the build. The key with the instructions is to pay close attention to what is indicated with each step!
Some of the pieces are very small and delicate to remove from their boards, but if care is taken, they can be removed without damaging them.
You must have patience when assembling some of the pieces as they are laser cut to fit together with precision, this is where a little candle wax will come in handy.
Once the gears are from their boards, do not forget to lightly sand the burrs and then wax the outer their edges. This will make them work much more smoothly.
If you have patience and time, once completed, I think you will discover like I did, the result is a beautiful model that makes a great display piece.
I would recommend these U-Gears kits to anyone who likes a challenge.
A challenge to build (which I liked) and when done was beautiful. Some of the pieces are rather delicate and cracked while assembling or extracting from the board.
was great putting it together. and all worked very well down its own tracks
I am old enough to remember steam trains, lkived just a couple of blocks from the rail line. Working on this model brought back many memories of those monstrous machines. Joseph L.