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  • Michael Kolar CMS Member shares his UGears F-9 model build

    Hi All,

    Thought you guys might like this build thread from one of my Christmas presents- a UGears U-9. This is a laser-cut wooden model, measures about a foot long when complete. No glue whatsoever, all pieces either snap together or are pinned or pegged. The precision was impressive- other than some fine sanding to remove the nubs, everything fit together remarkably well, with very tight tolerances. Sandpaper and a pack of toothpicks were included, all I needed was an exacto (to cut the toothpicks for pegs) and a tea candle, which was used to rub wax onto moving parts that needed lubrication. The build took me about 7-8 hours altogether. Even the manual was nice high-quality paper and did a nice job of visual instruction. Patience, of course, is required- and the ability to focus on close-up objects is definitely a plus!

    I'm very happy with the whole thing. The same company makes several other models- got my eye on a locomotive and tender for next year!







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    This article was originally published in forum thread: UGears F-9 model build started by Hutch View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Jay Dargert's Avatar
      Jay Dargert -
      wow super cool thanks for sharing
    1. Gilles Lalonde's Avatar
      Gilles Lalonde -
      Way Kewl man!
      Did not know they made kits like those...
      Thanks
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