This model is built to operate in the same way that the mechanical steam engine operates. Spinning gears, pistons and wheels carry the body and soul of 19th century engineering, when locomotives represented the mainstream of technical progress.
Using the massive gearwheel array, this relatively large model can run up to a distance of 5 meters. The distance and speed depend on the winding of the large 12 rubber band engine. The engine is started with a lever near the driver’s window.
The locomotive main mechanism operates as close to the real thing as possible with asynchronously operating piston and valve. They’re clearly visible inside the model, allowing a spectator to see how steam would get into the Locomotive’s steam chamber. The little doors and roof hatch let you take a look inside the Locomotive’s cabin, complete with an instrument panel and a retractable ladder beneath the door.
Model size Locomotive: 12 x 3.9 x 4.9 in
Model size Tender: 6.3 x 3.5 x 4.5 in
Number of parts: 443
Assembly Time: 10-12 hours
Recommended Age: 14+