UGEARS locomotive

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Pictures, pictures galore!! :)
 
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bruceuncle

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Don't know why, but I am not getting pictures in this thread anymore? Anyone else having this problem?
If you mean does anyone else not see the picture, then yes. All I get are placeholder icons and the file name. I'm using Chrome in Windows 10. Strangely the nodding cat clip comes up okay. But I assume that may be a GIF clip. Under it is a link to the clip, but note that it has ".jpg" tacked to the end of it that is not part of the link. The URL for which also ends with a ".jpg" extension - didn't know JPGs could encode video clips? Somewhat strange.
 

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AAHH, I didn't see the date on the fist thread, a big duh on my part! :)
 

bruceuncle

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Oh lovely pictures! :) Really show off how intricate and well fitting these kits are. Can't wait to get stuck into my next two - the Hexapod and Drift Cobra. Just got to complete the Butterfly for my wife first. Which, naturally, comes after the household chores ;). The Butterfly is also rubber powered. The Hexapod and Drift Cobra have big clockwork style springs. I'll do a thread on them when I get there.
The detail and engineering on these models is quite extraordinary. Even the humble butterfly also has a plate with roller bearings to act as a thrust race when the motor is all wound up. Works perfectly and very smooth action. Hard to believe in a kit made out of plywood.
The kit even has a length of cord in it. This mystified me for a while as there's no cord visible in the finished model. Then I discovered it's included to assist in pulling the flat rubber bands through some impossibly narrow slots when assembling the motor. Now that really takes "everything included" claims to a new level!