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Steam Express Train 2.5D Wood Model Kit UGEARS

Steam Express Train 2.5D Wood Model Kit UGEARS

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Steam Express Train 2.5D Wood Model Kit

Bring back the romance of train travel in a bygone age with the Steam Express 2.5D picture puzzle from the new Ugears collection. This DIY 2.5D wooden picture model shows a classic steam locomotive and passenger carriage from three perspectives, each with mechanical elements. Inspired by the luxury passenger trains of the early 20th century, with its elegance the Steam Express is a beautiful static display piece that comes to life with its moving parts.

The Steam Express' three perspectives include a side view of the locomotive, with driving wheels and connecting and coupling rods all synched thanks to mechanical wooden gearing. There's also a front view of the locomotive, with a cattle guard and hinged smokebox hatch that opens to reveal a latticed air intake. The third perspective is a side view of a passenger car, with a secret mechanism that lets you slide open the carriage to reveal a beautifully appointed dining car with a table, bar, and lounge.

Ugears 2.5D picture puzzles are a fun DIY alternative to traditional jigsaw puzzles. Different from anything Ugears has manufactured before, these wooden mechanical picture puzzles are meant for static display, but with a twist: movable parts that bring the picture to life. Each picture puzzle is built in its own frame, with a picture mount for hanging or leg stands for tabletop display. These DIY craft models are a conversation starter and the perfect addition to your home or office interior.

Like all Ugears models the Steam Express 2.5D picture model is made of art-quality composite wood; you can leave the model in its attractive natural state, or color, paint, or stain it in a color scheme of your choosing (paints not included). Everything you need for assembly comes in the box, including wax, sandpaper, and instructions in 11 languages (Ukrainian, English, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, and Korean). No glue or special tools are required—just snap the laser pre-cut pieces together!

The Steam Express 2.5D Puzzle has 79 pieces, is rated "Easy" and can be assembled in under an hour. If you've never built a model before, don't worry—2.5D picture puzzles are great starter models for those without any previous modeling experience. Anyone can create something beautiful for their home, and enjoy showing off the cool features and moving parts of the model to their friends and family.

Ugears is known all over the world for making innovative wooden mechanical models that move, each with ingenious design and engineering. There are planes, cars, trucks, ships, motorbikes, automatons, robots, wooden puzzle boxes, and STEM Lab model kits in the Ugears catalog. With our new line of 2.5D models, we've flattened things out and placed the model in a frame, for ease of display. Start your collection of Ugears 2.5D picture puzzles today with the Steam Express, then check out the other picture models in the 2.5D Classic Vehicles collection, including the Fighter Aircraft, Roadster MK3, Indie Moto, and Zeppelin.

Do you know any kids or adults who love trains? Give them a 2.5D Steam Express as an original, thoughtful holiday, birthday, or anytime gift. Enjoy your travels with the Ugears 2.5D Steam Express, and enjoy many exciting modeling adventures to come!


  • Model size: 11.4x6.8x2.4 in
  • Package size: 14.7x6.7x1.3 in
  • Number of parts: 79
  • Level: Easy
  • Assembly Time: 30 minutes
  • Recommended Age: 14+
  • Kit weight: 0.82 lbs


UGEARS is a 2014 Ukrainian startup with a growing worldwide reputation for producing unique, self-propelled, wooden mechanical DIY models, puzzle boxes and educational toys. Each UGEARS model has its own mechanical action that will amaze and delight.

UGEARS model kits come with everything you need for assembly. All parts are laser pre-cut into a high-quality plywood board for easy removal and assembly. Motion is accomplished using rubber bands, gears and gravity. Detailed color diagrams and step-by-step instructions are provided in 11 languages to guide you through the assembly process. No glue, special expertise, tools or equipment are required. Customer service is available 24/7, with spare parts provided and shipped free of charge.

UGEARS models are works of art, marvels of mechanical engineering, and surefire conversation starters. Most models have real world analogues, others are imagination brought to life. These eye-catching beauties are ideal for display in the home or office, but they are so much more! Each UGEARS model and puzzle box has its own unique and enchanting mechanical action, to delight your family and friends. Constructors will find satisfaction in bringing the models into being with their own hands, experiencing the magical moment of "birth" when the model shows the first spark of life.

UGEARS models and 3D puzzles make the beautiful world of mechanics more comprehensible. You will be able to touch every piece, every gear cog, and discover first-hand the workings of simple machines. Experience the thrill of self-propelled mechanical action that doesn't come from an electric socket or battery. Take a voyage to a previous century, to an age of elegant machines, fine detail and old-world craftsmanship, and rediscover the pleasure of understanding how things work.

UGEARS make a wonderful hobby for constructors, and a thoughtful gift for just about anyone in your life. Our mechanical models and puzzle boxes come in three skill levels: EASY, MEDIUM and ADVANCED. Warning: our beautiful, timeless machines and mechanical puzzles can be addictive, and you may find your collection growing as you move on to more challenging builds!  UGEARS products require no glue, but we like to say there will be bonding—the bonding of family and friends working together to bring these mechanical marvels to life.
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