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Offline kpnuts

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Ugears fire engine
« on: June 18, 2022, 03:57:59 AM »
Hi all I thought I would paint this to try and make it more interesting.















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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 07:38:13 AM »
Looks great so far.  Let us know how the fit etc is as they have a few Trams that look interesting.

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 03:12:26 PM »
It's extremely easy to get bits the wrong way round (it all pushes together so it all comes apart easy enough) the fit of the parts is amazing, the tolerances on the moving parts are ridiculous they could be far tighter and I'm sure it would all still work.
Over all I think they are great kits but the instructions need to be clearer.

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2022, 03:28:09 AM »
Hi all more work on this one.












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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2022, 03:41:55 AM »
Hi all, a little modification needed to make for smooth running.




I quite like the way it looks painted (far more interesting than wood)






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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2022, 06:58:15 AM »
Lookin' Great :smiley:

Offline kpnuts

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2022, 04:21:36 PM »
Hi all more work on this one.






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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2022, 08:12:35 AM »
Neat !  Does it drive well ?  Top speed ? :D

Offline Story

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2022, 02:31:42 AM »
Gentlemen,
That right there is the sort of added effort that would turn little imaginations into future modelers and kitbashers.
Well done.

Offline kpnuts

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2022, 04:06:13 AM »
Thanks guys, it drives quite well.
There's far more work in the ladder assu than the bodywork and it's far more difficult to get a smooth action but I'm quite pleased with how it's working.









Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2022, 07:22:25 AM »
Looking good! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2022, 03:26:24 AM »
Nearing completion now, I may repaint the metal parts to look, well more like metal.







Offline kpnuts

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2022, 02:02:05 AM »
Well its done, bit disappointed with its operation but I'm sure my grandson will love it.







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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2022, 08:15:36 AM »
It's a toy made from laser-cut plywood, it ain't gunna work perfectly! ;)

It looks great & I, too, am sure your grandson will love it! :smiley: 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Ugears fire engine
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2022, 08:46:59 AM »
Now that I know how good these kits are, I may invest in a couple. :smiley: