As you might have noticed, we at Ugears love the sea
and marine devices inspire our creativity. If you ever wanted to sail the free
waves towards the blurred line where the water blends with the sky, you will
need this new sweet nautical model to help you prepare for you. The idea behind the tugboat was to create a functional
mechanism, but with a certain spice that would make it both down-to-earth and
interesting. And of course – it was supposed to be a type of marine transport.
We like to think that many of you enjoy watching the
working of the gears as much as we do, this is why the detailed body of the
Tugboat is designed to expose the beautiful mechanism in motion. This way you
will be able to fully appreciate the main technical features we implemented in
The Tugboat is driven by a rubber-band motor powered
by the tension of the rubber connected with a bearing. The reduction gear
transfers energy to the drive wheel and further to the asymmetrical wheel pair.
The pendulum slows and evens the motion of the tugboat.
The asymmetry of the wheel pair grants the model its
unique way of moving, imitating a boat rocking on the waves, while the working
pendulum creates a specific noise similar to one produced by the real-life
diesel motor many boats are equipped with.
The winding key on the drive wheel is blocked by a
ratchet gear. There are two control levers, one of which stops the mechanism
and the other launches it – stop and start lever correspondingly.
Use two ropes with hooks to hook up and transport
small freight – wheeled models or a paper boat. Your Tugboat will run from 1.5
to 3 meters depending on the type of surface.
The port is the gate of the sea. Open this gate, get
ready for your journey, be the master of the harbor with your new sweet and
reliable Tugboat from Ugears.
Self-assembly, no glue needed.
Model size: 285×120×185mm Package size: 378×170×32mm Number of parts: 169 Level: Intermediate Assembly
time: 3 hours