UGears UTG0046 Tower Windmill Wooden Kit Description
The details have to be pulled out of the boards and assembled to create a complete model. The Ugears Tower Windmill model kit is made of sustainably sourced high grade wood and has everything you might need for assembly. This Ugears model designed in “Victorian steam-punk skeleton” style is based on a prototype from Chesterton. Once the motor is removed, the Windmill can work in a manual mode that allows you to observe and examine the fascinating complex mechanism in detail. It is an exciting adventure into the history of old England. This unique construction with an arched base was presumably built by a prominent figure of the period, Sir Edward Peyto that owned Chesterton Manor at that time. Make sure this fitsby entering your model number. The model is powered by a removable rubber band motor. The Tower Windmill from Ugears is more than a mechanical puzzle. The model is based on the Chesterton Windmill, a 17th-century cylindrical stone tower windmill that was built outside the village of Chesterton, Warwickshire county. The quality of the parts is top-notch: a laser method is used for cutting items from a plywood board that provides precise hairline cuts. Built around 1632-33, the Windmill was restored between 1965 and 1974 and today it is the earliest tower mill in England to retain any of its working parts.
I doubt that the windmill will run when all of the pieces are finally assembled since I can see that some necessary gears will not mesh as they should unless as much as a quarter-inch of wood is removed from the part that I am currently laboring over.Postscript: The windmill is completely assembled and it does not run as shown in the videos. Sometimes the control lever on the bottom is insufficient to hold the rubber band back from unwinding when the unit is wound up. This one (and the Ugears antique race car) have been very disappointing. Very stupid design and BIG disappointment for the money. Sometimes the lack of precision in the laser-cut pieces is so annoying that the project goes out to the garage until no other amusements are readily available. I've gotten 3 more different ones and look forward to seeing them. Sometimes the control lever on the bottom is insufficient to hold the rubber band back from unwinding when the unit is wound up. Sometimes the fan blades will not start rotating once it is wound up and the control lever is released. (One does not expect to have to run some puzzle pieces against a belt sander to make them ready for assembly!)The project is not yet fully assembled as work must pause whenever a new problem is encountered. Puzzles are supposed to be challenging, but fun. It is as if somebody had submitted a plank of lumber for a piece of IKEA furniture with the bark still on it. Your friends will definitely be amazed when you tell them that you built it. A fantastic puzzle. It's a bit more complicated than some But it's a great eye catcher. My son enjoys working with them. Sometimes the fan blades will not start rotating once it is wound up and the control lever is released. Surely, this is not for me because some of the pieces are very delicate, and you must be extra careful and meticulous in working with those small parts. Blades will rotate if turned by hand (but that was not the point). Take the time to understand the instructions be careful and you will enjoy this.