Wind up the locomotive with the special key, turn the chimney-shaped start/stop switch, and watch the fascinating movement of the gears, wheels and coupling rods as the locomotive chugs away. On smooth, flat surfaces, the Ugears Hogwarts ExpressTM can travel 4 metres (with tender and carriage) or up to 6 metres (locomotive only). With the rail section and the nine and three-quarter platform buffer stop included, this wonderful wooden 3D model also makes an elegant decorative element.
The beautiful locomotive can travel its way alone or with two carriages attached - the coal tender and a passenger car. The coal tender is empty so it offers space to store the key with which the train is wound up. The passenger car has three compartments, three doors that can be opened and a removable roof to place the figures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley on a special frame that moves from one side to the other when the train is in motion. When using the model as a decoration, you can also place these figures close to the train, as if they were waiting to board the magical Hogwarts ExpressTM to start a new term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
With its metal spring motor and gears to transmit power to the wheels, the locomotive is the driving force of the model. A special key is used to wind up the locomotive (there are slots to insert the key on both the right and left side of the machine), but first make sure that the chimney is in the "Stop" position. When the spring is wound up, hold the model and turn the chimney to its "Start" position. Watch the wheels and coupling rods of this wonderful train in action!
The DIY model train recreates the appearance of the "GWR 5972 Olton Hall" locomotive used in the Harry Potter film series, based on the magical universe created by J. K. Rowling.
Both experienced modellers and beginners all over the world enjoy the excellent Ugears collection of mechanical 3D puzzles, DIY models, robots, wooden jigsaw puzzles and model kits from the STEM-Lab series. And if a part breaks during assembly, simply email their excellent Customer Service team at [email protected]
. As part of their total commitment to customer service we will send you replacements at no extra charge. You can leave your completed model in its attractive natural wood condition, paint it in the standard Hogwarts ExpressTM colours we know from the Harry Potter films or opt for your own original finish (paints are not included).
This beautiful model train set will appeal to witches, wizards and muggles everywhere, train enthusiasts, model train hobbyists, model train collectors and anyone who likes to work and build things with their own hands. The Hogwarts ExpressTM model railway set is an original gift for parents of fans of the Harry Potter novels and films, or for those looking for a fun craft project to do with the kids. By building a model of Ugears you will not only have an attractive decorative element, but also a toy that will provide hours of fun. Discover the magic of mechanics, gears and building a working mechanism with your own hands - and once you see the result, you might start to believe that you've mastered magic or sorcery too!
UGEARS creates attractive and imaginative mechanical models, made of wood, that move by themselves and can be assembled without glue.
Their designs are inspired by real mechanisms and show their love of art and ingenuity. At UGEARS they think that building these beautiful models should also be fun, and they dedicate their best engineering know-how.
The meticulous testing and quality control of their products has a single goal: to ensure that their models provide a captivating and rewarding experience for the whole family.