Get familiar with the once great era of steam with this pneumatic engine model, a small but fully functional example of a air or steam-driven engine Use an ordinary inflated balloon and watch the pistons and gears chug along just like the once glorious locomotive engines. The model comes with a built-in air pressure gauge and two compartments for storage and spare parts.
Self-assembly: No glue nor tools required
Size Model: 6.4*3*3.9in (162*78*100mm)
81 parts, estimated build time: 3 hours
Recommended age – The instructions are clear, but you need to apply the correct force not to break the pieces. If parents supervise the process or work together with their child, it is possible for kids under 10.
Materials – All models are made of ecological plywood.
Additional helpful materials: for the best assembly results and to ensure the correct fit we recommend checking each detail for flaws and removing imperfections using the finest grit sandpaper. If connecting of certain parts appears difficult, try using household candle wax to lubricate the parts. If you experience difficulties removing a part off the board, simply use a cardboard box opener to detach it. If you desire, you can paint your model; watercolor, gouache or mordant are recommended. Take note that a thick layer can interfere with gears working.