Mobility
Locomotive and pedal boat

In our new series "Mobility", we would like to introduce you easy but effective and quick-to-build models made of colored paper. These can easily be printed out, colored with markers or colored pencils, cut out and glued together within minutes!

Mobility: Locomotive and pedal boat


These models can be built with few steps, some dots of glue and tape: a helicopter, a double-decker, a historic race car, a pedal boat and a locomotive.Rennwagen, Tretboot, Dampflok.

In our new series "Mobility", we would like to introduce you easy but effective and quick-to-build models made of colored paper. These can easily be printed out, colored with markers or colored pencils, cut out and glued together within minutes! The special thing: we have left away any complicated gluing lashes!

You need:

White cardboard paper for the print-outs, Pelikan colored pencils and Colorella Duo pens in order to color out, some tooth-picks, a straw, scissors, a Pelifix pen and tape.

In this issue:


Locomotive and Pedal boat

The finished locomotive reminds one of the great times of the trains, as also does the imposing train bridge near Bahia Honda at Key West, Florida shown in the background, which was built finished in 1912.

After having arrived in Key West, a tour on a pedal boat really is worth while – enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Pedal boat

First color all parts of the boat with colored pencils before cutting them out. Then the pedal boat and the window have to be cut out along the outlines (red lines).Then cut out the part which will serve as the seat later on (green lines on the right, left and in the front). Fold the seat along the folding lines and glue it to the bottom of the boat.

Fold the boat along the green vertical lines and bring it in shape. Attach the ends of the pieces with each other using a piece of tape. Using adhesive tape brings you the advantage of being able to simply stick it along the edges without having to use any complicated gluing lashes. The seat is folded to the back (horizontal green line) and glued to the bottom with a Pelifix glue stick.

The finishing steps

Finally, cut out the propulsion wheels from the template. Stick tooth pick through the middle of the wheels. Spread the wheels in an even distance along the tooth pick. In the end, stick the ends of the tooth pick through the marks at the back end of the boat. Be sure to put a dot of glue on the tips of the tooth picks in order to fix them to the boat.


The pedal boat is easy to make and a good exercise for working with scissors, colored pencils and tape.

Locomotive

Cut out all parts of the locomotive and color them with the Pelikan Colorella Duo pens. Then cut out the locomotive along the outlines (see red lines for complete locomotive). Attention: the spaces between the wheels stay, of course. Only cut along the red outlines.

Now fold the train along the green folding lines. By this you will automatically create the basic shape of the locomotive. The wall of the back part of the train (coal wagon) needs to be attached to the train with the lash and for more stability, fold the bottom part to the inside along the folding line.

Installing the distance-keeper and the axles

For the axles, glue two straws (front 30mm, back 40mm) in the locomotive between the two big wheels in order to keep an even distance between them (grey). Now, from the outside, stick a tooth pick through the marks of one of the wheels (red), let it run through the straw and then stick it through the other wheel.

The finishing steps

Now cut out the four additional wheels from the template. (see left picture). Stick these on the tooth pick-axles from the outside and fix them with a drop of glue. On the picture on the right, you can see the tooth pick axles and distance-keeping straws very well. Finally, glue the front part of the locomotive together using a few pieces of adhesive tape.


A quick handicraft exercise: The locomotive only needs a couple pieces of tape and a single gluing lash.