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Timberkits are solid pieces of wood not just bits of ply.

 With Timberkits you can take the first steps in discovering a world in which you can actually make things work for you. Amaze your friends! - no special knowledge or skills needed - just a little patience in following the drawings and not minding a dab of glue here and there. After you have made the model you can paint and varnish it and then try a more difficult one!

Making a Timberkit is to step into the whole world of Automata.  Wonderful moving models and scenes.  It is an art form in which you can appreciate the magic of mechanical action and a fascinating education for children and adults of all ages. In these safety conscious electronic times most of the mechanisms we are dependent on are well hidden so we never get to see how things work. 

Take a look at the building blocks of our  mechanical world.  Assemble the wooden cams, push rods, levers and cranks and understand what makes it all tick.


Timberkits Fish Kit

Fish Kit

A fitting, flippy, fishy start for the beginner.

Finished model dimensions:
Width: 260mm
Height: 210mm
Depth: 110mm


Timberkits Dragon

Dragon Kit

A series of crank operated linkages pushes the dragon's head forward to open his fearsome jaws!

Finished model dimensions:
Width: 220mm
Height: 180mm
Depth: 105mm


Timberkits Pianist Kit

Pianist Kit

Swaying to the music, his busy fingers rattle over the keys while his foot works the pedal.

Finished model dimensions:
Width: 200mm
Height: 195mm
Depth: 165mm



Timberkits Ballista Kit

Ballista Kit

Ballistas were used in Roman times and taken up in the Medieval period. The mechanism is like a giant cross bow, but the tension is produced by twisted ropes.

Finished model dimensions:
Width: 235mm
Height: 170mm
Depth: 140mm



Timberkits Beam Engine Kit

Beam Engine Kit

An attractive model which shows how our machinery used to be driven by steam. It incorporates Watt's linkage, which enabled James Watt to make the steam locomotive.

Finished model dimensions:
Width: 220mm
Height: 210mm
Depth: 130mm




Timberkits Rocket Kit

Rocket Kit

The engine which made the most significant step forward in railway history

Finished model dimensions:
Width: 190mm
Height: 270mm
Depth: 155mm




Timberkits Skateboarder Kit

Skateboarder Kit

His knees bend as the board swings from side to side while he tries to keep his balance.

Finished model dimensions:
Width: 155mm
Height: 320mm
Depth: 120mm