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Build a Precision Mechanical Solar System Orrery - New & Complete

Build a Precision Mechanical Solar System Orrery - New & Complete

Regular price £399.00 GBP
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This mechanical model is not only a work of art, but a functioning model of the solar system - an orrery - as it is known in the time that we are living.

Suitable for adults and older children with supervision, when complete, this beautiful model stands 37cm high with a span of 60cm at it widest point - a truly impressive museum quality statement piece to display and use in your own home.

Every element of your solar system model is the result of meticulous research and design, fine craftsmanship and precision engineering. The unique design features an exposed gear train that controls the speed and ratio of the orbits of the eleven planets as they move around the sun. Made from solid brass, the gears are hand-polished and lacquered to minimise tarnishing.

Precision engineered brass gears.

Unique, exposed gear train.

Simple assembly with clear instructions, plus a FREE toolkit provided especially for this model.

Includes an electric motor and power adapter.

Features the sun, eleven planets and their moons.

There are detailed, step-by-step instructions for each assembly stage of the solar system model, guiding you through the set-up, calibration and operation of your orrery.

PLEASE NOTE: This complete kit is carefully packed in a rugged cardboard box to ensure it arrives in pristine condition. It is not packed in a presentation box.

Shipping & Returns


All of our items are in stock and available for immediate despatch. If you clear checkout before 2pm Monday to Friday, your order will sent the same day. Orders received after this will be sent the following working day.

We offer fast, free UK delivery on all of our products, with the option to upgrade to our next day services for a nominal charge. If you live a little further afield, our International service offers timely delivery at an affordable price. Details of our delivery services can be found here.

We want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you are not happy with this item, please contact us to let us know and you will be able to return it within 30 days of receipt in unopened, resalable condition for a full refund. Regrettably, we are unable to refund the cost of returning the item unless it is incorrect or faulty. This does not affect your statutory rights. Details of our returns and refunds policy can be found here.

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