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Plastic Model Engine Kits

Fun and informative, our plastic model engine kits deliver hours of enjoyment whilst helping you to understand how engines really work. What better way could there be to learn about the internal combustion engine than to build one? When you have built your model engine you can watch the parts moving and our carefully selected plastic model engine kits boast a raft of cool features into the bargain!

Our fully working plastic model engine kits have been chosen from the highly regarded Haynes and Revell ranges. You are sure to enjoy both the build and the finished article! Better still, with exciting features such as ignition sound effects and illuminating spark plugs, your completed engine is sire to wow your friends.

Ideal for budding mechanics and modelling enthusiasts alike, engine kits are fabulous and affordable gifts. Why get your hands dirty when you can keep them busy with our kits and discover everything you need to know?

Haynes Internal Combustion Engine Red box HM04 Haynes Internal Combustion Engine Red box HM04 save
$89.99
$71.99
Available to order

Description

Build your own fully working model of a 4 cylinder petrol car engine with ignition sound and illuminating spark plugs. The kit contains all the tools youll need for assembly and over 100 parts. The model engine is great fun to put together and a practical aid to understanding how a four stroke combustion engine really works. The on/off controller includes a sound chip which reproduces the noise of an engine starting as the model begins to work. A manual is included, giving clear step-by-step assembly instructions.

Finished model size: 28 x 20 x 10 cm.
Requires 2 AA (LR6) batteries.

Haynes Porsche Boxer Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Haynes Porsche Boxer Flat 6 Cylinder Engine save
$219.99
$175.99
Out of stock

Build a fully-functional 1:4 model of an all-time Porsche classic Flat-six engine


The Porsche 911 Flat-six Boxer engine is one of the most iconic engines of all time. For the first time from Trends is this fantastic replica model that enables you to build one for yourself. With a detailed, step-by-step manual, learn about all the different components that go into this classic engine, and how they all work together. With actual moving parts, realistic sounds and clear side panels so you can see how the finished engine operates.


This working replica model features more than 280 components found in the real thing, and transparent casing so the moving parts can be seen when switched on. Includes a detailed manual, with clear instructions and diagrams to follow.

Haynes V-Twin Motorcycle Engine HMV2 Haynes V-Twin Motorcycle Engine HMV2 save
$89.99
$71.99
Available to order

Description

V-Twin Engine Just Like those in the Latest Motorcycles
This brand new V-Twin engine comes with ignition sound, illuminating spark plugs, all the tools youll need for assembly, over 250 parts and a famous Haynes Manual. The model engine is great fun to put together and a practical aid to understanding how a four stroke combustion engine really works. The on/off controller includes a sound chip which reproduces the noise of a V-Twin engine starting as the model begins to work. Ideal for the serious bike enthusiast!

Did you know that the worlds first V-Twin engine was built by Gottlieb Daimler in 1889? In the early 20th century they were used in many well known brands of motor bikes including Norton, NSU and Daimler. Harley Davidson first introduced the V-Twin in 1914 and they are still used today in their latest model V-Rod motorbikes where they are known as Revolution engines. Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included)

Haynes-Junior Build your own Engine Haynes-Junior Build your own Engine save
$48.99
$39.19
Available to order
Haynes-Junior Build your own Engine
Revell 1/4 Visible V8 Engine REV-8883 Revell 1/4 Visible V8 Engine REV-8883 save
$139.00
$111.20
Available to order

Description

Skill Level: 3
Scale: 1/4
Length: 12
Parts: 314

This 1/4 Scale Visible V-8 Engine Plastic Assembly Kit from Revell is the winner of the 2008 Parents Choice Award and Silver Honor - 1995 Doing & Learning Toys.
What better way to see how an internal combustion engine works than to be able to see all of the parts move!
As you turn the crank, each of the parts move, just like the real thing.
The Visible V8 Engine features moving pistons and connecting rods. A hand crank operates the pistons, camshaft rocker arms and valves.
The kit includes a rubber fan belt and vinyl ignition wires. Also included is a display stand and screwdriver for construction.
A superb educational tool on the inner workings and construction of a V-8 engine!
This is a skill level 3 model, recommended for ages 12 and up.

NB: Epoxy cement is required for cementing styrene parts to clear parts. Do not use styrene cement as this could cause fogging and poor bonding.
We recommend using Zap-A-Gap 5 Minute Quick Set Epoxy 4oz.

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Description

Build your own fully working model of a 4 cylinder petrol car engine with ignition sound and illuminating spark plugs. The kit contains all the tools youll need for assembly and over 100 parts. The model engine is great fun to put together and a practical aid to understanding how a four stroke combustion engine really works. The on/off controller includes a sound chip which reproduces the noise of an engine starting as the model begins to work. A manual is included, giving clear step-by-step assembly instructions.

Finished model size: 28 x 20 x 10 cm.
Requires 2 AA (LR6) batteries.

Build a fully-functional 1:4 model of an all-time Porsche classic Flat-six engine


The Porsche 911 Flat-six Boxer engine is one of the most iconic engines of all time. For the first time from Trends is this fantastic replica model that enables you to build one for yourself. With a detailed, step-by-step manual, learn about all the different components that go into this classic engine, and how they all work together. With actual moving parts, realistic sounds and clear side panels so you can see how the finished engine operates.


This working replica model features more than 280 components found in the real thing, and transparent casing so the moving parts can be seen when switched on. Includes a detailed manual, with clear instructions and diagrams to follow.

Description

V-Twin Engine Just Like those in the Latest Motorcycles
This brand new V-Twin engine comes with ignition sound, illuminating spark plugs, all the tools youll need for assembly, over 250 parts and a famous Haynes Manual. The model engine is great fun to put together and a practical aid to understanding how a four stroke combustion engine really works. The on/off controller includes a sound chip which reproduces the noise of a V-Twin engine starting as the model begins to work. Ideal for the serious bike enthusiast!

Did you know that the worlds first V-Twin engine was built by Gottlieb Daimler in 1889? In the early 20th century they were used in many well known brands of motor bikes including Norton, NSU and Daimler. Harley Davidson first introduced the V-Twin in 1914 and they are still used today in their latest model V-Rod motorbikes where they are known as Revolution engines. Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included)

Haynes-Junior Build your own Engine

Description

Skill Level: 3
Scale: 1/4
Length: 12
Parts: 314

This 1/4 Scale Visible V-8 Engine Plastic Assembly Kit from Revell is the winner of the 2008 Parents Choice Award and Silver Honor - 1995 Doing & Learning Toys.
What better way to see how an internal combustion engine works than to be able to see all of the parts move!
As you turn the crank, each of the parts move, just like the real thing.
The Visible V8 Engine features moving pistons and connecting rods. A hand crank operates the pistons, camshaft rocker arms and valves.
The kit includes a rubber fan belt and vinyl ignition wires. Also included is a display stand and screwdriver for construction.
A superb educational tool on the inner workings and construction of a V-8 engine!
This is a skill level 3 model, recommended for ages 12 and up.

NB: Epoxy cement is required for cementing styrene parts to clear parts. Do not use styrene cement as this could cause fogging and poor bonding.
We recommend using Zap-A-Gap 5 Minute Quick Set Epoxy 4oz.