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Haynes Combustion Engine

Build an AMAZING and realistic working model of a combustion engine. The Haynes Combustion Engine is the ideal gift for the budding scientist, the inquiring mind or someone who just loves cars and motors. view full description

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The engine you're about to start building is a greatly simplified version of a real car engine. The model is designed to be fun to put together, and to make it easier for you to understand how a full-size four stroke engine works. The box contains all the parts and tools you need to assemble the working model. It comes complete with its very own Haynes manual giving you clear step-by-step instructions to guide you through the building process - all you need to provide is the time, two batteries and a little vegetable oil.

The on/off controller also includes a sound chip which reproduces the noise of an engine starting, as the model begins to work.

This construction kit is a great way for children over the age of 10 (and adults!) to learn about the way the family car works and will keep them busy for hours while they have fun learning and discovering. A great home science project for science kids who are interested in mechanics and construction.

NOTE:This construction kit should be used under adult supervision and is for children ages 10+, the parts cut from spruces may contain sharp points.

Did You Know...?
The term 'internal combustion engine' usually refers to an engine in which combustion is intermittent, such as the more familiar four-stroke and two-stroke piston engines, along with variants, such as the six-stroke piston engine and the Wankel rotary engine. A second class of internal combustion engines use continuous combustion: gas turbines, jet engines and most rocket engines, each of which are internal combustion engines on the same principle as previously described.


  • Construction Science Kit for kids
  • A working model of a petrol car engine
  • Over 100 parts
  • Instructions and step-by-step diagrams
  • Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included)
  • Ages 10+

Dimension of completed model:

  • Height - 180mm
  • Width - 270mm
  • Depth - 140mm




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