Our selection of plastic model engine kits is filled with realistic scale engine parts that actually move within an engine block. They demonstrate the physics and mechanics behind different kinds of internal combustion engines. Exploded-view, blueprint style illustrations provide an excellent view of the assembly process, but once any of the engines are fully assembled, their clear casings provide an ideal view of the enginesí inner workings. With a range of skill levels available, less experienced modelers can build a model engine by screwing the pieces together without having to use model cement or glue. More advanced modelers can assemble an even more detailed model kit that requires glue and other modeling tools to ensure each piece fits together exactly how it should.
Movable pistons, with some models actually lighting up to mimic the spark plug firing process in a real engine, give modelers the feeling they are building a real internal combustion engine. Accurately securing the fan belt, adjusting the timing, and properly lubricating the engine are required steps in finishing these plastic model engine kits, which also makes them excellent projects for a parent and child to complete together. They teach responsibility and proper engine maintenance while being fun to build at the same time. Enthusiasts of machines and engines will love assembling these models, since they actually operate once completed. Whether powered by a hand crank or batteries, these model engine kits make for excellent display and demonstration pieces.
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