Here is a closer look at the Propeller Engine from Hape.

Is it a plane or a train? This fun propeller engine combines elements of both types of transport for a novel play experience.

Powered by two AAA batteries, the engine’s propeller spins when either forward or reverse gears are chosen.

Select forward or reverse gear using the red and grey switches located on the engine.

When going forward the propeller spins and a roaring noise can be heard. In reverse, the propeller spins and the train makes a warning sound.

Select neutral gear for free play without engaging the gears or using the batteries.

The Propeller Engine is a lot of fun to play with, even when the batteries have run out. You can use it on the Hape Busy City Rail Set or any other set that the engine fits on.

For ages 3 and up.

The Propeller Engine from Hape is available now priced around £20.

You can learn more from the Hape website.