Ferrari V12 engine transkit
for the 1/8 Arno XI hydroplane
out of production | none available
 The Amati 1:8 scale Ferrari-powered Arno XI hydroplane kit was designed without a display engine so that it could be easily converted to functional radio control operation. The boat is so beautiful when completed, however, that most models never touch the water. The real boat was (and still is) powered by a special twin supercharged, 2963cc Ferrari V12 engine. This super-detailed engine transkit finally allows you to display an accurate, all metal engine in or alongside your Arno XI model. Dimensions of the finished engine: 8" long, 4.5" wide, 3.5" high, weight 3 1/2 pounds.
  This intricate model kit is not for novices, but will reward a patient and careful modeller with the best scale engine model most have ever seen. The kit includes miniature nut drivers, but will also require some drilling, light filing and a gel type CA glue (superglue) to complete. Click the photos below to enlarge.
 The metal engine transkit includes:
  • 125 cast metal parts
  • 4 sheets of photo-etched metal parts
  • 8 machined aluminum intake trumpets
  • 450 brass nuts and bolts with minature socket drivers to fit
  • wiring and tubing
  • a CD-ROM with instructions, color photos, and 260 reference photos

  • printed instruction manual
This transkit does not include the base Amati Arno XI hydroplane kit that you will need to build a complete model.
US order: Arno XI engine kit
none available
international EMS order: Arno XI engine kit
none available
metal engine parts - click to enlargeFerrari factory brochure
click to enlarge
photos from the instruction manual

click to enlargeArno XI with transkit side viewthe model with the real boat in Italy
the real engine
references: Classic Speedboats - the Summit 1945-1962, by Gerald Guetat, available at | Ferrari World magazine [defunct/out-of-print] issue #16, Jan-Feb 1992
large [350kb] photo of deck for use as a nailing guide: click here
what is a "transkit"?
A transkit (short for "transformation kit") is a separate set of parts to add extra details to an existing kit. They are almost always produced by small independent companies (not the maker of the original kit) and usually add an exponentially greater level of detail than the original kit provides. Unless specifically stated otherwise, you still need the base kit to build a complete model.
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Arno XI Ferrari hydroplane Castoldi Timossi 1/8 scale  kit by Amati