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Merit's 1/48 PT Boat
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:59 AM GMT+7
T. Garth Connelly, a name familiar to PT Boat enthusiasts, shares his insights on Merit''s 1:48 Elco PT kit!

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Thanks!
russamotto
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
Parts look good. I look forward to this release. Thanks and congratulations again.
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:47 PM GMT+7
Not a problem. I'm sure you'll be impressed by it. And, their early Elco 80-footer kit.
Okpik031
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 02:25 PM GMT+7
All though the drums are a little different they should still pass as POL drums. The fuel drums are smother but I think these drums appear more like the type our community garage receive each year on the yearly sealift. The barrel is normally black with the top being painted different depending on the contents I think but am not sure about that part. Definitely looks like something that would be useful with the cargo trucks used by logistics corps.
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
At the risk of sounding stupid or ignorant ... what is a POL drum?


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All though the drums are a little different they should still pass as POL drums. The fuel drums are smother but I think these drums appear more like the type our community garage receive each year on the yearly sealift. The barrel is normally black with the top being painted different depending on the contents I think but am not sure about that part. Definitely looks like something that would be useful with the cargo trucks used by logistics corps.

Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:07 AM GMT+7
Petrol, Oil, and something else that starts with L??
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:10 AM GMT+7
OK. Now, ... next stupid question ... what drums? This kit doesn't have drums ..............
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:53 AM GMT+7

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All though the drums are a little different they should still pass as POL drums. The fuel drums are smother but I think these drums appear more like the type our community garage receive each year on the yearly sealift. The barrel is normally black with the top being painted different depending on the contents I think but am not sure about that part. Definitely looks like something that would be useful with the cargo trucks used by logistics corps.



Ahoy Garth,

I think Al posted this in the wrong section, it really does not make any sense or pertain to your thread on the Merit PT.

Have a great day,
Joe
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:22 AM GMT+7
Hi Joe.

Ah, good .... Thought I was going woo-woo again, hahaha.
Okpik031
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM GMT+7

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All though the drums are a little different they should still pass as POL drums. The fuel drums are smother but I think these drums appear more like the type our community garage receive each year on the yearly sealift. The barrel is normally black with the top being painted different depending on the contents I think but am not sure about that part. Definitely looks like something that would be useful with the cargo trucks used by logistics corps.



I have no idea how this commment ended up in this section. I made this comment in the armour section regarding a pallet lift truck with some drums and box's included. L - Lubricants just to finish the answer on what POL stands for. Computers are a mysterious item some days.
5thMech
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 01:36 PM GMT+7
In U.S. supply parlance POL stands for Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants.
johnb593
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:24 AM GMT+7
Any idea as to when we can expect this?
warmonger
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
It's been out for a couple of years now.