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Pallet Truck and Pallets
Pallet Truck and Pallets
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by: Shaun Keenan [ KEENAN ]


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introduction
Just about everything that has been shipped anywhere in the last 60 years ended up on a loaded dock, whether or not it came by train, truck or ship. How things get moved around after that is with a pallet truck. While technology has certainly advanced we still have several pallet trucks like the one in this kit in the foundry where I work, because they do.

overview
The kit comes packed in small full color cardboard box with a picture of the finished kit on the front. The light gray resin parts come wrapped in bubble pack. The kit includes eight parts to assembly two pallets, three parts to assemble one pallet truck, three resin crates and two drums. Also included is small black and white instruction sheet with rudimentary instructions on one side and good advise about eye protection and working with resin on the other. No painting instructions other than the box art are included. The kit contains no decals. The box states the kit includes 18 resin parts. My sample has 15 but I think I have everything pictured on the box.

the pallets
The pallets are made up of four pieces each, the top and three stringers that go across the bottom. The molding is crisp with no warp or pinholes present. The wood grain is light but should be okay for the scale. Assembly and finishing of the pallets should be straight forward.

the pallet truck
The truck itself consists of three parts, the truck, the wheels and the handle. There is a significant amount of flash truck that will require careful clean up. Cutting the wheel assembly and the handle off of their pouring stubs should not be a problem. The instructions are vague so I would recommend some dry fitting before putting the truck together.

drums and crates
The drums have nice detail with ribs on the diameter. The crates have minimal wood grain or any other detail.

conclusion
I like this kit. The pallet truck is one of those pieces that if you need one for a diorama you would have a hard time building yourself. The drums are okay but the ribs may be a problem depending on what time period you are depicting. The pallets should go together quickly and look good when finished. The crates are generic crates. The instructions are small and vague but there are only three parts for the truck so how hard can it be.



SUMMARY
Highs: Truck can be used for almost any era from WW2 to the present. No warp or pinholes present.
Lows: Flash on pallet truck, minimal detail on crates.
Verdict: If you need a pallet truck for a diorama, grab this kit.
Percentage Rating
75%
  Scale: 1:35
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 26, 2014
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 83.57%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.48%

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About Shaun Keenan (keenan)
FROM: INDIANA, UNITED STATES

48 years old. Have been modeling since I was about 12. Will build almost anything in 1/35th scale. I really enjoy building dioramas. Current interest include any armor and dioramas WWII to present.

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Comments

At the risk of sounding stupid or ignorant ... what is a POL drum?
APR 27, 2014 - 10:58 AM
Petrol, Oil, and something else that starts with L??
APR 28, 2014 - 09:07 AM
OK. Now, ... next stupid question ... what drums? This kit doesn't have drums ..............
APR 28, 2014 - 09:10 AM
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
APR 28, 2014 - 09:53 AM
Hi Joe. Ah, good .... Thought I was going woo-woo again, hahaha.
APR 28, 2014 - 10:22 AM
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.
APR 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM
In U.S. supply parlance POL stands for Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants.
JUN 26, 2014 - 01:36 PM
Any idea as to when we can expect this?
MAY 30, 2017 - 11:24 AM
It's been out for a couple of years now.
JUN 22, 2017 - 12:36 PM
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