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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Time Travel.........
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 20, 2020 11:08 AM

Hello all.

      I was visiting a New member's home ( The Rail Museum) and Surprise ,Surprise! Took a trip back in time. Do any of you remember the original edition of REVELL'S P.T.212?

 A dark Blue model of a Higgins Boat? Yep.Well this one was in light grey, but I would recognize that wheelhouse anywhere. Still looked neat!

      I always thought the companies were messing up. I still remember a P.T.type of boat with a longer Rounded front wheelhouse too. Well, ran into the real thing at a truck stop. On a trailer going to Louisiana ! Yup! Long rounded front wheelhouse. Early Air Force rescue boat.

    Going to yard sale. Can you say a 1/800 maybe ? Model of the same thing from a bag of small boats. Where's that come from?

 Anyway,thought I would mention this in passing. Lots of old Modely toys and models showing up lately. Look for these odd sales. You'll never know what you will find.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:51 PM

PT-212!  Had one.  Played with it till guns and props broken off. Floated nice in the tub but would gradually fill with water from the missing shafts.

My second favorite was a cereal box toy.


   Add some baking soda and watch it move!


Another "PT" boat. (perhaps the one you mentioned that had a rounded cabin front??):

I had a German sub as a bathtub toy too.  It would dive on it's own and had a plastic torpedo that was spring loaded. It had wheels for floor use and it could knock that small PT boat across the room with that torpedo.


Thanks Doc.  Always fun to remininse.


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:38 AM


 I had that Baking Soda boat too! Although the photo shows a rounded cabin front the one I referred to had Ten small windows in the wheelhouse,

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:29 PM

Had those baking soda boats too. Amazing the hours of fun you could have with the simplest toys and a little bit of imagination. 

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:52 PM

Oh Yeah !

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Posted by rcboater on Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:29 AM

FWIW, Atlantis models now has the molds for the old Revell PT-212 kit of the Higgins 78 foot PT boat.

The kit was originally slated for a Q32019 release, which later changed to a Q42019 release as part of a 3 kit set with a tank and a plane— but now I can’t find any mention of it on the website. I expect sooner or later we will see it rereleased. I understand Atlantis is doing a great job with these old kits- cleaning up the molds, including good decals, adding even new parts in some cases.

I have a trio of the old Revell kits in the stash. (My “someday” list includes a 1/96 RC USN PT boat tender.)


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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:40 AM

Hi Bill;

      This one is on my list. I get it and I'll have at least one of every model type P.T. ever released in miniature form. I even have some weird looking ones from those old bagged Battling Navies Bagged toys. The only one I don't have in any form is a different version of the Lindberg-Air Force Rescue Boat, ( perfect for conversion to a dive support boat ).

    On that tender , Rots of ruck,!!


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