Plasticville boxes

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Plasticville boxes
Posted by traindaddy1 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:34 PM

(Our layout is traditional postwar O27 and Plasticville.)

Now and then, there comes a time when one needs more space.

Recently, we opened a carton and found a number of Lionel and Plasticville empty boxes that we had forgotten about.

There is no question about the Lionel postwar boxes since they belong to the rolling stock on display or in operation on the layout.

Question, however, is the Plasticville.  All the contents are in use on the layout and are pretty much in a permanent position.

Interested in your opinion.

If it were your choice. would you keep the Plasticville boxes?

As always, many thanks.


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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:17 PM

Good evening all,

Good question and I think the answer depends on the condition of the Plasticville.  If it is glued together so that it can not be easily disassembled, then the boxes are of little value.   However if the buildings can be taken apart and stored in the boxes, then there is some potential resale value down the line.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:19 PM

are the items glued together yes then no they won't fit back in the boxes, no then I probably would so I had something to put them back in if I had to. 

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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:43 AM

You have had them long enough to forget about them so keep them. The original box is always better than a bagie.

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:50 AM

Thanks to all. 

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Posted by LL675 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:43 PM

if you don't want the boxes, offer them for sale...ebay,etc. probably not a retirement fund, but there are plenty of people that like boxes, like me.


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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:10 PM

My thoughts exactly.  My favorite boxes are the ones that have the sticker advertising the Disneyland contest.  They're a dual market collectible.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:20 AM

There are hard core Plasticville collectors that search for boxes. Not great value but you can probably sell them if you do not want them. At the York show there are several purveyors of Plasticville and much of it is in plastic bags. The boxes can double or triple what one pays for a building.

Regards, Roy


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