#50 Gang car in Repro box?

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#50 Gang car in Repro box?
Posted by Deputy on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:04 AM

Just got a repro box for my #50 Gang Car. Need some help with how to install it in the box. Yeah, that sounds silly, but there are internal "flaps" inside the box that must go a certain way when you place the car in the box. The car doesn't just drop in and that's it. I am assuming these flaps held the car securly inside the box when shipping. Anyone have a picture of what it should look like? That would be really helpful. Thanks in advance.

Dep

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Posted by cwburfle on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:33 AM

Which box?
There are (or were) two different reproduction boxes made.
One of them is corrigated cardboard.
The other is thin cardboard with two corrigated cardboard inserts.
(I think the thin cardboard is called chipboard, not positive)

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Posted by Deputy on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:18 AM

Disregard, I figured it out. Very ingenious the way it works. The internal flaps hold the car securly and fit like a glove. Box appears to be corrugated cardboard, as none of it is thin. This is it:

#50 gang car box

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Posted by Deputy on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:59 AM

Here's a pic off E-Bay of the correct positioning of the flaps and car. Looks like on the left side the car "moved up" and pushed the flap out of position. The right side is correct.

These cars can become "addictive" once you buy and repair/rebuild one. I have 3 more on order from E-Bay and am looking at one more. They are easy to rebuild as pretty much everything is available, including restoration bodies. Most of the parts are quite inexpensive, too.  

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