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Inexpensive rolling stock storage boxes

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Posted by NWP SWP on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:43 PM

A guy at the club gets what I call pizza boxes, they'll hold 20 full length passenger cars, it has five stalls each stall can hold four cars, two sets side by side and stacked.

I figure you could get 12, 40 ft boxcars in each stall.

Just don't follow those metrics if your rolling stock has fragile details added to it. If they do only have cars laid on their sides and stacked two tall.

He says their originally comic book boxes.

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:50 PM

darth9x9

So, how are the cars stored at the factory, at the hobby shop, and on your shelf with the boxes they come in?

 

Modern packaging that is designed to not put pressure on fragile detail parts.  For diesels, Atlas now screws the model into the plastic box liner so that the handrails never contact anything.  Every new run locomotive I have seen in recent memory has had some sort of foam between the handrail and the hood.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 15, 2018 6:49 AM

BMMECNYC
Modern packaging that is designed to not put pressure on fragile detail parts.

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The packaging that has come from the manufacturer for my newest locomotives has all been just amazing. The thought that goes into protecting the fragile model is impressive.

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For the OP who needs inexpensive boxes to store rolling stock, I like ther cardboard boxes designed to hold baseball cards. I think the boxes for 500 cards are perfect for an HO freight car. These are very similar to the newer plain white cardboard boxes that Funaro & Camerlengo and Intermountain use for their undecorated freight car kits.

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