I love these!
I finished them off last night and this morning.
They come with little glue scrapers to get any excess glue off. So clever:
So I took my dusty coaches down and got out a make up brush to dust them off:
The crates come with laser cut bubble wrap:
Place your coach on top:
And you just slide your coaches or box cars down. They are snug but not overly so to avoid rattling:
Wrap the bubble wrap on top:
Repeat 7 more times:
They are stackable so here is 16 coaches neatly stored away:
I bought 90′ crates as my coaches are the worst items gathering dust but they will also fit a 40′ and 50′ box car which will be useful. I really want to put my On30 in these as I take them to shows. Tim is doing On30 crates later this year so that might be my Christmas present to myself.
The lock is great (top tip: put the box on a flat surface or you’ll take far longer to do/undo) but not easy to work out at first. A Chinese puzzle box comes to mind – incredibly simple when you know how! Sitting on Tim’s stand at the National Train Show last week (as a weary shopper – I’m not affiliated in anyway), it was fun to watch people work out, or not, how to get into them.