Model Train Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
568 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
With a trigger finger much too fast, I have purchased about 10-15 items of rolling stock without boxes. Also purchased at a couple of auctions where items were sold with no boxes.

Now I have a pile, some of which are keepers. What do you guys do in similar situations? They sell "original" boxes on ebay (NO).

I was thinking of trying to find USPS boxes of similar length and width. I would prefer a dedicated box for an item with Sharpie details of what is inside versus either no box/storage or throwing everything into a big box.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,241 Posts
Go to the comic book store and get the boxes that you can store baseball cards in or the comics in. They are the same thing without the foam. Then you can make your own hauler boxes.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,241 Posts
"Necessity is the mother of invention." Plato.



Very nice and very functional. And easy enough to cut some slates and glue into place for each piece.
That is an awesome alternative to boxes!

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
483 Posts
I've used generic versions of the brand shown by GRJ.

Just measure what you want to store and shop accordingly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
485 Posts
STORAGE BOXES

Ditto on the BCW boxes or equivalent boxes. I have purchased the BCW 5000 Super Monster in bulk off of Amazon. BCW's website has them available as well for less $. There is Max Pro Boxes from Amazon only. There are several threads here on the O Scale forum that have addressed your exact question. The BCW style of boxes & dividers can be modified to fit your needs.

page 4.
https://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=177872&highlight=storage+boxes&page=4
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,868 Posts
I don't have boxes at all - throw all the original ones away (where would I keep so many?). I have a dedicated shelf space for every train/car I have, or a slot in a drawer (not as neatly-made as those that Lehigh74 shows, but the same general idea - mine are just "workshop grade" made by me as expiditiously as possible) to keep them all in.

The cardboard boxes GRJ showed would probably be best if you want a box like that for each unit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
568 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Lee
Lack of space dictates that I can't have displays. I am now considering underlayout shelving for everything.

I am going with the baseball cards boxes idea. I also do not have room for nicer storage options. This house was not purchased to support my model train hobby or my old car hobby.

The next one will be for model trains and railfanning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
568 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
I think but am not sure - that O Scale Model Train folks can be divided into 2 basic groups. 1st layout group has purchased a home without overt consideration for a layout and 2. those that purchase a home with an overt consideration for a layout (and displays, etc).

At least that seems to be the case.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,105 Posts
I only save the boxes for my locomotives and passenger cars. All boxes from my freight cars, structures and master cartons are designated for recycling at the next trash pickup day.

Been doing it that way for nearly 30 years and it works for me.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top