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cteno4

Nice! I’ve plucked so many of those damn little foam squares as we used them a lot in pelican cases for video and electronic gear at the film studio and on ships. Works well! 
 

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Cat

I use that sort of foam a lot for gaming miniatures, that is a very good price.

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gavino200

Thanks. Those look very useful. Might be perfect for holding random trucks and busses. If only I could find a good storage solution for all my little Tomytec cars!

 

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Kiha66

I've used these Car Cases in the past, they're great for holding a few N scale full trains all ready to go for when you get to the layout.  They're also great for storing trains when you dont have their original boxes.

http://www.axiantech.com/ModelRR.html

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cteno4

There are also gun cases (rifle case can hold a lot) that are blow moulded shells and square pick foam inserts I’ve seen folks use at train shows. I looked them up and for the size they were pretty economical. But you have to be comfortable walking around with a gun case!

 

we use to get 1/2” and 1” thick square pick foam sheets in like 2’ wide rolls pretty cheap, then just whacked it up on the table saw to fit the case and layered it and picked the layers as needed. For smaller stuff I used the scroll saw to make custom cases. I made a custom one as a test for a Tomytec pair of cars to go in a vhs box, worked great. I now need to source more foam to really do a lot of the tomytec trains, I scored a case of 20 clear vhs cases cheap a couple of years ago.

 

jeff

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gavino200

Ah, yes. Thanks guys. These are good. However, I'm talking about the actual Tomytec automobiles. Like a Toyota Supra or something. I often end up with them piled into an open stackable container, which somehow just doesn't seem right. 

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cteno4

Yeah I have a couple of dozen small plastic boxes heaped full of cars or stacked with trucks. Always feels brutal but I’ve not noticed any damage over the last decade doing this and taking them in and out a lot to train shows. I have a little nightmare vision of dropping a box and having an explosion of a hundred Tomytec autos! Also look at the little boxes and realize some have like $3-500 in autos that many would be much more than that if I tried to replace the older Tomytec sets long out of production.

 

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