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jasona2z

I am looking at the Popondetta foam for containers (https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10703557) and wondering if anyone knows which case they would best fit into? I was looking at this (https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10389586) Casco case, but the dimensions are slightly too vague, does anyone have any advice?

 

I am Also looking for a case to fit my new Kato 12 car Cassiopeia + Power + 2 Locomotives in. Are cases labelled as 'for 21m class' suitable? I was looking at https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10379909

 

Lastly [for now], I am in need for a case that will fit EH500's. I am hoping to fit up to 4 in the future. 

 

Thank in advance for your help! 

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roadstar_na6

Regarding the Popondetta foam I will be able to answer that question soon, since I have two on their way to me.

 

The Cassiopeia cars will probably not fit regular 21m foams but need ones specifically marked for the sleeper express series ones, I think.

 

For locos there is a foam, too. It might need some additional modifications to store EH500s tho

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disturbman

Two things, from the dimensions posted I think the Popondetta insert will fit a normal Casco case. I would need to measure the inside of one of my Casco cases to verify.

The size given for a Casco insert is 198mm× 293mm (5%). The Popondetta insert is 205mm×305mm, which falls in the high bracket of the margin of error of the Casco insert.

The Cassiopeia should fit in the 21m cases, the real life cars are 20,8m long.

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roadstar_na6
1 minute ago, disturbman said:

The Cassiopeia should fit in the 21m cases, the real life cars are 20,8m long.


I think height is the issue here

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disturbman

I see. The 16-car case might be a bit too tight. Somebody will have to measure the size of the inserts to verify, but the 12-car case/insert should be able to take it: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10721494. The image is showing a Series 24 "Yumekukan", the Series 24 is the same overall height as the "Cassiopeia".

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disturbman
11 hours ago, disturbman said:

The Popondetta insert is 205mm×305mm, which falls in the high bracket of the margin of error of the Casco insert.


I measure one of the Casco cases I have, the inside dimensions are about 200mm×296mm. Seems unlikely that the Popondetta insert will fit if its dimensions are 205mm×305mm, not with a cm difference in length. The fit would be tight. It might be possible to cut the excess PE with a good xacto knife. I wonder if Popondetta is also going to produce a series of cases.

That said, the 10-car insert definitely can fit the "Cassiopeia" in height. I get a 30mm height and a Series 26 should be about 26.6mm in height. You could do a 12-car case plus another case to store the locomotive, Casco produces an insert for modern electric locomotives (https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10379901).

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jasona2z
On 10/4/2020 at 6:05 AM, disturbman said:


 I wonder if Popondetta is also going to produce a series of cases.
 

 

It seems odd that they don't already. For the 800 Yen, I'm gonna get a few, and hope that eventually I find a case to fit them.

 

 

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cteno4

If you have access to a band saw or table saw trimming off the small amount would probably work. I’ve cut high density foam rubber on both machines with good success. Just use a plywood blade on a table saw or fine metal blade on a band saw.

 

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