Model Train storage solutions?

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Model Train storage solutions?

Postby StrasburgRailroadFan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:19 pm

I need a way so safely store my model trains and easily access them. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Model Train storage solutions?

Postby jwhite07 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:43 am

I prefer to simply store them in the boxes they come in, or something of a similar size (hoppers and 40 foot box cars in HO will fit in the boxes you get checkbooks mailed to you in). There are a few other options out there - Reboxx sells suitably sized boxes and foam inserts, and Spring Mills Depot sells large stackable boxes and carrying cases if you need to store/transport a large number of pieces. Both vendors sell online.
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Re: Model Train storage solutions?

Postby NaugyRR » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:57 pm

I actually use an old entertainment center to store my trains in until I buy a house in a year or two. My TV sits on the top, the space where the old style TV would fit holds my railroad books, and the glass doors where the VCR/DVD and other items would go hold my trains. I also collect Legos and use an actual glass display cabinet for them, but it could be used for trains just as easily. Craigslist, LetGo, flea markets, thrift stores, and used furniture stores are great places to find these for cheap. Entertainment centers especially, since more people are wall-hanging flat screens now. I'll take a better picture of my setup when I get home tonight.
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Re: Model Train storage solutions?

Postby NaugyRR » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:48 pm

Here's a better look of the entertainment center setup that I described...
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