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Monday, 30 September 2013

Storage Ideas...


Well our recent visit to the JL&T prompted a realisation that the layout needed to be de-cluttered and cleaned.  By de-cluttered about 3/4 of the rolling stock and locomotives needed to be removed and the top deck needed a really good clean.
One of my original ideas was to create a shelving system (narrow enough to hold some flextrack) and place this under the staging area near the L&T branch.  This would allow the quick building of a train directly onto the staging area for dispatching, but then after some more thought I decided against this because of two reasons.
One there really is no protection for the rolling stock or locomotives both from knocks as people walk past or the dreaded big drop.  And they would collect dust and layout debris unless I could come up with some type of cover.  So as I needed a quick fix before the layout visit I went down to our local hardware and came across these:
These units are all plastic have wheels on the bottom so are moveable and are cheap, $30 dollars so I bought four of them to store our rolling stock & locomotives in.  The only issue was how to store them in the draws without them sliding around (being plastic) and not damaging each other.  The solution was actually at the same hardware store in the $2 bin...
Cut to size to fit into the bottom of each draw eliminates rolling around, the off cuts can also be used to place in between pieces that a close together to reduce damaging the adjoining piece.
And here are some of the draws made up and seperated into locomotives by road name & rolling stock by road name and type.
And lastly some rolling stock...
Jas...

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