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Layout in a case - Help Needed Please
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:56:54 pm »
Iím seriously considering building a layout in a case.
However, after spending most of today wandering around second hand stores , music stores and looking on line, Iím finding it impossible to source a suitable case.
I was thinking guitar or keyboard case but have drawn a blank.(all too narrow).
Ideally, I would like to be able to ceeate a roundy roundy layout. To do this I really need a width of 50cm and Iíd like a length of  100cm min or ideally 120cm.
I donít want to spend a fortune on something Iím not going to use for its intended purpose.
Does anyone know of a source of such a case that I can purchase?
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Re: Layout in a case - Help Needed Please
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 03:58:25 pm »
I would look for a second hand flight case on ebay such as this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-flightcase-with-handles-good-for-keyboards-stands-cables-etc/322991774841?hash=item4b33cf5c79:g:N-QAAOSwoddaVhhi
1.4m by 0.61m in this case but there are loads out there.

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Re: Layout in a case - Help Needed Please
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 04:18:30 pm »
Thank you.
That certainly has potential. I shall keep an eye on that for a couple of days .
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Re: Layout in a case - Help Needed Please
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 05:11:19 pm »
For Left Luggage I managed to source an old "demob" style suitcase from eBay for £20. A flight case would certainly be more practical for a larger layout if you can source a relatively cheap one (another option is to buy the strapping/hinges for one and build a flight case)

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Re: Layout in a case - Help Needed Please
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 06:10:25 pm »
Hi Martin,

That case certainly seems to be a good one, especially as the seller has put no reserve on it  :thumbsup:

It says one catch is broken, that could easily be fixed with a replacement from someone like ....

https://www.flightcasefittings.co.uk/

Will look forward to your build  :D :D :D

All the best
Kevin.

PS. Loved your last video relaxing watching the trains run

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Re: Layout in a case - Help Needed Please
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 08:04:33 pm »
Many thanks to cutting42 for pointing me in the direction of a flight case.
Itís now on its way and a new layout in a case will be keeping me busy in a week or so.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Layout in a case - Help Needed Please
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 12:12:13 am »
Many thanks to cutting42 for pointing me in the direction of a flight case.
Itís now on its way and a new layout in a case will be keeping me busy in a week or so.

Excellent news, I look forward to seeing your progress.

 

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