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FC-HO-STD-90

Freight Crate Rolling Stock Transport Box For HO Scale Equipment Up To 90' Long

FC-HO-STD-90
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Freight Crate Rolling Stock Transport Box For HO Scale Equipment Up To 90' Long


$45.00
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Additional Stock - 3 to 5 days
There is a 2 crate minimum order requirement.
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Transporting rolling stock to and from your layout can be tough on our detailed models. The FreightCrate rolling stock tote box from Fast Tracks is designed specifically for this purpose. Laser cut from rugged 1/8" thick hardboard, the FreightCrate will protect your models against damage by cradling them inside precisely cut bubble wrap sheets (included).

Simply set the car onto the bubble wrap cradle and lift it into one of the pockets in the FreightCrate carrier. Contact with the equipment is held to a minimum and the car will rest in the box on its wheels held in place by the bubble wrap cradle, reducing the chance of damage when in transport or storage.

The lid to the FreightCrate is held securely in place by two "Key Locks" on the bottom of the box, preventing accidental opening.

FreightCrates

Computer rendering of the HO scale 90' standard size FreightCrate.

FreightCrates

The FreightCrate is sold un-assembled as a kit.

FreightCrates

Cars shown in FreightCrate without bubble wrap cradles for clarity.

This FreightCrate will accommodate 8 90' long (or shorter) HO scale freight cars.

Laser cut from 1/8" hardboard, FreightCrates are very rugged and will last a lifetime. Your models will be protected behind two layers of hardboard and bubble wrap.

We recommend purchasing a couple of our Perfect Glue Bottles. These have been specifically selected to use in assembling any of our laser cut kits.

There is a two piece minimum order quantity for the HO scale 90' FreightCrate.

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5 Stars
This is not my first Freight Crate - the comments apply generally to any size. First, I strongly suggest assembling this product on a smooth and flat surface - like the kitchen counter. Second, don't rush the assembly process. Trial fit every piece before applying glue. The white side should be facing to the outside. Third, use glue sparingly - too much glue will just make problems to deal with later. Fourth, you will need something to hold the sides in place as the glue sets - like enough heavy rubber bands to go all the way around the box. I suggest two sets of rubber bands placed near the edges of the sides. Note - The Freight Crate is really two 5-sided boxes designed for one to fit inside the other - and the fit is pretty tight. So it is very important the sides of the inner box are firmly seated against the against the bottom piece. After gluing carefully inspect the assembly to ensure there are no gaps between the bottom and the sides. Fifth - The keylock is the only part that seems to be in need of a little design improvement. In all of the Freight Crates I have built the keylock seems to be difficult to slide. On the next one I will try a thin spacer (shim), say the thickness of a file card, between the keylock cover and the two strips it is glued to. Sixth - In the past I have glued the dividers in place as per step 5 of the instructions. Sometimes some slots seem to be tighter than others and it was especially true with this 90' box. So I am going to omit step 5 and see if it is really necessary to glue the dividers in place. Or maybe just a spot glue a each end. Another Note - The keylock piece will break easily where the slots are cut - be very careful when installing it through the slots in way of the guides.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 2/14/2017
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5/5
2 Stars
I have only assembled one of the two ordered and have had issues assembly was ok but the instructions were unclear as to which side (white or brown went out) I guessed wrong I think. After assembly I took to the club fully loaded with the Super Chief. At the club it took a while to get the two halves apart. When putting them together, it was a somewhat difficult task to latch the key locks and in the process a tab on one side broke off. The next day better getting them apart but despite extreme care two more tabs broke. I have two recommendations metal reinforcements on the tabs; different bubble wrap as the bubble wrap caused the difficulty in closing, maybe sticky to stick to the sides or a warning to trim so it does not extend above the sides. Oh yes the stacking oval just fell off after three days, I guess I needed better glue.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 12/19/2016
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2/5

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