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Offline NARSES2

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #840 on: September 21, 2021, 07:24:15 am »
He's stacking the shipping containers.

There's a few on my family's farm up North going cheap for rent if needed. Might be a bit far to travel when you just want that one small part to finish a model though  ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #841 on: September 21, 2021, 08:26:54 am »
He's stacking the shipping containers.

There's a few on my family's farm up North going cheap for rent if needed. Might be a bit far to travel when you just want that one small part to finish a model though  ;)

I doubt I'll be renting any more 20 footers any time soon. I'm paying through the nose for this one :o
And the price of a 40 footer is double what I'm paying now. Thinking ahead I checked the pricing when the first couple to 40's were delivered.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #842 on: September 21, 2021, 01:08:43 pm »
He's stacking the shipping containers.

There's a few on my family's farm up North going cheap for rent if needed. Might be a bit far to travel when you just want that one small part to finish a model though  ;)

I doubt I'll be renting any more 20 footers any time soon. I'm paying through the nose for this one :o
And the price of a 40 footer is double what I'm paying now. Thinking ahead I checked the pricing when the first couple to 40's were delivered.

We rented a 20 footer when we were moving house as we had to get out of the old house because it was already sold, but with the deal bogging down on the new place we didn't know how long we would be looking for an alternative new home. So we bought the container outright as it only cost the same as 9 months rent. The container comes in very handy now ---
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #843 on: September 21, 2021, 01:30:58 pm »
But you have to have somewhere to put it...................
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #844 on: September 21, 2021, 02:06:48 pm »
But you have to have somewhere to put it...................
There have been a few jokes in the family about me parking one or two 20 footers in the back garden. Much to mums displeasure..........................
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #845 on: September 21, 2021, 11:49:26 pm »
A few years ago they were giving 20 footers away. My brother has a couple on the farm, bit battered but do there job
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #846 on: September 22, 2021, 02:29:14 am »
AIU the price of containers has gone through the roof over the last 2 years, Covid changed transport patterns which changed where containers ended up and disrupted the flow of empty containers back to China.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #847 on: September 22, 2021, 03:51:53 am »
AIU the price of containers has gone through the roof over the last 2 years, Covid changed transport patterns which changed where containers ended up and disrupted the flow of empty containers back to China.

Same with Project National Sword, the Chinese government clamped down on imports of contaminated materials and badly run recycling centres which  blocked the import of many wastes to China for recycling. Lots of the containers came to the West with consumer goods and went back with bundled recyclable plastic but now there is nothing to go back with. 

https://resource.co/article/china-starts-national-sword-campaign-target-foreign-waste-smuggling-11689
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #848 on: September 22, 2021, 04:21:59 am »
We once had use of a 40' container (known as The Bunker) which had previously been used by a gun club.  We found it had a false wall at the back.  The resulting secret compartment was however empty.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #849 on: September 22, 2021, 05:02:57 am »
We once had use of a 40' container (known as The Bunker) which had previously been used by a gun club.  We found it had a false wall at the back.  The resulting secret compartment was however empty.

Pretty disappointing, eh?   ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #850 on: September 22, 2021, 05:11:17 am »
We once had use of a 40' container (known as The Bunker) which had previously been used by a gun club.  We found it had a false wall at the back.  The resulting secret compartment was however empty.

Pretty disappointing, eh?   ;)

Absolutely.  You find it, you start imagining all sort of things you'll find in there and then...
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #851 on: September 22, 2021, 06:16:14 am »
But you have to have somewhere to put it...................

Yes you're absolutely right --- we have nearly 5 acres to park it in  ;D
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